Simona Halep plays a shot. File/ AFP
Defending champion Rafael Nadal swept past Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to advance to his first final on clay this season at the Italian Open on Saturday. The eight-time Rome winner had been stunned by Tsitsipas, seeded eighth, in the semi-finals at the Madrid Open last weekend.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal got his bid for a record-extending 12th French Open title off to the perfect start by brushing aside German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann, while world number one Novak Djokovic was also a comfortable victor in the first round at Roland Garros on Monday.
Novak Djokovic can become only the second man in history to have twice held all four Grand Slam titles at the same time with victory at the French Open.
Rafael Nadal said on Friday that he “doesn’t care” if he is the red-hot favourite to lift a record-extending 12th French Open title at Roland Garros, insisting that there are a host of players in contention for the trophy. The world number two holds an incredible French Open
England international Sterling scored a brace in the second half as West Ham’s defence went AWOL in Nanjing.
Madrid: England right-back Kieran Trippier has joined Atletico Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur, the Spanish club said on Wednesday. Atletico said on their website they had signed a “fantastic and experienced player from the Champions League runner up” and added Trippier had agreed a three-year deal. Spanish and British media said Atletico
London: Opening batsman Jason Roy -- not even a regular top-order batsman for Surrey in red-ball cricket -- has been named in England’s Test squad for the first time for the one-off match against Ireland starting at Lord’s next Wednesday. While Roy, who accumulated 443 runs in England’s triumphant 50-overs World Cup campaign, has been
Hoping to emulate the legendary Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros, Jon Rahm said on Wednesday that he would “love” to become the second Spaniard to win the British Open this week, 40 years on from Ballesteros’ first major win at Royal Lytham and St Annes. The late Ballesteros won the Claret Jug three times, but Spain is yet to have a second