Saturday, September 26, 2020

Roland Garros 2020 Main Draw

Roland Garros 2020 Main Draw N.Djokovic (1) vs M.Ymer H.Dellien vs R.Berankis DE.Galan (L) vs C.Norrie T.Sandgren vs H.Hurkacz (29) C.Garin (20) vs P.Kohlschreiber U.Humbert vs M.Polmans (L) J.Vesely vs L.Broady (Q) K.Majchrzakvs K.Khachanov (15) R.Bautista Agut (10) vs R.Gasquet Y.Uchiyama vs A.Balazs G.Pella vs S.Caruso J.Millman vs P.Carreno Busta (17) JL.Struff (30) vs F.Tiafoe D.Altmaier (Q) vs F.Lopez L.Harris vs A.Popyrin V.Pospisil vs M.Berrettini (7) D.Medvedev (4) vs M.Fucsovics A.Mannarino vs A.Ramos-Vinolas Q.Halys (W) vs M.Giron T.Monteiro vs N.Basilashvili (31) D.Lajovic (22) vs G.Mager L.Djere vs K.Anderson H.Mayot (W) vs A.Davidovich Fokina S.Querrey vs A.Rublev (13)

Tsitsipas vs Rublev in Hamburg Open final

Tsitsipas vs Rublev in Hamburg Open final Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Christian Garin 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 in the Hamburg Open semifinals to set up a final against Andrey Rublev. That denied Garin his third clay final of the year and ended the Chilean's 5-0 unbeaten record in tour semis. Tsitsipas' run to the Hamburg final has seen him recover from his third-round exit at the U.S. Open and a first-round elimination in Rome last week in his first clay tournament of the year. !--more--> The man standing between Tsitsipas and his second title of 2020 is Andrey Rublev after the Russian beat Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-2 in the first semifinal. Rublev overcame Ruud, who has the most clay-court wins on the ATP Tour this year with 15. Rublev advanced to his third career clay final and seventh overall. Now 24-6 in tour matches this season, he equaled his achievement of reaching the final in Hamburg last year when he lost in three sets to Nikoloz Basilashvili.

Fernando Verdasco out of French Open for positive COVID test

Fernando Verdasco out of French Open for positive COVID test Fernando Verdasco withdrew from Roland Garros because of what he believes is a false positive for COVID-19. Verdasco wrote Friday on Twitter – two days before play begins at Roland Garros – that he had COVID-19 in August and did not have symptoms. He said that was followed by negative results until he tested positive this week. Verdasco said he asked for another test, but French Open organizers refused. He said he took other, unofficial tests on his own that came up negative. “It makes me sad and feeling absolutely frustrated,” Verdasco wrote.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Schwartzman beats Nadal in Rome

Schwartzman beats Nadal in Rome Diego Schwartzman upset Rafael Nadal 6-2 7-5 at the Italian Open quarter-finals. The Argentine will next face Denis Shapovalov, who defeated defeated Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 3-6 6-2. Rafa struggled with his serve throughout the match and made a series of uncharacteristic unforced errors that proved to be his undoing.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Djokovic and Nadal advanced at Italian Open

Djokovic and Nadal advanced at Italian Open Novak Djokovic beat Filip Krajinovic 7-6 6-3 while Rafael Nadal defeated Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-3 to advanced at the Italian Open. Krajinovic made long-time friend Djokovic work hard to reach the quarter-finals for the 14th time. Djokovic double faulted on the first of his three set points in the first-set tiebreak but a quick break in the second put him through in a tournament he has won four times.

Lucas Pouille out of French Open

Lucas Pouille out of French Open Lucas Pouille withdrew from the French Open because he has not recovered from a right elbow operation in July. Pouille has resumed training he does not feel fit enough to play competitively at Roland Garros. The clay-court major begins in 10 days in Paris. “Having to pull out of Roland Garros when you are a French player is heart-breaking,” Pouille said in a statement. “But I have to be realistic and reasonable, the priority is to ensure my elbow heals completely.” Info and photo from Yahoo sports