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Federer beats  Simon in 3  tough sets

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) – Roger Federer was pushed hard to beat Gilles Simon, 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-4, in the Swiss Indoors quarterfinals on Friday. Top-seeded Federer clinched after more than 2-1/2 hours on court, breaking Simon’s serve when the 32nd-ranked Frenchman sent a backhand long from the baseline. Federer puffed out his cheeks in a […]

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Federer survives big scare in Basel

BASEL, Switzerland (AFP) – Roger Federer had to fight hard to hold off Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic on Tuesday, edging to a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win to reach the second round of the Swiss Indoors. The eight-time champion flirted with his earliest exit in Basel since his 1998 debut as a teenager, but came out on […]

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Wozniacki back on track with win over Kvitova

SINGAPORE (AFP) – A tenacious Caroline Wozniacki revived her WTA Finals title defense with a third set masterclass against Petra Kvitova on Tuesday, leaving the former Wimbledon champion’s Singapore campaign in danger. Rebounding from a disappointing opening defeat against Karolina Pliskova, Wozniacki wore down Kvitova to triumph 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 in two hours and 19 […]

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Tennis head in hot water

By Nick Giongco The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is urging the Philippine Lawn Tennis Association (Philta) to shape up as it continues to ignore orders aimed at addressing leadership problems hounding the association the last two years. In a letter dated Oct. 11 and sent by the ITF to the Philta’s board of trustees, ITF […]

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Isner reaches semis

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Isner reaches semis

STOCKHOLM (AP) – On the day Wimbledon introduced final-set tiebreakers, the player behind the two longest ever matches at the All England Club needed yet another one to advance to the semifinals of the Stockholm Open. Big-serving John Isner won his second all-American matchup of the week in the Swedish capital, beating Tennys Sandgren, 7-6 […]

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On-court coaching in tennis sought

PARIS (AFP) – Patrick Mouratoglou, the coach at the centre of Serena Williams’s infamous US Open final meltdown, on Thursday called for on-court coaching to be allowed at all events. The Frenchman insists that coaching goes on all the time at tournaments and to believe otherwise is ‘’hypocrisy’’. ‘’Coaching is a vital component of any […]

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