Tennis shots http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26660/all en UPDATE 1-Tennis-Joker has fun despite being made to fight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-tennis-joker-has-fun-despite-being-made-fight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details and quotes)</p> <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic was forced to scrap for every point against Radek Stepanek at the Australian Open tennis on Friday, but the world number one could not have had more fun in Rod Laver Arena.</p> <p>The Serbian, bidding to become the first man to win three successive Australian Open titles in the professional era, prevailed 6-4 6-3 7-5 in the third-round clash but he and the Czech ensured the match was the best of the tournament so far.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-tennis-joker-has-fun-despite-being-made-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Novak Djokovic Tennis Tennis shots Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:00:17 +0000 5736032 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Tennis-Federer defuses Raonic to reach last eight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-tennis-federer-schools-raonic-reach-last-eight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Federer reaches quarter-finals</p> <p>* To face Tsonga (adds details)</p> <p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Roger Federer said he was energised by facing younger players after handing Milos Raonic a masterclass in clinical tennis at the Australian Open on Monday to reach a 35th straight grand slam quarter-final.</p> <p>Federer defused the 22-year-old Canadian's serve and held his own comfortably before shifting up the gears when necessary to race to a 6-4 7-6 6-2 victory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-tennis-federer-schools-raonic-reach-last-eight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Milos Raonic Münchenstein Roger Federer Roger Federer Tennis Tennis shots Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:45:14 +0000 5737225 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Tennis-Clinical Federer downs Raonic to reach last eight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-3-tennis-clinical-federer-downs-raonic-reach-last-eight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Federer reaches quarter-finals</p> <p>* To face Tsonga (Adds details)</p> <p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Roger Federer said he was energised by facing younger players after handing Milos Raonic a masterclass in clinical tennis at the Australian Open on Monday to reach a 35th straight grand slam quarter-final.</p> <p>Federer defused the 22-year-old Canadian's serve and held his own comfortably before shifting up the gears when necessary to race to a 6-4 7-6 6-2 victory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-3-tennis-clinical-federer-downs-raonic-reach-last-eight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Milos Raonic Roger Federer Tennis Tennis shots Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:30:31 +0000 5737293 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Bellucci shocks Isner to level US-Brazil tie http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/tennis-bellucci-shocks-isner-level-us-brazil-tie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thomaz Bellucci rallied to upset John Isner 2-6, 6-4, 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday and lift Brazil level with the United States at 2-2 in their first-round Davis Cup tie.</p> <p>Bellucci's triumph means the outcome will be decided by the final singles match to come later between American Sam Querrey and Brazil's Thiago Alves. </p> <p>Serbia awaits the US-Brazil winner in April's quarter-finals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/tennis-bellucci-shocks-isner-level-us-brazil-tie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Isner Sports Tennis Tennis shots AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 21:15:41 +0000 5744796 at http://www.globalpost.com Murray ousted by Del Potro, Djokovic cruises http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/djokovic-overwhelms-lacklustre-tsonga-at-indian-wells <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) - Erratic serving cost Andy Murray dearly as the U.S. Open champion was knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open quarter-finals 6-7 6-3 6-1 by Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro on Friday.</p> <p>Though the British world number three edged a close first set 7-5 on the tiebreak, he lost serve once in the second and three times in the third to make a premature exit from the ATP Masters 1000 event at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/djokovic-overwhelms-lacklustre-tsonga-at-indian-wells" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Juan Martín del Potro Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Tennis Tennis shots Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:00:38 +0000 5785002 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Del Potro upsets Murray to reach Indian Wells semis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/tennis-del-potro-upsets-murray-reach-indian-wells-semis-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro upset World No. 3 Andy Murray 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-1 on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters.</p> <p>Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, beat reigning US Open champion Murray for just the second time in seven meetings and booked a clash with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic for a place in the final.</p> <p>Djokovic earlier remained unbeaten in 2013 with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/tennis-del-potro-upsets-murray-reach-indian-wells-semis-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Juan Martín del Potro Juan Martin del Potro Tennis Tennis shots AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 02:30:04 +0000 5785079 at http://www.globalpost.com Sharapova hammers Wozniacki in final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130317/sharapova-hammers-wozniacki-win-indian-wells-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova played aggressively from the start to win her first title since last year's French Open with a 6-2 6-2 demolition of Caroline Wozniacki in the BNP Paribas Open final on Sunday.</p> <p>In a showdown between two former world number ones, the second-seeded Russian overpowered the Dane with a ruthless display, breaking her twice in each set to seal victory in one hour 21 minutes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130317/sharapova-hammers-wozniacki-win-indian-wells-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Caroline Wozniacki Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Tennis Tennis shots Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Mar 2013 21:00:17 +0000 5786250 at http://www.globalpost.com Venus Williams dumped out of Rome masters by Robson http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130513/venus-williams-dumped-out-rome-masters-robson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - A rusty Venus Williams was blown away 6-3 6-2 by rising British left-hander Laura Robson at the Rome Masters tennis on Monday.</p> <p>With clay dust swirling around the tree-lined Foro Italico courts, the American former world number one suffered a scrappy, undignified exit as her fabled power game misfired.</p> <p>Robson will now try to complete a rare double as top seed Serena Williams, winner in Madrid, awaits in round two.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130513/venus-williams-dumped-out-rome-masters-robson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forehand Tennis Tennis shots Thomson Reuters Mon, 13 May 2013 15:15:49 +0000 5836731 at http://www.globalpost.com Point-by-point guide to Murray's decisive game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130707/point-point-guide-murrays-decisive-game <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mitch Phillips</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray had Britain on tenterhooks on Sunday in a nerve-shredding 13-minute final game of the Wimbledon final before winning it to beat Serbia's Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-5 6-4.</p> <p>Here is a point-by-point guide to the remarkable decisive game in which Murray earned and lost three championship points and Djokovic squandered three break points before the Scot triumphed to end Britain's 77-year wait for a Wimbledon men's singles champion.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130707/point-point-guide-murrays-decisive-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Tennis Tennis shots Thomson Reuters Sun, 07 Jul 2013 22:02:36 +0000 5877826 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Karlovic ends illness misery with Bogota title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/tennis-karlovic-ends-illness-misery-bogota-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Croatia's Ivo Karlovic, who was struck down with viral meningitis earlier this year, celebrated his first title in five years on Sunday when he captured the Colombia Open.</p> <p>The 34-year-old giant defeated home hope Alejandro Falla, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) in the final.</p> <p>Karlovic served a total of 104 aces during the claycourt tournament. </p> <p>The former world number 14 is now projected to climb from 155 back into the top 100 with his victory.</p> <p>"It was an unbelievable week," said Karlovic.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/tennis-karlovic-ends-illness-misery-bogota-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Ivo Karlović Ivo Karlovic Tennis Tennis shots AFP Sun, 21 Jul 2013 20:33:16 +0000 5889721 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Isner edges Hewitt to book clash with Anderson http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130728/tennis-isner-edges-hewitt-book-clash-anderson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Top seed John Isner and second-seeded Kevin Anderson set up an Atlanta Open final billed as the tallest in ATP tour history with semi-final triumphs on Saturday.</p> <p>Isner fired 21 aces in a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7/5) victory over Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt, while South Africa's Anderson saved two set points in the 12th game of the second frame to force the tiebreaker en route to a 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) victory over Ryan Harrison.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130728/tennis-isner-edges-hewitt-book-clash-anderson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Isner Sports Tennis Tennis shots AFP Sun, 28 Jul 2013 04:34:01 +0000 5895757 at http://www.globalpost.com Isner edges Anderson in Atlanta Open final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130728/isner-edges-anderson-atlanta-open-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - American John Isner saved two match points before beating South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-7(3) 7-6(2) 7-6(2) in the final of the Atlanta Open on Sunday to claim his seventh ATP career title.</p> <p>The towering Isner, who stands six-foot-10 (2.08m), fired down 24 aces in a match dominated by big serving from two of the tallest players in tennis.</p> <p>Neither player was able to break their opponent's serve in the slugfest, which lasted almost three hours, with each set decided by tiebreakers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130728/isner-edges-anderson-atlanta-open-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kevin Anderson Sports Tennis Tennis shots Thomson Reuters Mon, 29 Jul 2013 02:02:41 +0000 5896322 at http://www.globalpost.com Serena to meet Cirstea in Toronto final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130811/serena-meet-cirstea-toronto-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Matt Cronin</p> <p>TORONTO (Reuters) - Top seed Serena Williams shook off a spirited attempt by Agnieszka Radwanska and moved into the final of the Rogers Cup with a 7-6(3) 6-4 victory on Saturday and will meet Romania's Sorana Cirstea, whose surprising run continued when she beat China's Li Na 6-1 7-6(5).</p> <p>The American held a 5-0 record against Radwanska coming into the match, but the Pole surprised the 16-times grand slam champion by being aggressive and not mixing up her shots.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130811/serena-meet-cirstea-toronto-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agnieszka Radwańska Tennis Tennis shots Thomson Reuters Sun, 11 Aug 2013 06:32:19 +0000 5907180 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Nadal loses 54-shot rally, but still emerges winner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130910/tennis-nadal-loses-54-shot-rally-still-emerges-winner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In the city that never sleeps, it was the point that threatened never to end as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic fought out an exhausting 54-shot exchange in Monday's US Open final.</p> <p>With Djokovic leading 3-2 in the second set, after Nadal had clinched the opener, the world's two best players matched each other forehand against forehand and backhand to backhand before the Serb came out on top.</p> <p>It brought a standing ovation for both men and was just one of a number of brutal exchanges, some of which were over 20 shots.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130910/tennis-nadal-loses-54-shot-rally-still-emerges-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal Tennis Tennis shots AFP Tue, 10 Sep 2013 06:17:52 +0000 5929245 at http://www.globalpost.com Sharapova makes no promises over Brisbane return http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131229/sharapova-makes-no-promises-over-brisbane-return <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Having pulled out of the Brisbane International tournament through injury for the last two years, Maria Sharapova might consider it a victory in itself if she actually gets out on court at the Pat Rafter arena on Monday.</p> <p>The tournament is perhaps more important to the Russian world number four as a warm-up for the Australian Open this year as she is on the comeback trail after four months on the sidelines with a shoulder injury.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131229/sharapova-makes-no-promises-over-brisbane-return" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova Tennis Tennis shots Thomson Reuters Sun, 29 Dec 2013 13:20:59 +0000 6031160 at http://www.globalpost.com