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Milos Raonic, Jack Sock advance to Delray Beach final

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) Milos Raonic and Jack Sock advanced to the Delray Beach Open championship match with straight-set victories Saturday. The top-seeded Raonic, ranked fourth in the world, beat No. 7 seed Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the night semifinal. Sock, seeded third and ranked 21st in the world, topped Donald Young 6-4, 7-6 (2) in an all-American semifinal...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jack Sock beats Donald Young to reach Delray Beach final

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) Jack Sock won the last seven points of a second-set tiebreaker to beat Donald Young 6-4, 7-6 (2) on Saturday in an all-American semifinal at the Delray Beach Open. Sock, seeded third and ranked 21st in the world, will face No. 1 seed Milos Raonic of Canada or No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina on Sunday in the final. Raonic and del Potro played Saturday...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Elina Svitolina defeats Caroline Wozniacki to win Dubai Tennis Championships

Elina Svitolina defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships. It was Svitolina’s sixth WTA title and her second of 2017. “I’m super happy that I could win this title,” Svitolina told BT Sport. “It’s always tough to play against Caroline. She’s such a fighter and never steps back. It was a great match and I’m really happy I could...
Via Excelle Sports
15 hours ago

Tsonga beats Kyrgios to set up all-French final at Open 13

MARSEILLE, France (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated defending champion Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-4 at the Open 13 on Saturday, guaranteeing an all-French final at the indoor tournament. The first matchup between the pair was hard-fought as Tsonga weathered 16 aces from the Australian, saved five break points and broke early in the decider to prevail in more than two hours. ...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Elina Svitolina upsets Kerber, will face Caroline Wozniacki in Dubai final

Elina Svitolina upset top-seeded Angelique Kerber 6-3, 7-6 (3) at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Friday. The seventh-seeded Svitolina will now face Caroline Wozniacki in the finals. It was Kerber’s third consecutive loss to Svitolina. “I’m not thinking about this,” Kerber, who struggled with a knee injury during the match, said. “For me, it’s really important to be...
Via Excelle Sports
1 day ago

Roger Federer plans to play at least into 2019, when he'll be 38 years old

"I hope to see you next year. If not, this was a wonderful run here and I can’t be more happy to have won tonight." - Roger Federer to Australian Open crowd, after defeating Rafael Nadal in the finals on Jan 29.Roger Federer had just broken through to his win his first Grand Slam title in five years and his 18th overall at the remarkable age of 35. And then, just like that, the...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Genie Bouchard goes on date with guy from Twitter bet

Nobody could blame Genie Bouchard for believing the Atlanta Falcons, who once were up by as many as 25 points in Super Bowl LI, were well on their way to beating the New England Patriots on Feb. 5.So when a Twitter user bet her a date that the Patriots would win, the Canadian tennis star accepted. As you probably know by now, she ended up losing the bet because New England had one...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal’s uncle Toni to step down as his coach after season

Rafael Nadal’s uncle Toni will step down as the coach of the tennis player after the season, the uncle told an Italian magazine in an article publicized over the weekend.Toni Nadal, who has coached Rafa throughout his entire career and helped turn him into a 14-time grand slam champion, feels like he has been marginalized by some of the people on Rafa’s team. That includes Carlos...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

USTA apologizes for playing Nazi Germany-era anthem

Mistakes with national anthems are rare. Which is great, as when they happen they’re incredibly offensive. The United States Tennis Association made a big one on Saturday.The US was hosting Germany in a Fed Cup match played in Hawaii, and prior to the first match when Alison Riske played Andrea Petkovic, the USTA goofed big time and played a stanza of the anthem that dated back...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan sent Serena Williams a surprise for winning her record 23rd major title

In a throwback tennis weekend, Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus Williams in straight sets to win the Australian Open early Saturday morning. For sisters that first squared off in the event back in 1998, their meeting in the championship round 19 years later is equal parts improbable and a testament to each’s longstanding success.In addition to the incredible nature of...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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