Sunday, June 30, 2019

Fritz wins maiden ATP title in Eastbourne

Fritz wins maiden ATP title in Eastbourne
Fritz wins maiden ATP title in Eastbourne

Taylor Fritz claimed his maiden ATP title in Eastbourne, beating compatriot Sam Querrey 6-3 6-4 in the final on Saturday.

Playing only his second final, Fritz made a solid start to break Querrey to love in his first return game.

Djokovic prepares for Wimbledon with seven-hour meeting

Djokovic prepares for Wimbledon with seven-hour meeting
Djokovic prepares for Wimbledon with seven-hour meeting

Novak Djokovic warmed up for the defence of his Wimbledon title not on the practice courts, but locked away for seven hours in a stuffy meeting room discussing the politics of tennis.

As well as being the world number one and the holder of 15 Grand Slam titles, the 32-year-old is president of the ATP Player Council.

It's a powerful representative body which also occasionally pits player against player.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Federer wins record 10th Halle Open title

Federer wins record 10th Halle Open title
Federer wins record 10th Halle Open title

Roger Federer set another benchmark in his remarkable career by winning his 10th Halle Open title on Sunday.

The Swiss great defeated David Goffin 7-6 (2), 6-1 to extend his record of wins at the grass-court tournament and claim his 10th at an individual event for the first time. Only Rafael Nadal had previously achieved the feat in the Open era.

Feliciano Lopez wins Queen's title

Feliciano Lopez wins Queen's title
Feliciano Lopez wins Queen's title

Feliciano Lopez defeated Gilles Simon 6-2 6-7(4) 7-6(2) to win the singles title at Queen's and the came back with Andy Murray to win the doubles crown.

Lopez and Murray beat Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram 7-6(6) 5-7 10-5 in the final.

It was one of the oldest Queen's finals but the two warriors served up a classic as they pushed each other to the limit.

Murray wins Queen's doubles title

Murray wins Queen's doubles title
Murray wins Queen's doubles title

Andy Murray won the doubles title at Queen's Club with Feliciano Lopez after a long time away from the courts.

Murray, who had hip surgery in February, and Lopez beat Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram 7-6(6) 5-7 10-5.

Sunday's title was Murray's first with what he described as a "metal hip", his first anywhere since winning in Dubai in 2017 and one that proved he may well have something more to offer having believed his career was all but over in January.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Federer reaches Halle semis

Federer reaches Halle semis
Federer reaches Halle semis

Roger Federer defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to reach the Halle Open semifinals for the 15th time in his last 15 appearances on Friday.

Federer, who is bidding for a tournament record-extending 10th title and a personal record 10th in a single event, saved four of the five break points he faced and converted three of his six opportunities to win in 1 hour, 53 minutes on the grass.