JOSHUA Kinaadman hacked out a shock 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over SEA Games gold medalist Casey Alcantara on Friday to barge into the semifinal round of the men's singles in the PPS-PEPP Dagitab Festival Open Tennis Championship ...
Dec 21, 2019
THERE'S no better year-ender for Filipina teen tennis prodigy Alex Eala than a doubles crown, which she won at the prestige Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships in Florida last Sunday, December 15.Entering the semifinals seeded 5th, Eala, together with ...
Dec 17, 2019
RUBEN Gonzales lost in the men's doubles final of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, but is a winner in love.The veteran tennis player proposed to his longtime girlfriend, former race car driver Michelle Bumgarner, on Saturday just moments after ...
Dec 7, 2019
FRANCIS Casey Alcantara and Jeson Patrombon beat Ruben Gonzales and Treat Huey, 7-6 (6-2), 7-5, to win the men's doubles gold medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games tennis competitions on Saturday.The unseeded pair of Alcantara ...
Dec 7, 2019
AN all-Filipino final has been set in tennis men's doubles after the team of Ruben Gonzales and Treat Huey and the pairing of Francis Casey Alcantara and Jeson Patrombon advanced to the finals of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.Gonzales ...
Dec 6, 2019
BERN, Switzerland - The Swiss government says it will produce a 20 franc silver coin with Roger Federer's image on it.The government says it's the first time it has dedicated a commemorative coin to a living person.A ...
Dec 3, 2019
TREAT Huey and Denise Dy lost a thrilling mixed doubles match to top-seed Christopher Rungkat and Aldila Sutjiadi of Indonesia, 6-7, 6-3, 13-11, in the 30th Southeast Asian Games tennis tournament at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.Huey ...
Dec 2, 2019
CLARICE Patrimonio beat Lynelle En Tong Lim of Singapore, 6-3, 6-3, at the start of the women's singles tournament of the 30th Southeast Asian Games tennis at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.Patrimonio, the reigning silver medalist, advanced to ...
Dec 1, 2019
MADRID - The International Tennis Federation says France and Serbia have been given wild-card entries for the 2020 Davis Cup Finals.They will join the four semifinalists from this year's inaugural revamp: Britain, Canada, Russia and Spain.Serbia lost to ...
Nov 24, 2019
MADRID - Organizers are already considering changes to the new Davis Cup.The first edition of the Davis Cup Finals is not yet over but the CEO of the group behind the revamped team competition said things need to improve.Kosmos Tennis CEO ...
Nov 23, 2019
MADRID - Costume-wearing fans, boisterous crowds, exciting matches.Old traditions were preserved when the revamped Davis Cup began a new era on Monday in Madrid.As the 18-team Davis Cup Finals got underway in its new weeklong World Cup-style format ...
Nov 19, 2019
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 16, 2019
LONDON - Defending champion Alexander Zverev secured the last semifinal spot at the ATP Finals on Friday, eliminating Rafael Nadal in the process.Zverev beat already eliminated Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 7-6 (4) at the O2 Arena to finish second behind Stefanos ...
Nov 16, 2019
LONDON - Facing match point at 5-1 down in the third set, Rafael Nadal gave himself about a one-in-a-thousand chance of turning things around against Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals.Those odds turned out to be more than ...
Nov 14, 2019
PARIS - Injury blighted Rafael Nadal again as he pulled out of his Paris Masters semifinal on Saturday, meaning top-ranked Novak Djokovic will go for his fifth title at the indoor tournament against Denis Shapovalov.Fans hopeful of seeing a 55th career ...
Nov 3, 2019
SHENZHEN, China - Top-ranked Ash Barty advanced on Saturday to the final of the WTA Finals where she faces defending champion Elina Svitolina, a player she has never beaten in five previous attempts.Barty, like Svitolina, dropped the opening set of her ...
Nov 3, 2019
SHE MAY already be one of the highest ranked netters in Asia (and the world), but when teen tennis prodigy Alex Eala goes to compete, her father Mike makes sure he's at her side when she wins... and when she ...
Nov 2, 2019
PARIS - Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal remain on course to face off in the Paris Masters final, a 55th match in their intense rivalry, after winning their quarterfinals in straight sets on Friday.Djokovic demolished seventh-seeded Stefanos ...
Nov 2, 2019
ALEXANDRA "Alex" Eala was just three years old when she first held a tennis racket.She started training at the early age of four, joined her first local competition two years later, then became an international contender when she was eight.At ...
Oct 29, 2019
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