Saturday, September 19, 2020

Kremlin Cup canceled over coronavirus cases

Kremlin Cup canceled over coronavirus cases The Kremlin Cup tennis tournament has been canceled because of a rising number of coronavirus cases in Moscow. The men’s tournament had been scheduled to start October 19, with the women’s event set for the following week. The ATP and WTA tours issued a joint statement saying the cancellation “follows a recent increase in the COVID-19 infection rate in Moscow.” “As mandated by the Moscow City Administration, the event will no longer be permitted to go ahead in 2020,” the statement said.

Musetti continues dream run in Rome

Musetti continues dream run in Rome Lorenzo Musetti defeated Kei Nishikori 6-3 64- at the Italian Open on Thursday. Musetti also defeated Stan Wawrinka this week in Rome. "I always used to be a warrior, a fighter, but I had a lot of ups and downs during the past year," said Musetti.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Alexander Zverev to face Dominic Thiem at US Open 2020 final

Alexander Zverev to face Dominic Thiem at US Open 2020 final Alexander Zverev beat Pablo Carreno Busta 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 and reached the US Open final. He will play against Dominic Thiem for the title. "I actually looked at the scoreboard when I was down two sets to love," Zverev said. "I was like, 'I can't believe it. I'm playing in a semi-final, I'm supposed to be the favorite and I have no chance, I'm playing that bad. "So I knew I had to come up with better tennis and I knew that I had to be more stable."

Thiem into U.S. Open final

Thiem into U.S. Open final Dominic Thiem defeated Daniil Medvedev 6-2 7-6(7) 7-6(5) to reach the U.S. Open 2020 final where he will face Zverev. "For sure (it was) the toughest straight-sets win I ever had because could have been easily completely different," said Thiem. Thiem seized the early momentum inside the Arthur Ashe Stadium, handily carrying the first set without dropping a single first-serve point, but a double fault and a forehand error saw him hand Medvedev the break and the early lead in the second. Thiem spent the remainder of the set playing catch up, converting on a critical break to level the score 5-5 before tMedvedev dragged it into a tiebreak.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Thiem beats De Minaur, reaches U.S. Open semi-final

Thiem beats De Minaur, reaches U.S. Open semi-final Dominic Thiem crushed Alex de Minaur 6-1 6-2 6-4 and made it into the semi-finals of the U.S. Open where he will play against Daniil Medvedev. Thiem needed a little over two hours to record the win under the closed roof of Arthur Ashe Stadium despite being put under constant pressure by De Minaur, who is nicknamed 'Demon' and known for his never-say-die attitude and speedy court coverage. De Minaur advanced to the net at every opportunity to disrupt Thiem's baseline game and while the plan worked initially the 27-year-old Austrian adjusted and started finding winners past his advancing opponent.

Medvedev into U.S. Open semis

Medvedev into U.S. Open semis Daniil Medvedev defeated Andrey Rublev 7-6(6), 6-3, 7-6(5) to reach the US Open semifinals where he will face Dominic Thiem. "Experience plays a big role," Medvedev said. "The fact that I was already one time in U.S. Open semi-final helps a lot. Same court, same conditions, no crowd. And I think it will help me a little bit." After reaching the semis without losing a set, the third-seeded Russian is now bookmakers' favourite to claim his maiden Grand Slam title on Sunday. "That helps a lot in the long term of the tournament," he said of playing three-set matches. "So I'm happy about it. That's why physically I'm quite good.