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  • Murray to keep faith with coach Mauresmo

    Murray to keep faith with coach Mauresmo

    Andy Murray is set to continue his ground-breaking partnership with coach Amelie Mauresmo (picture), reports said yesterday. The pair initially teamed up just for the grass-court season but had talks immediately after Murray’s quarter-final loss...

  • Moroni, Krupenina prevail in VLTC finals

    Moroni, Krupenina prevail in VLTC finals

    The European Tournament for Under-14 players, sponsored by Kettle Chips and played at the Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club (VLTC), came to a close recently. There was a high level of com-petition in most of the decisive matches with Italy’s Filippo...

  • Gatt reaches two senior tour finals in the UK

    Last week, Mark Gatt attained a series of commendable results on the Senior Tennis Tour at Frinton On Sea in the UK. In the singles, Gatt beat Briton Oliver Focher 6-2 6-1 in his opening match which was closer than the scoreline suggests. His next...

  • Mouratoglou staying on as Serena Williams coach

    Mouratoglou staying on as Serena Williams coach

    Patrick Mouratoglou (picture) will be staying as Serena Williams’ coach but admitted the world number one is going through “a difficult period”. Williams has struggled at grand slams this year, failing to progress beyond the fourth round, and was...

  • ‘Flat’ Kyrgios clears the air with rapper Drake

    ‘Flat’ Kyrgios clears the air with rapper Drake

    Wimbledon quarter-finalist Nick Kyrgios has moved to head off an international spat with Drake after the Canadian hip-hop artist took umbrage with a joke about his music at Wimbledon. One of tennis’s most promising young talents, the 19-year-old...

  • Nadal secures place in London finals

    Nadal secures place in London finals

    Rafael Nadal has joined Novak Djokovic in qualifying for the end-of-season Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London. The tournament, held at the O2 Arena from November 9-16, features the best eight players of the year and offers Nadal another...

  • Prize money upped 11.7 per cent for 2014

    The prize money pool for this year’s US Open has been increased by 11.7 per cent to a record $38.3 million, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced. The men’s and women’s singles champions will earn $3 million, a record payout at the...

  • International Under-14 tournament at TCK

    The Tennis Club Kordin (TCK), in conjunction with the Malta Tennis Federation, will be hosting this year’s Under-14 Tennis Europe tournament. For yet another year, this event has attracted a significant number of players from various countries and...

  • Djokovic savours ‘special’ final

    Djokovic savours ‘special’ final

    Novak Djokovic savoured the most special of his seven grand slam titles after fighting off a courageous Roger Federer and his own inner demons to lift the Wimbledon trophy. The 27-year-old had lost five of his previous six grand slam finals,...

  • Defiant Djokovic wins epic final

    Defiant Djokovic wins epic final

    Novak Djokovic claimed a second Wimbledon title after coming out on top in an extraordinary battle of wills against seven-times winner Roger Federer, eventually triumphing 6-7(7) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 6-4 in a gripping encounter yesterday. The Serb, who...

  • Kvitova ready to shoulder the pressure of being champion

    Kvitova ready to shoulder the pressure of being champion

    The Venus Rosewater Dish proved to be something of a poisoned chalice for Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova (picture) after her 2011 win but she says the difficult experience means she is now ready to cope with the pressure of a second title...

  • Kvitova hands Bouchard majestic royal thumping

    Kvitova hands Bouchard majestic royal thumping

    Petra Kvitova produced a majestic performance to end Eugenie Bouchard’s hopes of becoming the first Canadian to win a grand slam title with a 6-3 6-0 win in the Wimbledon final yesterday. Much had been made of Bouchard’s raw power and...

  • Edberg has lifted Federer– Ivanisevic

    Stefan Edberg has helped Roger Federer regain the mental strength that can guide him to a record eighth Wimbledon title, according to Goran Ivanisevic. Ivanisevic coached Croatian compatriot Marin Cilic to the Wimbledon quarter-finals this year,...

  • Classy Federer sets up Djokovic final

    Classy Federer sets up Djokovic final

    Roger Federer reached a ninth Wimbledon final after emerging unscathed from the crosshairs of bullet-serving giant Milos Raonic, winning 6-4 6-4 6-4 with a masterful display of the grasscourt arts yesterday. Chasing a record eighth title at the...

  • Kvitova faces Bouchard in women’s showdown

    Kvitova faces Bouchard in women’s showdown

    Petra Kvitova ruthlessly ended the grand slam hopes of her friend Lucie Safarova in yesterday’s all-Czech semi-final and set her sights on claiming a second Wimbledon title against a young upstart chasing her first. The 2011 champion overcame the...

  • Federer is merely an obstacle to overcome says Raonic

    Milos Raonic will not be overawed by seven-times Wimbledon champion Roger Federer when the men take to Centre Court for today’s semi-final, the eighth seed said. The 23-year-old Raonic powered past Nick Kyrgios 6-7(4) 6-2 6-4 7-6(4) in Wednesday’s...

  • Murray dethroned

    Murray dethroned

    The mayhem created by an Australian firecracker the previous evening was continued in brutal fashion by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov yesterday as he annihilated defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray. With the dust still settling on 19-year-old...

  • Under 14 European tournament at VLTC

    The Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club, in conjunction with the Malta Tennis Federation, will be hosting the VLTC Kettle Chips European Tournament at their premises between July 12 and 19. The tournament, sponsored by Red October Company, is being held...

  • Nadal sent spinning out by 19-year-old Kyrgios

    Nadal sent spinning out by 19-year-old Kyrgios

    Rafael Nadal’s charge towards a third Wimbledon title came to a juddering halt in the fourth round yesterday when he was sensationally beaten by 19-year-old Australian wildcard Nick Kyrgios 7-6 5-7 7-6 6-3. Ranked 144th in the world, Kyrgios fired...

  • Bouchard powers into quarters

    Bouchard powers into quarters

    Canadian 20-year-old Eugenie Bouchard succeeded where Serena Williams failed as she beat Alize Cornet to reach the quarter-finals on another rain-hit day at Wimbledon yesterday. Frenchwoman Cornet caused a sensation on Saturday by removing...

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