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Federer, Murray win as US Open quit list hits record 10 NEW YORK: Five-time champion Roger Federer and 2012 winner Andy Murray reached the US Open second round Tuesday as the crushing heat took the number of first-round retirements to a record 10.Second-seeded Federer had little trouble in seeing off Argentina's world number 34 Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in just 77 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium.The 34-year-old Swiss, bidding to become the oldest champion in New York in 45 years, fired 12 aces, 29 winners and broke serve six times."I feel good now. I actually wasn't so confident yesterday. I just felt like maybe it could be one of those matches I just couldn't see coming," said Federer.The 17-time Grand Slam champion goes on to face Belgium's Steve Darcis, who was handed a place in the next stage when Cypriot veteran Marcos Baghdatis retired injured with a groin strain.It was the 10th retirement in the men's event in the first ...

Kyrgios goes down swinging... and missing NEW YORK: Nick Kyrgios went down swinging at the US Open, losing for the fourth time to Andy Murray before jousting with the media over his 'bad boy' reputation which he lambasted as "ridiculous."The 20-year-old Australian arrived in New York under the cloud of a possible suspension following his infamous sex slur at Stan Wawrinka in Montreal which brought widespread condemnation.On court Tuesday, Kyrgios was fuming at fans moving between points as early as the ...
Tokyo Olympics logo designer endured 'unbearable' harassment TOKYO: The designer of a logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has said he asked organisers to yank the scandal-hit emblem due to unbearable harassment he faced in the wake of plagiarism allegations.Kenjiro Sano said online taunts and what he claimed were inaccurate media reports had pushed him to "the limit of what humans can bear".His comments late Tuesday came as Tokyo's Olympics organisers scrapped the event's logo in the latest mishap for the Games, ...
Safarova joins US Open seeds casualty list NEW YORK: Lucie Safarova joined the US Open seeds casualty list on Tuesday when the Czech left-hander became the fourth top-10 player to lose in the first round.Sixth-seeded Safarova slipped to a 6-4, 6-1 defeat to Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko, the woman she beat in the semi-finals in New Haven just last week."I talked with my coach about what to change. I changed the serve a little bit, made it a more active movement," said the ...
Laporte launches campaign to become federation president GAILLAC: Former France coach Bernard Laporte launched his bid to become president of the rugby federation (FFR) on Tuesday by delivering a stinging attack on his former employers.The 51-year-old Toulon manager, who guided France to two successive World Cup semi-finals (2003 and 2007), said he would return the federation to its former status of being open to all and end the elitist image it had developed under present incumbent Pierre Camou."The Federation is with you ...
Federer advances to second round of US Open NEW YORK: Second-ranked Roger Federer advanced to the second round of the US Open on Tuesday by defeating Argentina's Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Stadium.Federer, who saved five match points in winning their only prior meeting last year at Shanghai, will next face either Belgium's Steve Darcis or Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis.The 34-year-old Swiss star, seeking his 18th Grand Slam singles title, could capture his sixth US Open crown and become the oldest ...
Loew backs Schweinsteiger after shaky United start BERLIN: Germany coach Joachim Loew is backing Bastian Schweinsteiger to brush off his shaky start at Manchester United when he captains his country in Friday's key Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland.The world champions host Poland in Frankfurt with Adam Nawalka's visitors top of Group D by a point from Loew's Germany, who then face third-placed Scotland in Glasgow on Monday, in two important qualifiers for Schweinsteiger's side.An historic 2-0 defeat to Poland in Warsaw last ...


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