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Berrettini to take on Norrie in Queen's final

Berrettini to take on Norrie in Queen's final

London, June 20 (IANS) Top seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy continued his impressive week at the Queen's Club Championships here, defeating Alex de Minaur of Australia 6-4, 6-4, to reach the final in his debut at the tournament.World No. 9 Berrettini won 89 per cent of his first-service points and hi...

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Russia's Rublev enters Halle final, to face Humbert

Russia's Rublev enters Halle final, to face Humbert

Halle (Germany), June 20 (IANS) Russia's Andrey Rublev secured a place in his maiden ATP Tour grasscourt final at the Noventi Open with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win over Georgian qualifier Nikoloz Basilashvili.The fourth-seeded Rublev struck 24 winners past Basilashvili in the one hour and 51 minutes contest...

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Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon, set to compete at Tokyo Olympics

Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon, set to compete at Tokyo Olympics

London: Four-time Grand Slam champion and world No. 2 Naomi Osaka of Japan has withdrawn from the Wimbledon commencing on June 28.The 23-year-old has, however, confirmed on Friday that she would compete at the Tokyo Olympics beginning on July 23."Naomi won't be playing Wimbledon this year," the All ...

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Rublev enters semi-finals of Halle Open tennis

Rublev enters semi-finals of Halle Open tennis

Halle (Germany), June 19 (IANS) Russia's Andrey Rublev beat seasoned pro and local star Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(4), 6-2 in 81 minutes to enter the semi-finals of Halle Open tennis on Friday.Rublev, ranked No. 7 in ATP rankings, will next meet Georgian qualifier Nikoloz Basilashvili, who defeated L...

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US Open to allow 100% fan capacity this year

US Open to allow 100% fan capacity this year

New York, June 18 (IANS) The US Tennis Association (USTA) has announced that the US Open will allow 100 per cent fan capacity this summer, a year after spectators were not allowed at the Grand Slam due to the Covid-19 pandemic.More than 700,000 people are expected to attend the tournament to be play...

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Rafael Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics to 'prolong career'

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics to 'prolong career'

Madrid: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal on Thursday announced that he has decided to skip this year's Wimbledon and the Olympic Games in Tokyo.The 13-time French Open champion said his goal is to prolong his career and to compete at the highest level of the sport."Hi all, I have decided not to pa...

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Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon 2021, 'excited' to play at Tokyo Olympics

Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon 2021, 'excited' to play at Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo [Japan], June 18 (ANI): Women's world No. 2 Naomi Osaka has pulled out of this year's Wimbledon and has shifted her focus on the upcoming Tokyo Olympics."Naomi won't be playing Wimbledon this year. She is taking some personal time with friends and family. She will be ready for the Olympics and...

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With eye on defending US Open title, Dominic Thiem pulls out of Tokyo Olympics

With eye on defending US Open title, Dominic Thiem pulls out of Tokyo Olympics

Vienna [Austria], June 18 (ANI): World No. 4 Dominic Thiem will not compete in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, the Austrian tennis star has confirmed."Hi everybody, I have some sad news to share with you all. After talking with my team and analysing the situation I have taken the very difficult decisio...

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Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon, Olympics

Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon, Olympics

London, June 17 (IANS) Rafael Nadal, winner of 20 Grand Slam title, will skip this year's Wimbledon and will also not feature in the Tokyo Olympic Games as he wants to rest his body.The Wimbledon runs from June 28 to July 11 while the Olympic Games begin on July 23."Hi all, I have decided not to par...

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Have decided this year will be the last season of my tennis career: Kiki Bertens

Have decided this year will be the last season of my tennis career: Kiki Bertens

Amsterdam [Netherlands], June 17 (ANI): Former World No. 4 Kiki Bertens has announced that she will retire from professional tennis at the end of the 2021 season."I want to share with all of you that I have decided this year will be the last season of my tennis career," Bertens said on Instagram. "I...

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