Kyrgios beats 2021 champ Medvedev, discusses mental state
Nick Kyrgios sat in the Arthur Ashe Stadum locker room after ending Daniil Medvedev's U.S. Open title defense and stay at No. 1 in the rankings and felt a mix of pride and relief. Pride at the big-serving, solid-returning performance that resulted in a 7-6 (11), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Medvedev on Sunday night, the latest in a series of career-altering results that carried Kyrgios to his first quarterfinal at Flushing Meadows on the heels of his run to his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon.news.yahoo.com
Keys knocks out No. 1 Swiatek at Western & Southern Open
American Madison Keys upset No. 1 Iga Swiatek 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the Western & Southern Open quarterfinals. After dropping the first set and losing the first five games of the second, Swiatek rallied to win four straight, fighting off one match point before Keys clinched with a forehand winner to the ad court off a shot that clipped the net. Swiatek won her first two matches against Keys, including 6-1, 6-0 this year at Indian Wells.news.yahoo.com
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
No. 2 Medvedev back on ATP tour after Wimbledon ban
Watching the recent news from Ukraine is “very upsetting," No. 2-ranked tennis player Daniil Medvedev said Sunday of the war that led Wimbledon organizers to ban him and other Russians from their tournament. The U.S. Open champion spoke at the Geneva Open where he returns to action after a five-week absence from the ATP Tour for surgery on a hernia injury. “I had some time to follow what is happening, yeah, it’s very upsetting,” Medvedev said when asked if he could monitor the conflict in Ukraine more closely while not playing.news.yahoo.com
Hurkacz wears down Medvedev in Miami, denies him No. 1 rank
It was midway through the second set and Daniil Medvedev was standing several feet behind the baseline, hand propped on one of his knees, his sweat turning his dark blue shirt several shades darker as he tried to catch his breath. Hubert Hurkacz, on the other side at that moment, looked like he was having a day at the beach. Hurkacz, seeded eighth, moved two wins away from defending his Miami title by wearing down the top-seeded Medvedev 7-6 (7), 6-3 on Thursday in a men’s quarterfinal.news.yahoo.com
No contest: Nadal defeats Medvedev in 2 sets in Acapulco
This time around, there was no drama. In a rematch of an epic five-set Australian Open final, Rafael Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-3 early on Saturday and qualified for the Mexican Open final, where he will play Cameron Norrie. A month ago in Australia, the 35-year-old Nadal came from two sets down to beat Medvedev and win his record 21st Grand Slam singles title.news.yahoo.com
Zverev kicked out of Mexican Open after angry outburst
Third-ranked Alexander Zverev was thrown out of the Mexican Open for violently smashing his racket on the umpire’s chair moments after losing a doubles match. The incident took place after Zverev and Marcelo Melo lost to Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara 6-2, 4-6, 10-6 on Tuesday night in Acapulco. Zverev struck the umpire’s chair three times, sat for a moment, then got back up and yelled at umpire Alessandro Germani that he “destroyed the whole (expletive) match” and struck the chair once more with his racket as the umpire climbed down.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Medvedev takes 2-set lead in Australian final
Daniil Medvedev has taken a 6-2, 7-6 (5) lead in the Australian Open final against Rafael Nadal after a dramatic second set that was interrupted by a court invader and contained four service breaks. Nadal was trying to serve for the set in the ninth game about 1 1/2 hours into the match and was facing a break point when a protester jumped from the stands into the playing arena at Medvedev’s end. Nadal saved that point to get back to deuce, wasted a set point and then dropped the service game to allow Medvedev back into the set.news.yahoo.com
Barty and Djokovic keep No.1 ranking; Collins into top 10
Newly crowned Australian Open women's singles champion Ash Barty has maintained her more than two-year grip on the number one ranking after winning her third major title with a straight sets victory over Danielle Collins on Saturday. Barty, winner of the French Open in 2019 and Wimbledon the following year, has extended her ranking points lead over incumbent No.2 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, with French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova rising one spot into third after making the quarterfinals in Australia for the first time.news.yahoo.com
Alize Cornet reaches quarterfinals at her 63rd Grand Slam
Alize Cornet dropped to her knees on the hard blue court, clasped her hands and took a few moments to let it sink in. In her 17th trip to the Australia Open, her 63rd run at a Grand Slam, and two days after celebrating her 32nd birthday, Cornet finally qualified for the quarterfinals at one of the four major events in tennis. Cornet recovered after a second-set meltdown in the hot Melbourne sun on Monday to advance to the last eight at the Australian Open with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win over two-time major champion Simona Halep.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Collins into Australian Open quarterfinals
Danielle Collins took advantage of Elise Mertens' double fault on match point to advance to the quarterfinals and join two other Americans in the final eight at Melbourne Park. Collins advanced 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 and will play the winner of the following match on Rod Laver Arena between two-time major winner Simona Halep and Alize Cornet. Jessica Pergula and Madison Keys are the other Americans in the quarterfinals and will play their matches on Tuesday.news.yahoo.com
Pegula's sports align ahead of Australian Open quarterfinals
The timing for Jessica Pegula's run to the Australian Open quarterfinals has even accommodated another of her sporting passions. Pegula has been able to plan preparation around watching the Buffalo Bills in an NFL divisional play-off game in Kansas City. The Bills, owned by Pegula’s parents, play the Chiefs mid-morning local time in Melbourne, and she'll settle in with her sister to watch it on TV.news.yahoo.com
US Open runner-up Fernandez out in 1st round in Australia
Four months later and on the other side of the world, Leylah Fernandez lost to a 133rd-ranked wild-card entry in her first Grand Slam match since her runner-up finish at the U.S. Open. The 19-year-old Canadian had an upset 6-2, 6-4 loss to Maddison Inglis in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday, the third straight year she’s failed to progress to the second round at the first tennis major of the year. Fernandez made 30 unforced errors, dropped her serve three times and hit only eight winners on 1573 Arena against Inglis, who converted her third match point to complete her very first win in the main draw of a major.news.yahoo.com
Serbia cries with Djokovic over lost chance to make history
Serbia awoke to disappointment on Monday after Novak Djokovic failed in his attempt to make tennis history by becoming the first man in more than 50 years to win a calendar-year Grand Slam. Instead of the usual fireworks, car horns blaring and dancing in the streets after previous major finals involving Djokovic, there was an eerie silence in the Serbian capital. The top-ranked Djokovic lost to Russian opponent Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday in the U.S. Open final.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Medvedev says celebration was nod to FIFA game
Daniil Medvedev's celebration for his first major tennis title was a nod to a soccer video game. Medvedev slowly and awkwardly fell to the court after beating Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final. Medvedev says: “That’s how I wanted to make it.”news.yahoo.com
No. 2 Daniil Medvedev into 3rd Grand Slam final at US Open
Daniil Medvedev twice was a point from finding himself tied at a set apiece in his U.S. Open semifinal against Felix Auger-Aliassime. The No. 2-seeded Medvedev surged out of that tight spot, beat a mistake-prone Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 on Friday and now is headed to his third Grand Slam final. “A strange match, a little bit, in the second set, where I think everybody felt like it's going to be one-set-all, and you never know where the match is going to go,” said Medvedev, who trailed 5-2 in the second.news.yahoo.com
Pandemic Olympics endured heat, and now a typhoon's en route
The Tokyo Olympics, delayed by the pandemic and opened under oppressive heat, are due for another hit of nature’s power: a typhoon arriving Tuesday morning that is forecast to disrupt at least some parts of the Games. “Feels like we’re trying to prepare for bloody everything,” said New Zealand rugby sevens player Andrew Knewstubb. Don't worry, Japanese hosts say: In U.S. terms, the incoming weather is just a mid-grade tropical storm.news.yahoo.com
Tennis champion Daniil Medvedev says it’s ‘tough’ to talk about the future of the sport
Newly crowned Nitto ATP Finals champion Daniil Medvedev told CNBC that tennis has a cloudy future, with players still not knowing when — or if — the Australian Open will go on due to the coronavirus pandemic. Medvedev, who won the highly prestigious ATP Finals tournament on Sunday at London's O2 Arena, said a lot of uncertainty remains in the sport. "(It's) tough to talk about the future, because we see with the Australian Open, it's not easy at this moment. Medvedev made history on Sunday when he defeated the current U.S. Open Champion and world number three, Dominic Thiem, to clinch the much sought-after title. The Russian tennis champion said the match was "one of the biggest wins of my career," after coming back from a set down to take the title.cnbc.com
Rafael Nadal reduced to tears after US Open win
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point after winning the 2019 US Open. (CNN) - As Rafael Nadal fell in his chair, hands running through his hair, the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd stood in unison to applaud the Spaniard. The video, which featured each of his grand slam victories, was met by huge cheers from the crowd and reduced Nadal to tears. Praise for MedvedevThe 33-year-old Nadal was made to work tirelessly for the victory by the 23-year-old Russian enjoying the best grand slam run of his career. 'It means a lot'Nadal clinched his first grand slam in 2005, when he won the first of his 12 French Open titles.
Rafael Nadal wins fourth US Open, 19th Grand Slam
Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts during the fifth set of his Men's Singles final match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia. NEW YORK (CNN) - Rafael Nadal held off a gutsy Daniil Medvedev in five sets to win a fourth US Open and 19th major, pulling to within one of all-time men's leader Roger Federer. The Spaniard prevailed 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 in a bruising four hours, 50 minutes over his Russian opponent, who was playing in his first grand slam final at the age of 23. Creaking to start the fifth, Nadal broke from 40-0 at 2-2 to break open the deciding set. Medvedev came up short in his bid to become the first, first-time men's grand slam winner since Marin Cilic at the 2014 US Open.
Nadal one win from getting to 19 majors
A knee injury forced Nadal to retire just last year in the semifinals here against Juan Martin del Potro. Both Nadal and Medvedev advanced in straight sets under the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof on a wet New York day. To Stan Wawrinka in the 2014 Australian Open final, when the now 33-year-old suffered a back injury in the warmup. "To play him in your first Grand Slam final should be, I want to say, a funny thing. Something crazy might need to happen for Nadal to leave New York without a 19th grand slam title.
US Open villain Medvedev keeps on winning, reaches semifinals
Medvedev grabbed an early break advantage against Wawrinka before the trainer's visit ahead of the eighth game. Wawrinka later held a set point on serve at 6-5 in the tiebreak, crushing a first serve. Earning a set point and working Medvedev all around the court, Wawrinka's forehand sitter went a yard wide. The fourth set followed the pattern of the first three: A break came early. Medvedev then barely celebrated upon winning -- forget the dance -- and said he would try his best to be 100% for the semifinals.
Daniil Medvedev wins again, trolls again at US Open
FLUSHING, N.Y. - Daniil Medvedev appears to be relishing the role of US Open villain. That changed when Medvedev won match point. "After the match, I engaged a little bit with the crowd," Medvedev said to reporters. "Thank you all, guys, because your energy tonight gave me the win," Medvedev said in an interview on court. He leads the ATP Tour this season with overall match wins (48), wins on hard courts (35) and finals appearances (six).
Daniil Medvedev trolls US Open crowd after win
Daniil Medvedev of Russia argues with the chair umpire during his Men's Singles third round match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain on day five of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Aug. 30, in Queens(CNN) - Daniil Medvedev has become this year's US Open villain. When learning of the violation that chair umpire Damien Dumusois had given him, Medvedev threw his racquet. After he won, surrounded by boos, Medvedev raised up his arms, motioning to the crowd to keep going. "Thank you all, guys, because your energy tonight gave me the win," Medvedev said in an interview on court. In 2017 at Wimbledon, he was fined $14,500 for several infractions, including tossing coins in the direction of chair umpire Mariana Alves after a five-set loss.