Clijsters plays Chicago Fall Classic

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Kontaveit stuns Sakkari to win Ostrava title

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Europe crushes World

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Hurkacz collects fourth title

Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz produced another impressive performance on Sunday when, as the top seed, he won the Moselle Open title in Metz, France, defeating the Tokyo bronze medallist and second seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in straight sets.

Kwon collects maiden ATP title

Soonwoo Kwon became a first time ATP champion in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, when he won the Astana Open by defeating James Duckworth 7-6(6) 6-3 after 95-minutes in a final featuring two unseeded players.

Sakkari and Kontaveit, surprise Ostrava finalists

Maria Sakkari and Anett Kontaveit overturned the form books by taking out the two top seeds at the J&T Banka Ostrava Open on Saturday, upsetting Iga Swiatek and Petra Kvitova respectively, and they will now meet in Sunday’s final.

Mission impossible for Team World in Laver Cup

Team Europe have opened up a ten-point advantage over Team World following completion of the second day’s play of the Laver Cup at the TD Garden in Boston.

Swiatek to meet Sakkari as Kvitova faces Kontaveit in Ostrava semi-finals

Poland’s Iga Swiatek, the top seed at the J&T Banka Ostrava Open, came through another tough test from Elena Rybakina from Kazakstan to reach the semi-finals, where she will meet Maria Sakkari after the Greek took out home favourite Tereza Martincova.

Team Europe take 3-1 lead

Following a brief colourful opening ceremony the 2021 Laver Cup got underway at the TD Garden auditorium in Boston with the current champions Team Europe taking the majority of the points available to lead 3-1 into Day Two.

Murray succumbs to Hurkacz

Andy Murray’s Metz run was brought to an end by the top seeded Pole Hubert Hurkacz, who after a tight first set, eased himself into the Moselle Open semi-finals 7-6(4) 6-3.
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Djokovic leaves Tokyo empty-handed

Novak Djokovic has promised to “bounce back” in the 2024 Paris Olympics after failing to win his first Games medal.

I am sorry that I disappointed fans in Serbia, but that’s sport. I gave it all, whatever I had left in the tank, which was not so much Novak Djokovic

Djokovic had entered the Tokyo renewal red-hot favourite for singles gold which would have kept alive his hopes of becoming the first male to achieve the Calendar Golden Slam of four majors and a Games title.

But it all fell apart for the Serb, who moved alongside absent rivals Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal at the top of the men’s Slams-won list with his 20th major triumph at Wimbledon earlier in the month, having claimed the 2021 Australian and French Open titles.

The world No.1 was beaten by German Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals and suffered a three-set reverse to Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in the battle for bronze before withdrawing from his mixed doubles’ fight for third alongside Nina Stojanovic due to a shoulder problem.

The 34-year-old said: “I’ve had some heartbreaking losses at the Olympic Games.

“I know that those losses have usually made me stronger. I know that I will bounce back. I will keep going for the Paris Olympic Games. I will fight for my country to win medals.

“I am sorry that I disappointed fans in Serbia, but that’s sport. I gave it all, whatever I had left in the tank, which was not so much.”

Djokovic, who hopes to complete his fourth Slam triumph of the year at the US Open, smashed one racket and slung another as he went down 6-4 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 to Carreno Busta.

Novak Djokovic congratulates Pablo Carreno Busta on winning the Bronze Medal

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He managed to save a second-set match point to extend the encounter into a third set
The Serb had been defaulted for striking a line judge with the ball against Carreno Busta when the pair met at the New York major last September.

And his grip on self-control slipped again during his latest encounter with the Spaniard when he launched his racket into the empty stands and whacked the replacement against the net post as he battled to break the Spaniard.

Djokovic and Stojanovic had been due to take on John Peers, former men’s doubles partner of Britain’s Jamie Murray, and Ash Barty from Australia for bronze.

He and his compatriot had lost 7-6 (4) 7-5 in their semi-final to Asian Karatsev and Elena Vesnina of the Russian Olympic Committee.

* Quotes from Tennis Head

Novak Djokovic waves goodbye as he departs

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