Nadal wins 2017 US Open

The final Grand Slam tennis tournament of the 2017 calendar ended with yet another victory for Rafael Nadal and an even split of the Grand Slam season for Nadal and Roger Federer at two championships apiece. Federer had won the first, the Australian Open, in January, defeating Nadal in the final. He then withdrew from the grueling clay courts of Roland Garros in May, citing injury, leaving the French Open title for Nadal to annex. Federer came back at Wimbledon to take the tournament title an...
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Davis Cup Results – Sept 2017

Kazakhstan upset Argentina 3-1 in the Davis Cup Play-Off match in Astana. Mikhail Kukushkin beat US Open quarter finalist Diego Schwartzman 6-4 6-4 7-6 (7-2) after 2 hours and 44 minutes battle on court, at the National Tennis Centre in Astana to earn Kazakhstan a spot in the 2018 Davis Cup World Group. Schwartzman, ranked 28 in the world is placed 50 spots above Kukushkin, lost first two service games in each of the first two sets and struggled to recover from there on. With this loss, Ar...
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2017 ITF AGM – Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)

ITF President David Haggerty formally opened the 2017 ITF Conference and AGM in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Wednesday. Haggerty's opening address focused on how the ITF2024 strategy is delivering for nations as he called upon the record number of attendees to work together for the benefit of the sport. The ITF President outlined the programme for the week and welcomed 13 nations who are in attendance at an ITF AGM for the first time. Nations making their debut at the 2017 ITF AGM a...
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Hard Work & Resilience – Denis Istomin

  Denis Istomin was born in Orenburg to Oleg and Klaudiya Istomin. His father, an Uzbek, moved the family to Tashkent, when Denis was 3 months old. Denis is coached by his mother, who introduced him to the sport at an early age. Injuries resulting from a car crash in 2001 en route to an event kept Istomin away from tennis for 2 years, with doctors initially stating that he would never hold a racquet again. Despite this, Istomin resumed training in April 2003, and with his sheer...
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