Off-field dramas united Tigers: Riewoldt

Star Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt believes the club has grown stronger and closer after overcoming a series of controversies this year. The Tigers have the chance to cement themselves as one of the great modern-day teams when they take on Geelong in Saturday’s AFL Grand Final. 1 Related Richmond won the flag in 2017 and … Read more Off-field dramas united Tigers: Riewoldt

Tigers’ win will see Barty present AFL trophy

Tennis world No.1 and lifelong Richmond supporter Ashleigh Barty will present the premiership cup if the Tigers win Saturday’s AFL Grand Final. Queensland local Barty – who is Richmond’s inaugural AFLW member – had been a constant presence in the crowd at the Tigers’ two finals this month at Metricon Stadium and the Gabba. If … Read more Tigers’ win will see Barty present AFL trophy

Murray suffers injury setback, out of Cologne

Andy Murray has suffered another injury setback and has pulled out of this week’s ATP Tour event in Germany due to a lingering pelvic problem, raising doubts over his participation for the remainder of the year. The former world No. 1 returned from a second hip surgery in January 2019 to win the Antwerp title … Read more Murray suffers injury setback, out of Cologne

Djere wins Sardegna Open for 2nd ATP Tour title

SANTA MARGHERITA DI PULA, Sardinia — Laslo Djere of Serbia beat Italian wild card Marco Cecchinato to win the Sardegna Open on Sunday. Djere won 7-6 (3), 7-5, sealing the final with a deep backhand return. It was the 74th-ranked Djere’s second title. Both have come on clay and 11 of Djere’s 13 tour-level victories … Read more Djere wins Sardegna Open for 2nd ATP Tour title

Rublev wins fourth title of year, tying Djokovic

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Andrey Rublev joined Novak Djokovic as the only men to win four tour singles titles in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season as he beat Borna Coric 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Sunday in the final of the St. Petersburg Open. Rublev came back from 5-2 down to win the first-set tiebreak with a … Read more Rublev wins fourth title of year, tying Djokovic

Zverev wins Cologne Indoor to end title drought

COLOGNE, Germany — Alexander Zverev ended his 17-month wait for a title by drawing on the pain of his US Open final defeat to beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 6-3 and win the Cologne Indoors on Sunday. Zverev has had a breakthrough year in Grand Slam tournaments with his first semifinal at the Australian Open in … Read more Zverev wins Cologne Indoor to end title drought

Rublev sets up final clash with Coric in Russia

Russian home favourite Andrey Rublev rallied from a set down to beat Canadian Denis Shapovalov 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinal of the St Petersburg Open on Saturday to set up a title clash with Borna Coric. Rublev saved five of six break points to advance and took advantage in the final set when Shapovalov … Read more Rublev sets up final clash with Coric in Russia

Zverev to meet Auger-Aliassime in Cologne final

COLOGNE, Germany — Alexander Zverev moved one win from a third title in his native Germany on Saturday and will play Felix Auger-Aliassime in the final of the Cologne Indoors tournament. Top-seeded Zverev defeated Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the semifinals. The 20-year-old Auger-Aliassime also beat a Spanish opponent and second-seeded Roberto Bautista … Read more Zverev to meet Auger-Aliassime in Cologne final

Virus knocks out 3 tennis tournaments in Canada

Tennis Canada has postponed three Challenger pro events because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization announced Friday that the Calgary, Alberta, and Drummondville, Quebec, National Bank Challenger men’s events and the Fredericton, New Brunswick, women’s event are off the schedule. The Calgary event was scheduled for February; Fredericton and Drummondville were slated for March. Challenger … Read more Virus knocks out 3 tennis tournaments in Canada

Wimbledon plans ’21 return, with or without fans

WIMBLEDON, England — The Wimbledon tennis tournament is planning its comeback in 2021. Wimbledon was the only Grand Slam tournament canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the All England Club announced plans Friday for its return next year. “Staging The Championships in 2021 is our number one priority and we are actively … Read more Wimbledon plans ’21 return, with or without fans