Djokovic into Astana final after surprise Medvedev retirement

Novak Djokovic reached the final of the ATP tournament in Astana on Saturday as opponent Daniil Medvedev surprisingly retired at the end of the second set. With the score at 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), Medvedev called it quits before the deciding set, with even Djokovic initially appearing surprised. “I’m shocked, really,” Djokovic said. “He looked completely … Read more

Kyrgios at same level as Djokovic and Nadal: Medvedev

Danill Medvedev said Nick Kyrgios is playing at such a high level that he merits comparison with Grand Slam heavyweights Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Medvedev was deposed as US Open champion on Sunday by Kyrgios as the fiery Australian stormed to an electrifying 7-6 (13/11), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win to reach his first quarter-final … Read more

Brilliant Tiafoe sends Nadal crashing out of US Open

Frances Tiafoe of the United States produced the performance of a lifetime to send Rafael Nadal crashing out of the US Open in a stunning fourth round upset on Monday. Tiafoe, who had only reached one major championship quarter-final in his career before, shattered Nadal’s hopes of adding to his record collection of 22 Grand … Read more

Alcaraz into last-eight after early morning epic

Carlos Alcaraz reached the US Open quarter-finals for a second successive year when he defeated 2014 champion Marin Cilic in an epic last-16 tie which finished at 2.23am local time on Tuesday in New York. In a gruelling three-hour and 54-minute encounter, Cilic was under siege, having to save 12 of 18 break points while … Read more