Tennis-Federer plans January return in Australia
NEW YORK, Aug 24 Roger Federer, who is sidelined for the rest of the year, said on Wednesday he plans to return to competition in Australia in January at the Hopman Cup and the Australian Open.
LONDON, June 24 Former Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt showed he is still a force to be reckoned with on grass as the baseline terrier upset 11th seed Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4 7-5 6-3 to move into the second round on Monday.
The 32-year-old, who has slipped to 70 in the world, did not have to delve too deeply into his reserves of fighting spirit to oust the man ranked 60 places above him, relying on his clever courtcraft to manoeuvre the Swiss out of his comfort zone.
Wawrinka, who had won their last two meetings, struggled to make an impression in the evening gloom on Court One and was finished off in two hours and 12 minutes.
Hewitt, champion in 2002, will face Germany's Dustin Brown in the next round. (Reporting by Toby Davis; editing by Ken Ferris)
NEW YORK, Aug 24 Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, who met 22 times during their celebrated tennis rivalry, will break their 11-11 head-to-head tie when they captain the Europe and World teams in the inaugural Laver Cup next September.
Aug 24 (Gracenote) - Results from the Winston-Salem Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Tuesday 4-Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-2 Jiri Vesely (Czech Republic) beat 5-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 7-6(5) 6-4 2-Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Aljaz Bedene (Britain) 4-6 6-3 6-3 Bjorn Fratangelo (U.S.) beat 11-Paolo Lorenzi (Italy) 4-6 6-2 6-3 Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) beat 7-Gilles Simon (France) 7-6(2) 6-1 16-Pablo Ca