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Tennis Podcast: Is Daniil Medvedev currently the best male player in the world?
Tennis Podcast: Is Daniil Medvedev currently the best male player in the world?

Daniil Medvedev has won 29 of his last 32 matches and reached six consecutive finals. But is this just a four-month hot streak or is he actually the leader of the ATP's next generation and one of the very best in the world? Opinions differed on this week's Tennis Podcast as Catherine Whitaker (Amazon

Seppi beats Garin at Kremlin Cup, Mannarino wins
Seppi beats Garin at Kremlin Cup, Mannarino wins

Italian veteran Andreas Seppi saved two match points before beating Christian Garin 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) Monday to reach the second round of the Kremlin Cup.

Seppi beats Garin at Kremlin Cup, Mannarino wins

MOSCOW (AP) -- Italian veteran Andreas Seppi saved two match points before beating Christian Garin 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) Monday to reach the second round of the Kremlin Cup.

Rocketing star Medvedev revives Russia
Rocketing star Medvedev revives Russia's tennis hopes

Daniil Medvedev, Russia's number one tennis player, on Monday signed caps and tennis balls for fans in his native city of Moscow, hours after landing from China, where he won the Shanghai Masters Sunday. After a period in the doldrums, Russian tennis is now infused with a new generation of young

Putting family first the key factor in expectant father Andy Murray
Putting family first the key factor in expectant father Andy Murray's choice to compete at European Open

This week in Antwerp, a resurgent Andy Murray will appear in his first ATP event in Europe for 16 months. And while the choice of tournament might seem surprising - especially given that Murray has never played here before - it makes sense in terms of his personal life. Murray's wife Kim is expecting

Roger Federer says he plans to play at 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Roger Federer says he plans to play at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Roger Federer says he plans to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Federer made the announcement in Tokyo during at an exhibition event for his Japanese uniform supplier. Federer will turn 39 shortly after the Olympic tournament.

Olympic gold lures Federer to Tokyo Games
Olympic gold lures Federer to Tokyo Games

Roger Federer announced Monday he will compete at next year's Tokyo Olympics in a bid to claim the men's singles gold medal, the only major prize he has yet to win. Federer has won all four of the Grand Slam tournaments, as well as the ATP Tour Finals six times, but is still waiting to grab

Federer confirms Tokyo Olympics participation
Federer confirms Tokyo Olympics participation

The Swiss 38-year-old competed in the first of four Olympic Games at Sydney in 2000 and won the doubles gold partnering Stan Wawrinka in 2008 and a silver in singles in 2012. "At the end of the day my heart decided I would love to play the Olympic Games again," Federer told reporters during

Roger Federer says he plans to play at 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Roger Federer says he plans to play at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Roger Federer says he plans to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Federer made the announcement in Tokyo during at an exhibition event for his Japanese uniform supplier. Federer will turn 39 shortly after the Olympic tournament.

Coco Gauff, 15, becomes youngest player to win WTA title since 2004
Coco Gauff, 15, becomes youngest player to win WTA title since 2004

American teenage sensation Coco Gauff became the youngest player to win a WTA title in 15 years as she beat former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the Linz Open final on Sunday. The 15-year-old Gauff, who started the season ranked well outside the world's top 600, beat Latvia's Ostapenko

Daniil Medvedev - rise and rise of a
Daniil Medvedev - rise and rise of a 'smart' tennis star

Novak Djokovic calls him a "very complete" player and Alexander Zverev says he has a unique style that makes him the best in men's tennis on current, breathtaking form. Now Daniil Medvedev is homing in on Roger Federer's third place in the world rankings before the year is out and

Gauff salutes Federer
Gauff salutes Federer's words of wisdom

Coco Gauff hailed Roger Federer for his words of wisdom as the 15-year-old US prodigy on Sunday became the youngest champion on the WTA Tour since 2004. Gauff defeated 2017 Roland Garros winner Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in the Linz final for her maiden title. The teenager is managed by Federer

Medvedev wins Shanghai Masters for fourth title of the year
Medvedev wins Shanghai Masters for fourth title of the year

Daniil Medvedev extended the form that made him the hottest player in men's tennis when he captured the Shanghai Masters title with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Alexander Zverev on Sunday.

Sweden
Sweden's Peterson overcomes Watson to win Tianjin Open

Peterson recovered from a break down in each set, overturning a 2-0 deficit on both occasions to seal victory in an hour and 37 minutes. The 24-year-old won her maiden WTA title at the Jiangxi Open in Nanchang last month, and continued her splendid run with an upset win over former world number one

Heather Watson defeated in Tianjin Open but gains 40 places in world rankings after stellar performance
Heather Watson defeated in Tianjin Open but gains 40 places in world rankings after stellar performance

Heather Watson was defeated on Sunday in the final of China's Tianjin Open, but this was still a huge week for the British No 2. She gained almost 40 places on the rankings ladder, climbing to No88, which should earn her direct entry into the Australian Open. While Johanna Konta has led the British challenge

'It's crazy': American Gauff wins first WTA title at age 15

The 15-year-old Gauff, who started the season ranked well outside the world's top 600, beat Latvia's Ostapenko 6-3 1-6 6-2 in a topsy-turvy contest. Gauff raced to a 5-0 lead in the final set before Ostapenko rediscovered her rhythm to save two match points and hold on for 5-1. Ostapenko went

American Coco Gauff beats Jelena Ostapenko for Austria title
American Coco Gauff beats Jelena Ostapenko for Austria title

LINZ, Austria (AP) -- American teenager Coco Gauff won her first WTA title by beating Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to capture the Upper Austria Ladies on Sunday.

Judy Murray optimistic on Andy
Judy Murray optimistic on Andy's 2020 fitness dream

Judy Murray has expressed further confidence in the comeback status of son Andy as the former number one enters a fourth straight week of play on the ATP. Judy Murray, in Linz at the WTA event to put on coaching clinics, said her 32-year-old son is on track for next season.

Medvedev thumps Zverev to win Shanghai Masters title
Medvedev thumps Zverev to win Shanghai Masters title

Daniil Medvedev won his fourth title of a spectacular year with a thumping 6-4, 6-1 victory over Alexander Zverev in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday. Victory for the 23-year-old Russian, contesting a sixth final in a row, was more evidence that he is the prime contender to join the "Big Three

Medvedev wins Shanghai Masters for fourth title of the year

Daniil Medvedev extended the form that made him the hottest player in men's tennis when he captured the Shanghai Masters title with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Alexander Zverev on Sunday. The third-seeded Medvedev picked up his third title in six consecutive finals played since the tour returned to hard

Medvedev reaches sixth consecutive final at Shanghai Masters
Medvedev reaches sixth consecutive final at Shanghai Masters

Third seed Daniil Medvedev flexed his muscles at the Shanghai Masters on Saturday to reach a sixth consecutive tournament final.

Medvedev feels
Medvedev feels 'invincible' after thumping Zverev to win Shanghai

Daniil Medvedev conceded that he had been "invincible" after he won his fourth title of a spectacular year with a thumping 6-4, 6-1 victory over Alexander Zverev in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday. Victory for the 23-year-old Russian, contesting a sixth final in a row, was more evidence

American teenager Coco Gauff reaches WTA final for 1st time
American teenager Coco Gauff reaches WTA final for 1st time

LINZ, Austria (AP) -- American teenager Coco Gauff advanced to her first WTA final by beating Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday at the Upper Austria Ladies.

American teenager Gauff reaches maiden WTA final in Linz
American teenager Gauff reaches maiden WTA final in Linz

The 15-year-old Gauff became the youngest player to reach a WTA final since Czech Republic's Nicole Vaidisova won the Tashkent Open in 2004, also aged 15. Gauff only made it to the main draw of the event as a lucky loser but has made her opportunity count with a barnstorming run to Sunday's

Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Zverev Shanghai Masters Final sees young guns fire warning to the Big Three
Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Zverev Shanghai Masters Final sees young guns fire warning to the Big Three

This is men's tennis, but not as we know it. Semi-finals day at a Masters 1000 event - and not a wrinkle in sight? In Shanghai on Friday, the ages of the four participants added up to just 89 years. The statistic might not seem all that startling in most sports, where the saying goes that "a good young

Teenage star Gauff reaches maiden WTA final
Teenage star Gauff reaches maiden WTA final

American teenage sensation Coco Gauff reached the first WTA final of her career on Saturday as the 15-year-old beat Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-4 in the last four in Linz. Gauff, who burst onto the scene with a run to the Wimbledon last 16 earlier this year, is the youngest woman to make a WTA final since

Teenage star Gauff reaches maiden WTA final
Teenage star Gauff reaches maiden WTA final

American teenage sensation Coco Gauff reached the first WTA final of her career on Saturday as the 15-year-old beat Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-4 in the last four in Linz. Gauff, who burst onto the scene with a run to the Wimbledon last 16 earlier this year, is the youngest woman to make a WTA final since

Medvedev extends hot streak to set up Shanghai final with Zverev
Medvedev extends hot streak to set up Shanghai final with Zverev

U.S. Open runner-up Medvedev, chasing his fourth ATP Tour title in a breakthrough 2019 season, will meet Germany's Alexander Zverev in Sunday's final. Third seed Medvedev won 84% of his first-serve points and saved four of five break points to improve his win-loss record for the calendar year

Medvedev reaches sixth final in a row to set up Zverev clash
Medvedev reaches sixth final in a row to set up Zverev clash

Dominant Daniil Medvedev reached a staggering sixth final in a row but will need to beat Alexander Zverev for the first time to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. The US Open finalist defeated fellow rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 7-6 (7/5), 7-5. In the other semi-final on Saturday, Germany

Britain
Britain's Watson powers into first WTA final since 2016

Despite having played for over three hours to beat Magda Linette on Friday, Watson showed no signs of fatigue as she broke twice to close out the opening set in 25 minutes. Watson swiftly opened up a 4-2 lead in the second before sealing victory to reach Sunday's final where she will face Sweden

Medvedev reaches sixth consecutive final at Shanghai Masters
Medvedev reaches sixth consecutive final at Shanghai Masters

SHANGHAI (AP) -- Third seed Daniil Medvedev flexed his muscles on Saturday to reach a final for the sixth consecutive time at the Shanghai Masters. 

Red-hot Medvedev beats Tsitsipas to reach Shanghai final
Red-hot Medvedev beats Tsitsipas to reach Shanghai final

Daniil Medvedev reached a staggering ninth final this year as he defeated fellow rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Shanghai Masters on Saturday. The US Open finalist from Russia plays Alexander Zverev of Germany or Italy's Matteo Berrettini in Sunday's decider as the next generation takes

Next generation smells fear after Federer, Djokovic exit Shanghai
Next generation smells fear after Federer, Djokovic exit Shanghai

Defeats for Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic mean that the winner of the Shanghai Masters will be aged 23 or under -- more proof that the next generation of men's tennis stars is closing in. With Rafael Nadal absent from the tournament with a wrist injury, none of the vaunted "Big Three"

Heather Watson reaches first WTA tour final since 2016
Heather Watson reaches first WTA tour final since 2016

Women's Sport Social Embed Heather Watson continued her impressive form this week by storming into the Tianjin Open final with a straight-sets victory over Veronika Kudermetova. The British No 2 showed no signs of nerves in her first WTA Tour semi-final in more than a year, winning 6-1, 6-4 in one

Federer, Djokovic both lose in Shanghai quarterfinals
Federer, Djokovic both lose in Shanghai quarterfinals

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic went from perfectly unbeatable to unbelievably beaten in the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters.

American teenager Coco Gauff reaches semifinals for 1st time
American teenager Coco Gauff reaches semifinals for 1st time

American teenager Coco Gauff advanced to her first WTA semifinal match by beating top-seeded Kiki Bertens 7-6 (1), 6-4 Friday at the Upper Austria Ladies.

Homework first for high-schooler Gauff before maiden WTA semi-final
Homework first for high-schooler Gauff before maiden WTA semi-final

Coco Gauff's strategy sessions for the first WTA semi-final of her young career were put on hold for a few hours on Friday due to high-school homework. The 15-year-old from Delray Beach, Florida, who has attended school online since third grade (8-9 years old) is starting to write records as well

Tennis: Teenager Gauff puts homework on hold to stun top seed Bertens in Linz
Tennis: Teenager Gauff puts homework on hold to stun top seed Bertens in Linz

Gauff, 15, became the youngest player to reach a WTA semi-final since Czech Republic's Nicole Vaidisova won the Tashkent Open in 2004, also aged 15. After taking the opening set in a tiebreak, Gauff needed only one break of serve to wrap up the match in 97 minutes for her first career win over a

Tetchy Roger Federer fumes in Shanghai defeat to Alexander Zverev as Novak Djokovic loses grip on number one spot
Tetchy Roger Federer fumes in Shanghai defeat to Alexander Zverev as Novak Djokovic loses grip on number one spot

A dramatic day of tennis in Shanghai saw Roger Federer receive a rare point penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct as he went down to a three-set defeat at the hands of Germany's Alexander Zverev. The first sign of trouble came when Federer was broken early in the decider, and whacked a ball high into the

Andy Murray on high alert at European Open as he and wife Kim await arrival of third child
Andy Murray on high alert at European Open as he and wife Kim await arrival of third child

Andy Murray has confirmed that his wife Kim is expecting their third child in the coming days. He will be on high alert next week at Antwerp's European Open in case he has to return to the UK in time for the birth. The new arrival will join Murray's two daughters, three-year-old Sophia and one-year-old

American teenager Coco Gauff reaches semifinals for 1st time

LINZ, Austria (AP) -- American teenager Coco Gauff advanced to her first WTA semifinal match by beating top-seeded Kiki Bertens 7-6 (1), 6-4 Friday at the Upper Austria Ladies.

Tsitsipas says he
Tsitsipas says he 'scares' Big Three after beating Djokovic

Stefanos Tsitsipas said that he scares the "Big Three" after the young Greek stunned world number one Novak Djokovic to reach the Shanghai Masters semi-finals on Friday. The 21-year-old has now defeated Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal this year and faces another major talent on Saturday

Djokovic loses to Tsitsipas in Shanghai quarterfinals
Djokovic loses to Tsitsipas in Shanghai quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic's semifinal streak in Shanghai is over. The defending champion from Serbia, a four-time winner of the Shanghai Masters who had reached the semifinals in all eight of his appearances at the tournament, lost to sixth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Friday in the quarterfinals

Tsitsipas stuns Djokovic in Shanghai quarter-finals
Tsitsipas stuns Djokovic in Shanghai quarter-finals

World number one Novak Djokovic was stunned in the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals by young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets on Friday. The 21-year-old has now defeated all the "Big Three" this year -- Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal -- and faces another major talent in his

Bertens sets up quarterfinal against Gauff in Linz
Bertens sets up quarterfinal against Gauff in Linz

Top-seeded Kiki Bertens overcame a slow start to beat Alison Van Uytvanck 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 Thursday and set up a quarterfinal against American teenager Coco Gauff at the Upper Austria Ladies.

Federer joins Djokovic in Shanghai quarterfinals
Federer joins Djokovic in Shanghai quarterfinals

Roger Federer saved five set points in the first set as he scrambled to a 7-6 (7), 6-4 win over 13th-seeded David Goffin on Thursday and advanced to the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals.

Bertens sets up quarterfinal against Gauff in Linz

LINZ, Austria (AP) -- Top-seeded Kiki Bertens overcame a slow start to beat Alison Van Uytvanck 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 Thursday and set up a quarterfinal against American teenager Coco Gauff at the Upper Austria Ladies.

Djokovic, Federer progress to Shanghai quarters
Djokovic, Federer progress to Shanghai quarters

Djokovic, who arrived in Shanghai after winning the Japan Open in Tokyo over the weekend without losing a set, did not drop serve in the 75-minute encounter and clinically took both of his break-point opportunities against the big-serving American. "It's always a big challenge returning the

Osaka set to represent Japan at Tokyo Olympics
Osaka set to represent Japan at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) -- Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka says she intends to represent Japan at next year's Tokyo Olympics.

Federer says fans inspired him to reach Shanghai quarters
Federer says fans inspired him to reach Shanghai quarters

Roger Federer said that his devoted band of Chinese supporters helped pull him through a tough first set and into the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals on Thursday. The Swiss defeated David Goffin 7-6 (9/7), 6-4 after the 13th seed from Belgium squandered five set points in the first set. The 38-year-old


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