Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his first round match of the Hamburg European Open against Dan Evans (unseen) on Wednesday. Reuters
A battling Nick Kyrgios earned a morale-boosting victory over world number six Stefanos Tsitsipas on Tuesday, while Russia and Britain booked their spots in the ATP Cup quarter-finals.
The most exciting new star to arrive on the ATP Tour in recent years, Stefanos Tsitsipas, is ready to make his second bid for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title.
Novak Djokovic saved three match points before defeating Gael Monfils 2-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-1 to reach the Dubai Championships final on Friday, describing his victory as “an amazing escape”.
Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed his second consecutive fifty and Ravindra Jadeja hit an 11-ball 31 as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) dented Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) hopes of play-offs’ qualification with a six-wicket victory in Dubai on Thursday.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will look to add to their winning momentum and boost their chances of making it to the play-offs when they take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in a crucial IPL clash on Friday.
To win the targeted trophy, a team must feature in the top four of the IPL 2020 points table.
Surya Kumar Yadav hit a scintillating fifty after Jasprit Bumrah took three wickets as a ruthless Mumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by five wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Wednesday.