Diego Schwartzman may have been the smallest player in 25 years to reach the US Open quarter-finals, but gave Rafa Nadal a big fight and forced the Spaniard to grind out a 6-4 7-5 6-2 win on Wednesday to reach the last four at Flushing Meadows.
Serena Williams survived a second-round scare at the US Open on Wednesday with a 5-7 6-3 6-1 win over American wildcard Catherine McNally to keep alive her hopes of securing a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title.
Novak Djokovic was all set to cruise into the U.S. Open as hot favourite but a semi-final defeat at the Cincinnati Masters last week has at least given hope to his challengers that the world number one is not invincible.
Raven Klaassen of South Africa and his New Zealand partner, Michael Venus, will be in second round doubles action at the Italian Open tennis tournament on Wednesday.
Hosts Spain were handed a difficult draw as they were placed in what looks like by far the toughest group for this year’s inaugural Davis Cup Finals at a ceremony in Madrid on Thursday.
South African tennis ace, Kevin Anderson, has moved up one place to number five on the ATP world rankings.
Drained Novak Djokovic admitted he “didn’t feel so great” after surviving a physical fourth-round examination against 15th seed Daniil Medvedev at the Australian Open.
Japanese US Open champion Naomi Osaka ground her way into an Australian Open quarter-final with sixth seed Elina Svitolina Monday ahead of Serena Williams facing her biggest tennis test since giving birth.
South African doubles hope, Raven Klaasen and his New Zealand partner, Michael Venus, are through to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.
Twenty four hours after being booed for having the audacity to take down a tennis great, Alexander Zverev returned to topple another one as he stunned Novak Djokovic to win the ATP Finals title on Sunday.