Roger Federer returns to Leonardo Mayer during their fourth round match of the French Open on Sunday. Reuters
Roger Federer insisted Monday his focus at this week’s Italian Open was on getting more match practice on clay ahead of the French Open in two weeks time. The 20-time Grand Slam winner has not played on the red clay in the Foro Italico since 2015 when he finished runner-up for the fourth time,
Defending champion Rafael Nadal powered past Roger Federer in the French Open semi-finals on Friday, to move within one victory of a record-extending 12th Roland Garros title after handing his oldest rival his worst Grand Slam defeat in 11 years.
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.
FLORENCE: Napoli, runners-up in three of the last four seasons, hit back from conceding a contentious early penalty to win 4-3 at new-look Fiorentina in a hugely entertaining start to their Serie A campaign on Saturday. Napoli were also awarded a controversial penalty, for a foul on Dries Mertens,
Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez started together for the first time in over two years on Saturday but Real Madrid were denied victory after a late equaliser by Real Valladolid. Bale and James both looked certain to leave Madrid this summer but each were included by Zinedine Zidane in a line-up that was without
Sergio Aguero reached 400 career goals as the Manchester City striker inspired the champions’ 3-1 win at Bournemouth, while Tottenham suffered a shock 1-0 defeat against Newcastle on Sunday. With Premier League leaders Liverpool off to a perfect start with three successive victories, City are already
Abu Dhabi: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi maintained his 100 per cent qualifying record in the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship on Sunday by clinching pole position for the Grand Prix of Italy. Just as he did during the previous two rounds in Lithuania and Norway, Qemzi dominated qualifying in Brindisi