Australian Open: Frances Tiafoe Upsets Kevin Anderson

MELBOURNE, Australia — Fifth-seeded Kevin Anderson let a sizable lead slip away amid problems with his serving arm and lost to the 20-year-old American Frances Tiafoe, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5, in the Australian Open’s second round on Wednesday. Anderson was the runner-up at Wimbledon last year and the U.S. Open in 2017, and he had won all three of his previous matchups against the 39th-ranked Tiafoe. But after trailing by a set and 3-0 in the second, Tiafoe turned the match around to get to the third round at a…

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Australian Open: Kevin Anderson knocked out by Frances Tiafoe

Frances Tiafoe’s previous best Grand Slam performance was his third-round appearance at Wimbledon in 2018 Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. Fifth seed Kevin Anderson is out of the Australian Open after being beaten in four sets by American Frances Tiafoe. Anderson, who reached the final at Wimbledon in 2018, took the…

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Owner David Tepper says Carolina Panthers keeping ‘options open’ in light of QB Cam Newton’s shoulder injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers are keeping all options open concerning the sore right shoulder of quarterback Cam Newton, including the possibility of not having the 2015 NFL MVP available for the 2019 season. Asked to compare Newton’s situation with that of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, owner David Tepper said Tuesday, “If you told me he took a year off and could recover and be fully recovered and everything else, and that’s what it took, an extra year, why wouldn’t you do [that]?” “Now we would have to…

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List of Waste Management Phoenix Open commitments for 2019

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about List of Waste Management Phoenix Open commitments for 2019 List of Waste Management Phoenix Open commitments for 2019 Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Photos: 16th hole at Phoenix Open Blayne Barber throws his hands in the air after making a putt on the 16th hole during the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf…

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Golfer Rory McIlroy To Play In Farmers Insurance Open

LA JOLLA, CA – Rory McIlroy has committed to play in the Farmers Insurance Open for the first time, organizers announced Tuesday. McIlroy was eighth on the Official World Golf Ranking released Sunday. He finished in a three-way tie for fourth in his most recent tournament, the Sentry Tournament of Champions, which concluded Jan. 6. The 29-year-old from Northern Ireland is a 14-time winner on the PGA Tour, including four majors. His most recent victory was in last year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational. The field for the tournament to be played…

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Tsonga Motivated For 2008 Final Rematch Against Djokovic At The Australian Open | ATP Tour

Eleven years ago, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga arrived in Melbourne Park as the No. 38 player in the ATP Rankings. The year before, the Frenchman had been ousted in the first round. But Tsonga became the story of the Australian Open, defeating four Top 15 players to reach the final, which was his first at tour-level. Tsonga defeated second seed Rafael Nadal in less than two hours in the semi-finals, and his high-energy brand of tennis, and of course his enthusiastic post-match celebrations, immediately became a fans’ favourite and fixture in the…

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Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka ‘struggling’ but will ‘come back stronger’ after loss

Victoria Azarenka is a two-time champion at the Australian Open and a former world number one Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. A tearful Victoria Azarenka said she will come back stronger following her Australian Open first-round exit. Azarenka has struggled for form since returning from maternity leave in 2017 and missed…

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Simona Halep fights back to beat Kaia Kanepi at Australian Open

Halep came to Melbourne Park on a five-match losing streak Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. Simona Halep avoided becoming the first world number one to suffer back-to-back first-round Grand Slam exits with a gutsy three-set win over Kaia Kanepi at the Australian Open. The Romanian top seed fought back impressively to…

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Novak Djokovic starts Australian Open with straight-set win

Djokovic won his first Australian Open in 2008 when he beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final Australian Open 2019 Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 January Coverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January. Top seed Novak Djokovic started his bid for a record seventh men’s Australian Open title with a straight-set win over American qualifier Mitchell Krueger. The 31-year-old Serb, chasing a 15th…

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Djokovic Beats Krueger In Australian Open 2019 First Round | ATP Tour

Six-time former champion Novak Djokovic extended his perfect record to 18-0 against qualifiers at major championships on Tuesday night as he began his Australian Open campaign with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory over American Mitchell Kruger for a place in the second round. “It feels great to be healthy and back on this court again. Twelve months ago it was quite a different sensation on the court with the elbow injury. Twelve months forward, obviously things are quite different,” Djokovic said. “I had a tremendous success in the past six…

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