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Injury pullouts prevail as the start of the US Open draws closer, with the kickoff in New York set for a week from Monday. With seeds set to be determined withing days, the draw entry has been reduced with withdrawals from former champion Juan Martin del Potro and one-time local darling Cici Bellis. The Argentine who won the 2009 title with a surprise defeat of Roger Federeris suffering through another knee injury after coming through
Has Nick Kyrgios’ successful run to the Citi Open Title in Washington last week reignited his love for tennis or was his impeccable behaviour on and off court and rapport with a crowd desperate to like him for all the right reasons merely the lull before an inevitable next storm? He entertained the crowd with his full repertoire of breathtaking shots and skills throughout the week and kept the lid firmly on his seemingly innate
Naomi Osaka was all smiles after winning her first career match at the Cincinnati Masters. The two-time Grand Slam winner outlasted Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the third round. Osaka, champion at the US and Australian Opens, said that she had to lighten her mood after losing the second set – possibly in direct contrast to suggestions from her coach that she take the struggle a bit more seriously.   “I was
Andy Murray has ruled out playing singles at the US Open after taking a 6-3, 6-3 loss in the Cincinnati first round to Richard Gasquet, a player he had defeated in their last five matches. Murray, still coming back from the January hip resurfacing which saved his career, took lessons from his defeat in 96 minutes. He has definitively as ruled out any chance of attempting singles at the US Open which begins a week
Nick Kyrgios brought his bad boy act to a fresh audience on Wednesday in Cincinnati with the unpredictable Aussie smashing a pair of racquets off court in order to avoid a sanction in a 6-7 (3/7), 7-6 (7/4) 6-2 loss at the Cincinnati Masters. Kyrgios got into a running stoush with chair umpire Fergus Murphy, and eventually made a controversy-filled exit to Russian Karen Khachanov, semi-finalist last weekend in Toronto.   The real drama erupted after