Quarterfinal

  • Federer saves two match points, reaches US Open semifinal September 5, 2014

    New York: Roger Federer saved two match points while coming all the way back from a twoset deficit to beat Gael Monfils 46, 36, 64, 75, 62 Thursday night and reach the US Open semifinals for the first time since 2011. Frustrated by Monfils' unpredictable style, flummoxed by the swirling wind,...
  • World Cup, France v Germany Quarterfinal: as it happened July 4, 2014

    Catch all the live updates from the quarterfinal match between France and Germany at Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) A European presence in the World Cup semifinals is assured as Germany and France meet at the Maracana, looking to shrug off stumbling wins in the...
  • Federer beats Wawrinka in Wimbledon quarterfinal July 3, 2014

    London: Seventime champion Roger Federer advanced to his 35th Grand Slam semifinal with a 36, 76 (5), 64, 64 win on Wednesday over fellow Swiss player and Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka. Federer's firstset loss was the first he'd dropped this tournament in five matches, and also marked the first time...
  • Djokovic beats Cilic in five sets to enter Wimbledon semifinals July 3, 2014

    London: Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon semifinals for the fifth consecutive year, coming back to beat 26thseeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 61, 36, 67 (4), 62, 62 on Wednesday. The topseeded Djokovic, the 2011 champion and 2013 runnerup at the All England Club, has reached at least the semifinals at 16...
  • Sharapova grinds down Stosur to reach French Open last eight June 2, 2014

    Paris: Maria Sharapova, seventh seed and last year's losing finalist, won the last nine games of the match to sweep past Australia's Samantha Stosur 36, 64, 60 into the French Open's quarterfinals on Sunday. The 19th seed outfought and outfired the former world No.1 in the first set and held her...
  • Andy Murray to lead Britain in Davis Cup quarter-final against Italy March 25, 2014

    London: Andy Murray will spearhead Britain's challenge in their Davis Cup quarter-final against Italy in Naples next month after being confirmed in the squad on Tuesday. The Wimbledon champion led Britain to victory in the United States in the first round and will be key to their hopes in a first...
  • Ranji Trophy: Maharashtra, Mumbai fight for a place in the semis January 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Group toppers Maharashtra will play defending champions Mumbai, who barely made it to the knockout stage, in the fiveday quarterfinal of the Ranji Trophy that promises to be a keen fight at the Wankhede Stadium, starting here on Friday. While Maharashtra advanced to the elimination phase by finishing on top...
  • Defending champion Andy Murray knocked out of US Open September 6, 2013

    New York: The earliest real signs of trouble for Andy Murray came in the 10th game of his US Open quarterfinal. For 22 points stretched over 15 excruciating minutes on Thursday, Murray's body language was as poor as his play. When the 2012 champion pushed a simple forehand into the net,...
  • Djokovic breezes past Berdych to move into the semis July 3, 2013

    London: Novak Djokovic advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals for the fourth straight year, beating Tomas Berdych 76 (5), 64, 63 Wednesday. The topseeded Serb overcame a double break early in the second set to advance to Friday's semifinals, where he will play Juan Martin del Potro. Djokovic won the Wimbledon title in...
  • Wawrinka downs Lorenzi in two sets to advance in Topshelf Open June 19, 2013

    Rosmalen: Simona Halep continued her strong recent form to humble topseeded Roberta Vinci 60, 61 on Wednesday and advance to the quarterfinals of the Topshelf Open grass court tournament. Halep is looking to make it two titles in as many weeks after beating Andrea Petkovic 63, 63 to win the inaugural...
  • SaniaBethanie exit French Open after injury June 4, 2013

    Paris: Indian challengers continued to exit from the French Open as Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie MattekSands were forced to retire from their prequarterfinals following a groin problem to the latter, here Tuesday. Sania and Bethanie, seeded seventh, had annexed the first set but the American encountered a groin...
  • PSG strategy won't depend on Lionel Messi, says Carlo Ancelotti April 10, 2013

    Barcelona: Paris St Germain's strategy for Wednesday's Champions League quarterfinal, second leg at Barcelona will not depend on whether Lionel Messi features for the La Liga leaders, PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. The Argentine World Player of the Year strained a hamstring in last week's 22 firstleg draw...
  • Real Madrid into semis despite 32 loss at Galatasaray April 10, 2013

    Istanbul: Real Madrid reached the Champions League semifinals for the third straight season on Tuesday despite losing 32 at Galatasaray following a secondhalf resurgence by the Turkish team. Madrid needed a double from Cristiano Ronaldo to advance 53 on aggregate, but only after conceding three goals in a 16minute span...
  • Herculean task for Galatasaray against Real in second leg April 8, 2013

    Istanbul: Didier Drogba and his Galatasaray teammates have a tough task when they try to overturn a 30 deficit against Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday. Drogba, who won the title last season with Chelsea, will take some cheer from his performance in Saturday's...
  • Berlocq wins the decider to lift Argentina into semis April 8, 2013

    Buenos Aires: Carlos Berlocq defeated Frenchman Gilles Simon on Sunday in the deciding singles match to put Argentina into the Davis Cup semifinals. Berlocq won 64, 57, 64, 64 to delight the rowdy crowd at Parque Roca, the outdoor claycourt venue on the outskirts of the Argentine capital. JoWilfried Tsonga of...
  • Djokovic win takes Serbia into Davis Cup semis April 8, 2013

    Boise, Idaho: Even an ankle injury couldn't stop world No. 1 Novak Djokovic from dominating Sam Querrey 75, 67 (4), 61, 60 to give Serbia an insurmountable 31 lead in this Davis Cup quarterfinal at the Taco Bell Arena on Sunday. At 11, 3040 and a second breakpoint opportunity on Querrey's...
  • PSG must shine on counterattack, says Ancelotti April 2, 2013

    Paris: Paris St Germain must capitalise on their counterattacking chances in Tuesday's Champions League quarterfinal first leg against Barcelona because they will not see much of the ball, said coach Carlo Ancelotti. PSG are back in the last eight for the first time in 18 years but face the ultimate challenge,...
  • Barcelona wary of PSG, Bayern Munich of Juventus April 1, 2013

    Barcelona: The Champions League quarterfinals get under way Tuesday with Barcelona visiting Paris SaintGermain in a meeting between Europe's most dominant team of recent years and their latest challenger. After signing star players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham, PSG are anxious for a major victory that would justify their engorged...
  • Chelsea come back from 2-0 down to pull off a draw against United March 11, 2013

    London: Chelsea staged a second-half fightback at Manchester United to earn 2-2 draw in the FA Cup on Sunday and force a replay to determine who plays Manchester City in the semi-finals. Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney put United ahead 2-0 after just 11 minutes, but substitute Eden Hazard began Chelsea's...
  • Nani's red card was unfair and cost Manchester United the match March 6, 2013

    CNN-IBN's football expert Novy Kapadia reviews Manchester United's Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid on Tuesday night. ...
  • Radwanska eases into Dubai quarterfinals February 20, 2013

    Dubai: World number four Agnieszka Radwanska overcame a misfiring serve to beat Kazakh teenager Yulia Putintseva 75 63 in the second round of the Dubai women's tennis championships on Wednesday. The Pole, who received a firstround bye, lost three of her first four service games on an overcast centre court and...
  • del Potro reaches ABN AMRO World quarterfinals February 14, 2013

    Rotterdam: Juan Martin del Potro hit a dozen aces past Ernests Gulbis of Latvia in winning 76 (5), 63 to reach his first quarterfinals of the year at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Thursday. The secondseeded Argentine set up a clash against Jarkko Nieminen, who beat Matthias Bachinger of...
  • BhupathiPetrova sweat for quarterfinal berth January 22, 2013

    Melbourne: India's Mahesh Bhuptahi and Russia's Nadia Petrova overcame stiff resistance from Katarina Srebotnik and Nenad Zimonjic to enter the mixed doubles quarterfinals of the Australian Open here Tuesday. The fifth seeds beat the SlovakianSerbian pair 36, 62, 105 in the second round at Melbourne Park. BhupathiPetrova now await the winners of...
  • Makarova eager to face rampant Sharapova in quarters January 21, 2013

    Melbourne: Russian Ekaterina Makarova is eager to meet Maria Sharapova in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Tuesday even though her compatriot has been one of the dominant women players of the tournament. The 19th seed met Sharapova in the same round last year at Melbourne Park, with the...
  • Ranji Trophy: Mumbai close in on semifinal berth January 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai have assured themselves of a place in the Ranji Trophy's lastfour stage after bundling out Baroda for 271 before extending their lead to 545 runs on the fourth and penultimate day of their quarterfinal clash here on Wednesday. Even if the match ends in a draw on Thursday, Mumbai,...
  • Ranji Trophy: Saurashtra on top against Karnataka January 8, 2013

    Rajkot: Middleorder batsman Manish Pandey's fine century might go in vain as hosts Saurashtra took the vital first innings lead against Karnataka on the third day of the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match here on Tuesday. Saurashtra took a crucial 73run first inning lead after restricting Karnataka to 396 in reply to...
  • Ranji: Tendulkar's ton takes Mumbai to 272/3 on Day 1 January 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar scored his 80th firstclass century for Mumbai to help his team post 272 for 3 on day one of their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal clash against Baroda at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday. He was wellsupported by opener Wasim Jaffer (137*), who scored his second consecutive century, having...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group B: How Karnataka made the QFs January 3, 2013

    How Karnataka turned around their season will be one of the talking points of the 201213 Ranji Trophy season, especially if they go on to achieve glory. At one stage, defeat to Odisha threatened to derail their campaign and then when they lost their captain R Vinay Kumar to injury,...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group B: How Baroda made the QFs January 3, 2013

    Having lost Irfan and Yusuf Pathan early in the season and with a threadbare bowling attack, matters did not look too promising for Baroda after the first three rounds. They had yet to lose, but were unable to press on for matches mostly because of their limited bowling range. Then...
  • Tendulkar to play Ranji quarterfinal against Baroda January 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai's Ranji Trophy campaign would be boosted by the availability of Sachin Tendulkar to play in their quarterfinal game against Baroda here from January 610. "He will play against Baroda and the team will be selected day after tomorrow," informed Mumbai Cricket Association's joint secretary and meeting convener Nitin Dalal...