NEW YORK - Dominic Thiem was talking about himself and the rest of the men in the U.S. Open semifinals, but he might as well have been offering advice to tennis fans the world over."Once we step on the court," Thiem ...
Sep 11, 2020
MEN to watch at the U.S. Open in New York, where play is scheduled to begin Monday (Tuesday, Manila time):Ranked: 1Country: SerbiaAge: 33Career Singles Titles: 79Grand Slam Singles Titles: 17 - U.S. Open (3: 2011, 2015, 2018), Australian Open (7: ...
Aug 28, 2020
BERLIN - Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios will play exhibition tennis matches in Berlin in July.With professional tennis shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said on Friday one exhibition event will run from July 13 to 15 on grass ...
May 30, 2020
NOVAK Djokovic is planning to set up a series of tennis tournaments in the Balkan region while the sport is suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.The top-ranked player's media team says the Adria Tour will start in Belgrade on ...
May 23, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Outplayed at his own brand of physical tennis for much of the match, Rafael Nadal finally claimed a set to try to start a comeback against Dominic Thiem.Nadal marked the moment by hopping in a crouch at the baseline ...
Jan 29, 2020
LONDON - Three years after coming to the ATP Finals as a hitting partner to the top pros, Stefanos Tsitsipas is leaving the tournament as champion.Tsitsipas rallied to beat Dominic Thiem, 6-7 (6), 6-2, 7-6 (4), on Sunday for ...
Nov 18, 2019
LONDON - The ATP Finals will have a first-time champion for the fourth year in a row after Stefanos Tsitsipas and Dominic Thiem won their semifinals on Saturday.Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev after Tsitsipas ousted six-time winner Roger Federer, ...
Nov 17, 2019
LONDON - Dominic Thiem became the first player to advance from the group stage at the ATP Finals after outlasting five-time champion Novak Djokovic 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (5) in a seesaw crowd pleaser on Tuesday.That leaves Djokovic ...
Nov 13, 2019
PARIS - For a few, fleeting moments Sunday, Rafael Nadal found his French Open supremacy seemingly threatened by Dominic Thiem, a younger, talented opponent challenging him in the final for the second consecutive year.A poor game from Nadal allowed Thiem to break ...
Jun 10, 2019
PARIS - Rafael Nadal aims for a record-extending 12th French Open title against fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem in a rematch of last year's final.Nadal should be more rested after Thiem needed two days to complete his five-set, four- ...
Jun 9, 2019
MADRID - Roger Federer's return to clay lasted only three matches.A day after saving two match points at the Madrid Open, Federer squandered two match points himself in the quarterfinals against Dominic Thiem on Friday, losing, 3-6, 7-6 ( ...
May 11, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain - Rafael Nadal will meet Dominic Thiem in the semifinals of the Barcelona Open after the defending champion brushed off a challenge from German Jan-Lennard Struff to win, 7-5, 7-5, on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).The top-seeded ...
Apr 27, 2019
INDIAN WELLS, California - Dominic Thiem edged error-prone Roger Federer, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, to win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, denying Federer a record sixth title in the desert.Thiem trailed 4-3 and 5-4 in the ...
Mar 18, 2019
PARIS - Dominic Thiem remembers sitting in front of a TV to follow along as Rafael Nadal made his Grand Slam final debut and won his first French Open title back in 2005.Thiem was 11 at the time.On Sunday, Thiem was ...
Jun 11, 2018
PARIS - In full control of the French Open final, a rather familiar position for him, Rafael Nadal suddenly was worried.He led by two sets plus a break early in the third, when the middle finger on his racket-wielding left hand ...
Jun 11, 2018
PARIS - Under pressure at the outset, Rafael Nadal already had cast aside three break points in his French Open semifinal's third game when, at 4-all, Juan Martin del Potro held another three.If Nadal's march toward an ...
Jun 9, 2018
MADRID - Rafael Nadal has found a worthy rival on clay.Dominic Thiem beat the top-ranked Nadal 7-5, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals on Friday, breaking the defending champion's run of 21 straight wins on clay courts. ...
May 12, 2018
MADRID - Rafael Nadal broke John McEnroe's record of 49 straight sets won on the same surface by beating Diego Schwartzman, 6-3, 6-4, in the third round of the Madrid Open on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Nadal extended his ...
May 11, 2018
MONACO - Rafael Nadal's bid for a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title is proving more comfortable than he imagined after his latest return from injury.Others may not be so surprised, given how the top-ranked Spaniard won nine ...
Apr 21, 2018
MONACO - Rafael Nadal remains on course to retain his Monte Carlo Masters title and won't have Novak Djokovic standing in his way.The top-ranked Nadal beat big-hitting Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-2 on Friday to reach ...
Apr 20, 2018
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