The Malta Independent 8 May 2021, Saturday


Federer back on tour in Qatar, 'not 100% yet'

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 20:28 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

There was plenty, to be sure, that was unfamiliar to Roger Federer in his first competitive match in more than a year. Can't hand your towel to a ball person in the pandemic era. Get ready to...

After year-long layoff, Federer returns with a win in Doha

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 19:34 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

After more than a year out, Roger Federer started his 24th season on tour with a win. It was far from easy for the former No. 1, though, as he was pushed hard by Dan Evans at the Qatar Open...

Djokovic breaks Federer's record for most weeks as ATP No. 1

Monday, 8 March 2021, 19:12 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Novak Djokovic surpassed Roger Federer for the most weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings on Monday. Djokovic is in his 311th week in the top spot, one more than Federer has spent...

Rublev beats Fucsovics to win Rotterdam final

Sunday, 7 March 2021, 17:52 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Andrey Rublev won his fourth tour singles title in seven months as the Russian beat Marton Fucsovics 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the final of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Sunday. Rublev continued...

Francesca Curmi into historic ITF final in Tunisia tournament

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 16:45 Last update: about 3 months ago

18-year-old Francesca Curmi has become the first Maltese player to reach a final of a Futures event after beating Slovakian player Victoria Morvayova in Tunisia. Curmi will now face Pole Weronika...

Cloud 9: Djokovic wins 9th Australian Open, 18th Slam title

Sunday, 21 February 2021, 16:59 Last update: about 4 months ago Associated Press

Maybe, just maybe, the thinking went, Novak Djokovic would be just a tad more susceptible to trouble this time around at the Australian Open. After all, he tore an abdominal muscle in the third...

Osaka claims 4th Slam trophy by beating Brady in Australia

Saturday, 20 February 2021, 12:14 Last update: about 4 months ago Associated Press

The trouble for Naomi Osaka at Grand Slam tournaments comes in Week 1. Get beyond that stage at the hard-court majors, though, and start preparing to etch her name on the trophy. Osaka won her...

Medvedev tops Tsitsipas in Australia to reach second Slam final

Friday, 19 February 2021, 12:21 Last update: about 4 months ago Associated Press

Daniil Medvedev simply does not lose right now. Not to Top 10 opponents. Not to anyone, really. Certainly not to a drained Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open semifinals. Now let’s...

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