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Severe weather disrupts US Open schedule

Schwartzman and Anderson traded early breaks in the first set before play was halted for over 30 minutes at Louis Armstrong Stadium as the venue's retractable roof was unable to prevent rain being blown in sideways by strong winds.
US Open tennis championships(AP)
US Open tennis championships(AP)
Published on Sep 02, 2021 10:25 AM IST
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US Open: Zverev downs Anderson in battle of big servers

For the second straight event since the COVID-19 lockdown, world number seven Zverev was given a tough draw, facing a former top-five opponent in his opening match.
Aug 31, 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Alexander Zverev of Germany hits a forehand against Kevin Anderson of South Africa (not pictured) on day one of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports(USA TODAY Sports)
Aug 31, 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Alexander Zverev of Germany hits a forehand against Kevin Anderson of South Africa (not pictured) on day one of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 07:10 AM IST
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NEW YORK | ByReuters

India’s dominance, Paes-Bhupati masterclass - Five interesting facts about Tata Open Maharashtra

Here are the top five interesting facts about of the South Asia’s only ATP Tour Tournament.
Indian tennis great Leander Paes with a young fan.(Tata Open)
Indian tennis great Leander Paes with a young fan.(Tata Open)
Updated on Feb 07, 2020 07:10 PM IST
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Benoit Paire and Ivo Karlovic set for Tata Open Maharashtra return

Last edition’s runner-up Ivo Karlovic will return for the third edition of the tournament, which has now been shifted to first week of February instead of being a season-opener.
France's Benoit Paire in action during his match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Sergio Perez(REUTERS)
France's Benoit Paire in action during his match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Sergio Perez(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 24, 2019 04:43 PM IST
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Pune | ByPress Trust of India

Former finalist Kevin Anderson out of U.S. Open with knee injury

The South African, who reached the 2017 final in New York where he lost to Rafa Nadal, has not competed since he lost in the third round at Wimbledon last month
South Africa's Kevin Anderson looks dejected(REUTERS)
South Africa's Kevin Anderson looks dejected(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 25, 2019 09:59 AM IST
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New York | ByReuters

Novak Djokovic reaches 11th Wimbledon quarter-final, to meet David Goffin next

Novak Djokovic took advantage of 34 unforced errors to win 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 on No. 1 Court and set up a meeting with David Goffin.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his fourth round match against France's Ugo Humbert.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his fourth round match against France's Ugo Humbert.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 09, 2019 02:44 PM IST
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London | ByAssociated Press

Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer seeded second, Rafael Nadal drops to three

Twice Wimbledon champion Nadal will be seeded three, meaning he is likely to have to beat both Federer and Djokovic to claim his first title at the All England Club since 2010.
Rafael Nadal in action during the 2018 Wimbledon semi-final.(Getty Images)
Rafael Nadal in action during the 2018 Wimbledon semi-final.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 04:54 PM IST
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London | ByReuters

Rafael Nadal to prepare for Wimbledon at Hurlingham event

The tournament will also feature last year’s Wimbledon runner-up Kevin Anderson, Nick Kyrgios, Marin Cilic, Lucas Pouille, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Marcos Baghdatis.
File image of Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal.(AFP)
File image of Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 03:46 PM IST
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London | ByReuters

French Open 2019: Novak Djokovic crushes Henri Laaksonen to enter last 32

Djokovic, bidding to become just the second man to hold all four Slams at the same time twice, cruised to a 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 win over Swiss lucky loser Henri Laaksonen.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning against Switzerland's Henri Laaksonen.(AFP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning against Switzerland's Henri Laaksonen.(AFP)
Updated on May 30, 2019 08:28 PM IST
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Paris | ByAFP

Andy Murray receives Queen’s Club Championships wildcard

Murray, a three-times Grand Slam champion, has not played competitively since his first round exit at the Australian Open in January. He has since undergone hip resurfacing surgery.
Britain's Andy Murray reacts during the match against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut.(REUTERS)
Britain's Andy Murray reacts during the match against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 07, 2019 04:27 PM IST
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Miami Open: Roger Federer beats Kevin Anderson to set up Denis Shapovalov clash

Roger Federer gained a measure of revenge against Wimbledon nemesis Kevin Anderson, beating the South African 6-0 6-4 at the Miami Open on Thursday to set up a mouthwatering semi-final against a player barely half his age
Roger Federer returns a shot against Kevin Anderson during their Miami Open clash.(USA TODAY Sports)
Roger Federer returns a shot against Kevin Anderson during their Miami Open clash.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Mar 29, 2019 10:22 AM IST
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Roger Federer ready for Kevin Anderson barrage after Miami romp

Roger Federer is preparing himself for a barrage of Kevin Anderson big serves after the Swiss superstar sealed his place in the ATP and WTA Miami Open quarter-finals in just 61 minutes on Wednesday
Roger Federer returns a volley to Daniil Medvedev during their Miami Open clash.(AP)
Roger Federer returns a volley to Daniil Medvedev during their Miami Open clash.(AP)
Updated on Mar 28, 2019 11:17 AM IST
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Miami | ByAgence France-Presse

Roger Federer, Kevin Anderson advance to fourth round in Miami Open

Federer overcame a sluggish start to defeat Filip Krajinovic 7-5 6-3 and Kevin Anderson’s booming serve proved too much for Joao Sousa as they advanced to the fourth round of the Miami Open.
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates match point against Filip Krajinovic of Serbia.(AFP)
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates match point against Filip Krajinovic of Serbia.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 26, 2019 10:38 AM IST
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David Ferrer stuns Alexander Zverev, Roger Federer fights back in Miami Open

World number three Alexander Zverev was bundled out of the ATP and WTA Miami Open by Spanish veteran David Ferrer on Saturday, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3.
David Ferrer, of Spain, watches the ball before hitting a return to Alexander Zverev, of Germany.(AP)
David Ferrer, of Spain, watches the ball before hitting a return to Alexander Zverev, of Germany.(AP)
Updated on Mar 24, 2019 04:08 PM IST
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Miami | ByReuters

Roger Federer fights back to beat Radu Albot in Miami Open

Federer, beaten by Dominic Thiem in last week’s BNP Paribas Open final, smashed 14 aces and broke Albot twice to advance to the third round but it was far from plain sailing for the 37-year-old against the world number 46.
Roger Federer of Switzerland thanks the support after his 3 set win over Radu Albot of Moldova.(AFP)
Roger Federer of Switzerland thanks the support after his 3 set win over Radu Albot of Moldova.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 24, 2019 05:09 PM IST
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Miami | ByReuters

Australian Open: Youngsters Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz stun seeds

Down a set and 3-0 in the second, the 20-year-old Frances Tiafoe came back to stun two-time Grand Slam finalist and No. 5 seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 on Wednesday
United States' Frances Tiafoe celebrates after defeating South Africa's Kevin Anderson in their second round match at the Australian Open.(AP)
United States' Frances Tiafoe celebrates after defeating South Africa's Kevin Anderson in their second round match at the Australian Open.(AP)
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 05:45 PM IST
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Australian Open 2019: Marin Cilic enters third round, Kevin Anderson ousted

The former US Open champion, who will next play either Spanish 26th seed Fernando Verdasco or Radu Albot of Moldova, said the knee was still not 100 percent.
Croatia's Marin Cilic celebrates winning the match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. REUTERS/Aly Song(REUTERS)
Croatia's Marin Cilic celebrates winning the match against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. REUTERS/Aly Song(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 05:28 PM IST
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Melbourne | ByAFP

Tomic trumps Kyrgios in Aussie bad-boy showdown; Cilic comes through knee injury test

Bernard Tomic ended his victory over Nick Kyrgios with a flourish, sending over a sneaky serve on match point by hitting the ball between his legs for a winner
Bernard Tomic in action.(AFP)
Bernard Tomic in action.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 12:17 PM IST
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Melbourne | ByAgence France-Presse

Tata Open: Anderson clinches sixth title, denies Karlovic piece of history

In the battle between the big-serving tall players, the South African world number six tamed the ‘gentle giant’ 7-6(4) 6-7(2) 7-6 (5) to claim his sixth career title.
Kevin Anderson of South Africa.(AFP)
Kevin Anderson of South Africa.(AFP)
Published on Jan 05, 2019 09:40 PM IST
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Pune | ByPTI

Nadal-conqueror Kevin Anderson ready and waiting for Pune’s Kadhe

Anderson will play his opening match on January 2 at the Tata Open Maharashtra in Balewadi
Kevin Anderson in Pune.(HT/PHOTO)
Kevin Anderson in Pune.(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 01, 2019 02:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPranav Shahaney

Novak Djokovic wins fourth Mubadala World Tennis Championship title

Djokovic claimed victory on a fifth match point against his South African opponent who won the pre-season exhibition tournament in 2018.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after he defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the final.(AP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after he defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the final.(AP)
Updated on Dec 29, 2018 11:22 PM IST
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Abu Dhabi | ByAgence France-Presse

Rafael Nadal confident about fitness for Australian Open

The Spanish world number two had to pull the plug early on his 2018 season and has not played since a knee problem forced him to retire during his US Open semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro in September.
File image of Rafael Nadal.(AFP)
File image of Rafael Nadal.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 27, 2018 05:52 PM IST
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Alexander Zverev blasts fifth set tie-breaks at Australian Open

Organisers have decided to follow Wimbledon in abandoning advantage final sets at the opening Grand Slam of the season in Melbourne next month.
File image of tennis player Alexander Zverev.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of tennis player Alexander Zverev.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Dec 27, 2018 02:33 PM IST
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Perth | ByAFP

Novak Djokovic thumps Anderson to set up final clash with Zverev

Should he win against the 21-year-old Zverev, who he beat convincingly in the round-robin stage here, the 31-year-old will become the oldest player to claim the title.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning a point against Kevin Anderson of South Africa in their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018(AP)
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning a point against Kevin Anderson of South Africa in their ATP World Tour Finals singles tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday Nov. 17, 2018(AP)
Updated on Nov 18, 2018 09:23 AM IST
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London | ByReuters

Alexander Zverev shocks Roger Federer to reach final of ATP Finals

Alexander Zverev leading the charge of the new generation against the old guard, is now just one win away from the biggest title of his career but Roger Federer must wait for a tilt at his 100th tournament victory.
Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates after winning his semi final match against Switzerland's Roger Federer.(Action Images via Reuters)
Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates after winning his semi final match against Switzerland's Roger Federer.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Nov 18, 2018 12:47 AM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

Novak Djokovic gears up for ATP Finals last-four with win over Marin Cilic

Novak Djokovic started Friday’s match at London’s O2 Arena with the luxury of knowing he had already qualified as the winner of the Guga Kuerten Group but looked sharp and focused.
Novak Djokovic returns against Croatia's Marin Cilic in their men's singles round-robin match.(AFP)
Novak Djokovic returns against Croatia's Marin Cilic in their men's singles round-robin match.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 17, 2018 09:49 AM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

Alexander Zverev sets up Roger Federer last-four clash at ATP Finals

Alexander Zverev played American giant John Isner at London’s O2 Arena knowing a win by any scoreline would take him through to the semi-finals of the season-ending tournament.
TGermany's Alexander Zverev in action during his group stage match against John Isner.(Action Images via Reuters)
TGermany's Alexander Zverev in action during his group stage match against John Isner.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Nov 16, 2018 11:37 PM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

Roger Federer advances to record-extending 15th ATP Finals semi-finals

Roger Federer advanced to the last four of the ATP Finals for a record-extending 15th time with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kevin Anderson on Thursday.
Roger Federer in action during his group stage match against South Africa's Kevin Anderson.(Action Images via Reuters)
Roger Federer in action during his group stage match against South Africa's Kevin Anderson.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Nov 16, 2018 09:09 AM IST
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London | ByAssociated Press

Roger Federer keeps ATP Finals title hopes alive

To maintain his hopes of advancing to the semi-finals of the prestigious tournament, the six-time season finale champion ousted Thiem 6-2, 6-3 in his second round-robin match that lasted 67 minutes.
Roger Federer in action against Austria's Dominic Thiem in the ATP Finals.(Action Images via Reuters)
Roger Federer in action against Austria's Dominic Thiem in the ATP Finals.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 01:22 PM IST
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London | ByANI

Kevin Anderson hammers Kei Nishikori in ATP Finals humiliation

Kevin Anderson won the first 11 games and needed only 64 minutes to demolish the woeful Kei Nishikori in a remarkably one-sided group stage clash at London’s O2 Arena.
Kevin Anderson celebrates winning his group stage match against Japan's Kei Nishikori.(Action Images via Reuters)
Kevin Anderson celebrates winning his group stage match against Japan's Kei Nishikori.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Nov 13, 2018 09:34 PM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse
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