NEW

Kvitova against closed door majors

Petra Kvitova said yesterday that she didn’t like the idea of majors being played behind closed doors which is what the Covid-19 pandemic is threatening.

Djokovic has been practising, in secret

Novak Djokovic has been keeping his eye on the ball over these past two months, practising every day on a private court in Marbella with his brother, Marco, as the coronavirus pandemic prevented him from returning to his homeland, but he kept his training quiet so as...

Basilashvili arrested and charged

Georgia’s top player, Nikoloz Basilashvili, 28, has been charged with assaulting his ex-wife Neka Dorokashvili in front of their five-year old child, Lukas, having first been arrested in Tbilisi on Friday the 22nd May, when allegedly the incident took place.

Unsanctioned events popping up all over

Unofficial pro events continue to proliferate as the Credit One Bank Invitational on Daniel Island in South Carolina is scheduled to get underway on 23 June and Novak Djokovic announces a series of matches to run from 13 June to 5 July in the Balkan region.

Will there be a US Open or Roland Garros this year?

On the day when the French Open should be getting underway, speculation as to the fate of this year’s US Open continues to grow, with all sorts of scenarios apparently under consideration, but with the coronavirus pandemic still prevalent around the world, the odds on...

Four-time Grand Slam winner Ashley Cooper dies at 83

Four-time singles grand slam champion, Ashley Cooper, who was born on 15th September, 1936, died in Brisbane on 15th May after a long illness, aged 83.

Osaka passes Serena Williams earnings

Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams by setting a new record for most money earned by a female athlete over a 12-month period, according to forbes.com on Friday, who stated the Japanese made $37.4 million in earnings and endorsements, $1.4 million more than the...

Tributes flood in for ‘inspirational’ Cathie Sabin OBE

The first female president of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Cathie Sabin, has died of cancer in a Shrewsbury hospice at the age of 73.

Mayor recognises Djokovic contribution to city

Novak Djokovic has spent the last two months locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic with his family in Marbella, Spain, a destination he often visits and is familiar with, and is now receiving recognition from the city’s Mayor, Angeles Munoz, who has thanked the...

Tennis set to resume in Scotland

Following a statement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Thursday, non-contact sports, including tennis, golf, fishing and bowls, will resume in Scotland from next week in a planned relaxation of lockdown measures in the country.
Tennis News, Tennis Results, Live Tennis Scores & Interviews

Acapulco | Kyrgios captures the Mexican title

Nick Kyrgios showed no signs of fatigue as he swept through to claim the Mexican Open title, officially known as the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC, an ATP 500 event in Acapulco.

“It’s an amazing feeling. I didn’t expect much at all today. I knew I was the underdog going in and that he’s playing great tennis, Nick Kyrgios

For his fifth singles title he beat the world No.3 Alexander Zverev, the second seed, 6-4 6-4 having, in his run to the final, ousted Rafa Nadal (3-6 7-6(2) 7-6(6)), Stan Wawrinka (7-5 6-7(3) 6-3) and John Isner (7-5 5-7 7-6(7)) in what was a gruelling week for the controversial Australian.

Kyrgios broke in game four of the first set and after trading breaks in the first two games of the second set, he pulled ahead again in game five and then saw out the rest of the match.

“It’s an amazing feeling. I didn’t expect much at all today. I knew I was the underdog going in and that he’s playing great tennis,” the 23-year-old, a former world No.13 but currently ranked 72, said after the match.

“He’s an incredible player and doesn’t have many weaknesses, so I knew I had to play my style of tennis. I’m really happy with the performance.”

After a week in which he fired back at Nadal for criticising his behaviour on court, Kyrgios was full of compliments for Zverev, 21, after being presented with the championship silver pear trophy and a black sombrero.

“You’re tame, you’re so professional, you’re an example to any tennis player and I think I can take a leaf out of your book and maybe I can catch you on some titles one day,” said Kyrgios.

In the women’s draw, China’s Wang Yafan, ranked 65, rallied after two-hours and 10-minutes to capture her first WTA title, upsetting the 35th world ranked American Sofia Kenin 2-6 6-3 7-5 to win the Mexico Open women’s crown.

 









Previous

Next

5 Comments

  1. Pat Stubbs

    Really pleased for Nick- not keen on Zverev though I accept he pays good tennis

    Reply
    • Angela Lawman

      Like then both but great result for Nick x

      Reply

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.