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Caroline Wozniacki’s boyfriend David Lee congratulates her on first grand slam

David Lee is experiencing the thrill of victory even in retirement.The former NBA player has been in Melbourne watching his girlfriend (now fiancee) Caroline Wozniacki compete in the Australian Open. On Saturday, Wozniacki defeated Simona Halep in three sets to capture her first grand slam.Here’s the cool congratulatory note Lee posted on Instagram in honor of Wozniacki: Winning...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer does it again, proving age is just a number to him.

Earlier today, tennis fans were treated with yet another classic Federer match that made history. The Swiss maestro managed to take down a sizzling hot Marin Cilic in five sets, winning by a score of 6-1 in the fifth. That victory added to Federer’s already record number of slams, bringing it up to 20, something nobody would’ve seen Federer doing before this tournament last year...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer wins the 2018 Australian Open, his 20th Grand Slam singles title

We’re witnessing Roger Federer do unbelievable, unthinkable things. His Grace and his Majesty, the Swiss Maestro, has turned back time and grabbed his 20th Major trophy in Melbourne, further widening the gap between his trailer in trophies, Rafael Nadal. He defeated Marin Cilic in 5 sets to defend his Australian Open title: 6-2, 7-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Federer is turning 37 years old...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic the only one who can stop Federer?

Novak Djokovic entered into the Australian Open as the 14th seed this year after missing six months due to injury. His draw was such that in the semi-final, he could meet Roger Federer. It seemed like a destined match between the two, but in the end, Djokovic was unable to hold up his end of the bargain, losing in the fourth round against Hyeon Chung. After battling the 40-plus Celsius...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams' daughter Alexis is already an adorable superstar

It’s only been a few months since tennis superstar Serena Williams gave birth to her first child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian. The little one is already out there stealing hearts, as her Instagram account is followed by over 258,000 people.Of late, Serena Williams has been posting the cutest pics of baby Alexis, who has her momma’s signature photogenic looks and light-up-the-room smile...
Via SNIPdaily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic says he had small medical intervention on elbow

Novak Djokovic underwent what he termed was a “small medical intervention” on his troublesome elbow recently.Djokovic has been bothered by his elbow for two years and took six months off last year to rest it, hoping that would resolve his issues. However, he still felt pain while competing in the Australian Open last month and decided to undergo some “intervention” as he termed it...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Eugenie Bouchard, Twitter date spotted at Super Bowl LII

We all remember when one lucky Twitter user won a date with tennis star Eugenie Bouchard this time last year, thanks to the Patriots pulling off a miraculous comeback in Super Bowl LI.The 28-3 comeback effort enabled the lucky guy to go out with Bouchard, something he’s now done multiple times since then. Not only that, in the spirit of last year’s Twitter bet, the two hit up Super...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer to take over world as no. 1?

After Rafael Nadal failed to defend his points from the year before at Melbourne, Roger Federer caught up in the rankings big time. To pass him however, would require another slip up from Nadal as Federer is the defending champion at the next two Master’s events. However, Federer decided to compete at Rotterdam, a 500 event, and needs just three wins to reclaim no. 1. Suppose that...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Qatar Open: Maria Sharapova falls in first round to Monica Niculescu

Romanian qualifier Monica Niculescu fights her way to an impressive win over Maria Sharapova in the first round of the Qatar Open.
Via BBC Sport
10 days ago

Sela, Karlovic win opening matches at New York Open

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Dudi Sela of Israel upset No. 8 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the New York Open. Ivo Karlovic of Croatia edged American Jared Donaldson 6-4, 7-6 (4) behind 20 aces in the other first-round match on Monday. The ATP tournament is in its first year on Long Island after moving from Memphis. No. 6 seed Ryan Harrison, the 2017...
Via MyNorthwest.com
10 days ago

Sela, Karlovic win openers at New York Open

The New York Open -- in its first year on Long Island -- saw Dudi Sela upset No. 8 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili on Monday. In other first-round action, Ivo Karlovic edged American Jared Donaldson 6-4, 7-6 (4) behind 20 aces.
Via ESPN
9 days ago

John McEnroe stunned by Roger Federer's longevity

Federer's form late in his career at the age of 36 is "truly amazing to watch," according to McEnroe.
Via Sporting News
9 days ago

Young, Harrison exchange words on, off court

Donald Young and Ryan Harrison exchanged words during their match at the New York Open and again later on Twitter, with Young saying he was "shocked and disappointed" while Harrison denied any accusations.
Via ESPN
9 days ago

Ryan Harrison: Racism accusations from Donald Young are ‘untrue’

Donald Young made a disturbing allegation against Ryan Harrison after the two American tennis players met in a match during the first round of the New York Open on Monday, but Harrison insists he has been falsely accused.Shortly after Harrison defeated Young in straight sets, Young took to Twitter and indicated that Harrison made a racist remark to him on the court. The two players...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wawrinka loses to Dutchman in Rotterdam

Stan Wawrinka hit 41 unforced errors Tuesday as he crashed out of the first round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, losing 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to 259th-ranked Tallon Griekspoor.
Via ESPN
8 days ago

Verdasco, Monfils advance in Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Fernando Verdasco and Gael Monfils won their first-round matches in the Argentina Open on Tuesday, and Australian Open semifinalist Kyle Edmund withdrew from the tournament due to illness. The eighth-seeded Verdasco advanced on clay in Buenos Aires with a 6-2, 7-5 victory against Thiago Monteiro of Brazil and next plays Guido Pella of Argentina. Monfils...
Via MyNorthwest.com
9 days ago

Edmund withdraws but Verdasco advances

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Via ESPN
8 days ago

ATP investigating Donald Young’s claim that Ryan Harrison made racist comments during match

The Association of Tennis Professionals announced Tuesday that it will investigate claims made by American tennis player Donald Young that opponent Ryan Harrison made racist comments to him during their match at the New York Open on Monday. Young tweeted after the match (which Harrison won) that he was “shocked and disappointed” to hear Harrison, a fellow American, “tell me how you...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago

Nishikori wins 1st Tour match back from injury

Kei Nishikori returned from a long injury layoff with a first-round victory at the New York Open in his first main tour match since last August in Montreal.
Via ESPN
8 days ago

Goffin cruises into ABN AMRO quarterfinals

David Goffin had nine aces and dropped just two points behind his first serve as he beat Feliciano Lopez to reach the quarterfinals of the ABN AMRO tournament.
Via ESPN
8 days ago

Caroline Wozniacki cruises through Qatar Open second round

Caroline Wozniacki secured passage to the third round of the Qatar Open, building on her Australian Open title with a comfortable win.
Via Sporting News
8 days ago

Federer begins bid for No. 1 spot with easy win

At the age of 36, Roger Federer is now two wins away from reclaiming the top ranking for the first time in six years.
Via ESPN
8 days ago

Bodo: Why this year is so important for Kei Nishikori

Sidelined by an extended injury bug that derailed any momentum he had, Kei Nishikori is back, but he doesn't have much time to waste in finding his form again.
Via ESPN
7 days ago

Isner upset by Albot at New York Open

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Third-seeded John Isner was upset by Radu Albot of Moldova 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3 on Wednesday night in the second round of the New York Open. Isner hit 28 aces to Albot’s one, but the 91st-ranked Albot came up with a third-set break and held on from there to knock off the American in a little more than 2 hours. Isner, who had a first-round bye, has dropped his...
Via MyNorthwest.com
8 days ago

Isner one-and-done again, upset in N.Y. Open

John Isner fell in his opening match of a tournament again, losing to Radu Albot 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3 on Wednesday night in the New York Open. He has dropped his opener in all three tournaments this season.
Via ESPN
7 days ago
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