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US Open 2018: John Millman v Novak Djokovic; quarter final; Aussie changes shorts due to heat

[ad_1] A BIZARRE exchange between John Millman and Novak Djokovic has resulted in what commentators have described as a tennis first at the US Open.An apologetic Millman stopped play in the second set of their quarter-final match to ask the 13-time grand slam winner if he could run to the changerooms to change his tight shorts.“I don’t know what to do about it, I’m sweaty, I don’t want to change,”
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US Open: Men’s final — Novak Djokovic v Juan Martin del Potro live score, updates, result, video, start time

[ad_1] NOVAK Djokovic didn’t play in last year’s US Open due to injury, while Juan Martin del Potro nearly quit the sport three years ago, also over injury-related frustrations.Now they are set to face each other for the first time in a grand slam final on the biggest stage in tennis, the US Open in New York.Djokovic, ranked sixth in the world, cruised through earlier rounds of the tournament, dropping
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Serena Williams cartoon: Mark Knight discovers it’s dangerous being funny

[ad_1] OPINIONIF you made a top 10 list of the world’s most dangerous gigs, Australian cartoonist would surely have to start ranking up there.Mark Knight, one of our all-time greats, woke up to find himself engulfed in a twitter firestorm with an intensity not seen since Bill Leak was tied to the stake and torched by the Twitter offenderati.If you’re a cartoonist looking for a ‘safe space’, stay away from
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US Open Nick Kyrgios pep talk: Chair umpire suspended

[ad_1] THE Swedish umpire who gave a pep talk to Nick Kyrgios during a US Open match this year has been suspended without pay for two weeks, the ATP Tour have announced. Mohamed Lahyani got down from his chair to offer some words of encouragement to the Australian No. 1, who was a set and a break down to Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert during a second-round clash in New York nearly
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Chengdu Open results, scores: Bernard Tomic reaches semi-finals with win over Felix Auger-Aliassime

[ad_1] BERNARD Tomic’s tentative steps away from tennis’ battler ranks are gathering momentum with the former world No.17 moving into the semi-finals of China’s Chengdu Open.It wasn’t exactly the hallowed grass of Wimbledon for the tennis prodigy and his opponent — world No.147 and qualifying lucky loser Felix Auger-Aliassime — is hardly a great of the game.But it was still an important win for the Australian who is projected to
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Daria Garilova through to Hong Kong Open quarters

[ad_1] LAST year’s Hong Kong Open runner-up Daria Gavrilova admitted she had lost her concentration on Thursday as she made hard work of dispatching unseeded Monica Niculescu over almost three gruelling hours.The Australian needed a third set tiebreaker -- which she closed out with an emphatic smash -- to finally break her resilient Romanian opponent, whose forehand slice and confident net play unnerved the seventh seed.Gavrilova started the match in
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Kyrgios may have to give French Open the elbow

[ad_1] NICK Kyrgios will consult Australian Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt on Tuesday as he nurses a worrying elbow injury that threatens to cruel his grand slam season.Kyrgios is in a desperate fight to be fully fit for next month’s French Open after requiring a cortisone shot to treat the problem that has restricted him to just two events since early February.The 22-year-old is back home in Canberra working around
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Miami Open ATP: Nick Kyrgios def. by Alexander Zverev score, draw, video

[ad_1] ALEXANDER Zverev will move onto the Miami Open quarterfinals after dispatching Australian Nick Kyrgios in 71 minutes, 6-4, 6-4.The clash came nearly a year to the day that the two faced off in the quarterfinals of the Open; with Kyrgios needing six match points and three sets to get past Zverev in 2017.But it was Zverev who had the better of things this time around; with the German set
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Miami Open WTA: Serena Williams handed tough draw

[ad_1] MIAMI Open tournament director James Blake on Monday urged tennis chiefs to rethink seeding rules after Serena Williams was handed a tough draw at this week’s event in Florida. Blake believes Williams is effectively being penalised for taking maternity leave by existing WTA tournament regulations.The 23-time Grand Slam-winning American heads into this week’s Miami Open as an unseeded player after taking 13 months off to have her first child.Such
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Madrid Open: Thiem def. Anderson, Zverev def. Shapovalov

[ad_1] DOMINIC Thiem followed up his sensational victory over world number one Rafael Nadal by easing past Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the Madrid Masters final. The fifth-seeded Austrian, who ended Nadal’s 21-match and 50-set winning streak on clay Friday, needed 85 minutes to dispose of his South African opponent, seeded sixth.Thiem, the runner-up to Nadal in the 2017 Madrid final and still chasing a maiden Masters