Djokovic survives shaky first match against Simon

Aug 13, 2014

Djokovic survives shaky first match against Simon

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic came back to beat Gilles Simon 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in his opening match at the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The Cincinnati tournament is the only Masters series event Djokovic has never won, finishing as the runnerup four times. If ...

Tsonga caps stellar week by beating Federer in final

Aug 11, 2014

Tsonga caps stellar week by beating Federer in final

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Rogers Cup on Sunday, beating second-seeded Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) for his fourth straight victory over a higher-seeded opponent. The 13th-seeded Frenchman won his first ATP Tour title of the season and 11th overall. He beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic ...

Aug 9, 2014

Tsonga pulls off upset of Murray

Fresh from dispatching Novak Djokovic in straight sets, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga eliminated another of tennis’ top echelon by beating Andy Murray on Friday to reach the Rogers Cup semifinals. Tsonga beat eighth-seeded Murray 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4 while Roger Federer was extended to three sets ...

Tsonga blows away Djokovic

Aug 8, 2014

Tsonga blows away Djokovic

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic was upset by 13th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday in the Rogers Cup, falling 6-2, 6-2 in only 63 minutes in the third round. Djokovic came in with 11 straight wins over Tsonga but was nowhere near adding a 12th. “Just nothing ...

Nishikori bestsTsonga in Paris

Oct 30, 2013

Nishikori bestsTsonga in Paris

Kei Nishikori put an end to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s bid for a World Tour Finals spot by defeating the Frenchman 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (9-7) on Tuesday in the second round of the Paris Masters. In other second-round matches, Richard Gasquet of France outlasted Fernando ...

Tsonga into Vienna semis

Oct 19, 2013

Tsonga into Vienna semis

French top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga survived against hyped-up local wildcard Dominic Thiem to reach the Austrian Open semifinals with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3) win on Friday. Tsonga, winner of the 2011 title, saw his 20-year-old opponent, ranked 149 in the world, save a ...

Tsonga dominates Mayer, reaches Shanghai semis

Oct 11, 2013

Tsonga dominates Mayer, reaches Shanghai semis

by Jack Gallagher

Seventh seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga roared into the semifinals of the Shanghai Rolex Masters on Friday with a comprehensive 6-2, 6-3 victory over unseeded German Florian Mayer. Tsonga, who beat Kei Nishikori in the third round on Thursday, overpowered Mayer with his booming serve and ...

Apr 12, 2011

Reconstruction after the disaster

A month has passed since the massive quake and tsunami on March 11 devastated the pacific coastal area of the Tohoku region. Some 13,000 people perished and about 14,500 people are missing. Some 148,000 evacuees remain at temporary shelters. It is unlikely that the ...