Federer, Thiem into Indian Wells final as Nadal hobbles out

The 39th match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal failed to materialize on Saturday as the world No. 2 Spaniard hobbled out of Indian Wells to send Federer into a title clash with Dominic Thiem.

Nadal, whose longstanding right knee trouble flared up in his quarter-final victory over Karen Khachanov, couldn't take the court for the blockbuster semi-final with Swiss great Federer.

Federer, Thiem into Indian Wells final as Nadal hobbles out
Federer, Thiem into Indian Wells final as Nadal hobbles out

Federer, Thiem into Indian Wells final as Nadal hobbles out

The 39th match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal failed to materialize on Saturday as the world No. 2 Spaniard hobbled out of Indian Wells to send Federer into a title clash with Dominic Thiem.

Nadal wonders if hard courts too hard on players

Nadal wonders if hard courts too hard on players

Despite his undisputed status as king of clay courts, Rafael Nadal says he loves hard court tennis, too, he’s just not sure hard courts love him — or any other player.
Osaka finds positives despite Indian Wells upset

Osaka finds positives despite Indian Wells upset

World number one Naomi Osaka was trying to find the positives after her Indian Wells WTA title defense went up in smoke on Tuesday.
Kohlschreiber stuns No. 1 Djokovic at Indian Wells

Kohlschreiber stuns No. 1 Djokovic at Indian Wells

World number one Novak Djokvoic fell in straight sets to 39th-ranked Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany on Tuesday in the third round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters.
Top-ranked Osaka shocked by Bencic in Indian Wells 4th round

Top-ranked Osaka shocked by Bencic in Indian Wells 4th round

World number one and defending champion Naomi Osaka crashed out of Indian Wells on Tuesday, routed 6-3, 6-1 by Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic.
Nadal sweeps into Indian Wells last 16

Nadal sweeps into Indian Wells last 16

World number two Rafael Nadal continued his dominance of Diego Schwartzman, surging past the Argentine 6-3, 6-1 on Tuesday to reach the fourth round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters.
Federer, Wawrinka to renew rivalry at Indian Wells

Federer, Wawrinka to renew rivalry at Indian Wells

Roger Federer has no doubt Stan Wawrinka will be back in the top 10 before long as his Swiss compatriot continues his climb back in the wake of knee surgery.
Federer launches bid for sixth Indian Wells title

Federer launches bid for sixth Indian Wells title

Five-time Indian Wells champion Roger Federer thwarted a second-set challenge from Peter Gojowczyk to reach the third round of the ATP Masters event on Sunday with a 6-1, 7-5 victory.
Now dominant Osaka out to ‘get another one’ at Indian Wells

Now dominant Osaka out to ‘get another one’ at Indian Wells

One year after she burst onto the scene with an Indian Wells WTA triumph that launched a meteoric rise to world number one, Naomi Osaka is looking forward, not back.
Andy Murray ‘pain-free’ but unsure over future after hip surgery

Andy Murray ‘pain-free’ but unsure over future after hip surgery

Andy Murray says he is no longer in pain but the former world number one is unsure whether he will be able to play top-level tennis again following a second hip operation.
Murray will put ‘heart and soul’ into return, says mum Judy

Murray will put ‘heart and soul’ into return, says mum Judy

Andy Murray will put his “heart and soul” into trying to return to professional tennis, his mother Judy has said, although she admitted the player’s future is unclear.
Federer wins 100th title with victory in Dubai

Federer wins 100th title with victory in Dubai

Swiss maestro Roger Federer finally claimed his 100th career title by winning the ATP 500 Dubai Championships on Saturday evening in the Middle East.
Zverev powers into Acapulco final

Zverev powers into Acapulco final

World number three Alexander Zverev powered into his first ATP final of 2019 on Friday, downing Britain’s Cameron Norrie 7-6 (7/0), 6-3 in Acapulco.
Kyrgios to face Zverev in Acapulco final

Kyrgios to face Zverev in Acapulco final

Nick Kyrgios continued his scintillating run at the Mexico Open on Friday, downing third-seeded John Isner in three sets to book a title showdown with world number three Alexander Zverev.
Federer demolishes Coric to move one win from 100th career title

Federer demolishes Coric to move one win from 100th career title

Roger Federer will on Saturday become just the second man to win 100 career titles if he triumphs in the Dubai Championships final.
Federer two wins from 100th title after reaching Dubai semis

Federer two wins from 100th title after reaching Dubai semis

Roger Federer moved to within two wins of a 100th career title on Thursday after coming through a tough test in difficult conditions against Marton Fucsovics to reach the Dubai Championships semi-finals.
Kyrgios topples Nadal to reach Acapulco quarter-finals

Kyrgios topples Nadal to reach Acapulco quarter-finals

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios survived three match points to beat top-seeded Rafael Nadal 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (8/6) on Wednesday and reach the quarter-finals of the Mexico Open.
Tsitsipas claims second ATP title in Marseille

Tsitsipas claims second ATP title in Marseille

Rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas claimed his second ATP Tour title on Sunday by beating Mikhail Kukushkin in the final of the Marseille event.
Britain’s Evans shocks Isner to reach ATP Delray final

Britain’s Evans shocks Isner to reach ATP Delray final

Britain’s 148th-ranked Dan Evans outlasted world number nine John Isner of 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the ATP Delray Beach Open final.
Erratic Osaka beaten in first match since Australian Open

Erratic Osaka beaten in first match since Australian Open

Naomi Osaka stumbled badly in her first match since winning the Australian Open and sacking her coach as the world number one went down in a flurry of errors to exit the Dubai Championships on Tuesday.
Wawrinka returns to top 50 after Rotterdam final run

Wawrinka returns to top 50 after Rotterdam final run

Stan Wawrinka returned to the world’s top 50 on Monday for the first time since last year’s French Open after his run to the final in Rotterdam.
‘Almost perfect’ Nishikori sets up Wawrinka Rotterdam semi-final

‘Almost perfect’ Nishikori sets up Wawrinka Rotterdam semi-final

Kei Nishikori continued his unbeaten debut week at the Rotterdam Open with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics on Friday to reach the semi-finals on the back of a performance he described as “almost perfect”.
Tsitsipas ‘loses to himself’ in Rotterdam exit

Tsitsipas ‘loses to himself’ in Rotterdam exit

Rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas said he “lost to himself” after suffering a shock defeat at the ATP event in Rotterdam by Bosnian Damir Dzumhur on Wednesday.
Osaka in shock split with tennis coach

Osaka in shock split with tennis coach

Naomi Osaka has split from her coach Sascha Bajin just weeks after the 21-year-old added the Australian Open to her first Grand Slam at the US Open last year, the Japanese player announced Monday.
‘Motivated’ Federer targets ninth Wimbledon crown

‘Motivated’ Federer targets ninth Wimbledon crown

Shaking off his defeat in the Australian Open Roger Federer says he’s “motivated and looking forward to the future” with a tilt at a ninth Wimbledon title uppermost in his mind.
‘It’s ridiculous’: Australia Davis Cup captain slams new format

‘It’s ridiculous’: Australia Davis Cup captain slams new format

Australia Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt has slammed Barcelona football star Gerard Pique over the tournament’s controversial new format, saying it is “ridiculous” and would hurt the sport.

 

 

 

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