Dimitrov to face Kyrgios in Brisbane semis

Brisbane (Australia), Jan 5 : Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov on Friday had to dig deep to secure a place in the semifinals at the Brisbane International tournament, where he is to face Australian Nick Kyrgios. The Brisbane top seed and defending champion Dimitrov defeated the UK’s Kyle Edmund 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4 after two […]

Brazil’s Bellucci handed 5-month doping ban

Rio de Janeiro, Jan 5 : Brazilian tennis player Thomaz Bellucci has been banned for five months after failing a doping test. The 30-year-old tested positive for the diuretic and masking agent hydrochlorothiazide during the Swedish Open in July, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said, reports Xinhua news agency. It added that Bellucci was not […]

Qatar Open: Thiem wins; Rublev sets up quarterfinal against Coric

By Rajesh Srinivasan Doha, Jan 4 : Top seed Dominic Thiem of Austria survived the upset wave by getting past Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene 7-5, 6-4 in the Qatar Open tennis tournament here while Russia’s Andrey Rublev withstood Spain’s Fernando Verdasco to set up a quarterfinal tie against Borna Coric. Thiem made a strong start breaking […]

Qatar Open: Thiem wins through; Rublev sets up quarterfinal against Coric

By Rajesh Srinivasan Doha, Jan 4 : Top seed Dominic Thiem of Austria survived the upset wave by getting past Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene 7-5, 6-4 in the Qatar Open tennis tournament here on Thursday while Russia’s Andrey Rublev withstood Spain’s Fernando Verdasco to set up a quarterfinal tie against Borna Coric. Thiem made a strong […]