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Djokovic tames fiery Kyrgios to win his seventh Wimbledon title
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Djokovic tames fiery Kyrgios to win his seventh Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic underlined his recent dominance at Wimbledon with a composed and controlled fightback against Australia's Nick Kyrgios to win a fourth consecutive men's singles title on Sunday. According to the BBC, Serbia's Djokovic, 35, lost the first set after some superb serving from Kyrgios, but ended up winning 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) on Centre Court. It is Djokovic's seventh seventh wimbledon title and only Roger Federer has more. The victory has taken his Grand Slam title count to 21 – one spot behind Rafael Nadal’s record of 22 men’s majors. Top seed Djokovic made a slower start than his 27-year-old opponent, who initially seemed nerveless in his first Grand Slam singles final. But the Serb did not lose belief as he showed all of his experience and nous to turn the m...
Rafael Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon
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Rafael Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon

Agencies Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from his Wimbledon semi-final against Nick Kyrgios with an abdominal injury. According to the BBC, the 36-year-old Spanish second seed received treatment during his quarter-final against Taylor Fritz on Wednesday but pushed through the pain to win in five sets. "I have tried a lot of times in my career to keep going but it is obvious the injury will get worse," BBC quoted him as saying. Kyrgios will play Novak Djokovic or Cameron Norrie in Sunday's final. Nadal confirmed he has a tear in his abdominal muscle which means he would not be able to be competitive over two matches. The 22-time Grand Slam champion had practised at Wimbledon away from the media earlier on Thursday but then called a news conference. "Throughout the whole...
Wimbledon organisers fined for banning Russian and Belarusian players
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Wimbledon organisers fined for banning Russian and Belarusian players

Agencies Wimbledon organisers have been fined by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for banning Russian and Belarusian players from this summer's grass court events. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has been fined 207,000 pounds and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) 620,000 pounds after stopping athletes compete at Wimbledon and in warm-up tournaments, the BBC reported. According to Reuters, Wimbledon organisers and Britain's tennis authorities said they have appealed against fines handed to them by the women's governing body, WTA, for excluding Russian and Belarussian players from this year's grasscourt events. The AELTC, which organises the Grand Slam, and the LTA banned players from the two countries at tournaments in Britain following Russia's invasion of Ukr...
Junior tennis from today
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Junior tennis from today

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - The Team Tennis  Nepal JTI Junior Tennis Championship kicked off in the capital on Friday. A total of 110 players are competing in the event, said Ajay Bista, chairman of Team  Tennis Nepal – the organizer of the event. The championship features competition in 12 categories including 6 in boys’ category and 6 in girls’ category. According to the organisers, the estimated cost of organizing the five-day event is around Rs 250,000. The competitions will be held at the court of the organizer in Dhapakhel.
Prasamsha Moktan wins silver in tennis championship
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Prasamsha Moktan wins silver in tennis championship

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepali tennis player Prasamsha Moktan has secured silver medal in Circuit-1 of the First Qatar Asian Junior U-19 Tennis Championship. Moktan clinched silver medal in both singles and doubles category under the championship held at Doha-based Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex. According to Moktan’s father Sulabh, she lost the final against Alexandra of Russia 6-3, 6-1 in the singles category. In the doubles section, Moktan partnered with Safia Al Thani. She is the lone player representing Nepal in the championship.
Alcaraz wins Madrid Open
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Alcaraz wins Madrid Open

Agencies Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz won his second ATP Masters 1000 title at the Madrid Open after defeating defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-1 in front of his home crowd on Sunday. According to Reuters, Alcaraz looked dangerous throughout his run at the claycourt tournament, where he stunned 21-times major winner Rafa Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic before cruising past world number three Zverev in the title clash. The 19-year-old is the youngest player since start of the ATP Tour in 1990 to defeat three top-five players at the same event. "It feels great to be able to beat these players. To beat two of the best players in history and then Zverev, the world number three. He is a great player," Alcaraz, who did not face a break point against the Ger...
Alcaraz shocks Djokovic in Madrid
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Alcaraz shocks Djokovic in Madrid

Agencies Teenage rising star Carlos Alcaraz shocked world number one Novak Djokovic in a three-set thriller to reach the Madrid Open final. According to the BBC, the 19-year-old Spaniard followed up his quarter-final win over Rafael Nadal with a 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 7-6 (7-5) success. Alcaraz coped with everything Djokovic threw at him and delighted the home crowd with some brilliant drop shots. He plays defending champion Alexander Zverev in Sunday's final after the German beat Stefanos Tsitsipas. Zverev - ranked third in the world - won 6-4 3-6 6-2 to record his first victory on a clay court over the Greek world number five. Alcaraz becomes the first player to beat 21-time Grand Slam champion Nadal and 20-time major winner Djokovic on consecutive days on a clay court. ...
Djokovic advances, Raducanu knocked out in Madrid
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Djokovic advances, Raducanu knocked out in Madrid

Agencies World number one Novak Djokovic began his quest for a fourth Madrid Open title with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Gael Monfils on Tuesday, improving his unbeaten record to 18-0 against the Frenchman. The result ensures Djokovic remains at the top of the rankings while it earned Monfils the ignominy of having the worst record against a single opponent without winning in the Open era, Reuters reported. Djokovic first played Monfils at the U.S. Open in 2005 but Tuesday's match was only their second encounter on clay and he needed only one break point to clinch the first set. Monfils did entertain the crowd with a few shots worthy of the highlights reel, including a 'tweener' that had even Djokovic applauding along with the fans, the news agency further reported. But the to...
Raju Shrestha off to winning start in Citizens Bank Tennis
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Raju Shrestha off to winning start in Citizens Bank Tennis

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Raju Shrestha made a winning start to the Eighth Citizens Bank Open Tennis Championship in the veterans’ above 45 years men’s singles event on Sunday. Shrestha defeated Apoorva Thapa 6-2, 7-5 in the match held at the tennis court of the National Sports Council in Tripureshwar. In other matches of the same age group, Hari Bahadur Basnet, Agya Bhahdur Bhandari, Shiva Prasad Sedhai, Sharan Gurung, Ashok Singh, Gopi Bhattarai, Uttam Bogati, Manoj Shah, Hemraj Dhakal, Mahesh Shrestha, Raju Gola, Yubaraj Thapa and Bimal Gurung won their respective matches. The event features competition in men’s singles, women’s singles, mixed doubles, men’s veteran above 35 years, men’s veteran above 45 years, men’s veteran above 55 years (singles and doubles) and a...
Fritz ends Nadal win streak to lift Indian Wells title
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Fritz ends Nadal win streak to lift Indian Wells title

Agencies Taylor Fritz battled through excruciating pain to bring Rafa Nadal's 20-match winning run to an end with a 6-3, 7-6(5) victory in the Indian Wells final on Sunday. According to Reuters, Fritz has become the first American to lift the title since Andre Agassi over two decades ago. Home favourite Fritz gave fans what they came to see - an heroic effort and an American winner, denying Nadal what would have been his fourth title of the season and a record-equalling 37 ATP Masters 1000 championships. Struggling with an injured ankle, Fritz said after collecting his second career title he had had doubts he could even take to the court and had never before experienced such pain prior to a match. But the 24-year-old American decided to gut it out and was rewarded with the bi...
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