Tennis

Invincible no more but Nadal targets final fling at Roland Garros

Rafa Nadal hopes to play in the French Open where he would be in the unfamiliar role of underdog but niggling injuries threaten to sour what would likely be the Spaniard’s last appearance at the Grand Slam he dominated for nearly two decades.

May 22, 2024 12:16 pm
 

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WTA signs multi-year partnership with Saudi PIF

The Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) will become the first-ever naming partner of the WTA’s rankings, the two organisations announced, as part of a multi-year partnership.

May 21, 2024 4:01 pm
 

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Thiem through to second round of French Open qualifying

Dominic Thiem began his French Open swansong with a comeback victory against Franco Agamenone in the first round of qualifying.

May 21, 2024 5:32 am
 

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Zverev wins sixth Masters title at Italian Open

Alexander Zverev warmed up for the French Open by winning his sixth Masters title when he beat first-time finalist Nicolas Jarry 6-4 7-5 in the Italian Open showpiece.

May 20, 2024 12:26 pm
 

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Woods leaves PGA Championship after disastrous outing

A disastrous six-over-par 77 in the second round of the PGA Championship saw 15-times major winner Tiger Woods miles from the projected cut line in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, in his first tournament since the Masters.

May 18, 2024 3:53 pm
 

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Sabalenka monitors back injury ahead of French Open

World number two Aryna Sabalenka said she is playing without pain following a lower back injury in Rome but will not hesitate to pull out of Saturday’s final with Iga Swiatek if the issue flares up and threatens her French Open participation.

May 17, 2024 3:34 pm
 

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Tabilo beats Djokovic in huge upset at Italian Open

Chile’s Alejandro Tabilo claimed the biggest win of his career when he beat world number one Novak Djokovic 6-2 6-3 in the third round of the Italian Open in a match that lasted just 67 minutes, two days after the Serbian was hit on the head by a water bottle.

May 13, 2024 7:36 am
 

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Nadal unclear on French Open participation after Rome exit

Rafa Nadal said he was still in two minds about whether he will play in the French Open starting this month after he was eliminated from the Italian Open in straight sets by seventh seed Hubert Hurkacz.

May 12, 2024 12:39 pm
 

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Nadal battles past Bergs in Italian Open first round

Ten-time champion Rafa Nadal overcame losing the opening set to defeat Belgian qualifier Zizou Bergs 4-6 6-3 6-4 and reach the Italian Open second round in Rome on Thursday, as the Spaniard’s steady progress continued.

May 10, 2024 12:16 pm
 

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Murray returns at Geneva Open

Briton Andy Murray will make his comeback from injury at this month’s Geneva Open after the former world number one was handed a wildcard by the organisers of the French Open tune-up event on Wednesday.

May 9, 2024 5:54 am
 

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Rublev to return to hospital after taking Madrid title

Andrey Rublev battled through a suspected virus and an anaesthetised foot to beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 4-6 7-5 7-5 to claim the Madrid Open title on Sunday, but revealed that he will now have to return to hospital to make a full recovery.

May 6, 2024 3:56 pm
 

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Nadal bids farewell to Madrid after defeat by Lehecka

Twenty-two time Grand Slam champion Rafa Nadal fell 7-5 6-4 to Czech Jiri Lehecka in the fourth round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday, marking his final appearance at a tournament he has won five times.

May 1, 2024 2:28 pm

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