Djokovic touches perfection in Doha final win over Nadal

Jan 10, 2016

Djokovic touches perfection in Doha final win over Nadal

After being crushed by Novak Djokovic 6-1, 6-2 in the Qatar Open final on Saturday, Rafael Nadal admired the Serb’s handiwork. “I played against a player who did everything perfect,” Nadal said. “I know nobody playing tennis like this ever. Since I know this ...

Djokovic, Nadal set Doha duel

Jan 9, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal set Doha duel

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will meet for the 47th time and play their 24th final against each other after both won their Qatar Open semifinals on Friday. World No. 1 Djokovic progressed through to Saturday’s final after overcoming Tomas Berdych in a bruising ...

Tomic ousts Nishikori in quarters

Jan 8, 2016

Tomic ousts Nishikori in quarters

Bernard Tomic ended Kei Nishikori’s streak of semifinal appearances at the Brisbane International with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 win over the second seed in the quarterfinals on Friday afternoon. Tomic’s first win over a top-10 player on home soil earned him a spot in ...

Djokovic, Nadal into Qatar quarters

Jan 7, 2016

Djokovic, Nadal into Qatar quarters

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal breezed through to the Qatar Open quarterfinals on Wednesday, raising hopes the pair will appear in a dream Doha final later this week. Top seed Djokovic lost just four games in a comprehensive defeat of Spain’s Fernando Verdasco. The ...

Ferrer tops Berdych, wins Qatar Open

Jan 11, 2015

Ferrer tops Berdych, wins Qatar Open

David Ferrer, so often the forgotten man of the world’s top 10, made a heartening start to the new season by winning the Qatar Open title on Saturday night, defeating Tomas Berdych, 6-4, 7-5. The 32-year-old fourth seed saved three set points in the ...

Djokovic whips Stakhovsky to make Qatar Open quarters

Jan 8, 2015

Djokovic whips Stakhovsky to make Qatar Open quarters

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic took a significant step toward winning an opening week tournament for the first time in eight years on Wednesday, simultaneously earning himself a meeting with the man with 9,000 aces. The Serbian’s increasingly fluent performance during a 6-2, 6-1 ...

Nishikori makes short work of Johnson in Brisbane

Jan 7, 2015

Nishikori makes short work of Johnson in Brisbane

Kei Nishikori had a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Steve Johnson at the Brisbane International on Wednesday, providing a winning start to a season in which he hopes to be at the vanguard of younger players aiming to end the dominance of the old guard ...

Jan 4, 2014

Nadal reaches final

Rafael Nadal reached the final of the Qatar Open on Friday by coming from behind to beat German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Nadal is looking for his first title in Doha and will face Gael Monfils of France, who only needed 55 ...

Nadal battles past Gulbis, into Doha semis

Jan 3, 2014

Nadal battles past Gulbis, into Doha semis

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal showed his trademark grit and determination on Thursday as he reached the semifinals of the Qatar Open with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Latvian Ernests Gulbis. The Spaniard has never previously won an ATP World Tour title in the ...

Sharapova to face Serena

Jan 2, 2014

Sharapova to face Serena

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are set to renew their long and not-so-friendly rivalry after advancing to a semifinal match at the Brisbane International, a key warmup tournament for the Australian Open. The pair played back-to-back quarterfinals on center court Thursday, with third-seeded Sharapova ...

Azarenka makes short work of Swiss Oprandi

Feb 15, 2013

Azarenka makes short work of Swiss Oprandi

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Top seed and defending champion Victoria Azarenka scored a convincing 6-2, 6-3 victory over Switzerland’s Romina Oprandi on Wednesday to move into the third round of the Qatar Total Open. Playing on a windswept Centre Court at the Khalifa Tennis Center, Azarenka had her ...