Sports The Latest: 11th-seeded Goffin knocked out by Sinner

15:23  27 september  2020
15:23  27 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime suffers first-round loss at Italian Open

  Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime suffers first-round loss at Italian Open ROME — Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime lost 6-4, 7-5 to Serbia's Filip Krajinovic in the first round of the ATP Tour's Italian Open on Monday. Auger-Aliassime, the No. 16 seed and world No. 20, won just three of 30 points against Krajinovic's first serve at the clay-court event. The 20-year-old Auger-Aliassime, from Montreal, was coming off a run to the round of 16 at the U.S. Open. Krajinovic, the world No. 29, made it to the third round at the New York Grand Slam. No. 12 seed Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., faces Guido Pella of Argentina in a first-round match on Tuesday. No. 13 seed Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont.

Ninth seed Konta takes on American 16-year-old Gauff on Court Suzanne Lenglen at about 15:00, with 32nd seed Evans meeting Jannik Sinner (Ita) v David Goffin (Bel) [11]. Two major surgeries and several comebacks later , he will face 35-year-old Wawrinka - whose own career has been disrupted

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PARIS — The Latest on the opening day at the French Open:


David Goffin has become the first seeded player to be knocked out of the French Open.

The 11th-seeded Belgian lost 7-5, 6-0, 6-3 to 19-year-old Italian Jannik Sinner, who beat Goffin for the second time this year after winning on hard courts at Rotterdam in February.

Sinner showcased his talent as one of the world's best young players by winning the Next Gen ATP Finals last year. He next faces French qualifier Benjamin Bonzi or Finland's Emil Ruusuvuori.

'That's just me': Djokovic loses cool again, breaks racket

  'That's just me': Djokovic loses cool again, breaks racket ROME — Less than two weeks after getting defaulted from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic lost his cool again midway through a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over German qualifier Dominik Koepfer in the Italian Open quarterfinals Saturday. When Djokovic was broken at love to even the second set at 3-3, he slammed his racket to the red clay in anger. With the frame broken and the strings all mangled, Djokovic was forced to get a new racket and received a warning from the chair umpire. “It’s not the first nor the last racket that I’ll break in my career,” Djokovic said. “I’ve done it before and I’ll probably do it again. I don’t want to do it but when it comes, it happens.

Seventh seed David Goffin was made to work hard by Serbian Filip Krajinovic before clinching a 6-1 The Belgian stormed out of the blocks to convert three break point opportunities in the opening set as Krajinovic struggled for control on his second serve. Goffin will face either 12 th seeded Canadian

Nadal is seeded second behind Serbia's Novak Djokovic and has been put in the same side of the draw of In these unusual times and conditions we could see many knock outs, flukes and surprise Get the latest tennis headlines sent straight to your phone, sign-up to our newsletter and learn where to

In the women's draw, tenth-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beat Danka Kovinic 6-1, 6-2 in chilly conditions.

The U.S. Open runner-up plays either Venus Williams or Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in the second round.


Less than an hour into the French Open, cold and damp conditions at the major that has been postponed from its usually more pleasant spot in May and June are causing grumbling and a temper outbreak from Victoria Azarenka.

The No. 10 seeded Azarenka fumed when match officials didn’t immediately send her and first-round opponent Danka Kovinic back to the locker-room during a rain interruption Sunday on the Suzanne Lenglen court.

Azarenka was leading 2-1 in the first set when a match supervisor asked them to wait on their courtside seats for a few minutes to see if the falling rain would pass.

Monfils out, Bautista through in 1st round in Hamburg

  Monfils out, Bautista through in 1st round in Hamburg HAMBURG — Third-seeded Gael Monfils was eliminated in the first round of the Hamburg European Open on Tuesday, losing 6-4, 6-3 to 103rd-ranked Yannick Hanfmann. Hanfmann needed just 1 hour, 13 minutes to wrap up the win and the German will next face Cristian Garin, who swept past Kei Nishikori 6-0, 6-3. Garin is bidding to win his third trophy on clay this year. Fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista-Agut won 6-4, 6-3 against two-time defending champion Nikoloz Basilashvili to set up a second-round meeting with Dominik Koepfer.

Swiss former winner Stan Wawrinka was knocked out of the Australian Open by American Tennys Sandgren. Austria’s fifth seed Dominic Thiem fought back from two sets down to overcome American qualifier Denis Kudla and Belgian seventh seed David Goffin crashed out , losing to Frenchman

Fast-rising German teenager Alexander Zverev enhanced his reputation further on Friday when he knocked top seed David Goffin out of the Munich Open with an

Azarenka boiled over.

“I am going to get frozen,” she complained. “No. I’m not waiting here a couple of minutes because I’m cold. It’s eight degrees, eight degrees, I live in Florida, I am used to hot weather.”

Wrapped up in a puffy pink coat, Azarenka asked Kovinic if she wanted to wait on court. The 74th-ranked player from Montenegro agreed that she did not.

“It’s ridiculous. It’s too cold,” Azarenka grumbled, before walking off court. “What’s the point? Sitting here like ducks.”


Postponed and its crowds nearly all driven away, the French Open is finally underway, defying both the coronavirus and autumn rain with play for the first time under the new roof at the revamped Philippe Chatrier showpiece court.

A crowd, if it could be called that, of around 150 spectators was on hand to see David Goffin, seeded 11th, and Jannik Sinner from Italy hit the first balls in main draw play Sunday under the Chatrier roof that means the French Open joins the other majors as being able to guarantee play in inclement weather.

FRENCH OPEN 2020: Serena seeks Slam 24; Halep on win streak

  FRENCH OPEN 2020: Serena seeks Slam 24; Halep on win streak Women to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday: SIMONA HALEP Seeded: 1 Ranked: 2 Country: Romania Age: 28 2020 Match Record: 20-2 2020 Singles Titles: 3 Career Singles Titles: 22 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 2 — French Open (1: 2018), Wimbledon (1: 2019) Last 5 French Opens: 2019-Lost in Quarterfinals, 2018-Won Championship, 2017-Runner-Up, 2016-4th, 2015-2nd Aces: On 14-match winning streak. 6-0 in 3-setters in 2020. AppearedSIMONA HALEP

The 11 th - seeded Goffin equalled his best Grand Slam showing by reaching the last eight with a 5-7, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2, 6-2 win over the eighth-seeded Austrian in two hours 44 minutes. Goffin 's win in the second-set tiebreaker proved crucial as he powered on to victory on Rod Laver Arena, where ambient

The Belgian 11 th seed looked on his way to packing his bags after he trailed a set and 2-0 against the wild card Argentine before he turned his fortunes around in a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 result. David Goffin lucga para vencer a Juan Martin Del Potro en dos horas y 18 minutos.

It will need it: the forecast is grim for the coming days of its covid-enforced autumn slot, pushed back from May and June.

With only 1,000 spectators allowed per day, the cool weather and players undergoing batteries of tests, the fortnight promises to be unique, a far cry from the usual festival of Grand Slam tennis on the clay courts on the western edge of Paris.


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