The Malta Independent 20 October 2021, Wednesday

Tennis

Djokovic's bid for year Slam ends against Medvedev

Monday, 13 September 2021, 07:17 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

A game from the end of his bid for what would have been the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men’s tennis since 1969, Novak Djokovic covered his face with a towel, hiding his tears during a...

Qualifier to champion: Britain's Raducanu, 18, wins US Open

Sunday, 12 September 2021, 06:23 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

British teenager Emma Raducanu arrived in New York last month with a ranking of 150th, just one Grand Slam appearance to her name and a flight booked to head out of town after the U.S. Open's...

Djokovic into US Open final after beating Zverev in five sets

Saturday, 11 September 2021, 08:10 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

If Novak Djokovic does complete the first calendar-year Grand Slam for a man since 1969 — and he is headed to the U.S. Open final, just one victory away — he, and everyone else, will...

Teen dream: Raducanu, 18, Fernandez, 19, into US Open final

Friday, 10 September 2021, 07:49 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez are so similar in so many ways: They possess enviable quickness and anticipation. They take balls low to the ground and redirect them with ease. They don’t...

Djokovic tops Berrettini in Open QF to close in on true Slam

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 07:21 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Never fazed, rarely flummoxed, Novak Djokovic is so collected in best-of-five-set matches even when falling behind, as he has done repeatedly at the U.S. Open. No opponent, or the prospect of...

'Trusting myself': Leylah Fernandez, 19, reaches US Open SF

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 07:45 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

When Leylah Fernandez wins a pivotal point at the U.S. Open — and she's won enough of them to become the tournament's youngest semifinalist since Maria Sharapova in 2005 — the teenager...

Djokovic extends Slam bid; first time no US players in Open QF

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 06:14 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

For 1 1/2 sets, including one particularly compelling and competitive 24-point game, Novak Djokovic's fourth-round opponent at the U.S. Open — Jenson Brooksby, the last American left in singles...

'Happy-go-lucky' teen Fernandez upsets Kerber at US Open

Monday, 6 September 2021, 08:10 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Leylah Fernandez is a self-described “happy-go-lucky girl” having the time of her life at Flushing Meadows, raising her fists, pumping her arms and riling up crowds while beating two past...

Djokovic lets emotions show at US Open; No. 1 Barty loses

Sunday, 5 September 2021, 04:57 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Novak Djokovic did not seek to keep his thoughts to himself on court Saturday, the way he mostly did through his first two U.S. Open matches. Instead, he let it all out, slapping his chest or sneering...

Osaka weighs another break from tennis after US Open loss

Saturday, 4 September 2021, 07:54 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Naomi Osaka looked over at her agent and said she wanted to tell the world what the two of them had discussed privately in an Arthur Ashe Stadium hallway after her U.S. Open title defense ended with a...

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