US Open Has a New Men’s Champion as Stan Wawrinka Beats Djokovic in Sunday’s Final

 September 12, 2016   R K Gupta

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After Angelique Kerber took the women’s crown on Saturday, it was the turn of Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka to script history in the 2016 US Open Championships on Sunday. He defeated the overwhelming favorite Novak Djokovic in the four-set final even if the fourth set was mired in an unseemly controversy. The Swiss would have gone […]

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Rafael Nadal Pulls Out of French Open Due to Wrist Injury

Rafael Nadal Pulls Out of French Open Due to Wrist Injury Murray Wawrinka Move Up

 May 28, 2016   R K Gupta

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After playing his first two matches with great authority, 9-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the 2016 French Open with a wrist injury. The Spaniard, who logged his 200th win in Grand Slam matches on Thursday, after beating Facundo Bagnis of Argentina, announced that he could not play his third round match […]

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Top ATP Action of last week

 March 4, 2016   R K Gupta

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In last week’s ATP action, Stan Wawrinka clinched the title in Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships by defeating Cyprus’ old hand Marcos Baghdatis; Dominic Thiem of Austria won his first hard-court title by defeating Australia’s Bernard Tomic in the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco while at Sao Paulo, Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas successfully defended his Brasil Open with […]

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Djokovic Wawrinka and Raonic Begin 2016 Season with Titles at Doha Chennai and Brisbane

 January 13, 2016   R K Gupta

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Novak Djokovic continued with his 2015 run in the new season as he outplayed Rafael Nadal without breaking sweat to win the Qatar ExxonMobil Open and brought his tour-level title count to 60. The Doha victory was also Djokovic’s sixth consecutive ATP world tour title and he etched his name as only the 10th player […]

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Battle Lines Drawn In the 2015 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at London’s O2 Arena

 November 21, 2015   R K Gupta

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After another error-prone game, this time against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka, Andy Murray lost the chance to enter the semifinals of the 2015 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. The off-shoot of Murray’s defeat will be his sad exclusion from the Final Four at O2 in London, where the other three entrants are the members of the […]

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India Hold Czech Republic to 1-1 Draw On First Day of Davis Cup World Group Play-Off

 September 20, 2015   R K Gupta

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Czech Republic’s Davis Cup squad arrived in Delhi for their world group play-off tie against India. They began well in taking the first singles, in which Lukas Rosol defeated India’s Yuki Bhambri in straight sets. But Somdev Devvarman leveled things up for India by overpowering world no.40 Jiri Vesely also in straight sets. Now Saturday’s […]

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Wawrinka Shatters Djokovic’s Dreams, Claims the French Open Title

 June 8, 2015   R K Gupta

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The one potent weapon that Stan Wawrinka employed against the world no.1 Novak Djokovic in the final was the one-handed backhand. He misfired on a few occasions but by and large, he was consistent in its execution. After losing the first set, Wawrinka roared back in the game to nullify Djokovic’s powerful onslaught in the […]

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Wawrinka Awaits His Final Opponent As Storm Suspends Djokovic-Murray Semifinal at Roland Garros.

 June 6, 2015   R K Gupta

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Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka reached his second career Grand Slam final by edging out home favorite and extremely demanding Jo Wilfried-Tsonga. Though Wawrinka took the first set, the Frenchman didn’t give in easily and fought back to take the second on tiebreak. After another set also went to the tiebreak in Wawrinka’s favor, Tsonga couldn’t force […]

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Sunday at Roland Garros: Nishikori, Tsonga, Wawrinka Reach QFs on a Day Marred by Rain and Bad Light

 June 2, 2015   R K Gupta

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Kei Nishikori created history by becoming the second Japanese to reach men’s singles quarterfinals of the French Open in 82 years. In 1931 and 1933, Jiro Satoh of Japan had reached the semifinals and since then, no Japanese has reached the quarterfinals until Nishikori did that on Sunday. On a day interrupted by showers in […]

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Wawrinka Overpowers Tomas Berdych to Win Rotterdam Open Title on Sunday

 February 16, 2015   R K Gupta

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Playing at the Rotterdam Open after a gap of 10 years, Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka denied Tomas Berdych a chance to retain the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament title on the last day. The fourth seed and world no.8 won 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a grueling three-set 2-hour encounter against the Czech. It was Wawrinka’s sixth […]

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