Tag: French Open

  • WTA roundup: Top seeds roll in Dubai

    WTA roundup: Top seeds roll in Dubai

    The top two seeds in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships lost a combined three matches while prevailing in the second round on Tuesday in the United Arab Emirates. No. 1 Iga Swiatek of Poland, the reigning French Open and US Open champion, beat Canada’s Leylah Fernandez 6-1, 6-1 and No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka of […]

  • Sport in 2022: One for the record books

    Sport in 2022: One for the record books

    As the years go by, 2022 is probably destined to fade into oblivion in infamy for a number of obvious reasons. But the sport may have offered one of the few bright spots in Denmark… let’s forget the World Cup fiasco for a moment. Breaking American barriersSome of the most memorable moments included major Danish […]

  • Why Holger Rune’s new coach is a promising sign… but where have we seen him before?

    Why Holger Rune’s new coach is a promising sign… but where have we seen him before?

    Holger Rune is not just one of the best young tennis players in the world – he is also an excellent value to watch as you never know what might happen next. We already had his mother – her, the world number nine screamed to leave Roland Garros when he struggled in the French Open. […]

  • Yearender: Top 10 World Sports News Events 2022

    BEIJING, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) — Here is Xinhua News Agency’s selection of the 10 most significant pieces of international sports news in 2022, in chronological order: – Beijing successfully hosted the Olympic Winter Games from 4 to 20 February and the Paralympic Winter Games from 4 to 13 March. Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the […]

  • Former US Open champion Cilic among top players to compete in Tata Open Maharashtra

    Former US Open champion Cilic among top players to compete in Tata Open Maharashtra

    Pune (Maharashtra)[India]December 22 (ANI): As India’s biggest tennis event, the Tata Open Maharashtra returns to the opening week of the international tennis calendar. The action gets even more exciting with the presence of top names from around the world, including 17 top-100 players. The tournament is celebrating its fifth edition in Pune and will be […]

  • Holger Rune beats the world number one, but is still criticized for his behavior on the court

    Holger Rune beats the world number one, but is still criticized for his behavior on the court

    The Danish tennis player Holger Rune beat world number one Carlos Alcaraz a few seconds ago at the Paris Rolex Masters. Leading 6-3, 6-6, the Spaniard pulled away to hand the 19-year-old the biggest scalp of his career. In just two weeks he has won the Stockholm Open, reached the final of the Swiss Indoors […]

  • Holger Rune beats world number five to win the title and break into the top 25

    Holger Rune beats world number five to win the title and break into the top 25

    Rising Danish tennis star Holger Rune again underlined his huge potential by claiming his second tournament win of the season: this time thanks to a straight sets defeat of world number five Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Stockholm Open on Sunday. The Greek was not the only notable scalp of Rune’s week as […]

  • Francisco Cerundolo amazes Casper Ruud at the Nordea Open

    Francisco Cerundolo amazes Casper Ruud at the Nordea Open

    Bastad [Sweden]July 14 (ANI): Francisco Cerundolo kept his own nerves and a strong comeback from Casper Ruud to cause a second round upset and achieve his first top 10 win at the Nordea Open in Båstad on Wednesday. Cerundolo broke French Open finalist Ruud’s serve three times to win 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 at the ATP […]

  • Midnight misery in Paris as Holger Rune’s adventure race at the French Open ends

    Midnight misery in Paris as Holger Rune’s adventure race at the French Open ends

    Holger Rune would probably have chosen another opponent for his first grand slam quarterfinal if he could. The Norwegian world number eight Casper Ruud, who defeated Roland Garros 6-1, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 last night to advance to the final four of the French Open, is practically his cousin. As Scandinavians, Ruud, probably more than anyone […]

  • Brutal French Open scenario revealed for Djokovic and Nadal

    Brutal French Open scenario revealed for Djokovic and Nadal

    The two giants have been placed on an early collision course in Paris Tennis titans Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal can face in a quarter-final settlement in the French Open after the men’s draw was released for the gravel court before it starts this weekend. Defending champions Djokovic and ‘King of Clay’ Nadal are both […]

  • The rising Danish tennis star Holger Rune beats the world number 15 at the French Open

    The rising Danish tennis star Holger Rune beats the world number 15 at the French Open

    Holger Rune has just beaten Denis Shapovalov, world number 15, in a straight set at the French Open 6-3, 6-1, 7-6. A pulsating start caused the young player to break his Canadian opponent calmly in the first two sets. Only in the third set did he meet a lot of opposition, but when three breakpoints […]

  • Rival Tsitsipas weighs in on daring Djokovic

    Rival Tsitsipas weighs in on daring Djokovic

    Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas gives his verdict on Novak Djokovic in the middle of his Australian Open visa story Tennis world four Stefanos Tsitsipas has said that Novak Djokovic “plays according to his own rules” by arriving in Melbourne unvaccinated before the Australian Open. Djokovic arrived in Down Under with a medical exception which […]

  • Russian men’s tennis stars achieve historic 15-year first

    Russian men’s tennis stars achieve historic 15-year first

    The Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) team has won the Davis Cup title for the first time since 2006 after defeating Croatia in Sunday’s final in Madrid. The heavy Russian team took an impregnable 2-0 lead after Danill Medvedev defeated former US Open champion Marin Cilic in straight sets, 7-6 (9-7) 6-2, in the second singles […]

  • Sampras blev stjerne med uddød spillestil

    Sampras blev stjerne med uddød spillestil

    Den spillestil, som i dag må siges at være så godt som uddød, sikrede ham 14 grand slam-triumfer som datidens største herrespiller. Torsdag runder Pete Sampras 50 år. Tennislegenden med kælenavnet “Pistol Pete”, som hans hårde serv sikrede ham, stoppede sin 15 år lange karriere i 2002. Det blev også året, hvor han tog sin […]

  • Tennisikonet brillerer stadig – lidt endnu

    Tennisikonet brillerer stadig – lidt endnu

    Federer, som søndag 8. august fylder 40 år, har i sin samtid fået hård konkurrence af især 35-årige Rafael Nadal og 34-årige Novak Djokovic, der også begge er noteret for 20 grand slam-titler. De tre har rekorden på mandesiden i antallet af vundne grand slam-titler. Derfor vil der i eftertiden, når stjernetrioen har lagt ketsjeren […]

  • Italian jobs weave in the 16s for Djokovic and Nadal at the French Open

    Italian jobs weave in the 16s for Djokovic and Nadal at the French Open

    Top core Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal both entered the 16s on Saturday and respective shows with the rising Italian teenagers Lorenzo Musetti and Jannik Sinner. Djokovic saw off Ricardas Berankis 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 in 92 minutes in midfield. Nadal was just as effective at Court Suzanne Lenglen. He sent Cameron Norrie 6-3, […]

  • Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal reach milestones in French Open victories

    Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal reach milestones in French Open victories

    Top seed Novak Djokovic and number 3 champion Rafael Nadal crossed into the fourth round of the French Open in Paris on Saturday and reached milestones along the way. Djokovic, a Serb, defeated Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 in one hour and 32 minutes at Court Philippe-Chatrier at Roland Garros. Nadal needed just […]

  • Sports round • FC Bestseller – the richest man in Denmark turns to football

    Sports round • FC Bestseller – the richest man in Denmark turns to football

    New vision, new coach Povlsen has reportedly decided to pump 125 million kroner into FCM to take over 25 percent of the shares in the club. The billionaire has previously been seen at FCM’s home games, and Bestseller’s headquarters are located in Brande, just south of Herning. As part of the move, the club has […]

  • Nadal still king on the tennis gravel

    Nadal still king on the tennis gravel

    If anyone would wonder. Rafael Nadal is still king of the tennis gravel. He won the final in Barcelona against Stefanos Tsitsipas after three tough sets 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 and after a saved match ball. The Greek world number five Tsitispas won on the Monte Carlo gravel last weekend and was undefeated on that surface […]

  • News in Digest: Clara’s classic … now she needs a nickname

    News in Digest: Clara’s classic … now she needs a nickname

    Few tennis players have had as many nicknames as Caroline Wozniacki: Little Miss Sunshine, Woz, Caro … and not all were positive. ‘The Wall’ and ‘Snoozniacki’ were aired a couple of times after beating minnows 6-1, 6-1, but still managed to hit fewer winners. And then there was Wozzilroy, a name her boyfriend had inscribed […]

  • Well, hello world!  Clara Tauson wins first WTA career

    Well, hello world! Clara Tauson wins first WTA career

    Grand slam … and madam Tauson dominated the field in Lyon and did not lose a single set during the tournament – she beat world numbers 33, 73, 81, 105 and 130 on the road. The victory sees the Junior Junior Open champion in 2019 jump into the WTA Tour top 100 in the world, […]

  • Sports Round-Up: Denmark’s road to Qatar looks smoother thanks to top sowing

    Sports Round-Up: Denmark’s road to Qatar looks smoother thanks to top sowing

    FIFA has confirmed that the draw for the European qualifying rounds of football’s biggest tournament will be revealed on December 7, when 55 nations are pulled out of the hat. This time, the World Cup qualifiers will take a more compressed schedule, with all games played between March and November 2021. Very likely to be […]

  • Sports Round-Up: Denmark’s road to Qatar looks smoother thanks to top sowing

    Sports Round-Up: Denmark’s road to Qatar looks smoother thanks to top sowing

    FIFA has confirmed that the draw for the European qualifying rounds of football’s biggest tournament will be revealed on December 7, when 55 nations are pulled out of the hat. This time, the World Cup qualifiers will take a more compressed schedule, with all games played between March and November 2021. Very likely to be […]

  • Sports round: Eriksen and Kjær are reaching a milestone against England

    Sports round: Eriksen and Kjær are reaching a milestone against England

    For two players, Denmark’s match against England on Wednesday will provide something to celebrate regardless of the result at the last whistle. Both Christian Eriksen and Simon Kjær will make their 100th international appearance and join an exclusive club with football heroes from the country. Danish Hall of Fame Coach Kasper Hjulmand praised their performance […]

  • Xinhua’s Day of Day (October 13)

    Xinhua’s Day of Day (October 13)

    BEIJING, October 13 (Xinhua) – The world in the last 24 hours. A selection of the best daily press photos from Xinhua. A health worker takes a sample from a citizen for COVID-19 tests in Qingdao, eastern China’s Shandong province, October 12, 2020. The city of Qingdao has activated a plan to conduct a city-wide […]

  • Sports Round-Up: The Dane departs on the deadline day

    Sports Round-Up: The Dane departs on the deadline day

    On a busy deadline day, the cash was sprayed as teams across Europe seemed to strengthen their teams for the rest of the season, with Denmark’s most expensive exports caught in the rush. Out of favor Joachim Andersen – who broke Danish records when he signed for Lyon from Sampdoria in 2019 with a price […]

  • Djokovic crosses in French Open;  Tsitsipas, Rublev Rally

    Djokovic crosses in French Open; Tsitsipas, Rublev Rally

    For world No. 1 Novak Djokovic was another ho-hum opener at the French Open on Tuesday. For two men hoping to take Djokovic’s title as the best in the world one day, it was anything but. Djokovic crossed past Mikael Ymer from Sweden 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 for his 16th straight opening win at Roland Garros. […]

  • Muguruza defeats Stephens in Rome;  Gauff is waiting

    Muguruza defeats Stephens in Rome; Gauff is waiting

    Garbine Muguruza of Spain defeated Sloane Stephens in straight sets on Tuesday in the first round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. The 6-3, 6-3 win creates a match with the American phenomenon Coco Gauff, who won his debut in Rome. The two-time Grand Slam champion Muguruza beat Stephens in 1 hour, 21 minutes […]

  • Coronakollen: Helsingborg wants to move Sunday’s match

    Coronakollen: Helsingborg wants to move Sunday’s match

    News about the coronavirus’ impact on the sport. Saturday 29 August Helsingborg has been hit by several new corona cases. Now the team wants Sunday’s match in footballsallsvenskan against Djurgården is postponed. The club writes on its website that it has sent a request to the competition committee. Helsingborg announced on Friday that two players […]