Tennis

Monfils sets up Djokovic semi-final

Frenchman Gael Monfils beat Canadian Milos Raonic in straight sets on Friday to set up a Rogers Cup semi-final with world number one Novak Djokovic. Monfils, 29, beat the fourth-seeded home favourite, a Wimbledon finalist earlier this month, 6-4 6-4 in Toronto. Serbia’s Djokovic made 33 unforced errors but still progressed with a 7-6 (8-6) 6-4 win over Czech Tomas ...

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Konta misses out on world top-10 place

Johanna Konta missed a chance to become the first British woman to break into the world’s top 10 for 32 years with a Rogers Cup quarter-final defeat. Konta, 25, lost 6-4 6-3 to Slovakian qualifier and world number 121 Kristina Kucova on Friday in Montreal, Canada. A win for Konta, ranked 147th last June, would have made her the first ...

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Baghdatis out of Olympics with injury

World number 42 Marcos Baghdatis has pulled out of the Olympic Games in Rio with a left elbow injury. The Cypriot, 31, reached the third round at London 2012 and was due to appear in his third Games in Rio. In a statement on Facebook, the 2006 Australian Open finalist said he still had “niggling” pain in his elbow. “Unless ...

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Konta reaches Rogers Cup quarter-finals

British number one Johanna Konta reached the Rogers Cup quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-2 win over American Varvara Lepchenko in Montreal. The world number 14, who claimed her first WTA Tour title in California on Sunday, won in 67 minutes. Konta, 25, will face Kristina Kucova, 26, for a place in the semi-finals, after the Slovak beat Montreal-born Eugenie Bouchard ...

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Konta through to Rogers Cup third round

British number one Johanna Konta has reached the third round of the Rogers Cup with a 7-5 6-1 win over American qualifier Vania King. The 25-year-old, who claimed her first WTA Tour title on Sunday, won in 74 minutes in Montreal, Canada. The world number 14 will play American Varvara Lepchenko in the next round. Lepchenko, 30, beat Britain’s Naomi ...

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Bencic withdraws from Olympics

World number 16 Belinda Bencic has pulled out of next month’s Olympic Games in Rio to focus on the US Open. The Swiss, 19, was forced to withdraw from the second round at this year’s Wimbledon with a wrist injury. “Although I have recovered from the wrist injury I am behind in my training schedule,” she wrote on social media. ...

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Konta reaches Rogers Cup second round

British number one Johanna Konta progressed to the second round of the Rogers Cup with a straight-sets win over American Shelby Rogers. The 25-year-old, who won her first WTA Tour title on Sunday, won 6-4 6-2 in one hour 21 minutes in Montreal. The world number 14 will play either Hungary’s Timea Babos or American Vania King in the third ...

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Injured Federer out for rest of season

Swiss tennis great Roger Federer will miss the Olympics and the rest of the season with a knee injury. The 17-time Grand Slam champion said he needs “more extensive rehabilitation” if he wants to prolong his career. Federer, 34, had knee surgery in February before missing May’s French Open with a back problem. Federer said on his Facebook page he ...

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Wimbledon junior champion beats Kyrgios

World number 19 Nick Kyrgios suffered a shock defeat by Wimbledon junior champion Denis Shapovalov in the first round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto. He was beaten 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-3 in his first match since losing to eventual champion Andy Murray at Wimbledon. “I’m not going to tell you what I did or didn’t do to prepare. I ...

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Edmund beaten by wildcard in Toronto

Britain’s Kyle Edmund suffered a surprise defeat by Canadian wildcard Steven Diez in the first round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Diez, ranked 108 places below Edmund at 192 in the world, won 3-6 6-1 6-2 to claim his first win in the main draw of an ATP tournament. Edmund, 21, was playing for the first time since winning ...

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