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World No 655 makes history with stunning upset over Arthur Fils in Rio

World No 655 makes history with stunning upset over Arthur Fils in Rio

Rising star Joao Fonseca produced a stunning display to earn a sizeable upset over Arthur Fils in the opening round of the 2024 Rio Open on Wednesday.  The 17-year-old Brazilian wildcard, who is currently ranked 655th, dismantled seventh seed and world No 36 Fils 6-0, 6-4 at his home tournament. Fonseca did not lose a...

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‘Jannik Sinner shares champion’s mentality with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal’, feels former world No 8

‘Jannik Sinner shares champion’s mentality with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal’, feels former world No 8

Two-time major finalist Mark Philippoussis has lauded Jannik Sinner for possessing the same “champion’s mentality” as tennis legends Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The former world No 8 described Sinner as “such a good kid” and declared that constantly striving to get better is what sets players like the Italian, Djokovic and Nadal apart. Sinner defeated...

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Imminent: Monte Carlo Hosts Again Its Tennis Tournament

Imminent: Monte Carlo Hosts Again Its Tennis Tournament

Established in 1897, the prestigious Monte-Carlo Tournament has always been regarded as an international benchmark in the world of tennis. After several name and venue changes, a new location was built to host the tournament: the Monte-Carlo Country Club. The most beautiful tennis club in the world was inaugurated on February 23, 1928, and became...

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‘Truly masochistic meltdown’: All-time tennis blow-up stuns world

‘Truly masochistic meltdown’: All-time tennis blow-up stuns world

We’ve seen plenty of wild tennis meltdowns throughout the years: from John McEnroe to Nick Kyrgios. But we’ve never seen one quite like Botic van de Zandschulp when he played French fan favourite and former world number six Gale Monfils in Doha overnight. The 28-year-old Dutchman was once ranked as high as 22nd in the...

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T&T set to contest World Junior Tennis in March | Loop Trinidad & Tobago

T&T set to contest World Junior Tennis in March | Loop Trinidad & Tobago

Seven athletes have been chosen to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the World Junior Tennis Tournament in El Salvador from 4-9 March. The girls’ team is made up of Cyra Ramcharan, Lilly Mohammed, and Madison Khan. The boys’ team consists of Josiah Hills, Christopher Khan, Darius Rahaman, and Nirav Doughdeen. Former national player Shenelle Mohammed...

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Jannik Sinner asked if he is currently ‘the one to beat’ in tennis

Jannik Sinner asked if he is currently ‘the one to beat’ in tennis

Jannik Sinner hasn’t lost a match in 2024 but the Italian has downplayed suggestions that he is “the one to beat” on the ATP Tour at the moment. The 22-year-old’s unbeaten run stands at 15 as he has won 12 consecutive matches this season after following up his maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian...

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Mark Lajal back in ATP world tennis top 200

Mark Lajal back in ATP world tennis top 200

Estonia’s top men’s’ tennis player Mark Lajal is back in the ATP top 200 places, at 198th in the freshly announced rankings published Monday. Lajal’s career-high ranking is 191st, which he attained last November. Daniil Glinka, Estonia’s second highest ranking men’s player, rose four places and is now at 489th, while 19-year-old Oliver Ojakäär climbed...

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Matt Ebden rises to summit of world tennis with No 1 doubles ranking

Matt Ebden rises to summit of world tennis with No 1 doubles ranking

Australian tennis player Matt Ebden says he has achieved a lifelong dream after securing the No 1 doubles rankings for the first time, taking the place of his 43-year-old partner Rohan Bopanna. The swap between the pair in the top positions will occur when rankings are updated on Monday, and comes despite the Australian Open...