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  1. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Roger Federer overcomes Gilles Simon for year's fourth title

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 12:38am by AFP

    ... as he moves up one place to world No 2, displacing Rafael Nadal, in the new rankings released this week. Simon will return to the top 20 on the back of reaching only his second Masters final. ...

  2. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Andy Murray aims to keep ATP World Tour Finals bid on track in Valencia

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:34pm by AFP

    ... beaten by Mikhail Youznhy in last year's final. The two are on course for another meeting in the semi-finals with three-time champion Ferrer the top seed and Murray seeded third. ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Hong Kong youngsters aim to serve surprise in Junior Davis Cup finals

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 12:32am by Kevin Kung

    ... the other way around," said Telscher, who has set a target of Hong Kong players competing in grand slam events in "six to 10 years'; time". Wong, 16, the oldest and the only one who trains full-time, said this tournament marked the beginning of a new stage in his career. "I want to attend all four [junior] grand slams next year, so I want to see how good ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    New tennis stadium on the cards, says senior official

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:06am by Alvin Sallay

    ... is looking at building a new tennis facility. Hong Kong needs one badly for our plan is to one day hold both an ATP as well as a WTA event annually," Chow said. "Right now we can't ... at the prospect of providing a new tennis stadium. Buying into this tournament [WTA Hong Kong Open] is not a one-off event, but rather the first step in a long-term plan, which hopefully will one day see ...

  5. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Kei Nishikori wants to take over from Li Na as Asia's new tennis role model

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 06:30am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung kevin.kung@scmp.com Japanese ace praises China's retired two-time grand slam winner and wants to replace her as the sport's new role model for Asian youngsters Show must go on, saysconfident Nishikori Japanese star Kei Nishikori says he wants to become the man who "leads Asian tennis" after Chinese trailblazer Li Na announced her retirement ...

  6. Sport - China - TENNIS

    'No regrets': Li Na signs off on tennis career before tearful Chinese journalists

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 04:49pm by AFP

    ... I was on the national team... training together, living together, I think you can have a lot of friendship,” she said. Li’s news conference coincided with the first day of the Wuhan Open, a new premier-level ...

  7. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Mentally stronger Peng Shuai still has soft spot for doubles

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:39pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... is partnering her younger sister Hsieh Shu-ying in the doubles competition in Hong Kong- Peng won the doubles at this year's French Open as well as Wimbledon last year. They also won the doubles ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Fans vent anger as new WTA event starts with a whimper

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 10:42pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... she would not be turning up in Hong Kong, citing fatigue. Hours after she sent that e-mail, the Canadian pin-up was tweeting from a New York Yankees baseball game. It is understood angry fans ... organisers could do was to "give us a refund for we bought the ticket thinking we could get to see this new sensation of world tennis". It is believed local organisers had spent more than ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Hong Kong can bring top-class men's tennis event back, but needs an ATP licence

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:35am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, to name a few. The days when Michael Chang-mania swept through screaming fans at Victoria Park are still remembered by Lee who used to live here just before ... followed by Connors and Ivan Lendl. Can the good old days return? Lee is hopeful. "Hong Kong is a great city and it is a shame that the ATP tournament licence that was here, moved to another ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Lisicki storms back against Pliskova to win Hong Kong Open title

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 11:04pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... answer. Pliskova had played most of her matches in her run to the final during the day while Lisicki, the marquee player at the tournament, had it better with evening encounters. Organisers had ...




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