Posts Tagged ‘match-point’

Teenager Bianca Andreescu advances to Paribas Open final with victory over Elina Svitolina

Her thigh was cramping and her strength was ebbing. Bianca Andreescu had squandered a match point in the ninth game of the third set of her BNP Paribas Open semifinal against Elina Svitolina on Friday night, and then a second and a third chance eluded her in the 10th game. By the time that game…

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Kevin Anderson defeats defending champion Roger Federer at Wimbledon

Kevin Anderson has eliminated defending champion Roger Federer from Wimbledon, scrambling back from a two-set deficit to win a marathon match, 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11. Anderson, who had never won a set against Federer before Wednesday, fell behind 2-0 and faced a match point in the third…

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Wimbledon: No. 1 Halep calls self ‘unprofessional’ after loss; Nadal, Djokovic advance

Simona Halep was ready for a vacation. It’s going to start a week earlier than she wanted after she gave away a big lead, wasted a match point and lost at Wimbledon, joining the procession of top women on the way out.

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Djokovic advances after 10 match points

Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal needed a combined 14 match points to reach the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday in Monaco.

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Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win Madrid Open title

Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem 7-6 (8), 6-4 on Sunday in the Madrid Open final to win his third straight title and continue his good form heading into the French Open. Nadal withstood a tough challenge from the ninth-ranked Thiem, converting on his fourth match point to earn his 15th straight..

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Rafael Nadal snaps losing streak against Novak Djokovic to reach Madrid Open final

Rafael Nadal ended his seven-match winless streak against Novak Djokovic with a 6-2, 6-4 win Saturday that put him in the Madrid Open final again. Nadal overpowered Djokovic, and converted on his third match point to earn his first victory against the second-ranked Serb since the 2014 French Open…

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Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic to play for No. 1 ranking in ATP Finals

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic set up a Sunday shootout for both the ATP finals title and the year-end No. 1 ranking.  The world’s top two players had contrasting wins in the semifinals at O2 Arena on Saturday, with Murray surviving a match point to beat Milos Raonic, 5-7, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (9) in 3…

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