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Herbert & Mahut claim second Roland Garros doubles title

France claimed the Men’s Doubles title on Saturday when Pierre-Hughes Herbert & Nicolas Mahut defeated Alexander Bublik & Andrey Golubev from Kazakstan, 4-6 7-6(1) 6-4, to become the first all-French team to win twice at the clay-court major since World War...

Krejcikova bags French Open title

It was nip and tuck but, at the last, it was unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova who hoisted the French Open trophy aloft after a 3-set victory over Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the No 31 seed, in the final at Roland Garros on Saturday.

Konta steps into her third straight Nottingham final

British No.1 Johanna Konta has reached her third consecutive final at the LTA’s Viking Open Nottingham after defeating Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic 6-2 6-7(2) 7-5 in two-hours and 53-minutes.

Swiatek and Krejcikova to meet in Paris Doubles Final

Iga Swiatek may have lost her singles crown at Roland Garros but she has her eyes firmly set on taking home the French Open doubles title with her partner, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, but the pair will have to navigate past Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova, who...

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Konta through to third straight Nottingham semi-final

Johanna Konta is safely through to her third consecutive Viking Open Nottingham semi-final after defeating eighth seed Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3 7-6(6), having reached the final in her last two visits to the Nottingham Tennis Centre in 2017 and 2018.

Evans loses in last eight.

In the Viking Nottingham Open Challeneger event, the top seed from Birmingham Dan Evans was pipped to the post in his quarterfinal against No.6 seed Denis Kudla falling 6-4 1-6 6-4 after two=hours and two-minutes.

Salisbury & Krawczyk win French Mixed Doubles title

Britain’s Joe Salisbury teamed up with American Desirae Krawczyk to win the French Open mixed doubles title on Thursday at Roland Garros, marking his second Grand Slam triumph.

Krejcikova outlasts Sakkari to reach Paris final

Barbora Krejcikova held her nerve to see off a match point and a controversial line call to advance to the French Open final after upsetting Maria Sakkari, the No 17 seed from Greece, 7-5 4-6 9-7, in a 3 hour 18 marathon semi-final battle.
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Medvedev wins Marseille title

What looked like a one-sided contest proved not to be the case though the ultimate outcome of the Open 13 Provence final turned out as expected with the top seeded Danill Medvedev overcoming the double specialist Pierre-Hugues Hebert to claim the Marseille’s title.

I am really happy, I knew that I would become No. 2 no matter what on Monday… It is always better when you step up the rankings when you do something great Daniil Medvedev

The Russian beat the Frenchman 6-4 6-7(4) 6-4 to claim the 10th title of his career and ascend to the world No.2 ranking, displacing Rafa Nadal in the process.

The 25-year-old, who has yet to win a major, is certainly ready to start becoming a regular fixture at the top of the game as he is the first player outside the ‘Big Four’ of Novak Djokovic, Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, to climb to the No2 spot since Australia’s Leyton Hewitt in July 2005.

Medvedev, who reached the final of the Australian Open last month, produced 13 aces and saved four of five break points as he notched up another triumph in his burgeoning career.

But he didn’t have it all his own way for Herbert, with his serve and volley game honed on the doubles circuit, was able to frustrate him and prevent him from settling into a more comfortable rhythm.

“I am really happy,” Medvedev said later. “I knew that I would become No. 2 no matter what on Monday… It is always better when you step up the rankings when you do something great.

“I know that winning here didn’t give me the points to become No. 2, but it is great for the self-esteem that just before becoming No. 2 on Monday, I win a tournament.”

All 10 of his tour-level titles have been won on hard courts with the Australian and US Opens providing the best opportunities for his first major having already made the finals at both of them.

“I am really happy about the number 10. It gets me to two digits, something which I dreamt of when I was a kid,” the Moscow born Monte Carlo resident added.

“I think it is already a great number, but I am going to try to work more and get some more… I really like to play on hard courts. I feel like that is where my game suits me the best. I feel like I know the solutions I have to find during the match and that is what I did today.”






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