'Here to play my best every day,' Rafael Nadal begins long-awaited US Open run with four-set victory
NEW YORK -- After dropping the first set, Rafael Nadal rallied to defeat Rinky Hijikata in the No. 2 seed's opening match at the US Open on Tuesday night. Sluggish out of the gate, Nadal stormed back, much to the delight of the prime-time crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Winston-Salem Open draw as Grigor Dimitrov, Dominic Thiem, Jack Draper, Kyle Edmund eye US Open match practice
Former world No 3 Grigor Dimitrov headlines the final US Open warm-up event, the Winston-Salem Open, but he has been handed a tough draw. On the back of his first-round exit at the hands of Denis Shapovalov at the Western & Southern Open last week, Dimitrov accepted a wildcard entry into the ATP 250 event as he looked to get more matches under his belt ahead of the final Grand Slam of the year, which gets underway on August 29 at Flushing Meadows.
COURT REPORT: John Isner avoids dreaded Court 18, Margaret Court is technically the best women's player of all time and Grigor Dimitrov endures injury struggles
John Isner won't have to play on Court 18 when he takes on Andy Murray Maxime Cressy won't chose a sponsor until he has a breakthrough moment It was a shame to see Grigor Dimitrov enduring injury struggles on Court 2 It was another busy day at Wimbledon with plenty of entertaining action as well as drama behind the scenes.
British No 6 Ryan Peniston made sure the first Grand Slam match of his career was a memorable one by beating Swiss opponent Henri Laaksonen in straight sets at Wimbledon Ryan Peniston has made the most of his Wimbledon wildcard by beating Swiss player Henri Laaksonen in straight sets. Playing in the first Grand Slam match of his career, Peniston, 26, broke serve in the opening game and stayed in command thereafter, beating the world No 95 6-4 6-3 6-2.
The British wild card saw off Switzerland’s Henri Laaksonen on a packed Court 12. British wild card Ryan Peniston enjoyed a dream Wimbledon debut with a straight-sets victory over Switzerland’s Henri Laaksonen. The 26-year-old from Southend, having a breakthrough summer after reaching the quarter-finals at Nottingham, Queen’s and Eastbourne, won 6-4 6-3 6-2 on a packed Court 12.
RAFAEL NADAL is entering the twilight years of his career and has hinted at retirement. Rafael Nadal has jokingly warned Grigor Dimitrov that he will be "very expensive" if the Bulgarian tennis stars wants to bring the 22-time major champion in as a coach in the future.
Queen’s results 2022, day 3: Jack Draper beaten to leave wildcard Ryan Peniston the last Brit standing
Draper is outplayed by Emil Ruusuvuori in the second round meaning Peniston will fly the flag alone on Thursday QUEEN’S CLUB — Jack Draper found the tag of home favourite a tough one to bear as he was beaten 6-2 7-6(2) by Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori in the second round at Queen’s to leave Ryan Peniston the last British man standing in the men’s singles.
‘I believe that’ – Grigor Dimitrov still believes he can win a Grand Slam after series of near-misses
Grigor Dimitrov remains hopeful that he can win an elusive first Grand Slam title after a number or near-misses over the years. The Bulgarian has won eight titles and reached the semi-finals in three of the four Grand Slams, and is still confident of ending that search heading into Wimbledon this year.
Britain's Jack Draper marked his debut in the world's top 100 with a first win over a top-20 ranked opponent when he beat Taylor Fritz at Queen's. Draper, 20, dominated the American fourth seed in a 6-3 6-2 win on the opening day of the Cinch Championships.
British No 1 Cameron Norrie loses 6-7 (2-7) 6-1 6-4 to Grigor Dimitrov in the first round of the cinch Championships at Queen's Club; British youngster Jack Draper defeats American world No 14 Taylor Fritz 6-3 6-2 to reach second round British No 1 Cameron Norrie fell at the first hurdle in the cinch Championships as he lost in three sets to Grigor Dimitrov at Queen's Club.
How to watch Queen’s 2022: TV channel, full coverage schedule and live stream for the Cinch Championships
The British No 1 is a finalist from 2021 with a haul of points to defend but he could be upstaged by Andy Murray QUEEN’S CLUB — A record seven British men will try to make it through the first round of Queen’s after Paul Jubb made it through qualifying to complete the home contingent.
Queen's draw sees Andy Murray face Lorenzo Sonego and could meet defending champion Matteo Berrettini in round two
Andy Murray has been drawn against Lorenzo Sonego in the opening round of the Queen's Club Championships. The Scot, who is a five-time champion at the ATP 500 tournament held in London, England, will face either reigning champion Matteo Berrettini or Dan Evans in the next round should he emerge victorious against Sonego.
Andy Murray will play Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego in the first round of the Cinch Championship at Queen’s, which starts on Monday. The British number three will be bidding for his fifth tournament win as he continues his preparations for next month’s Wimbledon.