Going bananas: Australian Open player shares fruit with foe
Talk about going bananas: There was an unusual show of sportsmanship at the Australian Open on Saturday, when one player, Dan Evans, offered a piece of fruit to his opponent, Andrey Rublev. Rublev, a six-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist, compiled a whopping 60 winners in the match, with nary a slip-up. The snack-sharing came at a changeover late in the first set, with Rublev leading 5-4.news.yahoo.com
Tiafoe beats Rublev to reach semifinals | US Open updates
Frances Tiafoe became the first American man into the U.S. Open semifinals in 16 years by beating No. 9 Andrey Rublev 7-6 (3), 7-6 (0), 6-4. Two days after upsetting No. 2 Rafael Nadal, the No. 22-seeded Tiafoe reached the last four of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. Rublev fell to 0-6 in Grand Slam quarterfinals.news.yahoo.com
Serena's gone, Open must go on: Kvitova, Pegula set rematch
Much like for so many other folks, Serena Williams’ last match at the U.S. Open was must-see TV for players still in the tournament, so Jessica Pegula and Petra Kvitova tuned in from their hotel rooms the night before their victories led off Saturday’s schedule and set up a fourth-round showdown.
French Open updates | Cilic eliminates No. 2 seed Medvedev
It took until the fourth round, but now it's the high-seeded men who are exiting the French Open. No. 2 Daniil Medvedev bowed out with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 loss to No. 20 Marin Cilic in a matchup between two past U.S. Open champions at Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday night. Medvedev joins No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas, last year's runner-up, on the way out of the bracket.news.yahoo.com
Wimbledon’s player ban isn’t fair, but it’s the right move
Placeholder while article actions loadOrganizers of the famous Wimbledon tennis tournament in England announced last week that players from Russia and Belarus will not be allowed to play in the 2022 championships. Lots of people, including the top-ranked male player, Novak Djokovic, as well as tennis legend and nine-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova, do not think the ban is fair. In some ways, telling tennis players that they cannot play in an important tournament just because they are from a certain country is unfair. In February, Putin ordered Russian troops to invade Ukraine, an independent country that was not threatening Russia. The punishment may not be perfectly fair, especially for the athletes, but I think it is the right thing to do.washingtonpost.com
Team Europe easily tops Team World for 4th Laver Cup in row
Even without any of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic on the roster, Team Europe clinched its fourth consecutive Laver Cup victory by going up 14-1 against Team World on Sunday. Tokyo Olympics singles gold medalist Alexander Zverev of Germany and Andrey Rublev of Russia gave Team Europe an insurmountable lead by beating Reilly Opelka of the U.S. and Denis Shapovalov of Canada 6-2, 6-7 (4), 10-3 in a match tiebreaker in doubles to open Sunday's play.news.yahoo.com
Berrettini, Ruud, Rublev give Team Europe 3-1 Laver Cup lead
The pandemic-delayed fourth edition of the Laver Cup — and first without Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic participating — began Friday with Team Europe taking a 3-1 lead over Team World thanks to victories in singles from Matteo Berrettini, Casper Ruud and Andrey Rublev. Italy's Berrettini, the runner-up to Djokovic at Wimbledon in July, saved 12 of 13 break points and came back to edge Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime in a match tiebreaker 6-7 (3), 7-5, 10-8.news.yahoo.com
Roger Federer suffers fastest defeat in 16 years
Clive Brunskill/Getty Images(CNN) - Roger Federer has suffered his fastest defeat in 16 years after crashing out of the Cincinnati Masters Thursday. The 20-time grand slam champion was roundly beaten 6-3 6-4 by Russian qualifier Andrey Rublev in just 62 minutes. Defense, offense, serving well," Federer said of his opponent after the match. No 70 was clearly emotional after beating Federer and can now look forward to a quarterfinal match up with fellow Russian Daniil Medvedev. "It's the biggest and most emotional win," said Rublev, before turning his attention to praising Federer.