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Rain forces postponement of China Open finals

The men’s and women’s finals at the China Open had to be postponed until Monday after heavy rain in Beijing. World number two and defending champion Novak Djokovic was leading Spain’s David Ferrer 3-1 in the first set when play was called off for the day. The men’s final had […]

Rafael Nadal beats Gael Monfils to win Japan open title

World number one Rafael Nadal eased past Gael Monfils 6-1 7-5 to clinch the Japan Open title in Tokyo. The 24-year-old Spaniard was in imperious form and did not concede a single break point in the match on his way to his seventh title of the season. Some brutal hitting […]

Serena Williams forced to delay comeback from injury

Serena Williams has been forced to withdraw from this week’s WTA tournament in Linz where she had been due to make her comeback from injury. The 29-year-old has been sidelined since July with a foot injury she picked up after standing on broken glass in a Munich restaurant. Williams had […]

Commonwealth Games: India beat Pakistan to reach semis

India booked a semi-final with England in men’s hockey after a 7-4 victory over rivals Pakistan before a capacity 13,000 crowd at the Dyan Chand stadium. As expected it was fast and furious but India were soon in control and 4-0 ahead with barely 20 minutes played. A penalty stroke […]

Ivan Ljubicic beats Andy Murray in China Open

Andy Murray’s hopes of success in Beijing came to an end as he was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Ivan Ljubicic in the quarter-finals of the China Open. The top seed failed to earn a single break point in the match as he went out in one hour and seven minutes. […]

Rafael Nadal wins but Andy Roddick out of Japan Open

World number one Rafael Nadal coasted through to the semi-finals of the Japan Open in Tokyo but second seed Andy Roddick was beaten by Gael Monfils. Top seed Nadal took only 72 minutes to beat Dmitry Tursunov 6-4 6-1 and make it two wins out of two against him. But […]

Manchester United reports pre-tax loss of £80m

Manchester United, hit by one-off finance charges and reduced revenues from the sale of players, has reported an annual pre-tax loss of £79.6m. The loss for the 12 months to 30 June compares with a profit of £48m for the year before, when revenues were boosted by the £80m sale […]

Rafael Nadal reaches quarter-finals of Japan Open

World number one Rafael Nadal beat Canadian qualifier Milos Raonic 6-4 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Japan Open in Tokyo. Spaniard Nadal will next play Russia’s Dmitry Tursunov, who beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet on Wednesday. American second seed Andy Roddick beat Jeremy Chardy 6-4 7-6 (7-4) to set […]