Carreno Busta halts Hurkacz’s streak | The Express Tribune

MONTREAL: Pablo Carreno Busta seized his first ATP Masters title Sunday, spoiling Hubert Hurkacz’s perfect record in ATP finals with a Montreal Masters triumph. The 23rd-ranked Spaniard beat eighth-seeded Hurkacz 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to become the first unseeded winner in Canada in two decades. Carreno Busta notched his seventh ATP title, but his first in … Read more

Swiatek sails through as Gauff survives | The Express Tribune

TORONTO: Coco Gauff overcame 13 double-faults on Wednesday as she battled past Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina and into the third round of the WTA Toronto Masters, where top-ranked Iga Swiatek sailed through. Gauff, the US teenager who fell to Swiatek in the French Open final this year, held on to beat Rybakina 6-4, 6-7 (8/10), … Read more

Nadal, and his foot, under scrutiny at Wimbledon | The Express Tribune

LONDON: When Wimbledon rolls out the lush green carpet to welcome Rafael Nadal at the championships for the first time in three years next week, it will be the Spaniard’s foot, rather than his formidable forehand, that will be scrutinised to the nth degree. Until a few days ago, very few people had even heard … Read more

Wimbledon bonus after Dzalamidze becomes Georgian | The Express Tribune

LONDON: Russian-born tennis player Natela Dzalamidze said her decision to change nationality to Georgian was motivated by her desire to play at the Olympics and that being able to compete at Wimbledon was a bonus. In April, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) banned Russian and Belarusian players from competing at Wimbledon due to … Read more

Ukraine’s sports ‘thrown back’ after invasion | The Express Tribune

MUMBAI: Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina does not agree with the US Open decision to allow players from Russia and Belarus to compete as neutrals and hoped the Grand Slam organisers would take a firmer stand following Moscow’s invasion of her country. Russian and Belarusian players are banned from competing at Wimbledon, which starts on June 27, … Read more

Kyrgios claims he was racially abused | The Express Tribune

STUTTGART: Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios claimed he was racially abused by sections of the crowd as he slipped to a bad-tempered defeat against Andy Murray in the Stuttgart semi-finals on Saturday. Kyrgios was penalised a point and then a game for unsportsmanlike conduct early in the second set, smashing a racquet before an angry exchange … Read more

Zverev undergoes ankle surgery | The Express Tribune

BERLIN: Alexander Zverev has had surgery on torn ligaments in his right ankle following his painful exit from the French Open semi-finals. The German world number three turned his ankle while trailing eventual champion Rafael Nadal in the last four in Paris last week, screaming in pain before retiring from the match. The 25-year-old did … Read more