Second seeds Lukasz Kubot/Marcelo Melo encountered few problems on Thursday at the Rio Open presented by Claro, charging into the doubles semi-finals with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Roman Jebavy/Igor Zelenay. Kubot/Melo saved both break points and cruised to victory after 75 minutes.
Third seeds Marcel Granollers/Horacio Zeballos prevailed in a hard-fought 6-4, 6-7(3), 10-8 clash with Maximo Gonzalez/Fabrice Martin. They are on a six-match winning streak after taking the title last week in Buenos Aires (d. Duran/Londero).
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Italian Lorenzo Sonego produced a major upset on Thursday at the Rio Open presented by Claro, rallying from a break down in each set to defeat second-seeded Serbian Dusan Lajovic 7-6(5), 7-6(5) and reach the quarter-finals.
Sonego trailed by 3-4 in the opening set and 0-3 in the second set, but raised his level at critical moments to prevail in two hours and 10 minutes. The 24-year-old is through to his first quarter-final at an ATP 500 event and tied his ATP Head2Head series with Lajovic at 1-1. He awaits the winner of fifth-seeded Croatian Borna Coric and #NextGenATP Brazilian Thiago Seyboth...more
Kyrie Irvin, who missed 26 games earlier this season with a right shoulder injury, will have season-ending surgery, Nets GM Sean Marks said. He was averaging 27.4 points per game.
#LoveYourPetDay, celebrated each year on 20 February, is trending on social media as people celebrate the furry friends in their lives. From tiny dogs to large horses, ATPTour.com looks at the animals that your favourite players come home to when they’re off the road.
Roberto Bautista Agut tends to eight horses when he's back home in Spain.
Diego Schwartzman enjoys spending time with his two dogs at home in Buenos Aires.
Alexander Zverev cuddles with his first dog, Lovik. He got a second dog, named Pop, last year in Miami.
Kevin Anderson's dog, Lady Kady, has her own social media han...more
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In a highly unusual move, the NSAC has banned Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury from facing off after their weigh-in Friday. The two fighters pushed each other during Wednesday's final news conference.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said "it's possible" that Luis Severino could begin the season on the injured list after the right-hander was shut down thanks to forearm soreness.
Nets star Kyrie Irving is considering treatment options on his right shoulder impingement -- including the possibility of surgery, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews.
Catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who played for three of the Astros' AL West rivals between 2016 and '19, said everybody knew they were stealing signs and that he changed his signs every single pitch.