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New Zealand squash player Megan Craig wins PSA Women's Player of Month award

New Zealand's Megan Craig has been awarded the PSA Women's Player of the Month award for June after a succession of fine performances. Craig, from Blenheim, made the most of a series of events on home soil, reaching two finals and a semifinal in the space of three weeks on the world tour. The 22-year-old kicked off the month at the Fitzherbert Rowe Manawatu Lawyers New Zealand International Classic in Palmerston North, where she reached the last four before bowing out to eventual champion Joe...

July 3, 2015

DJOKOVIC QUALIFIES FOR BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS

ATP World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will bid to become the first player in history to capture four successive Barclays ATP World Tour Finalssingles titles after sealing his qualification for this year's prestigious season-ending tournament, held from 15-22 November at The O2 in London. Djokovic became the first player to secure his spot after defeating nine-time Roland Garroschampion Rafael Nadal in the Paris quarter-finals on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Serb is looking to become the eighth man in hi...

June 5, 2015

French Open: Serena Williams reaches final despite illness

French Open Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 24 May - 7 June Coverage: Live text and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra commentaries on every Andy Murray match and other key matches. Serena Williams fought back to beat Timea Bacsinszky and reach the French Open final despite struggling with illness. The top seed took 10 games in a row to win 4-6 6-3 6-0 and set up a final against Lucie Safarova on Saturday. Williams, 33, has been unwell throughout the tournamen...

June 5, 2015

DJOKOVIC PLAYS TENNIS WITH FOOTBALL STARS; FOGNINI/BOLELLI GET POLITICAL

It hasn't all been about tennis for players this week. ATPWorldTour.com provides a recap of the highlights. Internazionali BNL d'Italia (Rome, Italy) Novak Djokovic joinedLuca Vanni, Caroline Wozniacki and footballers Francesco Totti and Alessandro Florenzi on Pietrangeli court for "Tennis With Stars" for charity. Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli enjoyed an "unforgettable experience" in Rome after being invited to a private meeting with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at Palazzo Chigi, his...

May 23, 2015

COACH FRANKLE PASSES THE BATON (2014)

Left, Tennis NZ's club coach of the year Mike Frankle, and right, his successor at Cockle Bay Tennis Club Jono Frankle. Times file photos. IT'S game, set and match for New Zealand's top tennis club coach. Cockle Bay Tennis Club's Mike Frankle was named Club Coach of the Year at the Tennis New Zealand awards earlier this month. However, the honour was the final point of Mike's time at Cockle Bay, as he embarks on a new management career with Honda. "It's a nice way to go out," he t...

May 23, 2015

Coll wins Squash Player’s Player of the Month award

New Zealander Paul Coll has been named Player of the Month for May by the authoritative London-based Squash Player magazine for his win in the Paris Open in April. Coll, who is from Christchurch and has been spending time in Europe, said: "For the last 18 months I have been partly basing myself in Holland, where I have managed to get valuable court time with top 20 players, which was great exposure for me and took my game to the next level. "In the up and coming months I have a busy schedule ...

May 14, 2015

Roger Federer knocked out Madrid Open by Nick Kyrgios

Top seed Roger Federer lost in the second round of the Madrid Open to 20-year-old Australian Nick Kyrgios. The Swiss world number two, a three-time winner of the tournament, was beaten 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (7-5) 6-7 (14-12). Federer, 33, took the first set on a tie-break but it is the big-serving Kyrgios who will now play John Isner. Third seed Rafael Nadal, looking for a fifth Madrid title in his home country, beat American Steve Johnson 6-4 6-3 and will play Italy's Simone Bolelli. "My problem was...

May 8, 2015

Andy Murray beats Mischa Zverev at Munich Open

Andy Murray began his clay-court season with a comfortable win over Germany's Mischa Zverev at the Munich Open. The British number one, playing under new coach Jonas Bjorkman for the first time, won 6-2 6-2 in 75 minutes. Murray, who had a bye in the first round, is the top seed and his Munich debut was also his first match since getting married on 11 April. The Scot, 27, will face Czech Lukas Rosol in round three as he looks to win his first ATP title on clay. His chances have been enhanced...

May 1, 2015

Monte Carlo Masters

World number two Roger Federer and defending champion Stan Wawrinka both suffered third-round defeats at the Monte Carlo Masters. World number nine Wawrinka, who beat fellow Swiss Federer in last year's final, lost 6-1 6-2 to Bulgaria's world number 11 Grigor Dimitrov. Second seed Federer was beaten 6-4 7-6 (7-5) by Frenchman Gael Monfils, the world number 18 and 14th seed. Eight-times winner Rafael Nadal beat America's John Isner 7-6 (8-6) 4-6 6-3. The Spaniard, who won every title at the c...

April 24, 2015

Rafael Nadal beaten by Fabio Fognini at Barcelona Open

Rafael Nadal says he "played poorly" after his earliest defeat in 12 years at the Barcelona Open as he went down in straight sets to Fabio Fognini. The Italian, seeded 13th, won 6-4 7-6 (8-6) in the third round - Nadal's worst result in Barcelona since 2003, when he was 16 years old. It was Fognini's second straight win over the Spaniard, having won their Sao Paulo semi-final earlier this year. "I played poorly, I didn't play like I should have," Nadal said. "This is a blow for me, but I acc...

April 24, 2015

Child Cancer Foundation Squash World Record 2015

The Meyers celebrating their awesome achievement. Thank you to everyone who followed them on this amazing journey....

April 17, 2015

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Indian Wells/USA, March 22nd 2015: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-2 to win the Indian Wells Masters title for a second year in a row. Djokovic, who recommends the HEAD Graphene XT Speed, joined Federer on four titles at the Tennis Garden. He has now won two this season after beating fellow HEAD player Andy Murray in the Australian Open final. Djokovic lifted his record against Federer to 18-20 and improved to 21-10 at the Masters 1000 level. The HEAD ambassado...

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