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French Open Round-up: Andy Murray scrapes through; Stan Wawrinka wins
French Open Round-up: Andy Murray scrapes through; Stan Wawrinka wins

Andy Murray (left) and Mathias Bourgue at the net after their second round match at the 2016 French Open in Paris on WednesdayWhen the men’s singles draw of the 2016 French Open was released, nobody envisaged Andy Murray dropping four sets in the initial couple of rounds. But that is exactly what the second seed did to reach the third round.For the second consecutive match, the Scot had to take the long, arduous road to register a win in fi

May 26 2016
An ode to Roger Federer: Why the clay of Roland Garros will miss the Swiss maestro
An ode to Roger Federer: Why the clay of Roland Garros will miss the Swiss maestro

Roger Federer exults after winning at Roland GarrosThe scent of the soil hasn’t changed one bit. Roland Garros though, will not remain the same with the proposed redevelopment and expansion of the site to cater to changing realities of the sport. The famed Bull Ring, site to several galactic battles is facing the prospect of turning to rubble, dissolving into the vortex of time.But then, time does not stop, neither for the iconic court No.1

May 25 2016
French Open 2016: Results
French Open 2016: Results

Andy Murray battled his way to a winAndy Murray played out the most thrilling match of Day 3 of Roland Garros 2016, prevailing in 5 sets against Mathais Bourgue 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 to moev int Round 3 of the competition.It was smooth sailing for the restof the top seeds as the likes of Kei Nishikori, Stan Wawrink all progressed through to the next round.Hewre are the results so far:Men’s SinglesAndy Murray beat Mathais Bourgue 

May 25 2016
Live: French Open 2016 Results and Scores Updates Day 3, Djokovic, Nadal, Murray win
Live: French Open 2016 Results and Scores Updates Day 3, Djokovic, Nadal, Murray win

Top seed Novak Djokovic will play Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan in his first round match todayIt’s now Day 3 of the French Open and a number of the biggest players have faltered, not looking as confident or powerful as they should. Third seed and reigning Roland-Garros champion Stan Wawrinka was believed to have the easiest quarter of the top 4 seeds, but struggled against his Czech rival Lukas Rosol.The 59th- ranked Czech took his Swiss rival to f

May 24 2016
5 best athletes for the week 16 May - 23 May
5 best athletes for the week 16 May - 23 May

Part of our series on the standout athletic performances of the week sees cricket, tennis and some spirited badminton performances take centrestage:Virat KohliLeading the Royal Challengers from the front, contributing significantly with the batThe mercurial Indian batsman has on top of his game at the 2016 Indian Premier League, scoring tons in quick succession to add to his growing list of batting records.Captaining the Royal Challengers Bangalo

French Open 2016 Day 2: Order of play, Live Scores and Result
French Open 2016 Day 2: Order of play, Live Scores and Result

World No. 2 Andy MurrayThe French Open, the only claycourt Grand Slam of the year, is currently underway at Roland-Garros in the French capital. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the men’s top seed, while his female counterpart Serena Williams is the top seed among the women. Catch all the live updates and results from the French Open 2016.ResultsStan Wawrinka def Lukas Rosol 4-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 That was a struggle and a half! Reigning

May 23 2016
French Open 2016 men's draw analysis
French Open 2016 men's draw analysis

9-time champion Rafael Nadal and top seed Novak Djokovic are drawn in the same half, with a possible semi-final clashThe draws are out for the year’s claycourt Grand Slam, and the biggest question – how far away World No. 1 and top seed Novak Djokovic would be from nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal – has been answered. The Serb has never won the title at Roland Garros, although he has enjoyed a stellar, nearly unb

May 20 2016
Comic: Come rain or shine, Rome is mine - Andy Murray
Comic: Come rain or shine, Rome is mine - Andy Murray

 

May 18 2016
Is this Novak Djokovic’s last shot at a Career Grand Slam?
Is this Novak Djokovic’s last shot at a Career Grand Slam?

French Open 2015: An emotional Novak Djokovic congratulates his conqueror Stan WawrinkaAfter a glitch at Monte Carlo, where fatigue was a bigger villain than his opponent, Novak Djokovic steadied his clay run by winning Madrid. By beating Nadal in straight sets in a rollicking quarter-final at Rome, he further fortified his supremacy on clay. Djokovic was a step away from the Career Slam on three occasions – 2012, 2014 and 2015 – 

May 18 2016
5 best athletes for the week May 9th-15th May
5 best athletes for the week May 9th-15th May

The last week in sport saw a lot of events take place. A new Formual One winner, a new Rime Masters winner etc meant that fans had a lot to cheer about. Here’s a look at the best athletes from last week.1.Max VerstappenWhat were you doing at the age of 18? Preparing for your 12th Standard Board Exams? Searching for colleges? Maybe. But Max Verstappen, racing in his maiden event for  Redbull Racing, was doing neither last Sund

May 17 2016
ATP rankings: Andy Murray rises to second spot, Novak Djokovic still on top
ATP rankings: Andy Murray rises to second spot, Novak Djokovic still on top

Andy Murray after winning the Rome MastersSerbian star Novak Djokovic held on to his place as world No.1 in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles rankings released on Monday, while Scottish Andy Murray advanced to the second spot after winning the Italian Open title in Rome.Murray defeated Djokovic 6-3, 6-3 in the Rome Masters on Sunday. Murray now has 8,435 points, while third-placed Roger Federer got 7,015, reports Efe.The curre

May 16 2016
Live score updates Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray Italian Open 2016, Murray beats Djokovic in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3
Live score updates Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray Italian Open 2016, Murray beats Djokovic in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3

For the second tournament in a row, Novak Djokovic will take on Andy Murray in the finalWhat a day for Andy Murray! It’s now break point and match point to the Scot who leads 5-3 … and he WINS! Andy Murray beats Novak Djokovic in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 to take the Rome Masters title.It’s a pretty routine second set with the scorelines now at 2-2. Djokovic is a bit frustrated with himself with a few shots and emulates Serena Wil

May 15 2016
Italian Open 2016: Andy Murray sets up semifinal showdown against Lucas Pouille
Italian Open 2016: Andy Murray sets up semifinal showdown against Lucas Pouille

Andy MurrayRome, May 13 (IANS): Scottish tennis star Andy Murray reached the Italian Open semi-finals on Friday by winning 6-1, 7-5 against Belgian David Goffin, and will face Frenchman Lucas Pouille on Saturday. Murray continued his good form and only needed one hour and 35 minutes to defeat Goffin, who eliminated on Thursday world No .8 Tomas Berdych, with a double 6-0.The Scot has now won seven of his last eight matches, having reached th

May 13 2016
Rome Masters: Rafael Nadal to meet Novak Djokovic; Roger Federer out
Rome Masters: Rafael Nadal to meet Novak Djokovic; Roger Federer out

Rafael Nadal in action at Rome on ThursdayThere were contrasting fortunes for tennis superstars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in two of the most-anticipated generational battles at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome on Thursday. The Swiss maestro, whose movement was restricted because of his ailing back, was shown the door by the in-form 22-year-old Austrian Dominic Thiem, 6(2)-7, 4-6.Nadal, on the other hand, managed to survive the o

May 13 2016
Rome Masters: Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber fall on a day of upsets
Rome Masters: Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber fall on a day of upsets

A dejected Victoria Azarenka attends her post-match press conference in Rome on WednesdayThe Foro Italico in Rome witnessed a slew of seeds making the exit on Wednesday as five WTA top-10 players fell by the wayside during second round action at the at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. World No. 2 Angelique Kerber, No. 5 Simona Halep, No. 6 Victoria Azarenka, No. 7 Roberta Vinci and No. 9 Petra Kvitova all were major casualties.It all starte

May 12 2016
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