Halle Open: Roger Federer beats Benoit Paire after saving two match points

Roger Federer has won eight Wimbledon titles Roger Federer saved two match points to avoid an upset against France’s Benoit Paire and reach the quarter-finals of the Halle Open. Federer, the 20-time Grand Slam champion and world number one, was made to work hard by the world number 48 before winning 6-3 3-6 7-6 (9-7). Swiss Federer, 36, missed two match points to wrap up victory without the need for a tie-break in the final set. He faces Australian Matthew Ebden next in the grass-court tournament. Federer, seeking a 10th…

Eastbourne: Stan Wawrinka takes wildcard into Nature Valley International

Stan Wawrinka reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals in 2014 and 2015 2018 Nature Valley International on the BBC Venue: Eastbourne Dates: 25-30 June Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Connected TVs, the BBC Sport website and app. Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka has been awarded a wildcard into Eastbourne as he continues his return from a knee injury. Wawrinka, ranked 261st in the world, has not played in the event since 2007, when it was staged in Nottingham. The Swiss was beaten by America’s Sam…

Djokovic Downs Dimitrov At Queen’s Club | ATP World Tour

Novak Djokovic secured his first victory over Top 5 opposition in almost 18 months, defeating World No. 5 Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-1 at the Fever-Tree Championships on Thursday. Djokovic notched his seventh win in eight FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings against the reigning Nitto ATP Finals titlist after 65 minutes, winning eight of the last nine games and 30 of 34 first-serve points. The 31-year-old, who lifted the doubles title in 2010 (w/Erlich), improves to 8-3 at the Queen’s Club and has now reached the last eight in each of his…

Fever-Tree Championships 2018: Kyle Edmund beaten by Nick Kyrgios

Queen’s 2018: Insane hot dog lob & more as Nick Kyrgios beats Kyle Edmund 2018 Fever-Tree Championships on the BBC Venue: Queen’s Club, London Dates: 18-24 June Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Connected TVs, the BBC Sport website and app. British number one Kyle Edmund was knocked out of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s Club in the second round by Nick Kyrgios. Kyrgios, who beat Britain’s Andy Murray in the first round, won 7-6 (7-3) 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 against seventh seed Edmund. He will…

Andy Murray: ‘Long road’ ahead in comeback, says brother Jamie Murray

Queen’s 2018: Andy Murray loses to Nick Kyrgios on return from injury Jamie Murray was thrilled to see brother Andy back playing tennis but has warned he faces a “long road” ahead in his comeback from hip surgery. The elder Murray continued the defence of his Queen’s Club doubles title with a quarter-final win on Thursday with partner Bruno Soares. Andy Murray’s return from almost a year out ended in a three-set defeat by Australian Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday. “It was great to see him back playing,” Jamie Murray told…

Kyrgios Passes Second British Test At Queen’s Club | ATP World Tour

After defeating Andy Murray to secure his first win at the Fever-Tree Championships two days ago, Nick Kyrgios once again overcame home opposition in three sets on Thursday. The 23-year-old edged British No. 1 Kyle Edmund 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 6-3 in two hours and 11 minutes to reach his first quarter-final at The Queen’s Club, booking a meeting with defending champion Feliciano Lopez of Spain. Kyrgios was dominant behind his serve, hitting 32 aces and winning 88 per cent of points on his first delivery. The World No. 21, who reached…

Coric Steps Up Halle Bid, Reaches QFs | ATP World Tour

Borna Coric didn’t experience any letdown from his win over Alexander Zverev at the Gerry Weber Open, where he booked a spot in the quarter-finals on Thursday. Coric, in just his 11th match on the surface (4-7 lifetime), knocked out Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-2, putting the Georgian lucky loser under pressure throughout the 79-minute encounter. The 21-year-old will next challenge 2015 runner-up Andreas Seppi of Italy. Coric won 81 per cent of his first serves and hit 20 winners in his second victory over Basilashvili in 2018 (also Qatar ExxonMobil…

Murray/Soares Survive Close Shave | ATP World Tour

Defending champions Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares survived a scare at the Fever-Tree Championships on Thursday, coming from behind in a Match Tie-break to defeat Marcus Daniell and Wesley Koolhof 6-3, 6-7(2), 10-7. Murray and Soares, who defeated Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in last year’s championship match, twice led by a break of serve in the second set, but couldn’t maintain control as they were forced into a Match Tie-break by the first-time pairing. Daniell and Koolhof led the decider by a mini-break before the fourth seeds rallied, reeling…

Nature Valley Classic: Petra Kvitova reaches quarter-finals in Birmingham

Petra Kvitova beat Ashleigh Barty in three sets to win the Birmingham event in 2017 Petra Kvitova overcame windy conditions to reach the Nature Valley Classic quarter-finals with a 6-2 6-2 win over Daria Gavrilova in Birmingham. The defending champion raced into a 4-0 lead in the first set before being pegged back by Gavrilova in a match lasting nearly one hour 20 minutes. The Czech sealed victory on her first match point when the Australian world number 25 fluffed a smash. She next faces Julia Gorges or Nottingham Open…

Ebden Capitalises On Kohlschreiber Lapse In Halle | ATP World Tour

Matthew Ebden, competing at a career-high No. 60 in the ATP Rankings, continued his impressive run of form on grass courts by beating local hope Philipp Kohlschreiber on Thursday at the Gerry Weber Open. Ebden, fresh off his second ATP World Tour semi-final at the Libema Open (l. to Chardy), ran out a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 winner over 2011 champion Kohlschreiber, who has a 31-12 record in Halle. The Australian will next challenge World No. 1 Roger Federer, on a 17-match grass-court winning streak dating back to his ninth Halle…