Murray match highlights how tennis can be an all-night sport
Andy Murray was pleased with the result but not happy about the circumstances after finishing an Australian Open victory after 4 a.m. His marathon raised anew the issue that tennis has shown it is that rare sport where folks sometimes need to play all night.
Murray edges Kokkinakis after 4 a.m. at Australian Open
Andy Murray and Thanasi Kokkinakis have played deep into the night at the Australian Open until Murray emerged with a five-set victory that ended just after 4 a.m. They began playing on Thursday and finished on Friday at Margaret Court Arena before hundreds of enthusiastic spectators who remained.
River City Roundup
The holiday season has ramped up to joy overload. We have compiled a quick list of upcoming events that the whole family can enjoy. The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band hosts Jazz Spirit of Christmas Saturday night in Fernandina Beach. Pamela Theresa hosts the Medium in the Raw Toys for Tots Drive Friday at Beaches Museum. Andy Murray of the famed Murray Bros. Caddyshack in St. Augustine will be in town signing his new book " A Feast of Family Fun and Favorites” Friday evening. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals holds the San Marco 5k Saturday evening. Fostering Connections Holiday Backyard BBQ will be held Dec. 11th at the Classic Car Museum in St. Augustine.
Auger-Aliassime beats Djokovic; Team World leads Laver Cup
Felix Auger-Aliassime added a singles victory over Novak Djokovic to an earlier win in doubles Sunday, allowing Team World to take a 10-8 lead over Team Europe with two matches remaining in the Laver Cup. Auger-Aliassime, a 22-year-old from Canada, beat 21-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic 6-3, 7-6 (3) with the help of 13 aces and a 39-11 advantage in total winners.news.yahoo.com
Federer, Nadal to team up in doubles at Laver Cup on Friday
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will team up in doubles at the Laver Cup on Friday in what Federer has announced will be the final match of his long and illustrious career. The lineup for Day 1 at the competition founded by Federer's management company was announced Thursday.news.yahoo.com
Practice done, Serena heads toward match | US Open updates
Serena Williams has wrapped up her final practice before the U.S. Open after a half-hour. As she walked along the courts, back toward Arthur Ashe Stadium, fans shouted her name, “Serenaaaaa!” She lifted her arm to wave her racket in acknowledgement. Serena Williams has started a warmup session on a practice court just outside Arthur Ashe Stadium before her first-round match at the U.S. Open.news.yahoo.com
Unlike other sports stars, Andy Murray won't play in Saudi
The lucrative offers tempting leading boxers, golfers and footballers to compete in Saudi Arabia are not enough for Andy Murray to put money over morality. When Murray has received approaches to fly to Riyadh to play in exhibition matches, the potential to earn millions of dollars has been rejected. The revelation on Friday came from the three-time Grand Slam winner’s agent in the week when the Spanish Football Federation has faced criticism from human rights activists for taking its Super Cup to Saudi Arabia.news.yahoo.com
US Open champ Raducanu upset at Indian Wells; Murray wins
Emma Raducanu came down to earth in her first tournament since her surprising U.S. Open victory, losing in straight sets to Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday night. Raducanu lost 6-2, 6-4 in the second round, ending her 10-match winning streak that began in New York. Former world No. 1 Andy Murray beat Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 6-2 in his first match as a wild-card.news.yahoo.com
'What's the issue?' Tsitsipas undaunted by boos at US Open
Stefanos Tsitsipas heard boos from the crowd for yet another long trip off court at the U.S. Open after dropping a set during his second-round victory over Adrian Mannarino. Unbothered by that reaction Wednesday night, or the criticism he received from Andy Murray after taking breaks while beating him two days earlier, Tsitsipas pointed out that he's doing nothing that violates any regulation. The Grand Slam rule book just says players should take a “reasonable” amount of time, but does not provide an exact number of minutes that would be acceptable.news.yahoo.com
2012 champ Murray tumbles out of US Open against Tsitsipas
Andy Murray tumbled to the ground on his artificial hip, losing his balance in sweat-soaked shoes and leaving splotches on Arthur Ashe Stadium’s blue court from his soggy clothing. Murray muttered to himself, as he often does. In an entertaining contest featuring plenty of the smart play, hard hustling and clutch serving that carried Murray to the U.S. Open championship nearly a decade — and a pair of hip operations — ago, he did not quite have enough to come out ahead after almost five hours in high heat and humidity.news.yahoo.com
US Open players don't need COVID shots; about half have them
When Andy Murray sat in the U.S. Open's main interview room for a pre-tournament news conference Saturday, the moderator informed the 2012 champion he was allowed to remove the sort of light blue medical mask that has become so ubiquitous during the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike the nine players who met with the media in that spot a day earlier, Murray chose to keep his mask on.news.yahoo.com
After being voted out of House GOP leadership, Cheney says, 'We must go forward based on truth'
After House Republicans voted out Rep. Liz Cheney as conference chair, she told reporters that the party cannot embrace both the Constitution as well as the “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.news.yahoo.com
Japan prosecutors say Ghosn said Nissan pay plan was not set
Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn told prosecutors during questioning on financial misconduct charges before he fled Japan that his compensation was never decided upon, according to records presented in Tokyo District Court on Tuesday. Ghosn said the plans were just a “reference,” said a defense attorney for Greg Kelly, a former Nissan executive on trial in connection with alleged underreporting of Ghosn’s pay by about a billion yen ($10 million) per year. Daisuke Fujiwara, a lawyer for Kelly, read more than 200 pages documenting Ghosn’s interrogations in a Tokyo jail in November and December 2018.news.yahoo.com