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  • Fognini becomes first Italian champion in Monte Carlo in 51 years

    Fognini becomes first Italian champion in Monte Carlo in 51 years

    Colourful Fabio Fognini defeated Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 to win the Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday, the first Italian to triumph at the clay court showpiece in over half a century. The 13th seed, based just 20 kilometres over the border in San Remo,...

  • Malta lose to Macedonia in Fed Cup play-off

    Malta lose to Macedonia in Fed Cup play-off

    Team Malta finished sixth in the Fed Cup Group 3 (Europe/Africa, Zone A) after losing 2-0 to North Macedonia in the play-off for fifth/sixth place, in Helsinki, Finland  The Maltese were no match to the Macedonian in both the first and second rubber.

  • Nadal crashes out to Fognini in Monte Carlo semi-finals

    Nadal crashes out to Fognini in Monte Carlo semi-finals

    Rafael Nadal crashed to Fabio Fognini in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals on Saturday, the Spanish clay court king swept aside 6-4, 6-2, to end his bid for a 12th title. The shock result leaves Italian 13th seed Fognini facing unseeded Serb...

  • Listen: More to come from Malta's tennis player Pellicano, says coach Juan Giner

    Listen: More to come from Malta's tennis player Pellicano, says coach Juan Giner

    Helene Pellicano soared to new heights this week as the young Maltese player has now broken into the world’s top 30 juniors in the latest list that was published this week. Pellicano, who turned 17 on Thursday, has jumped 16 places in the latest...

  • Croatia vs Russia to open Davis Cup finals in Madrid

    Croatia vs Russia to open Davis Cup finals in Madrid

    Reigning champions Croatia will open the inaugural Davis Cup finals in Madrid against Russia on November 18, the International Tennis Federation announced on Thursday. The new 18-team format has replaced the former World Group, with Barcelona...

  • Andy Murray 'pain-free' but unsure over future after hip surgery

    Andy Murray 'pain-free' but unsure over future after hip surgery

    Andy Murray says he is no longer in pain but the former world number one is unsure whether he will be able to play top-level tennis again following a second hip operation. The 31-year-old underwent hip resurfacing surgery at the end of January in...

  • Tsitsipas claims second ATP title in Marseille

    Tsitsipas claims second ATP title in Marseille

    Rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas claimed his second ATP Tour title on Sunday by beating Mikhail Kukushkin in the final of the Marseille event. The 20-year-old continued his excellent start to the year, which included a run to the Australian...

  • Clay king Nadal opens tennis academy in Mexico

    Clay king Nadal opens tennis academy in Mexico

    ennis superstar Rafael Nadal has opened a new academy in Mexico at the Caribbean seaside resort of Cancun. The Costa Mujeres center is an extension of Nadal's original academy based on his native Mallorca. "We've been coming here for many years...

  • Mertens surprises Halep to take Qatar Open title

    Mertens surprises Halep to take Qatar Open title

    Belgium's Elise Mertens claimed the biggest win of her career on Saturday, surprisingly coming from a set down to beat world number three Simona Halep and clinch the Qatar Open. The world number 21 won 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, despite being outclassed in...

  • Dominant Djokovic wins magnificent seventh Australian Open

    Dominant Djokovic wins magnificent seventh Australian Open

    An imperious Novak Djokovic won a record magnificent seventh Australian Open title by routing Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 Sunday with a display of flawless tennis. The pair's only previous final in Australia, in 2012, developed into a...

  • Watch: Osaka beats Kvitova to win Australian Open 

    Watch: Osaka beats Kvitova to win Australian Open 

    Japan's Naomi Osaka battled past Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova 7-6 (7/2), 5-7, 6-4 to win her first Australian Open crown Saturday and become the new world number one. The fourth seed and US Open champion made it two Grand Slam titles in a row...

  • Watch: 'Perfect' Djokovic finds 'the zone' to set up Nadal blockbuster final

    Watch: 'Perfect' Djokovic finds 'the zone' to set up Nadal blockbuster final

    Novak Djokovic said he was "in the zone" and played a "perfect match" Friday to line up a blockbuster Australian Open final against his great rival Rafael Nadal. "Today was a perfect match for me from the first to the last point," said the Serbian...

  • Watch: Ruthless Nadal routs Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final

    Watch: Ruthless Nadal routs Tsitsipas to reach Australian Open final

    Rafael Nadal handed rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas a tennis lesson Thursday as he drubbed him 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in the Australian Open semi-final. Greek 14th seed Tsitsipas had enjoyed a fairytale run to his first Grand Slam last four, including a win...

  • Curmi, Bencheikh edged out of Australian Open Juniors

    Curmi, Bencheikh edged out of Australian Open Juniors

    Francesca Curmi's run at the Australian Open Juniors came to an end on Thursday when the young Maltese player and her partner Loudmilla Bencheikh lost to Natsumi Kawaguchi, of Japan, and Hungary's Adriann Nagy 6-4 2-6 10-7. It was a heartbreaking...

  • Watch: Osaka edges Pliskova to set up Kvitova showdown

    Watch: Osaka edges Pliskova to set up Kvitova showdown

    Fourth seed Naomi Osaka outgunned Karolina Pliskova Thursday to set up an Australian Open final against Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova. The 21-year-old Japanese star overcame the seventh seed 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 to reach a second straight Grand Slam...

  • Watch: Red-hot Kvitova makes Open final

    Watch: Red-hot Kvitova makes Open final

    Petra Kvitova said she had proved the doubters wrong Thursday by reaching her maiden Australian Open final and the first in a Grand Slam since a knife attack derailed her career. The two-time Wimbledon champion stormed past debutant Danielle...

  • Curmi, Bencheick reach Australian Open semis

    Curmi, Bencheick reach Australian Open semis

    There were mixed fortunes for Maltese tennis players Francesca Curmi and Helene Pellicano at the Australian Open Juniors on Wednesday morning. Curmi and her French partner Loudmilla Bencheick came back from a set down to beat Thailand’s duo...

  • Watch: Djokovic through to Pouille semi-final

    Watch: Djokovic through to Pouille semi-final

    World number one Novak Djokovic reached the Australian Open semi-finals in a hurry Wednesday as an ailing Kei Nishikori retired when losing 6-1, 4-1 after just 51 minutes. Nishikori had endured three five-set epics during 13hr 47min on court...

  • Watch: Pliskova slays Serena to set up Osaka semi-final

    Watch: Pliskova slays Serena to set up Osaka semi-final

    Serena Williams's bid to equal Margaret Court's record 24 Grand Slam titles was brought to a halt in sensational style Wednesday by Karolina Pliskova, who will face Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open semi-finals. The American great had beaten...

  • Maltese tennis duo reach doubles final 8 of Australian Open juniors

    Maltese tennis duo reach doubles final 8 of Australian Open juniors

    Helene Pellicano and Francesca Curmi are through to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open juniors with their respective partners after registering victories in their Last 16 matches in Melbourne on Tuesday. Pellicano and her doubles partner...