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Nadal, Djokovic enter quarters of Italian Open

Nadal, Djokovic enter quarters of Italian Open

Rome, May 13 (IANS) Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic reached quarter-finals of the Italian Open in contrasting style here on Thursday.While Nadal struggled to win 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(3) in a three-and-a-half hour epic against 13th seed Denis Shapovalov, Djokovic cruised past Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-2...

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French Open to welcome spectators, night session to debut

French Open to welcome spectators, night session to debut

Hanover, May 12 (IANS) The French Open hopes to welcome around 118,000 fans for the upcoming tennis Grand Slam in Paris, if all goes well, organisers said on Wednesday.Organisers said that a little more than 5,000 fans would be allowed on the Roland Garros grounds on the first 10 days, 1,000 on each...

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French Open to welcome spectators, introduce night session

French Open to welcome spectators, introduce night session

Hanover, May 13 (IANS) Organisers of French Open hope to welcome around 1,18,000 fans at the upcoming tennis grand slam in Paris.The organisers said that a little more than 5,000 fans would be allowed at the Roland Garros on the first 10 days -- 1,000 on each of the three show courts and the others ...

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Karatsev demolishes third seed Medvedev, Zverev advances

Karatsev demolishes third seed Medvedev, Zverev advances

Rome, May 12 (IANS) Russia's Aslan Karatsev continued his good form by taking out compatriot and third seed Daniil Medvedev 6-2, 6-4 in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday."I'm super happy," Karatsev said after the match. "It was a really tough match. Against Medvedev you never know, h...

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Italian Open: Serena loses her 1000th match, to Nadia

Italian Open: Serena loses her 1000th match, to Nadia

Rome, May 12 (IANS) Rising Argentine star Nadia Podoroska added another name to a growing list of big career wins when she defeated American star Serena Williams 7-6(6), 7-5 in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday. It was the 1,000th Tour match of Serena.Using the entire clay-court repe...

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Italian Open: Djokovic wins but loses cool in rain-marred match

Italian Open: Djokovic wins but loses cool in rain-marred match

Rome, May 12 (IANS) Serbia's Novak Djokovic got past American Taylor Fritz 6-3, 7-6(5) to advance to the third round of Italian Open but not before the world No. 1 had lost his cool against the chair umpire for not suspending the match because of rain."How much do you wanna play? I asked you three t...

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Italian Open: Berrettini stretched in opener, Monfils exits

Italian Open: Berrettini stretched in opener, Monfils exits

Rome, May 11 (IANS) Less than 48 hours after losing a tough Madrid Open final against Alexander Zverev, Italy's world No. 9 Matteo Berrettini was stretched by Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the rain-affected opening round of the Italian Open tennis on Tuesday.Berrettini, who recorde...

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COVID-19: Naomi Osaka 'not really sure' if it is appropriate to stage Tokyo Olympics

COVID-19: Naomi Osaka 'not really sure' if it is appropriate to stage Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo [Japan] May 11 (ANI): Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka wants to play in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics but she isn't "sure" whether the quadrennial event would go ahead as planned.The Tokyo Olympics scheduled to take place in 2020 was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the tournament w...

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Big leap for Belarusian Sabalenka in WTA rankings

Big leap for Belarusian Sabalenka in WTA rankings

Paris, May 10 (IANS) Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka on Monday rose from her previous career-high of No. 7 to No. 4 in the WTA rankings after winning the fourth WTA 1000 title of her career in Madrid, adding to previous triumphs at Wuhan (2018 and 2019) and Doha (2020)."That's unbelievable. That's crazy....

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Medvedev pushes Nadal to No. 3 in ATP rankings

Medvedev pushes Nadal to No. 3 in ATP rankings

Paris, May 10 (IANS) Russia's Daniil Medvedev has pushed Spain's Rafael Nadal to No. 3 in ATP rankings, putting the tennis great in danger of not getting a top-2 seeding at the French Open, which is barely three weeks away.If the Russian -- who spent 10 days in bed recovering from Covid-19 before th...

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