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Tsitsipas beats  Thiem, tops ATP Finals

Tsitsipas beats Thiem, tops ATP Finals

LONDON (AFP) – Stefanos Tsitsipas battled back from a set down to beat Dominic Thiem and win the ATP Finals on Sunday, emphatically staking his claim as the leader of the next generation of aspiring global superstars. The Greek 21-year-old, who won, 6-7 (6/8), 6-2, 7-6 (7/4),  is the youngest champion since Lleyton Hewitt in […]

Nadal claims No. 1 ranking for 5th time

LONDON (AFP) – Rafael Nadal headed home from the ATP Finals on Friday after defending champion Alexander Zverev’s win against Daniil Medvedev confirmed the Spaniard’s exit from the season-ending tournament. The world number one recovered to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-5, in the early round-robin match at London’s O2 Arena but knew he […]

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Federer outclasses Djokovic, advances to ATP Finals semis

LONDON (AFP) – Roger Federer produced a near-flawless performance as he avenged his Wimbledon defeat by Novak Djokovic and qualified for the last four of the ATP Finals with a 6-4, 6-3 victory on Thursday. The Swiss started the tournament with a chastening straight-sets defeat to Dominic Thiem but found his best form when it […]

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Thriller for Nadal, breezy for Tsitsipas in London

LONDON (AFP) – Stefanos Tsitsipas coasted past defending champion Alexander Zverev in straight sets to advance to the last four of the ATP Finals on Wednesday after Rafael Nadal came back from the dead to keep his title hopes alive. The Greek tyro, 21, broke his big-serving German opponent three times in the Group Andre […]

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Martirez seeks ‘double’ in Iloilo netfest

Local ace Althea Martirez hopes to ride the momentum of her two-title run in Roxas City as she goes for another “double” even as Drixcyn Guillano tries to rebound from a failed bid last week in the PPS-PEPP MCF Global national age-group tournament firing off today at LaPaz tennis courts in Iloilo City. Martirez, from […]

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Thiem advances to semis; Djokovic, Federer in shootout

LONDON (AFP) – Dominic Thiem produced a scintillating display of attacking tennis to beat Novak Djokovic and qualify for the last four at the ATP Finals on Tuesday, leaving the Serbian facing a shootout against Roger Federer. In the standout match so far at London’s O2 Arena, the Austrian fifth seed took the fight to […]

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