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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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US Open final 2018: Serena Williams def. Naomi Osaka, umpire, reaction

[ad_1] SERENA Williams’ bid for a 24th Grand Slam title imploded in a furious tirade against umpire Carlos Ramos, calling him a thief after he docked her a point for two code violations. Williams tearfully accused Ramos of being a “thief” and angrily demanded an apology from the official.When a second code violation for racquet abuse was handed out to her — along with a point penalty — Williams exploded.Serena
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Roger Federer outclasses Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic with $1m gesture

[ad_1] ROGER Federer turned down an invitation to play in a planned exhibition match in Saudi Arabia in December which his rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have committed to play in. Saudi Arabia is under growing pressure from the international community following the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi after he entered Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2. He was a Washington Post columnist who had
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ATP Finals: Roger Federer def Dominic Thiem, score, result, video

[ad_1] Roger Federer staved off elimination from the ATP Finals as the six-time champion eased to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Dominic Thiem on Wednesday (AEDT). After losing his opening match at London’s O2 Arena against Kei Nishikori, Federer would have crashed out if he had been beaten by Thiem.Only once before has Federer failed to qualify from his group for the knockout rounds in his 15 previous appearances at
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Tennis: Sam Stosur, Juan Martin Del Potro, Novak Djokovic | Australian Open 2019

[ad_1] Samantha Stosur’s woeful record in Australia has continued after she was eliminated in the first round of the Brisbane International for the fifth time in six years. The Gold Coast local crashed to a 4-6 6-2 6-2 defeat to Czech world No. 139 Marie Bouzkova at Pat Rafter Arena on Tuesday in a worrying result ahead of the Australian Open as she pursues her first win since 2015.The 34-year-old
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Eugenie Bouchard loses a nailbiter vs Julia Goerges at ASB Classic 2019

[ad_1] Defending champion Julia Goerges has survived a major scare at the ASB Classic, being pushed to the limit by Eugenie Bouchard in Auckland on Friday.Goerges saved a match point late in the third set, before eventually prevailing 3-6 6-3 7-6 (8-6) in almost two-and-a-half hours to advance to the semi-finals.In a contest of fine margins and played in horribly windy conditions, the difference was Goerges’ ability to dictate the
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Rennae Stubbs’ epic courtside pump up inspires unlikely Karolina Pliskova victory at Brisbane

[ad_1] She came from the clouds to claim the Brisbane International. And perhaps Karolina Pliskova has her Australian coach Rennae Stubbs to thank.Down a set and a break in the second, Stubbs delivered an impassioned courtside speech, sparking Pliskova into action against her unseeded opponent, Lesia Tsurenko.“It’s not over and you know this,” Stubbs said.“You know what you have to do. Be engaged.“You’re hitting, not reacting. When you get those