Kubler and Thompson claim ATP Challenger titles

Australian players Jason Kubler and Jordan Thompson have won Challenger titles overnight. First, it was Thompson that defeated USA’s world no. 81 Denis Kudla 7-5, 6-3 to win the Subiton CH125 tournament on grass. It was the 8th Challenger title for the 28-year-old. Kudla got the first break of serve to lead 2-1 and he…

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Kubler and Thompson into finals in Surbiton and Little Rock

Australians have reached ATP Challenger level finals on different sides of the Atlantic. Jordan Thompson is into the CH125 Surbiton grass-court final where he will face USA’s world no. 81 Denis Kudla. Jason Kubler has reached the final of the CH100 Little Rock tournament on hard courts, he faces Taiwan’s Wu Tung-Lin the world no.…

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A cruel end for Zverev against Nadal at the French Open

Germany’s world no. 3 was in an epic battle with world no. 5 and 13-time Roland Garros champion Rafa Nadal when things went horribly wrong. Embed from Getty Images Late in the second set big German was running to his right when his foot got caught on the red clay and he badly twisted his…

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Kubler the lone Aussie male into round two at Roland Garros

Going into the men’s singles round one at the French Open the Australian contingent consisted of six automatic qualifiers, a wild card, and a qualifier. After round one was played across the opening three days it was the qualifier, Jason Kubler that stood alone as a winner. The draw treated Kubler kindly with the world…

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Popyrin finds form in Bordeaux and claims ATP Challenger title

Australian tennis player Alexei Popyrin has turned around a recent form slump to claim the Challenger title in Bordeaux. Popyrin won his first match of the year in Melbourne back in early January before suffering six straight losses, including five straight round one losses. The 22-year-old started the year ranked at no. 61 only to…

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Daria Saville and Chris O’Connell were awarded French Open wildcards

Just ahead of qualifying at Roland Garros, it has been announced that Daria Saville and Chris O’Connell have been awarded main draw wildcards into the French Open singles tournament. This is a reciprocal arrangement. Main draw action gets underway in Paris on Sunday 22 May. Saville (nee Gavrilova) is on the comeback trail from plantar…

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Jang Su Jeong claims Canberra clay court title

South Korea’s world no. 179 and the no. 2 seed for the ACT Clay Court International #2 has come from a set down to defeat Japan’s Yuki Naito. The opening set saw both players having trouble holding serve with six breaks of serve. The set would eventually be decided in a tie breaker with Naito…

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