Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays a forehand against Great Britain's Andy Murray in their 2015 French Open semi-final at Roland Garros in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images The completion of the French Open semi-final between Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Great Britain’s Andy Murray has been delayed until Saturday after the match was interrupted by a storm on Friday, organisers said. World No 1 Djokovic was leading 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 3-3 against the third seed when play was suspended, with organisers later saying the match would resume on Saturday at 1100GMT (7 AM ET). The women's singles final is due to start at 1300GMT. The winner will face Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in Sunday's final.Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka celebrates after defeating France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-finals of the French Open. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier /Reuters Earlier on Friday, Stanislas Wawrinka took on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and 15,000 of his most passionate … [Read more...] about Wawrinka beats Tsonga to make French Open final; Djokovic-Murray semi to resume on Saturday
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- If the American is fit and firing, it is hard to see left-hander Safarova being able to cope with her power and the occasion simultaneously.- 'Serena is number one in the world, a great player. I will just go there and play my game and obviously try to get the trophy' USA's Serena Williams reacts during her semi-final against Swiss Timea Bacsinszky. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Serena Williams is overwhelming favourite to win her third French Open on Saturday but after a tournament of surprises and an untimely bout of illness for the American, Czech Lucie Safarova will sense a rare opportunity.World No 1 Williams, 33, could not practise on Friday, still suffering from an illness that left her coughing and spluttering during her three-set semi-final win over Swiss Timea Bacsinszky. Thirteenth seed Safarova, meanwhile, warmed up for the biggest day of her career by winning the women's doubles title alongside American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Williams has laboured to … [Read more...] about French Open: Can Serena brave through illness to claim 20th Grand Slam title?
Australia's Jason Day lines up a putt on the third green with caddie Colin Swatton during the third round of the 115th US Open Championship. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Image Jason Day wrote his name into US Open folklore on Saturday, grabbing a share of the third-round lead on a punishing Chambers Bay layout that had literally brought the Australian to his knees a day earlier. Even though Day's round will be long remembered, there is still another chapter to be written in the 115th US Open with Americans Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson and South African Branden Grace all level on four-under 206 going into Sunday. Day had collapsed on his final hole on Friday and had to be helped from the course by medics after he collapsed again when he completed his round three shots off the lead.There was worry the world number 10 would have to withdraw but he dug deep and on Saturday was back on the first tee. Looking drained, Day shot a two-under 68 highlighted by a brilliant back nine … [Read more...] about US Open: Day grabs lead; McIlroy frustrated
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Andy Murray of Britain during their men's semi-final match at the French Open. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters World No 1 Novak Djokovic rediscovered a ruthless streak when it mattered most to stay on course for a career slam with a nail-biting 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1 win over Andy Murray to reach the French Open final on Saturday. The Serb, looking to win the only major missing from his collection, was leading 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 3-3 when play was interrupted by rain and dusk after the British third seed had clawed his way back into contention on Friday.Murray returned to court and carried on where he left off, breaking in the 11th game of the fourth set to send the contest into a decider. Djokovic, however, was up to the task and broke twice to secure a place in the final with an ace. Djokovic, who has a 16-0 record on clay this season, will play Swiss Stan Wawrinka on Sunday in his third Roland Garros final in four years. … [Read more...] about Djokovic downs Murray to reach French Open final
“It would be nice,” Eustace said. “We’ve got a big footprint here with our stable and our stable workers are all from Ballarat so it would be nice.” Maher and Eustace took over Darren Weir’s stables when he was disqualified in February. Eustace said they were also attracted by the $500,000 on offer for the race. Stream over 50 sports Live & On-Demand with KAYO SPORTS on your TV, computer, mobile or tablet. Just $25/month, no lock-in contract. Get your 14-day free trial and start streaming instantly > Dr Drill will aim to add the Ballarat Cup to his victory in the Cranbourne Cup. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images “$500,000 is a lot of money and it’s like winning a Group 1 race and he’s contesting an open handicap,” he said. Eustace said Dr Drill is owned in Hong Kong and as a result they didn’t have any pressure to run him over the spring carnival so owners could watch him live. “The lure of … [Read more...] about Ballarat Cup 2019: Dr Drill chases second consecutive country Cup