Last week, Alex de Minaur and Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the Australia squad. Kyrgios has a left wrist injury that forced him out of a tournament in Mexico last week. De Minaur has aggravated an abdominal injury which sidelined him for last month’s Australian Open. … [Read more...] about Davis Cup: Injury-hit Australia faces Brazil in qualifier
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Frankly, Johnson would have made the playoffs had Jeffrey Earnhardt not spun after contact from Daniel Hemric and stalled less than 100 yards from the finish. With Earnhardt unable to cross the line, Larson chugged by after blowing a tire and hitting the wall twice in the final third of a mile to gain the spot — and the extra point that forged the three-way tie with Johnson and Almirola. … [Read more...] about Long: Will Roval open door to Cup race on street course?
That was certainly how they started. The giant striker Carsten Jancker, who had once been rejected by Luton Town after a trial, put the home side ahead in the sixth minute, and although Michael Owen equalised in short order Germany should have retaken the lead, only for an unmarked Sebastian Deisler to skew wide from 10 yards. “When Germany went ahead I was thinking: ‘This could be difficult,’” Eriksson said. “But the players kept their belief and started to play good football. The crucial moment in the whole game was that miss by Deisler. If he had scored – and he should have – they would have gone in ahead at half-time.” … [Read more...] about Germany 1-5 England: 15 years on World Cup qualifier is still music to ears of many
An Olympic singles gold is one of the few medals to elude the Swiss star in his career, though he has a silver medal from 2012 and a doubles gold from 2008. He reached the semifinals as an unseeded 19-year-old in his first appearance in 2000 but lost in the second round in 2004 and the quarterfinals in 2008. He advanced to the final for the first time in 2012, losing to Britain’s Andy Murray. … [Read more...] about Roger Federer says he will pursue elusive Olympic gold in Tokyo
Murray, 33, has not competed since the Davis Cup Finals in November due to complications with his hip. He was targeting a return to the tour at the Miami Open in March before the season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. … [Read more...] about Murray to return at ‘Battle of the Brits’ tourney in June