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Sports >> Tennis

Djokovic's Cincinnati dream lives on with win over Cilic
Novak Djokovic left it late to secure a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Marin Cilic and reach a sixth final at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters on Saturday. Djokovic had to work for more than two and a half hours to overcome Cilic, the 2016 champion in the hardcourt US Open tuneup event. Djokovic only secured
08/18/2018 - 05:37 PM


Djokovic battles through to sixth Cincinnati final
(Reuters) - Novak Djokovic qualified for his sixth Cincinnati Masters final when he edged out Marin Cilic 6-4 3-6 6-3 in an afternoon semi-final on Saturday. Serbian Djokovic continued his dominance of Croatian Cilic, winning the 15th consecutive match between the pair, though it was not pretty at times
08/18/2018 - 05:33 PM


Djokovic moves a step closer to 1st Cincinnati title
Novak Djokovic closed in on the one title that has eluded him, reaching the final of the Western & Southern Open on Saturday with a three-set victory over Marin Cilic. Djokovic is trying to become the first to win all nine events since the series started in 1990. One big hurdle: a potential rematch
08/18/2018 - 05:23 PM


Bertens rallies for repeat win over Kvitova
(Reuters) - A determined Kiki Bertens rallied past Czech Petra Kvitova 3-6 6-4 6-2 to move into the Cincinnati Masters final on Saturday. The Dutch player blasted 10 aces against world number six Kvitova to claim her seventh consecutive win over a top-10 opponent and second victory over Kvitova in nine
08/18/2018 - 03:33 PM


Bertens stuns Kvitova to reach Western & Southern final
Kiki Bertens continued her recent success against Top 10 players by ousting Petra Kvitova on Saturday to reach the championship match of the Western & Southern Open at Mason, Ohio. Bertens recorded a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 semifinal victory over the eighth-seeded Kvitova, who badly wilted in the final set.
08/18/2018 - 03:03 PM


Bertens topples Kvitova to reach Cincinnati final
Dutch outsider Kiki Bertens reached her third final of the season on Saturday as she wore down a tiring Petra Kvitova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at the ATP-WTA Cinicnnati Masters. Bertens, winner of a claycourt title in Charleston earlier this year and runner-up to Kvitova in Madrid, will fight for the title in
08/18/2018 - 02:43 PM


'Sad' Federer hopes new Davis Cup lives up to promises
While unsure of the wisdom of this week's sweeping David Cup reform, Roger Federer has called on tennis officials to make good on promises regarding the new-look competition. "I feel sad about it, you know, not to have the Davis Cup as it used to be. It will never be the same for the next
08/18/2018 - 02:14 PM


Federer wears down Wawrinka to maintain mastery over compatriot
(Reuters) - Roger Federer continued his mastery over Stan Wawrinka, but not before getting a fright en route to a 6-7(2) 7-6(6) 6-2 quarter-final victory at the Cincinnati Masters on Friday. Federer upped his career record against his Swiss compatriot to 21-3. A match that started with a low key atmosphere
08/18/2018 - 12:39 AM


Racket-smashing Djokovic reaches Cincinnati semifinals
Novak Djokovic destroyed a racket to get on track, and took another step toward the title that has eluded him. Roger Federer stayed on course to add to his record haul in Cincinnati. Enraged by his poor play at the outset, Djokovic slammed his racket on the court and rallied for a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 victory
08/18/2018 - 12:11 AM


Tennis: Halep into Cincinnati semis after eighth straight win
(Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep pulled double duty at the weather-hit Cincinnati Masters in Ohio on Friday, beating Ashleigh Barty then Lesia Tsurenko to claim a place in the semi-finals. Halep will meet Aryna Sabalenka on Saturday for a place in the final after the unseeded Belarusian saved
08/17/2018 - 10:51 PM


Djokovic to face Cilic as Cincinnati title dream draws closer
Former world number one Novak Djokovic won his second match of the day on Friday to set up a semi-final clash at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters with Marin Cilic. It was the ninth win without a loss for Djokovic in the series with the Canadian. "I've played five finals here, so that's pretty
08/17/2018 - 10:05 PM


Young Tennis Hopefully Put Science Into Their Game
While many tennis camps in the area are in full swing, for one group of students they are learning hard science and engineering on the court to master their game. CBS2's Clark Fouraker reports.
08/17/2018 - 09:34 PM


Djokovic into semis at Cincinnati
Novak Djokovic claimed victory twice on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open at Mason, Ohio. The 10th-seeded Serbian first finished his rain-delayed third-round match against fifth-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 triumph, before ousting Canadian Milos Raonic
08/17/2018 - 08:55 PM


Federer beats Mayer, to face Wawrinka in quarter-finals
(Reuters) - World number two Roger Federer, bidding for his eighth Cincinnati Masters title, outlasted Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-1 7-6(6) in the third round on Friday. Playing in his first tournament since Wimbledon, Swiss Federer lost just four first-serve points and did not face a break point
08/17/2018 - 04:28 PM


Federer to face Wawrinka in quarter-finals at rain-hit Cincinnati
Roger Federer wasted no time in defeating Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 7-6 (8/6) on Friday as the rain-plagued ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters made up ground after two days of disruption. Only hours after his comprehensive third-round win, the second-seeded seven-time champion was to face a quarter-final against
08/17/2018 - 03:53 PM


Carmichael Teen Qualifies For US Open
Jenson J.T. Brooksby, just 17, will be playing in the same tournament that features the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
08/17/2018 - 05:19 PM


Halep downs Barty to move into quarter-finals
(Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep began a busy day by beating Australia's Ashleigh Barty 7-5 6-4 in the Cincinnati Masters third round on Friday. The victory was the seventh consecutive for Romanian Halep who won last week's Rogers Cup in Montreal where she beat Barty in the semi-finals
08/17/2018 - 02:48 PM


Serena Williams says she learned sister's killer was paroled before lopsided loss
Serena Williams had the most painful loss of her life on her mind when she suffered the worst loss of her career on July 31. Williams told Time that she learned the man who killed her sister, Yetunde Price, in September 2003 had been released on parole just before a 53-minute lopsided loss to Johanna
08/17/2018 - 12:08 PM


ITF President David Haggerty on Davis Cup Format Changes and What Comes Next
On the Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor, Tennis Channel commentator and host Jon Wertheim takes fans between the lines with tennis commentary and exclusive interviews with the top players and newsmakers on the ATP and WTA tours.
08/17/2018 - 11:14 AM


Serena Williams Learned Sister's Killer Was Paroled Just Before Worst Loss of Career
On July 31, Serena Williams suffered the worst loss of her career when Johanna Konta defeated her 6-1, 6-0 in less than an hour in her opening match of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic.
08/17/2018 - 11:11 AM


Halep through but Stephens exits in Cincinnati
(Reuters) - Top seed Simona Halep returned to sew up victory over Ajla Tomljanovic on Thursday after their second round match at the Cincinnati Open had been suspended the previous day due to rain, while reigning U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens was knocked out in the third round by Elise Mertens.
08/17/2018 - 03:18 AM


Dominant Del Potro into third round at rainy Cincinnati
(Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro quickly dispatched South Korean Chung Hyeon 6-2 6-3 on Thursday in a Cincinnati Open second-round match carried over from the previous day because of inclement weather. Bad weather continued to play havoc with the evening schedule as second seed Roger Federer's
08/17/2018 - 02:38 AM


Rain slows Djokovic at Cincinnati, Stephens ousted
Novak Djokovic's third-round struggle with defending champion Grigor Dimitrov was halted by rain, forcing the pair to come back on Friday at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters. Officials called a halt to a frustrating day on which Roger Federer was never able to take the court for his third-round match
08/16/2018 - 11:06 PM


Soaked! Djokovic's match suspended in rainy Cincinnati
Novak Djokovic's quest for his first Western & Southern Open title ran into a different obstacle Thursday night, with batches of rain forcing his match against defending champion Grigor Dimitrov to be suspended overnight. Roger Federer's match against Leonardo Mayer was postponed until Friday
08/16/2018 - 10:38 PM


Dominant Del Potro into third round at rainy Cincinnati
(Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro quickly dispatched South Korean Chung Hyeon 6-2 6-3 in a second-round match at the rain-hit Cincinnati Open on Thursday that was carried over from the previous day because of inclement weather. Del Potro was not rattled by the delays and did well to attack Chung'
08/16/2018 - 07:22 PM


Serena thinking of slain sister shortly before lopsided loss
Tennis great Serena Williams tells Time Magazine in a cover story published Thursday that shortly before the worst defeat of her career she learned the killer of her sister Yetunde Price had been paroled. The 23-time Grand Slam champion was stunned 6-1, 6-0 by Britain's Johanna Konta on July 31
08/16/2018 - 05:14 PM


Halep waits out the rain to reach third round in Cincinnati
(Reuters) - Top seed Simona Halep, who was two games away from reaching the third round at the Cincinnati Masters when rain forced an overnight delay, returned on Thursday to wrap up a 4-6 6-3 6-3 win over Australian Ajla Tomljanovic. World number one Halep will not have much time before her round of
08/16/2018 - 03:59 PM


ITF secures majority vote to proceed with radical revamp of 118-year-old Davis Cup format into week-long 'World Cup' event
French legend Yannick Noah accused the International Tennis Federation of selling the soul of the Davis Cup last night, after a two-thirds majority voted in Orlando to reform the competition. The 210 member nations – whose votes are weighted in an electoral college system – delivered a 71.43 per cent
08/16/2018 - 03:53 PM


Davis Cup overhauled for 2019 with season-ending team event
The Davis Cup is getting a radical makeover in hopes of reviving an event that has lost some luster. Beginning next year, the top team event in men's tennis will be decided with a season-ending, 18-team tournament at a neutral site. The International Tennis Federation believes this format will
08/16/2018 - 02:37 PM


Davis Cup makeover plans given the go-ahead
Proposals to revamp the Davis Cup into a season-ending 18-team event were backed by national federations at the International Tennis Federation annual general meeting in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday. Founded in 1900, the Davis Cup has suffered in recent years because so many top players have opted
08/16/2018 - 01:59 PM


Davis Cup reforms: Who's saying what
Orlando (AFP) - Who's saying what after the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Thursday voted in favour of controversial reforms to the Davis Cup:
08/16/2018 - 01:49 PM


Podcast: Louis Armstrong Stadium Architect Matt Rossetti on 2018 U.S. Open Unveiling
On the Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor, Tennis Channel commentator and host Jon Wertheim takes fans between the lines with tennis commentary and exclusive interviews with the top players and newsmakers on the ATP and WTA tours.
08/16/2018 - 01:47 PM


Black day or bright future? Radical Davis Cup shake-up approved
World tennis chiefs on Thursday approved a radical Davis Cup overhaul that will condense the 118-year-old worldwide showpiece into an 18-team, week-long event but critics blasted the changes as a "black day" for the sport. The shake-up for the men's tournament received 71.43 percent support
08/16/2018 - 01:37 PM


Djokovic wins in Cincinnati, Halep's match suspended
Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. Djokovic overcame an upset stomach and a sluggish first set Wednesday, beating Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 before heavy rain halted afternoon matches at the Western & Southern Open. The 10th-seeded
08/16/2018 - 08:55 AM


Davis Cup reform vote: The players in favour - and those against. Should ITF proposal get green light?
The future of the Davis Cup will be decided later today in Orlando, Florida when the 210 member nations of the International Tennis Federation cast their votes on plans to create a new week-long event. Overnight, Australian tennis player John Millman tweeted sarcastically when the players' vote
08/16/2018 - 05:30 AM


Nick Kyrgios admits 'tanking' during Cincinnati Open meltdown
You've got to hand it to Nick Kyrgios for his ability to keep tennis fans entertained - even if it's often for the wrong reasons. The Australian played lights out tennis during sets one and three against Borna Cornic, but it was his behaviour in the middle of the second-round match that drew
08/16/2018 - 03:10 AM


Haase stuns Zverev in Cincinnati, Djokovic advances
(Reuters) - Dutchman Robin Haase upset German fourth seed Alexander Zverev 5-7 6-5 7-5 at the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday and Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic cruised into the third round before rain interrupted play. Haase, who last week kicked off his North American hardcourt swing by reaching
08/16/2018 - 02:47 AM


Tsurenko stuns defending Cincinnati champion Muguruza
(Reuters) - Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko stunned defending Cincinnati Masters champion Garbine Muguruza as the world's top players faced difficulty during a rain-shortened second round on Wednesday. World number one Simona Halep fell down a set but rallied against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic
08/16/2018 - 01:45 AM


Halep under pressure as rain halts play in Cincinnati
The women's draw took a beating on Wednesday in Cincinnati, where world number one Simona Halep's was still battling when rain halted play. The top-seeded Romanian stood 4-6, 6-3, 3-3 against Australian qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic when storms rolled in to bring the night session to an end on
08/16/2018 - 12:07 AM


Major Davis Cup shake-up eyed by divided tennis leaders
A major Davis Cup revamp that would condense the annual global tournament into an 18-team, week-long event will be voted upon Thursday with major tennis leaders divided over the proposal. The International Tennis Federation annual meeting in Orlando will see about 120 delegates decide the fate of the
08/15/2018 - 11:04 PM


Haase stuns Zverev in Cincinnati, Djokovic advances
(Reuters) - Dutchman Robin Haase upset German fourth seed Alexander Zverev 5-7 6-5 7-5 at the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday and Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic cruised into the third round before rain interrupted play. Haase, who last week kicked off his North American hardcourt swing by reaching
08/15/2018 - 05:24 PM


Tsurenko stuns defending Cincinnati champion Muguruza
(Reuters) - Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko stunned defending Cincinnati Masters champion Garbine Muguruza with a 2-6 6-4 6-4 second-round win over the seventh-seeded Spaniard on Wednesday. Muguruza, competing in her first tune-up event for the Aug. 27-Sept. 9 U.S. Open, appeared to be heading for a routine
08/15/2018 - 04:49 PM


Muguruza falls at first hurdle in Cincinnati
Cincinnati (AFP) - Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza lost her opening match of the North American hardcourt season on Wednesday, falling 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Lesia Tsurenko in Cincinnati.
08/15/2018 - 04:29 PM


LTA will vote 'No' on proposed changes to the Davis Cup format, in defiance of the All England Club
In the boldest move of his reign to date, Scott Lloyd – who took over as the Lawn Tennis Association’s chief executive at the start of the year – has refused to be bullied by Wimbledon, announcing last night that the LTA will vote “No” in the heated Davis Cup debate. The 118-year-old Davis Cup faces
08/15/2018 - 03:48 PM


British tennis chiefs to vote against Davis Cup reform
British tennis chiefs said Wednesday they will vote against the controversial reforms planned for the Davis Cup, claiming the radical changes could see fewer players taking part and a waning of fan interest. The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) said that even though they remain fully supportive of the
08/15/2018 - 03:45 PM


Mailbag: Is Winning a Slam a Tougher Test than Consecutive Masters Titles?
Quick housekeeping:
08/15/2018 - 02:40 PM


US Open 2018: How can I watch grand slam? When is the draw, plus latest odds and predictions 
What is it? It's the final grand slam of the year, the US Open in New York. When is it? It begins on Monday, August 27 and runs until Sunday September 9. How can I watch it? Amazon won exclusive UK rights to show coverage of the US Open earlier this year. Subscribers of its Prime service, which
08/15/2018 - 04:47 AM


Grosjean loss of form like Djokovic in tennis
Romain Grosjean has compared his struggles during the 2018 Formula 1 season to 13-time tennis grand slam winner Novak Djokovic's run of poor form prior to his recent Wimbledon success.
08/15/2018 - 04:27 AM


US Open 2018 prize money: How much will this year's champions earn?
The US Open has increased their prize pot further this year for a tournament which marks it's 50th anniversary. The women's and men's champions will each take home £2.99m which is £590,000 more than Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic received for their respective victories at Wimbledon
08/15/2018 - 03:22 AM


Federer opens with win over Gojowczyk, Kvitova ousts Williams
Roger Federer began his US Open preparation with a quick 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Peter Gojowczyk in his first ATP Cincinnati Masters appearance since 2015. The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who turned 37 last week, is pacing his tennis year, playing a limited schedule and skipping events when he feels the
08/15/2018 - 12:45 AM



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