Tag: Open

Kerber begins reign as No 1 with US Open win

Germany’s Angelique Kerber began her reign as world number one in imperious style battling past a determined Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to win the US Open final on Saturday and claim her second Grand Slam title of the year. Kerber, who officially takes over from…

Djokovic, Wawrinka set to renew rivalry in US Open final

World number one Novak Djokovic has enjoyed a whirlwind trip to Sunday’s U.S. Open final, but the top-seeded Serb expects hard work ahead when he meets Stan Wawrinka at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Defending champion Djokovic, who became the third man to hold all four grand slam…

Djokovic solves Monfils puzzle to reach US Open final

World number one Novak Djokovic scrapped his way into the US Open final for a seventh time on Friday with a confounding 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 win over enigmatic Frenchman Gael Monfils. Often viewed as more showman than competitor, the 10th-seeded Monfils tested the patience of…

Indian govt throws open nomination for Padma Awards to general public

Any Indian can now recommend any achiever for the prestigious Padma Awards, with the government throwing open the nomination process to general public to make it transparent and curb the crony culture of influence and lobbying. The nominations can be made online but the nominators would…

US Open: Wawrinka ends Del Potro’s run

Swiss third seed Stanislas Wawrinka outlasted tiring former champion Juan Martin del Potro in four sets to advance to the semi-finals of the US Open on Wednesday. Twice Grand Slam winner Wawrinka ended the rousing comeback effort by the Argentine at Flushing Meadows with a 7-6(5),…

Pouille upsets Nadal to reach US Open quarters

Lucas Pouille crowned a glorious French charge at the US Open on Sunday by ousting 14-times Grand Slam singles winner Rafa Nadal in a five-set thriller. The 22-year-old Pouille, seeded 24th, won a deciding tiebreak 8-6 to complete a 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(6) marathon victory…