O Canada: Hockey hotbed now produces tennis players, too

Sports 05/24/19, 01:36

It's typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants.What's not typical is that they have simultaneously broken into the world's elite ranks of tennis players — and will all be worth watching when the French Open begins Sunday.The 20-year-old Shapovalov burst onto the ...

Rain delays Federer and Nadal matches at Italian Open

Sports 05/15/19, 09:52

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's opening matches at the Italian Open are being delayed by rain.Federer is slated to meet Joao Sousa while eight-time Rome champion Nadal is scheduled to play Jeremy Chardy.Also, top-ranked Naomi Osaka was to play Dominika Cibulkova.Consistent rain at the Foro Italico is threatening to wipe ...

Defending champion John Isner back in Miami Open final

Sports 03/29/19, 14:39

Defending champion John Isner earned a return trip to the Miami Open final by hitting 21 aces and defeating 18-year-old Canadian qualifier Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) on Friday.The 33-year-old Isner won his only ATP Masters title a year ago. His opponent Sunday will be the winner of the ...

Teen Shapovalov earns early morning win at Miami Open

Sports 03/27/19, 08:04

Denis Shapovalov worked the late-night shift to reach the quarterfinals at the Miami Open.The 19-year-old Canadian left-hander beat 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) in a match that started following a two-hour rain delay and ended shortly after 1:30 Wednesday morning.The match was extremely close: Each player ...

‘Old guys’ vs youngsters 3 days in a row at Australian Open

Sports 01/19/19, 06:15

So far the older guys are holding court against the new generation at the Australian Open.On Saturday, 31-year-old Novak Djokovic beat 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.A day earlier, it was 32-year-old Rafael Nadal defeating 19-year-old Alex de Minaur 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.And on Sunday night, the elder statesman of ...

Osaka, Serena Williams set for action at Australian Open

Tennis 01/18/19, 19:29

U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka has started her third-round match at the Australian Open against Hsieh Su-wei on Margaret Court Arena.Serena Williams will continue her bid for an eighth Australian title and an Open-era record 24th Grand Slam singles title overall when she plays Dayana Yastremska later Saturday on Rod ...

Wawrinka withdraws from Swiss Indoors as Cilic wins opener

Tennis 10/22/18, 22:02

Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka has ended his season after withdrawing from the Swiss Indoors with a back injury.Wawrinka says there is "disappointment and sadness" in taking a decision for his long-term plans.The 33-year-old Swiss, who was due to play Wednesday against Adrian Mannarino, is now ranked 68th after ...

Nishikori advances to Japan Open final with win over Gasquet

Tennis 10/06/18, 08:29

Third-seeded Kei Nishikori beat Richard Gasquet 7-6 (2), 6-1 Saturday to reach the final of the Japan Open.Nishikori won 84 per cent of first-serve points in front of a home crowd and did not face a break point in the 90-minute win over his eighth-seeded opponent.Denis Shapovalov of Canada returns ...

Thiem wins in St. Petersburg, Youzhny calls it a day

Tennis 09/24/18, 06:05

Top-seeded Dominic Thiem reached the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Open with a 7-6 (4), 6-4 win over Jan-Lennard Struff on Thursday.The Austrian player's next opponent will be eighth-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia, who prevailed against Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 6-4.Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny retired from tennis after losing 7-6 (6), ...

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