Popyrin defeats idol to claim Umag title

Australia’s Alexei Popyrin won his second tour level title at the expense of Stan Wawrinka. The final score was 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4. “All tournament I’ve been fighting battles that I don’t know how I won. This one tops it all,” said Popyrin in his on-court interview. “My quad was done at 2-1. I felt it…

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O’Connell last Aussie standing in singles at Wimbledon

Australia’s Christopher O’Connell is the last Australian still alive in the singles draws at Wimbledon. Daria Saville and Storm Hunter exited the Ladies tournament in the first round. On Friday Jason Kubler and Alex de Minaur lost their round two matches while it was O’Connell advancing after defeating Jiri Vesely 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. Next up…

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Thompson falls short in ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Australia’s Jordan Thompson has lost the title match against local Tallon Griekspoor in the Netherlands. After taking the first set Thompson wasn’t able to hold off Griekspoor, losing 6-7(4), 7-6(3), 6-3. Griekspoor claimed the only break of serve in the final when taking the sixth game of the third set. That was enough to see…

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What might have been for Kokkinakis

Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis has seen his run come to an end at Roland Garros after a 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(5) against the no. 11 seed Karen Khachanov. Embed from Getty Images After making the most of his wildcard, Kokkinakis found himself two sets to love down to the hard hitting Khachanov as they fought for…

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Popyrin continues streak in Rome

Australia’s Alexei Popyrin has posted his fifth straight win on the red clay in Rome after a round three victory against fellow qualifier Roman Safiullin. Popyrin won two qualifying matches to reach the main draw. The world no. 77 backed up his impressive round two victory over top-10 ranked Felix Auger Aliassime. Popyrin defeated Safiullin…

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Four Aussies into Rome Masters round two

After Jason Kubler defeated Swiss player Marc-Andrea Huesler in round one at the Rome Masters 1000 we saw four Australians book spots in the second round. Kubler won his match 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-2. Earlier Alexei Popyrin had defeated fellow Australian Christopher O’Connell 6-2, 7-6(5), and Thanasi Kokkinakis advanced after Jaume Munar retired at 4-2 with…

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Sweeny ends Polmans’ Canberra clay court win streak at 19

Australia’s Marc Polmans went into the ACT Clay Court International final with a 19 match win streak on the Canberra clay courts. The world no. 272 had won back-to-back clay court titles back in March 2017. His win steak continued when he won the ACT Clay Court International #1 last week and then having reached…

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