Category Archives: Tennis

Australian Open under match-fixing scrutiny

More players revealed match-fixing approaches on Tuesday as the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament came under close scrutiny following claims that corruption in tennis was widespread.

Murray outguns young German to advance at Open

World number two Andy Murray wore down German teenager Alexander Zverev to win his opening match in straight sets at the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Venus’s age ‘irrelevant’, says Konta after upset

Venus Williams’ 69th Grand Slam came to a premature halt in the first round Tuesday when she was shocked by rising British star Johanna Konta, who said the veteran’s age was ”irrelevant”.

New, improved Raonic lifted by Federer win

Milos Raonic said an uplifting win over Roger Federer along with all-round improvements under new coach Carlos Moya has put him in line for a good run at the Australian Open.

Ferrer crashes out in first round in Doha

Defending champion David Ferrer crashed out in the first round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday, beaten in three sets by Ukraine’s Ilya Marchenko, ranked number 94 in the world.

Nadal wins first match of 2016 at Qatar Open

Rafael Nadal won his first match of the new season 6-7 (5) 6-3, 6-1 against Spanish countryman Pablo Carreno at the Qatar Open on Tuesday.

Nadal backs ‘humble’ Zidane as Real Madrid coach

Real Madrid fan Rafael Nadal on Tuesday backed the controversial appointment of Zinedine Zidane as the Spanish side’s new coach, saying it would be good for the club.

Nadal survives scare in Doha

Former world number one Rafael Nadal survived a first-round scare in the Qatar Open on Tuesday, winning in three sets against fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta.

Djokovic claims first win of season in 51 minutes

Novak Djokovic took just 51 minutes to win his first game of 2016, easily beating Dustin Brown 6-2, 6-2 in the opening game of the Qatar Open on Monday.

Sharapova pulls out of Brisbane International

Defending champion and tournament drawcard Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the season-opening Brisbane International with a left forearm injury, organisers said Tuesday.