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Nadal survives huge scare in Rogers Cup opener

MONTREAL (AP) – Top-seeded Rafael Nadal opened his Rogers Cup title defense Wednesday, beating England’s Daniel Evans, 7-6 (6), 6-4, in a second-round match delayed by rain three ti mes. After rain delays of six and 30 minutes, Nadal fought off two set points in the first-set tiebreaker. Play was stopped for 1 hour, 56 […]

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Kyrgios falls at first hurdle in Montreal

MONTREAL (AFP) – Nick Kyrgios crashed back to earth with a first-round loss at the ATP Montreal Masters on Tuesday, a 6-3, 6-4 victim Briton Kyle Edmund. Two days after winning the ATP 500 series title in Washington with a burst of consistent form, the Australian court jester was unable to maintain momentum in a match […]

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Kyrgios edges Medvedev to win Washington Open title

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Australia’s Nick Kyrgios hammered 18 aces without a double fault and shook off back pain Sunday to beat Russia’s 10th-ranked Daniil Medvedev, 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/4), and win the ATP Washington Open title. The 24-year-old Aussie, who struggled with back pain throughout the opening set, claimed the $365,390 top prize and his […]

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Lago, Emana  shine in Biñan tennis tourney

Leyte’s Sal Andrei Lago hacked out a pair of semifinal reversals and went on to bag the boys’ 14- and 16-and-under crowns which Mica Emana matched in her side of the battle in the PPS-PEPP Fr. Fernando Suarez national age-group 2019 at the Brent Tennis Center in Biñan, Laguna last weekend.

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Pinay netter steals thunder anew

Prulla bested compatriot Ma. Carmencita Isabela Carlos, 6-1, 6-2, for the crown in this Grade 5 tournament to join boys singles champion Udit Gogoi of India at the podium.

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Sealed with a kiss, Van Uytvanck beats Minnen

Van Uytvanck and Minnen, two of the few openly gay players on the tour, are partners off the court as well as on it; they played doubles together at Wimbledon earlier this month.

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