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French Open: Madison Keys through to semi-finals after victory over Yulia Putintseva

[ad_1] MADISON Keys has maintained a perfect Roland Garros record, charging into the French Open semi-finals without losing a set.The American 13th seed eclipsed combative Yulia Putintseva 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 to secure a place in her third grand slam semi.Coached by former world No 1 Lindsay Davenport, Keys last season advanced to the US Open final only to be thrashed by friend Sloane Stephens.Madison Keys celebrates her win over Yulia
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Rafael Nadal wins French Open: Brisbane International organisers want clay king to return

[ad_1] BRISBANE International tournament director Cameron Pearson says he is hopeful that Roland Garros king Rafael Nadal will return to Queensland as the drawcard for next summer’s tournament.Nadal’s brutal physical style on clay clinched him an 11th French Open crown with a 6-4 6-3 6-2 win over Austria’s Dominic Thiem in their Roland Garros final.The 32-year-old had to bail from a second Brisbane visit in January with knee soreness, but
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ATP Queen’s Club: Nick Kyrgios beats Andy Murray video, double-tweener rally

[ad_1] NICK Kyrgios has tuned up for Wimbledon with an encouraging win over good mate Andy Murray at Queen’s Club — and one rally summed up everything weird and wonderful about the Aussie star.Kyrgios didn’t need long to showcase his trademark flamboyance, winning an outrageous rally in just the third game of the match.The world No.21 hit two ‘tweeners’ in a single rally, which he eventually won courtesy of an
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Wimbledon 2018: Murray ‘doesn’t anticipate any issues’ as Wimbledon decision looms

[ad_1] ANDY Murray slipped to a 6-4, 6-4 defeat to British compatriot Kyle Edmund at Eastbourne on Wednesday to put the former world number one’s participation at Wimbledon in fresh doubt.But the 31-year-old insisted he will be in position to decide whether he takes part at Wimbledon — which starts on Monday — by the time the draw is made on Friday.“Yeah, probably. I’ll chat with my team in the
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Wimbledon 2018 day two live stream, scores, results, order of play, Nick Kyrgios, Rafael Nadal

[ad_1] NICK Kyrgios and Ashleigh Barty will lead Australia’s most promising Wimbledon title tilt in almost a decade, a year after the most disastrous campaign since World War II.Australia’s top male and female hopes their campaign at the 150th anniversary championships tonight, spearheading a nine-strong Aussie contingent on day 2, hoping to join first-day winner John Millman in the second round.This year’s bumper representation is a far cry from last
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Wimbledon 2018: Ashleigh Barty downs Eugenie Bouchard 6-4 7-5 to progress to third round

[ad_1] ASHLEIGH Barty has survived a stern test from former finalist Eugenie Bouchard to safely progress to the third round at Wimbledon. Enhancing Kim Clijsters’ claim that the Australian No.1 is shaping as a title dark horse, Barty hammered nine aces and recovered from a second-set wobble to score a spirited 6-4 7-5 second-round win on Thursday.With Daria Gavrilova earlier trumping Fed Cup teammate Samantha Stosur 6-4 6-1, Australia have
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Wimbledon 2018: Nick Kyrgios accused of tanking in meltdown

[ad_1] NICK Kyrgios’s commitment to tennis is again being questioned after a shocking straight-sets third-round loss at Wimbledon. Completing a miserable day for Australia at The All England Club, Kyrgios crashed to a 6-1 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 defeat at the hands of Japanese superstar Kei Nishikori.The 15th seed’s elimination left Australia without a second-week contender for the second year running after Alex de Minaur, Matt Ebden and women’s hopes Ashleigh
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Novak Djokovic seals Wimbledon semi-final place after fiery four-set win over Kei Nishikori

[ad_1] THREE-TIME champion Novak Djokovic reached his eighth Wimbledon semi-final on Wednesday with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Japan’s Kei Nishikori in a stormy Centre Court clash. Djokovic, 31, will be playing in his 32nd Slam semi-final where he will face either world number one Rafael Nadal or fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro.It will be Djokovic’s first semi-final at a major since the 2016 French Open when he
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Wimbledon 2018: Kevin Anderson, John Isner exposes five-set problem

[ad_1] AN exhausted Kevin Anderson called for Grand Slam chiefs to introduce a cut-off point for final set marathons after the South African reached the Wimbledon final by winning the second longest ever singles match at a major. Anderson survived an incredible endurance test in the semi-finals on Friday, beating John Isner 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (9/11), 6-4, 26-24 in six hours and 36 minutes.The 32-year-old is the first
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Roger Federer Dylan Alcott bizarre Australian Open meeting

[ad_1] IF Dylan Alcott was Nostradamus reincarnated, there’s no way he could have predicted the outcome of his first meeting with his hero and tennis GOAT Roger Federer.Speaking on Andrew Denton’s ‘Interview’ on Tuesday night, the Australian tennis favourite recounted how he was exposed to a naked Federer in the changerooms of his first Australian Open in 2015.“I put my tennis bag in, I get my racquet out and standing