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  • Coaching clinics at TCK

    Having reached the end of yet another winter coaching clinic, the Tennis Club Kordin (TCK) will be promoting the sport among youngsters in summer with another specialised training programme. The summer lessons will cater for players at all levels...

  • Andy Murray seeded third at Wimbledon

    Andy Murray seeded third at Wimbledon

    Britain’s Andy Murray (picture, right), seeking to win the Wimbledon title for the second time in three years, has been named as third seed for the competition which starts next Monday. Defending champion Novak Djokovic, seeking a third Wimbledon...

  • Federer rules Halle for eighth time

    Roger Federer won the Halle Open for a record-extending eighth time yesterday by beating Italy’s Andreas Seppi 7-6 6-4 in a successful dress rehearsal on grass ahead of Wimbledon. Defending champion Federer, who has now won Halle more times than...

  • No lapses if Williams wants Serena Slam – Evert, McEnroe

    No lapses if Williams wants Serena Slam – Evert, McEnroe

    Serena Williams has a great chance to sweep to victory at Wimbledon and hold all four grand slam titles at the same time but she must raise her consistency, former champions Chris Evert and John McEnroe said. Williams is one Wimbledon title away...

  • Wilson juniors open tournament from July 15-23

    This year’s edition of the Juniors Open tennis tournament, organised by the Tennis Club Kordin and sponsored by Wilson through their agent in Malta, Gordon Asciak, will take place between July 15 and 23. Application forms can be collected from...

  • Nadal crashes out to Dolgopolov at Queen’s

    Rafa Nadal’s return to form was stopped in its tracks when he lost his opening match at the Aegon Championships to Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3 6-7(6) 6-4 yesterday. The Spaniard arrived in London fresh from winning the Stuttgart grasscourt...

  • Nadal beats Troicki to claim Stuttgart title

    Nadal beats Troicki to claim Stuttgart title

    Rafa Nadal (picture) claimed his first grasscourt title for five years when he beat Serbian Victor Troicki 7-6(3) 6-3 to win the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart yesterday. Nadal’s two previous triumphs, in 2005 and 2007, came when the tournament was...

  • Wawrinka tames Djokovic

    Wawrinka tames Djokovic

    There were no jeers this time as Swiss Stan Wawrinka defied the odds to win the French Open with a courageous 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 victory over world no.1 Novak Djokovic in an enthralling final yesterday. The eighth seed, booed by the crowd when he...

  • Serena claims 20th grand slam

    Serena claims 20th grand slam

    World number one Serena Williams survived a mid-match meltdown to beat Czech Lucie Safarova 6-3 6-7 6-2 to win the French Open yesterday, her 20th grand slam singles trophy. The American, who skipped practice on Friday because of a bout of flu,...

  • Djokovic downs Murray to reach French Open final

    Novak Djokovic rediscovered a ruthless streak when it mattered most to stay on course for a career slam with a 6-3 6-3 5-7 5-7 6-1 win over Andy Murray to reach the French Open final yesterday. The Serb was leading 6-3 6-3 5-7 3-3 when play was...

  • Wawrinka scorches Tsonga to reach final at Roland Garros

    Wawrinka scorches Tsonga to reach final at Roland Garros

    Stan Wawrinka took on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and 15,000 of his most passionate fans and silenced them all to reach the French Open final for the first time with a 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-4 victory yesterday. Tsonga’s hopes of becoming the first Frenchman to win...

  • Djokovic still faces rocky road to glory

    Djokovic still faces rocky road to glory

    Novak Djokovic’s muted celebrations after ending Rafa Nadal’s reign as claycourt king were partly out of respect for his Spanish victim but mainly due to the fact the his French Open mission is far from accomplished. In beating nine-times champion...

  • Ailing Serena beats Bacsinszky to reach final

    Ailing Serena beats Bacsinszky to reach final

    An ailing Serena Williams stayed on course for a 20th grand slam singles title as she came back from the brink to reach the final of the French Open with a 4-6 6-3 6-0 win against Swiss power hitter Timea Bacsinszky yesterday. The American, who...

  • Djokovic ends Nadal reign

    Djokovic ends Nadal reign

    Novak Djokovic handed nine-times champion Rafa Nadal his second defeat in 11 years at Roland Garros to reach the semi-finals of the French Open with a devastating and thoroughly one-sided 7-5 6-3 6-1 win yesterday. The world number one from...

  • Wawrinka trumps Federer in all-Swiss duel to reach semis

    Wawrinka trumps Federer in all-Swiss duel to reach semis

    Stanislas Wawrinka trumped fellow Swiss Roger Federer at a grand slam for the first time with a 6-4 6-3 7-6 victory in the French Open quarter-finals yesterday. Forever in the shadow of his more celebrated compatriot, Wawrinka finally got the...

  • Djokovic sets up Nadal clash

    Djokovic sets up Nadal clash

    Novak Djokovic demolished Richard Gasquet 6-1 6-2 6-3 in an awe-inspiring performance at the French Open yesterday to set up a much-anticipated quarter-final clash with Rafael Nadal. The Serb needed seven break points to break the 20th seed’s...

  • Tsonga lights up Paris

    Tsonga lights up Paris

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga illuminated a grey day in Paris with a thrilling victory over Tomas Berdych to reach the quarter-finals of the French Open yesterday but Maria Sharapova’s title defence was put on hold by the rain. After home favourite Alize...

  • Djokovic, Murray cut Aussie trailblazers down to size

    Djokovic, Murray cut Aussie trailblazers down to size

    Top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray slapped down a pair of Australian upstarts at the French Open but Rafa Nadal showed he is still the man to beat as he powered into the last 16 of the French Open yesterday. Teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis and...

  • Serena escapes as women’s seeds continue to tumble

    Serena escapes as women’s seeds continue to tumble

    The pre-tournament shortlist of favourites for the French Open women’s crown continues to shrink and for a while it looked as though the top name, Serena Williams, would also vanish yesterday. Shortly after former world number one Caroline...

  • Nishikori takes Paris centre stage

    Nishikori takes Paris centre stage

    Roger Federer avoided any more security scares as he moved smoothly into the third round of the French Open yesterday but danger still lurks in the bottom half of the draw, namely in the shape of Japan’s Kei Nishikori. While second seed Federer...

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