Tennis

Still trying to make sense of Nick Kyrgios

With the US Open set to begin in a week, a recurring question has bobbed to the surface in the wake of Nick Kyrgios belting his way to the Cincinnati …

Cincinnati Masters

US Open Tennis 2017: TV Schedule and Predictions for Event's Biggest Stars

The start of the U.S. Open is one week away, and when the final Grand Slam tournament of the year gets underway in New York August 28, it will have a different look on the men's side than fans are used to seeing.<p>Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal have been the dominant …

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Alexander Dolgopolov match investigated amid allegations of match-fixing

In an unusual step, the Tennis Integrity Unit – which polices allegations of match-fixing on the professional tour – has announced that it is investigating an ATP match only a matter of hours after play concluded.<p>The match in question took place last night, in the first round of North Carolina’s …

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Brain Game: For Biggest Title, Grigor Dimitrov Executes Best Game Plan In Cincy | ATP World Tour | Tennis

Fast feet and slow backhands.<p>That was the mercurial mix that engineered Grigor Dimitrov's maiden ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title over Nick Kyrgios …

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Roger Federer: why the Swiss, not Nadal, will end the year as top dog

I’m certainly not alone in believing it’s Federer who will clinch the year end number 1 spot. It seems to be the opinion of most fans, pundits and …

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Tennis podcast: Grigor Dimitrov delivers in Cincinnati; Garbine Muguruza hammers Simona Halep; Rafael Nadal back to world No 1

Grigor Dimitrov has made a career out of promising much but failing to deliver, while Garbine Muguruza follows grand slam breakthroughs with slumps. Until now.<p>This week’s Tennis Podcast discusses their impressive victories in Cincinnati and wonders whether they could be the forerunners to even …

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Live: Kyrgios flops in historic bid

news.com.au<p><b>AUSTRALIA’S 14-year wait for an ATP Masters 1000 title champion will continue after Nick Kyrgios failed in his bid to win the Cincinnati</b> …

Cincinnati Masters

Cincinnati Masters: Garbine Muguruza thumps Simona Halep 6-1, 6-0 to clinch maiden title

<b>Cincinnati:</b> Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza humbled second-ranked Simona Halep 6-1, 6-0 in Sunday's final of the WTA Cincinnati Masters, denying …

Cincinnati Masters

Rafael Nadal hails ‘unbelievable’ climb back to No 1 spot in ATP rankings

The Spanish ace last topped the men’s charts in July 2014.<p>Rafael Nadal described as “unbelievable” his climb back to the world number one spot for …

Rafael Nadal

Dimitrov Returns To Top 10, Mover Of Week | ATP World Tour | Tennis

<b>No. 9 Grigor Dimitrov, +2</b><br>The Bulgarian broke back into the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings on the back of capturing the biggest title of his …

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Garbine Muguruza, Grigor Dimitrov win 1st Cincinnati titles

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza got another trophy in her breakthrough summer, beating a player who can't quite get to No. 1.<p>Muguruza defeated Simona Halep 6-1, 6-0 for her first Western & Southern Open title Sunday, needing only 56 minutes to extend her run of success. She …

Cincinnati Masters

Nick Kyrgios admits getting a milkshake crossed his mind during Cincinnati final loss

IT WAS deep in the second set of the biggest final of Nick Kyrgios’s tennis career and all he reckoned he could think of was … a milkshake.<p>Kyrgios …

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Dimitrov beats Kyrgios to win Western & Southern Open

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images<p>Grigor Dimitrov defeated Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 7-5 to win the Western & Southern Open on Sunday in …

Cincinnati Masters

Rafael Nadal: The Humble Champion

A tennis champion is one who doesn’t just win matches, collects trophies or plays in an aesthetically pleasing way, but in the eyes of fans globally …

ATP World Tour

Food options may be better than the tennis at the US Open

It’s game on for foodies at this year’s US Open.<p>Next week’s Queens tournament — now nearly as famous for its eats as its tennis — will be featuring …

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On top of the world: Lucie Safarova

1 / 10<p>Lucie Safarova is the new doubles World No.1 (Getty)<p>Lucie Safarova is the new doubles World No.1 - see her celebrations, and see how she got …

WTA Tour

Former, Current Spanish Stars Reflect On Rafa's Return To No. 1

After his 2016 season, few predicted that Rafael Nadal would be returning to No. 1 on 21 August 2017. The Spanish star had to end his 2016 season …

ATP World Tour

Dimitrov Tops Kyrgios, Wins First Masters Championship - Tennis Now

By Richard Pagliaro | Sunday, August 20, 2017<p>Grigor Dimitrov did not drop serve dispatching Nick Kyrgios, 6-3, 7-5, in the Cincinnati final to …

Cincinnati Masters

Arina Rodionova to compete in US Open for first time after gaining wildcard

VICTORIAN Arina Rodionova has secured a US Open main draw berth after snaring Tennis Australia’s wildcard playoff in New Haven.<p>The only Australian to …

Sport (Australia)

Relive the 2017 singles finals in Virtual Reality

Wimbledon.com uses cookies.<p>We use simple text files called cookies, saved on your computer, to help us deliver the best experience for you. Click …

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Serena Williams on exercising while pregnant and why fashion is harder than tennis

Most expectant mothers have their minds firmly full with last-minute nursery preparations, hospital bag packing and birthing plans. Eight-months-pregnant Serena Williams has these concerns, of course, but her sights are also set on a bigger postpartum goal: her return to tennis. “I am looking …

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Baseline: The Baseline Player of the Week: Grigor Dimitrov

The Bulgarian won his biggest career title over Kyrgios on Sunday. (AP)<p><i>Every week Baseline will select a “Player of the Week.” That athlete may not</i> …

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Nick Kyrgios' return to form timed to perfection as US Open looms

Nick Kyrgios' return to form "couldn't have come at a better time" and it's sure to leave Australian Davis Cup coach Lleyton Hewitt smiling.<p>A …

Cincinnati Masters

Maiden Masters 1000 title for Dimitrov - Sports - RFI

Bulgarian Dimitrov, who is number 11 in the world, broke once in each set to defeat his 22-year-old Australian opponent - the youngest Cincinnati finalist since Novak Djokovic in 2009.<p>Kyrgios, who was also aiming to claim his maiden Masters 1000 triumph, hit 31 unforced errors during the …

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Top sports photos of the week: Aug. 20

None<p>Team Malaysia compete during Team Free Routine Synchronized Swimming final of the 29th South East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, …

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Swimming star drops race in touching Barcelona tribute

IT’S not often you see an athlete voluntarily thwart their chance at snagging a podium spot in a championship event.<p>But professional swimmer Fernando …

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Connecticut: Monday's Order of Play

<b>Play begins at 10am unless otherwise stated</b><p><b>STADIUM</b><p>[Q] Ana BOGDAN (ROU) v Elena VESNINA (RUS) [5]<p>Kristina MLADENOVIC (FRA) [4] v Timea BABOS …

WTA Tour

Deacs Bow Out of Winston-Salem Open

<b>Aug. 20, 2017</b><p><b>By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMTennis)</b><p><b>WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –</b> The Wake Forest men’s tennis ended its stay at the …

Baghdatis, Lajovic Among Day One Winners In Winston-Salem | ATP World Tour | Tennis

The Winston-Salem Open, 2016 ATP World Tour 250 Tournament of the Year, kicked off on Sunday. In a stacked top quarter of the draw, Marcos Baghdatis …

ATP World Tour

Rafael Nadal is last of the golden greats still standing before US Open

With Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Roger Federer struggling with injuries, can the next generation, led by Dimitrov, Thiem and Zverev, finally step up?<p>What to make of the state of men’s tennis? For the best part of a decade a quartet of hall‑of‑famers have transcended their sport by lifting it to …

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