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Facing match point at 5-1 down in the third set, Rafael Nadal gave himself about a one-in-a-thousand chance of beating Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals. Nadal saved that match point with a perfect drop shot and then rallied to beat Medvedev 6-7 (3), 6-3, 7-6 (4) Wednesday, keeping alive his chances of advancing from the group stage. ''Today is one of those days that one out of 1,000 you win and it happened today,'' Nadal said.
Rafael Nadal came back from the dead against Daniil Medvedev on Wednesday to keep his ATP Finals hopes alive and boost his chances of finishing as the year-end number one. The Spaniard was on the brink of defeat when facing a match point after being broken twice to trail 5-1 in the deciding set but stormed back to win 6-7 (3/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/4). "Today is one of those days that one out of 1,000 you win and it happened today," said a delighted Nadal.
Rafael Nadal produced an incredible fightback to beat Russian Daniil Medvedev and keep his ATP Finals hopes alive on Wednesday, saving a match point at 1-5 down in the decider before winning 6-7(3) 6-3 7-6(4). The 33-year-old looked beaten as 23-year-old debutant Medvedev broke serve twice in the decider to stand on the brink of a first career victory over the Spaniard he pushed to five sets in an epic U.S. Open final in September. For once world number one Nadal's trademark fighting spirit seemed to have ebbed away but he saved a match point at 1-5 with a superb drop shot and was suddenly re-energized.
Dominic Thiem advanced from the group stage at the ATP Finals after outlasting five-time champion Novak Djokovic.
Dominic Thiem produced a scintillating display of attacking tennis to beat Novak Djokovic and qualify for the last four at the ATP Finals on Tuesday, leaving the Serbian facing a shootout against Roger Federer. Earlier, Federer put himself back in the mix at the end-of-season event with a 7-6 (7/2), 6-3 win against Italian debutant Matteo Berrettini in their round-robin clash. Federer and Djokovic will face off on Thursday in a repeat of this year's Wimbledon final to determine who else will progress from Group Bjorn Borg.
SHOWS: PARIS, FRANCE (NOVEMBER 12, 2019) (AGENCY POOL - ACCESS ALL) 1. FRENCH PRESIDENT, EMMANUEL MACRON, ARRIVING TO APPLAUSE TO NEWS CONFERENCE TO CONGRATULATE FRENCH TENNIS PLAYERS FOR WINNING THE FED CUP 2. FED CUP CHAMPS LISTENING TO MACRON SPEAK 3. (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH PRESIDENT, EMMANUEL MACRON, SAYING: "And this victory, as the captain just said, is about great athletes, great sportswomen, but also great ladies, because it took a great strength of mind to get to where you've been." 4. CLOSE-UP OF THE FED CUP TROPHY 5. (SOUNDBITE) (French) FRENCH PRESIDENT, EMMANUEL MACRON, SAYING:...
Paris (AFP) - The French women's victorious tennis team was the toast of the presidential palace as Emmanuel Macron hosted the Fed Cup side on their return from Australia on Tuesday.
Roger Federer got back on track at the ATP Finals, beating Matteo Berrettini for his first victory of the round-robin stage.
Former world number one Andy Murray is excited to see what he can achieve over the next couple of years after returning to the tour following hip resurfacing surgery but he will not be setting any lofty targets. After initially playing doubles at Queen's Club, where he won the title alongside Feliciano
Uighur activists said Tuesday they have documented nearly 500 camps and prisons run by China to detain the ethnic group, alleging that China could be holding far more than the commonly cited figure of one million people. The East Turkistan National Awakening Movement, a Washington-based group that seeks independence for the mostly Muslim region known to China as Xinjiang, said it assessed images from Google Earth and found 182 suspected "concentration camps" which it listed by coordinates. "In large part these have not been previously identified, so we could be talking about far greater numbers" of people detained, said Kyle Olbert, the director of operations for the movement.
The popular Belgian won four Grand Slam titles before retiring from the sport for a second time in 2012 but in September the 36-year-old announced that she would come out of retirement again because of her love for the sport. Tennis really got way more physical the last few years on the WTA Tour,"
Former world number four and Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova announced her retirement on Tuesday. The 30-year-old Slovakian claimed eight WTA singles titles and entered the top four in 2017. Cibulkova, who has not played since the French Open, became the first Slovak woman to reach a Grand
LONDON (AP) -- Dominika Cibulkova says she has retired from tennis.
Dominika Cibulkova says she has retired from tennis. The 30-year-old Slovak, who reached the 2014 Australian Open final and won the WTA Finals in 2016, announced her retirement on Tuesday. Cibulkova never won another tour-level title after the 2016 WTA Finals and played her last match at the French
Roger Federer got back on track at the ATP Finals, beating Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Tuesday for his first victory of the round-robin stage. Federer lost his opening match to Dominic Thiem on Sunday but the six-time champion looked sharper against Berrettini, never dropping his serve and hitting
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday implied that Turkey could release Islamic State prisoners into Europe as retaliation for new sanctions from the European Union over Turkey's unauthorized drilling for gas off the Cyprus coast."You should revise your stance toward Turkey, which at the moment holds so many IS members in prison and at the same time controls those in Syria," Erdogan told reporters. "These gates will open and these IS members who have started to be sent to you will continue to be sent.""Then you can take care of your own problem," the Turkish president added.On Monday, E.U. foreign ministers settled on a system "to sanction individuals or...
SAMUEL CORUMHillary Clinton has said she wishes she could hug Meghan Markle as she accused the mainstream British media of participating in a cycle of abuse against her motivated by racism and sexism.The former first lady and presidential candidate was appearing on BBC radio in Britain to promote a new book she has written with her daughter, Chelsea, about "gutsy" women.Don't Expect Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Media War to Simmer Down SoonHillary said the abuse she had suffered was "heartbreaking and wrong" and said she was in no doubt there was a racial element to the abuse she has endured since starting a relationship with Harry in 2016 and marrying him in 2018.Meghan and Harry...
Defending champion Alexander Zverev pulled off another big win at the ATP Finals, beating top-ranked Rafael Nadal for his first career victory over the Spaniard.
Rafael Nadal looked crestfallen at his inability to compete seriously with Alexander Zverev, the defending ATP Finals champion, who completed a comprehensive 6-2, 6-4 victory without even allowing Nadal a single break point. Nadal had arrived in London with a shadow hanging over his prospects, thanks
Rafael Nadal was beaten by defending champion Alexander Zverev in straight sets at the ATP Finals on Monday as Stefanos Tsitsipas got his campaign off to a flying start. In the earlier round-robin match in Group Andre Agassi, sixth seed Tsitsipas beat Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, admitting their
For Stefanos Tsitsipas, finally getting his first win over Daniil Medvedev meant a lot. Not only because Tsitsipas was 0-5 against the Russian before winning 7-6 (5), 6-4 Monday at the O2 Arena, or even that it came in his ATP Finals debut. "It's a victory that I craved for a long time now, and it's great that it came at this moment,'' Tsitsipas said.
Stefanos Tsitsipas revelled in his victory against Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals on Monday, admitting their spiky relationship had made his job tougher as Rafael Nadal prepared to make his bow. The Greek 21-year-old came into the match at London's O2 Arena with a 5-0 losing record against his Russian opponent weighing on him. Tensions flared between them in Miami last year and Tsitsipas recently labelled Medvedev's way of winning as "boring" after defeat against the Russian in Shanghai.
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada will not have Milos Raonic for the inaugural Davis Cup Finals next week in Madrid because of a back injury.
Canada will not have Milos Raonic for the inaugural Davis Cup Finals next week in Madrid because of a back injury. Raonic said Monday it is "very hard and disappointing" that he will be unable to represent Canada. Brayden Schnur will replace the 31st-ranked Raonic.
Stefanos Tsitsipas finally found a way to win against Daniil Medvedev, beating the Russian in their opening match at the ATP Finals.
Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrated victory over fellow ATP Finals debutant Daniil Medvedev like he had won the title on Monday as he finally snapped a jinx against his Russian bogeyman. Tsitsipas, the first Greek player to qualify for the season-ender, had lost all five previous matches against Medvedev but he turned the tables in impressive fashion. It's a victory that I craved for a long time now, and it's great that I came in at this moment," world number six Tsitsipas, told reporters.
Dominic Thiem beat Roger Federer in their opening match at the ATP Finals for his fifth win in seven meetings with the Swiss great and third straight this year.
Roger Federer said he had no more margin for error if he wanted to avoid an early exit at the ATP Finals after losing his opening group match to Dominic Thiem on Sunday. The 38-year-old Swiss, bidding for his seventh title at the event but his first since 2011, struggled to handle Thiem's aggressive
Roger Federer faces an uphill task to qualify for the last four of the ATP Finals after defeat by Dominic Thiem on Sunday following a masterclass by Novak Djokovic. Six-time champion Federer was beaten 7-5, 7-5 in the evening match on the opening day after Djokovic had swatted aside debutant Matteo
Women's Sport Social Embed Kristina Mladenovic was the star of the French team as they claimed their first Fed Cup title for 16 years. Having overcome Australia's world No 1, Ashleigh Barty, on her own home soil in Perth, Mladenovic returned to the court with Caroline Garcia to claim the deciding
Novak Djokovic has been so dominant at the O2 Arena over the last decade, winning almost 80 per cent of his matches, that it is a surprise to look down the list of champions and see that he hasn't lifted the title here since 2015. In other words, Djokovic is due. He is fit. He is hungry. And he is in
Novak Djokovic took full advantage of Matteo Berrettini's erratic forehand to beat the Italian in the opening match of the ATP Finals.
Novak Djokovic is bracing himself to battle Roger Federer and his army of fans as he seeks to equal the Swiss player's record tally of six ATP Finals titles. Federer, seeded three in London, plays fifth seed Dominic Thiem in the evening match. Djokovic, 33, saved two match points on Federer'
Novak Djokovic ruthlessly took Matteo Berrettini apart at the ATP Finals on Sunday as he began his quest to reclaim the number one ranking by winning his opening group match 6-2 6-1. Berrettini became the first Italian to play in the season-ending showpiece since 1978 but was given a harsh lesson by
Novak Djokovic took full advantage of Matteo Berrettini's erratic forehand to beat the Italian 6-2, 6-1 Sunday in the opening match of the ATP Finals. Djokovic, who is looking for a record-equaling sixth title at the season-ending event, only needed to hit a total of 10 winners in the match as Berrettini
Novak Djokovic eased to a 6-2, 6-1 victory against Matteo Berrettini in his ATP Finals opener on Sunday as he targets a record-equalling sixth year-end number one ranking. The Serbian, a five-time champion at the end-of-season event, was last week nudged off the top spot in the rankings by Rafael Nadal
A jubilant Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia led France to its first Fed Cup title since 2003 on Sunday, winning a deciding doubles rubber to crush Australian dreams 3-2. In the last tournament played under the current format, the pair kept their focus at Perth Arena to overcome Ashleigh Barty
Australian captain Alica Molik put a brave face on their Fed Cup defeat to France Sunday, insisting they will use it as fuel to finally snap a streak of nine final losses. Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia led France to their third title by beating Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur in the deciding
France emerged teary-eyed and triumphant from a weekend of grit and inspiration to claim their first Fed Cup title in 16 years with a 3-2 win on Sunday over hosts Australia. Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia combined for the decisive point, grinding down Ash Barty and Sam Stosur 6-4 6-3 in the
Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic prevailed in a tense duel with Pauline Parmentier to level the Fed Cup final at 2-2 and force a doubles decider in Perth on Sunday. Australia needed their number two to step up in the wake of Ash Barty's shock defeat by Kristina Mladenovic, and the Croatia-born 26
France is close to ending a 16-year Fed Cup drought after Kristina Mladenovic stunned Australia's Ashleigh Barty with a nerve-wrenching 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1) victory on Sunday to give the visitors a 2-1 lead in the final. World No.40 Mladenovic started slowly before taking advantage of an error-strewn
Kristina Mladenovic stunned world number one Ashleigh Barty in three sets to give France a 2-1 lead over Australia in the Fed Cup final Sunday and inch them closer to a first title since 2003. Barty has been in scintillating form, thrashing Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-0 on Saturday after winning the WTA
Australian Ash Barty continued her season-long extraordinary form to beat France's Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-0 and level the Fed Cup final at 1-1 on Saturday.
Italian teenager Jannik Sinner admitted he felt like Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal as he basked in the spotlight after defeating top-seed Australian Alex de Minaur in straight sets to win the Next Gen ATP Finals on home soil in Milan on Saturday. The 18-year-old Sinner, an eighth-seeded wildcard, saved
Italian teenager Jannik Sinner beat top-seeded Alex de Minaur in straight sets at the Next Gen Finals on Saturday to claim his first ATP title - and a big payday. Wild card Sinner triumphed 4-2, 4-1, 4-2 in the final, serving out to love and clinching victory when De Minaur hit a return into the net, much to the delight of a boisterous crowd in Milan. It was a second successive runner-up finish for De Minaur, at the season-ending tournament for top under-21 players.
The Fed Cup Final between Australia and France in Perth is evenly poised going into Sunday after a strange opening day which saw Kiki Mladenovic thrash Australian debutante Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1, 6-1 before Ash Barty levelled for the hosts with a 6-0, 6-0 demolition of Caroline Garcia. It was the first ever double-bagel in Fed Cup Final history. On The Tennis Podcast, hear from all four players as well as hosts Catherine Whitaker (Amazon Prime Video) and Matt Roberts trying to make sense of it all. Why were the matches so one-sided? Was Tomljanovic simply affected by nerves? Was it the best match Barty has ever played? Does either side have the edge? And will captains Alicia Molik and...
A year ago next week, Joe Salisbury was playing in the County Cup - a much loved but essentially dog-eared event, staged in Bromley, in front of an audience of a few dozen people. Quite a contrast, then, to the 17,500 who will fill the O2 Arena on Sunday, as Salisbury makes his debut at the ATP Finals. Tall and skinny, with the studious air of the kid who always delivered his homework on time, Salisbury has not yet adjusted to his newfound eminence. He and his American doubles partner, Rajeev Ram, each collected a decent pay packet of around £400,000 this season, and yet Salisbury - who turned 27 in April - still lives in a flat in Peckham with his sister and her boyfriend. In an...
Australia's ever-dependable Ash Barty doled out the dreaded double-bagel to Caroline Garcia, leveling the Fed Cup final at 1-1 against France after the opening day's singles in Perth on Saturday. On a day of scorching heat, France struck the early blow when Kristina Mladenovic thrashed Ajla
Ashleigh Barty played the "best match of her life" to crush Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-0 and haul Australia back into contention at the Fed Cup final Saturday after France's Kristina Mladenovic whipped Ajla Tomljanovic. The world number one, fresh from winning the WTA Finals in China, came
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