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  • John Isner loses to Steve Johnson at Washington 12 hours 36 minutes ago

    Washington: Speaking to reporters moments after losing his opening match at the Citi Open, John Isner swore, gave clipped answers and complained that he and fellow American Steve Johnson played on a secondary court instead of in the main stadium. Isner, a two-time runner-up at the hard-court tuneup for the US...
  • Rafael Nadal out of two tournaments because of wrist injury 12 hours 10 minutes ago

    Rafael Nadal withdrew on Wednesday from US Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year's last Grand Slam tournament. The second-ranked Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a two-handed backhand. He said in a statement issued...
  • Lucie Safarova loses in first round of Citi Open Yesterday

    Washington: Top-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic lost to France's Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday. Mladenovic rallied for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory against the Wimbledon semifinalist. She will face American qualifier Taylor Townsend in the second round. On the men's side, Americans Jack...
  • Grigor Dimitrov out of Washington hard-court tournament 2 days ago

    Wimbledon semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria has withdrawn from the Citi Open hard-court tournament, citing the flu and a sinus infection. Dimitrov's decision was announced on Sunday, a day before play begins. Dimitrov is a top-10 player who would have been seeded third at the tournament, part of the North American circuit...
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vania King advance at Citi Open 2 days ago

    Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia advanced to the second round of the Citi Open with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Slovenia's Polona Hercog on Monday. American Vania King also moved on, cruising to a 6-2, 6-0 win against Canada's Francoise Abanda. Tomas Berdych, No. 5 on the ATP tour, is the top seed...
  • Alison Cornet and Madison Keys out in first round of Citi Open 2 days ago

    Alison Cornet and Madison Keys were the high-profile casualties on the opening day of the Citi Open, while veteran Svetlana Kuznetsova breezed through to the second round. Cornet, who beat Serena Williams en route to the fourth round of Wimbledon, was defeated 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 by American wild card Shelby Rogers. Rogers...
  • Pablo Cuevas wins Croatia Open final 3 days ago

    Umag: Uruguayan qualifier Pablo Cuevas beat defending champion Tommy Robredo of Spain 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Croatia Open final after ousting top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy earlier the same day. The second-seeded Robredo had two break points at 1-1 in the first set, but it was Cuevas who...
  • Top-seeded John Isner wins 2nd straight Atlanta title 3 days ago

    Atlanta: Top-seeded John Isner overpowered Dudi Sela on Sunday to successfully defend his Atlanta Open title, blowing serve after serve past the 5-foot-9 Israeli player in a 6-3, 6-4 victory. Serving for the match, the 6-foot-10 Isner fell behind 30-0 before Sela sent a backhand into the net, and then watched...
  • Pablo Andujar beats Juan Monaco to win Swiss Open title 4 days ago

    Pablo Andujar of Spain won his first title in more than two years on Sunday, beating Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-3, 7-5 in the Swiss Open final. It was the 71st-ranked Andujar's third career title, all on clay courts. He also won at Casablanca, Morocco, in 2011 and 2012. Andujar got the...
  • Tommy Robredo reaches final of Croatia Open 4 days ago

    Defending champion Tommy Robredo reached the final of the Croatia Open, defeating third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 7-6 (10), 6-3 on Sunday. The second-seeded Spaniard will face Uruguayan qualifier Pablo Cuevas in the final after Cuevas upset top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-3, 6-4 in the other semifinal. Heavy rains on Saturday...
  • Pablo Andujar, Juan Monaco advance to Swiss Open final 4 days ago

    Unseeded pair Pablo Andujar and Juan Monaco advanced on Saturday to the Swiss Open title match. Andujar, ranked No. 71, beat fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-1 in an all-Spain semi-final at the clay-court Roy Emerson Arena. Argentina's Monaco rallied from losing the first three games to win 6-3, 7-6 (4)...
  • Jim Furyk leads by three as local hopes fade at Canadian Open 4 days ago

    American Jim Furyk moved closer to ending a personal winless streak of nearly four years when he earned a three-shot lead after the third round at the Canadian Open in Montreal on Saturday. But a much longer national drought is likely to continue after Canadian hope Graham DeLaet three-putted the final...
  • John Isner in Atlanta final for fourth time in five years 4 days ago

    Top seed John Isner has continued his love affair with the Atlanta Open by powering his way into the final for the fourth time in five years on Saturday. The American will meet Israeli Dudi Sela on the hardcourt in Atlanta on Sunday, after dominating on serve to beat compatriot Jack...
  • Fabio Fognini, qualifier Cuevas in Croatia Open last 4 5 days ago

    Umag: Top-seeded Fabio Fognini rallied to defeat Borna Coric of Croatia 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Croatia Open on Friday. Defending champion Tommy Robredo also advanced to the last four after beating fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1, 6-4. The 18th-ranked Robredo next faces third-seeded Marin Cilic, who...
  • Robin Haase beats defending champ Youzhny at Swiss Open 5 days ago

    Gstaad: Robin Haase advanced to the semi-finals of the Swiss Open by beating defending champion Mikhail Youzhny 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 on Friday in a rematch of last year's final. The top-seeded Russian saved six match points in the final game before finally losing. Haase, a Dutchman seeded seventh, will play Juan Monaco...
  • John Isner downs Aussie battler to reach Atlanta semi-finals 5 days ago

    Top seed John Isner has forged ahead into the semi-finals at the Atlanta Open after disposing of Australian eighth seed Marinko Matosevic in straight sets on Friday. The towering defending champion was broken in the first game of the match but responded well to claim the contest 7-6 6-4, blasting 17...
  • Graham DeLaet well placed to end Canadian title drought 5 days ago

    Canada's Graham DeLaet has his sights set on ending one of golf's oldest title droughts, and was in "a great position" just two shots behind leaders Jim Furyk and Tim Petrovic after the Canadian Open second round in Montreal. No Canadian has won the country's national open since Pat Fletcher in...
  • Titleholder Mikhail Youzhny advances at Swiss Open 6 days ago

    Gstaad: Top-seeded Mikhail Youzhny began his Swiss Open title defense by beating Kenny De Schepper of France 6-3, 6-4 in a second-round match on Thursday. The 19th-ranked Russian forced a single service break in each set and denied De Schepper any chances to break back. The French left-hander sent down seven...
  • Florian Mayer of Germany pulls out of US Open 6 days ago

    New York: Florian Mayer has pulled out of the US Open. The 62nd-ranked German hasn't played since March, when he withdrew from his match against Novak Djokovic at Key Biscayne because of a groin injury. He missed the French Open and Wimbledon. His withdrawal from the US Open was announced on...
  • Qualifier Pablo Cuevas upsets Andreas Seppi in Umag 2nd round 6 days ago

    Croatia: Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay upset sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 6-1 on Thursday to become the first qualifier to reach the Croatia Open quarter-finals in seven years. Also, a local wild card, Borna Coric, last year's Junior US Open champion, beat qualifier Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 7-6 (4), 6-3...
  • John Isner survives Ginepri test as seeds fall in Atlanta 6 days ago

    Top seed American John Isner saved two match points before edging compatriot Robby Ginepri 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 in the second round of the Atlanta Open on Thursday. The defending champion was set for an early exit when down 4-5 and 15-40 in the deciding third set but leant on his...
  • Student rape case: Bangalore school to re-open on Monday for classes 6 days ago

    Bangalore: The school where a six-year-old student was raped will re-open on Monday for classes. The school has given assurances to the parents that their demands around security concern will be met. Two arrests have been made in the case so far. School chairperson Rustom Kerawalla was, however, given a...
  • India to free up extra 10 million tonne wheat in open market 1 week ago

    New Delhi: India will free up another 10 million tonnes of wheat in the open market, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday after a Cabinet meeting, as part of efforts to keep a lid on food prices. The government buys rice and wheat from local farmers to build reserves...
  • Vasek Pospisil advances to Atlanta Open quarter-finals 1 week ago

    Atlanta: Fourth-seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada advanced to the Atlanta Open quarter-finals, beating Ukrainian qualifier Illya Marchenko 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday. "I'm fairly relaxed, and I was feeling the ball well this morning," Pospisil said. "When I'm feeling the ball well, I don't panic." In other second-round matches, Slovakia's Lukas Lacko beat...
  • CWG 2014: India lead players' parade at glittering opening ceremony in Glasgow 1 week ago

    London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar proudly carried the tri-colour as India, by the virtue of being the previous hosts, led the 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony parade around Celtic Park here Wednesday night. India's female athletes were dressed in green sarees and sported the team blazer, the males proudly flaunted...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening Ceremony: As it happened 1 week ago

    Catch all the updates from the Commonwealth Games 2014 glittering opening ceremony in Glasgow. The 20th edition of the Games will officially be opened by Queen Elizabeth II a ceremony at the iconic Celtic Park, the home of Scotland's famous football club Glasgow Celtic. The Opening Ceremony is expected to attract...
  • Cilic, Rosol in Umag quarterfinals 1 week ago

    Umag: Third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia beat Dutchman Igor Sijsling 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open. It was Cilic's fourth victory over Sijsling in as many encounters and the Croatian was dominant from the start. Playing steadily from the baseline, he took a 5-2 lead...
  • Juan Monaco beats 3rd seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at Swiss Open 1 week ago

    Switzerland: Juan Monaco of Argentina beat third-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 in the Swiss Open second round on Wednesday. Monaco took advantage of Garcia-Lopez's service problems in a match which had nine breaks of serve. Monaco, who was a top-10 player in 2012, has won seven of his eight...
  • Rosol, Berlocq and Montanes win in Umag July 23, 2014

    Fifth-seeded Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic needed a late rally to beat 100th-ranked Diego Sebastian Schwartzman 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2) in the first round of the Croatia Open on Tuesday. Schwartzman was serving at 4-3 in the third set and the Argentine even had game point to increase his lead....
  • Jack Sock advances in Atlanta Open July 23, 2014

    Jack Sock beat Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the BB&T Atlanta Open on Tuesday. Sock and partner Vasek Popisil won the doubles title at Wimbledon earlier this month, upsetting the top-ranked team of Mike and Bob Bryan in the finals. The 21-year-old Sock said doubles success on the...