UPDATE: Djokovic bid for tennis history over for now – and perhaps forever

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2022 08:37:51 +0000

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Novak Djokovic has never hidden his craving to be remembered as the greatest men’s tennis player of all time, but his chance to make Grand Slam history is over for now — and perhaps indefinitely. The Serbian world number one had been the overwhelming favourite to win a record-extending 10th Australian Open, […]

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Djokovic thanks fans for support over Australia visa fight

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2022 01:51:20 +0000

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Novak Djokovic on Friday thanked people “around the world” for their support since he was dramatically refused entry to Australia over his Covid-19 vaccine status. The Serb, who is in a Melbourne immigration detention facility pending an appeal, said on Instagram: “Thank you to people around the world for your continuous support. […]

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Djokovic, Tsitsipas in French Open rematch at ATP Finals

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 02:50:35 +0000

ROME (AFP) – Novak Djokovic will face Stefanos Tsitsipas for the first time since their epic French Open title duel in June at the ATP Finals which start on Sunday.  World number one Djokovic, who is looking to equal Roger Federer’s record of six end-of-season titles, was drawn with Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev and Casper Ruud […]

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Djokovic makes history with epic French Open win; eyes Olympic gold next

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2021 22:55:21 +0000

PARIS (AFP) – Novak Djokovic claimed a 19th Grand Slam title and became the first man in 52 years to win all four majors twice when he came from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in a gripping French Open final on Sunday. The world number one triumphed 6-7 (6/8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 […]

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Eala, Russian partner dump rivals, ease into French Open juniors final

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2021 05:49:50 +0000

By CARLO ANOLIN Alex Eala and Russian partner Oksana Selekhmeteva advanced to the final of the French Open Girls Doubles after routing Italian duo Lisa Pigato and Eleonora Alvisi, 6-2, 6-1, in the semifinal round in Paris, France Saturday morning.Banking on their new-found chemistry, the top-seeded pair only needed 53 minutes to beat their Italian […]

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Pavlyuchenkova, Krejcikova to battle for French Open title

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 22:56:58 +0000

PARIS (AFP) – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will play Barbora Krejcikova for the French Open title after the Russian reached her first Grand Slam final Thursday at a record 52nd attempt, while the Czech saved a match point in a dramatic win over Maria Sakkari. Pavlyuchenkova defeated world number 85 Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia 7-5, 6-3, with […]

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Fil-Am, pal reign supreme in French Open mixed doubles

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 22:39:23 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Desirae Krawczyk, an American player with Filipino descent, and British partner Joe Salisbury captured their first Grand Slam title by winning the French Open mixed doubles on Thursday in Paris. The unseeded Krawczyk and Salisbury turned back Russian pair Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev, 2-6, 6-4, 10-5, after 76 minutes. It was […]

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Djokovic, Nadal to meet for 58th time in French Open semis

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 03:26:39 +0000

PARIS (AFP) – Novak Djokovic set up a 58th meeting with Rafael Nadal on Wednesday when he reached his 40th Grand Slam semifinal at the French Open despite being held up by 5,000 fans needing to be evacuated to conform with a Covid-19 curfew. World number one Djokovic defeated Italy’s Matteo Berrettini, 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 […]

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Tsitsipas downs Medvedev, reaches French Open semis

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 23:53:35 +0000

PARIS (AFP) ‒ Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Daniil Medvedev in straight sets Tuesday to stay on track for a first Grand Slam final at the French Open, while first-time semifinalists Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Tamara Zidansek are two wins from an unlikely title. Greek fifth seed Tsitsipas qualified for his third successive major semifinal, winning 6-3, 7-6 […]

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Eala, Russian partner reach French Open quarters

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 23:29:00 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Alex Eala and Russian Oksana Selekhmeteva dumped Belgium’s Sofia Costoulas and Finland’s Laura Hietaranta, 6-3, 6-1, to advance to the quarterfinals of the Roland Garros Girls Doubles Tuesday night. The top-seeded Eala and Selekhmeteva needed only 57 minutes in disposing of their rivals as they caught their rivals off-guard with their impressive […]

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