WHEN Alex Eala said hello to Rafael Nadal at the recently concluded Australian Open, the Spanish tennis superstar was stretching and putting on his socks.Eala was with her father Mike at the time. According to Mike, Nadal stood up and greeted ...
Feb 3, 2020
ALEX Eala was quick to make up for her early exit in the girls singles of the Australian Open juniors tournament.The 14-year-old Filipina and Indonesian partner Priska Nugroho advanced to the semifinals of the girls doubles Wednesday after beating ...
Jan 29, 2020
GENEVA - Roger Federer teamed up with Alexander Zverev in doubles to lift Europe into a commanding 3-1 lead over the world team on the first day of the Laver Cup on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).Federer, who has an Olympic gold ...
Sep 21, 2019
CHICAGO - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic looked quite comfortable while playing together for the first time Friday night (Saturday, Manila time).Except for one particular point.Djokovic drilled Federer in the lower back with a forehand in the third game of their ...
Sep 23, 2018
CHICAGO - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have played against each other 46 times. From Monaco to Shanghai and everywhere in between. Regular, run-of-the-mill tournaments and major finals.On Friday night (Saturday, Manila time), they play on the same side ...
Sep 21, 2018
SEATTLE - How's this for a doubles team? Roger Federer and Bill Gates.The 18-time Grand Slam champion and the billionaire Microsoft co-founder will pair up in a one-set exhibition match in Seattle on April 29 to support ...
Apr 5, 2017
TREAT Huey and Francis Casey Alcantara outclassed the Kuwaiti pair of Abdulrahman Alawadhi and Abdulhamid Mubarak, 6-1, 6-1, 6-2, on Saturday night as Cebuana Lhuillier-Philippines clinched their Davis Cup first-round tie at the Valle Verde Country Club. ...
Mar 5, 2016
FILIPINO wildcards Francis Casey Alcantara and Johnny Arcilla dragged Japanese Issei Okamura and Kento Takeuchi to the distance, but yielded a 7-6 (2), 7-5 decision Saturday in the men's doubles semifinals of the PSC-Philta International Men's Futures ...
Oct 11, 2015
ATLANTA - Even retirement couldn't stop Andy Roddick from one last chance to play doubles with his friend Mardy Fish in this week's Atlanta Open.Roddick is returning to help escort Fish into his retirement.Roddick, 32, says Atlanta ...
Jul 28, 2015
TREAT Huey showed he can be counted upon to play without a partner as he turned back Sharmal Dissanayake, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, in their Davis Cup reverse singles match on Sunday at the Valle Verde Country Club in Pasig. ...
Mar 8, 2015
THE Philippines shrugged off a slow start to repulse Sri Lanka, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, in the doubles match on Saturday at the Valle Verde Country Club and advance to the second round of the Davis Cup Asia/ ...
Mar 7, 2015
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Andy Roddick says he would like to have made one more appearance at the U.S Open, not for himself, but for his friend Mardy Fish.Roddick and Fish, who has been suffering from an anxiety disorder, had sought ...
Aug 22, 2014
MELBOURNE, Australia - Venus and Serena Williams have withdrawn from the doubles competition at the Australian Open, shortly before their first-round match was scheduled to be played on Friday.Tournament officials said the sisters pulled out because of an injury to Venus&# ...
Jan 17, 2014
NEW YORK - Max Mirnyi won his fourth Grand Slam mixed doubles title Friday (Saturday, Manila time), teaming with Andrea Hlavackova for a 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory over Santiago Gonzalez and Abigail Spears at the US Open.The 36-year-old ...
Sep 7, 2013
NEW YORK - American twins Bob and Mike Bryan stayed on track to become the first men's doubles team to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam since 1951, beating Eric Butorac and Frederik Nielsen 6-3, 6-2 in the second ...
Aug 31, 2013
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