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Tsitsipas beats Thiem to claim ATP Finals title

Stefanos Tsitsipas confirmed his meteoric rise into the highest echelon of men’s tennis by battling back to beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-7(6) 6-2 7-6(4) in a compelling title duel at the ATP Finals on Sunday. The 21-year-old debutant, the youngest of the eight qualifiers for the elite season-ender at the O2 Arena, displayed resilience and flair in equal measure to become the youngest champion since Lleyton Hewitt in 2001. Thiem edged an intense first set full of powerful baseline rallies but Tsitsipas, the first Greek player to qualify for the…

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What have been the most recent major upsets in sport?

Sports are loved by all people around Africa for the fun and excitement they bring. Whether you like to simply watch them or make some money from games with sports betting offers, they are a very enjoyable way to spend time. This is true for any sport, be it soccer, basketball or the NFL. What is also true for all sports is how shock results can occur at times to upset the odds. Now that many of the major professional sports are underway again, this has been shown to be…

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Nadal motivated by love of game, not Grand Slam record

Rafa Nadal moved within one Grand Slam title of tying Roger Federer’s all-time mark of 20 on Sunday but even after adding a fourth U.S. Open to his collection the Spaniard said it was his love of the game, not records, that motivates him. Nadal fended off a late comeback from Daniil Medvedev to win a five-set classic at Flushing Meadows, winning a 19th slam that also took him three clear of Novak Djokovic’s 16 titles. “I am playing tennis because I love to play tennis,” Nadal told reporters. “I…

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Andreescu stuns Serena Williams to win US Open title

Serena Williams’s quest for a 24th Grand Slam title came unstuck again as teenager Bianca Andreescu won her first major in a gripping US Open final. Williams, 37, could not cope with the 19-year-old Canadian’s quality in a 6-3 7-5 defeat. Andreescu, seeded 15th, lost a double break in the second set before taking her third match point. To the disappointment of a stunned home crowd, Williams has now lost four successive major finals. “Bianca played an unbelievable match,” Williams told the crowd on Arthur Ashe Stadium. “I’m so proud…

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Serena Williams fly into last eight

Serena Williams Down UnderWilliams ran over a stunned Maria Kirilenko 6-2, 6-0 and her potential semi-final opponent, title-holder Victoria Azarenka, dominated Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-1.

Williams dispatched Kirilenko in less than an hour as she reached her 35th Grand Slam quarter-final and set up a last-eight clash with fellow American Sloane Stephens, 19, who beat Serbia’s Bojana Jovanovski.

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