Month: August 2020

Lewis Hamilton pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman after Belgian GP victory | CNN

CNN  —  Lewis Hamilton paid his own tribute to Chadwick Boseman after closing to within two wins of Michael Schumacher’s all-time Formula One record by claiming the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. The defending world champion led all 44 laps at Spa-Francorchamps, with Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in second place and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen […]

Novak Djokovic edges past Carlos Alcaraz to capture first tournament title in return to US soil | CNN

CNN  —  Novak Djokovic defeated Carlos Alcaraz, 5-7, 7-6(7), 7-6(4) on Sunday to avenge his Wimbledon final loss and capture the Western & Southern Open title in Cincinnati, Ohio. Playing in his first tournament on US soil since 2021, the 36-year-old Serb rallied from a set and a break down against the world number one, […]

Venus Williams picks up first win against top-20 opponent in four years | CNN

CNN  —  Venus Williams rolled back the years with a vintage performance to secure her first win against a top-20 player in four years. The 43-year-old Williams defeated Russian Veronika Kudermetova 6-4 7-5 in the first round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Monday. Kudermetova is seeded 16th in the tournament and […]

Novak Djokovic gets French Open campaign off to winning start; matches Roger Federer record | CNN

CNN  —  Novak Djokovic got his French Open campaign off to a winning start with a dominant victory over American Aleksandar Kovacevic in the first round. The No. 3 seed beat Kovacevic in straight sets, 6-3 6-2 7-6(7-1), at Roland Garros as he begins his quest for a third title at the grand slam. The […]

Novak Djokovic makes political statement about Kosovo after first-round French Open win | CNN

CNN  —  Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic left a political message on a TV camera lens at the French Open on Monday in response to violent clashes in Kosovo. Following his first-round victory against American Aleksandar Kovacevic, Djokovic wrote “Kosovo is the [heart] of Serbia. Stop the violence” in Serbian on a camera lens, using […]

World No. 172 Thiago Seyboth Wild stuns Russian star Daniil Medvedev in French Open upset | CNN

CNN  —  The French Open has already seen a major upset as world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev was knocked out by Brazilian qualifier Thiago Seyboth Wild in the first round on Tuesday. The world No. 172 showed little sign of nerves by beating Medvedev in a thrilling five-set encounter – 7-6(5) 6-7(6) 2-6 6-3 6-4 […]

’36 is the new 26′: Evergreen Novak Djokovic reaches ninth Wimbledon final after brushing aside Jannik Sinner; will face Carlos Alcaraz | CNN

CNN  —  Age is clearly just a number to Novak Djokovic, who is now just one match away from securing a record-equaling eighth Wimbledon title after the Serb beat Italy’s Jannik Sinner in straight sets, winning 6-3 6-4 7-6 in Friday’s first men’s semifinal. Victory ensured the 36-year-old reached a record-breaking 35th grand slam final […]

‘Like a freight train once we got hot’: How ‘twin energy’ fueled tennis’ greatest ever double act | CNN

CNN  —  When you spend every moment of every day with another person – eating, sleeping, training, competing – it’s hardly surprising that you should develop a formidable partnership, even less so if you share the same DNA. For Bob and Mike Bryan, their “twin energy” was at the heart of their triumphs and titles […]

Novak Djokovic battles past Andrey Rublev to reach Wimbledon semifinals | CNN

CNN  —  Novak Djokovic had to be at his very best to get past Andrey Rublev on Tuesday, winning 4-6 6-1 6-4 6-3 in a thrilling clash to reach the Wimbledon semifinals. Rublev, who has never reached the semifinals of a grand slam, was in inspired form during the first set, using his huge serve […]

Christopher Eubanks’ Wimbledon dream run ends with loss to No. 3 Daniil Medvedev in quarterfinals | CNN

CNN  —  Christopher Eubanks’ run at Wimbledon has ended, with the 27-year-old American losing to world No. 3 Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the quarterfinals. Medvedev, the 2021 US Open champion and a two-time Australian Open finalist, advanced to his first Wimbledon semifinal, winning 6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-1. He will face either world No. […]

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