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UK Championship: Ding Junhui beats Stephen Maguire to win title

UK Championship: Ding Junhui beats Stephen Maguire to win title

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China's Ding Junhui won his third UK Championship by dispatching Scotland's Stephen Maguire 10-6 in an absorbing final in York.Ding, 32, had not won a ranking event since 2017 and last lifted the UK trophy a decade ago - four years after his first triumph.Back-to-back centuries secured a 5-3 first-session lead and he sealed victory from 8-6 with successive tons. Maguire made three tons in four frames, but his poor start proved costly.Ding becomes only the fifth player to win the UK title on three or more occasions.He joins snooker greats Ronnie O'Sullivan (7), Steve Davis (6), Stephen Hendry (5) and John Higgins (3) on an elite list and collected a tournament record £200,000 in prize money.Re
US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev to win 19th Grand Slam title

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev to win 19th Grand Slam title

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Rafael Nadal won his 19th Grand Slam title after holding off Russian Daniil Medvedev's exhilarating fightback in one of the greatest US Open finals.Spain's Nadal, 33, won 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 against the fifth seed in New York.Nadal, seeded second, was cruising at two sets and a break up, only for Medvedev to force a decider. But Nadal stopped his momentum to clinch a thrilling win in four hours and 50 minutes - just four minutes shorter than the longest US Open final.Impossible to hold in my emotions - NadalMedvedev wins over 'amazing' New York crowdNadal's victory moves him within one of Swiss rival Roger Federer's all-time leading tally of men's Grand Slam victories."It has been one of the ...
US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Diego Schwartzman to reach semi-finals

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Diego Schwartzman to reach semi-finals

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US Open 2019Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug - 8 SepCoverage: Live text and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Click here for Live Guide. Rafael Nadal remains the favourite to win the US Open - and move within one of Roger Federer's tally of 20 Grand Slams - after a hard-fought quarter-final win over Diego Schwartzman.Spanish second seed Nadal won 6-4 7-5 6-2 against the Argentine 20th seed.But he was made to work as Schwartzman twice rallied from four-game deficits in a stuffy Arthur Ashe stadium. Nadal, 33, will next play Italy's 24th seed Matteo Berrettini, who beat Gael Monfils in their last-eight match.Three of th...
US Open 2019: Johanna Konta beats Zhang Shuai to reach fourth round

US Open 2019: Johanna Konta beats Zhang Shuai to reach fourth round

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US Open 2019Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug - 8 SepCoverage: Live text and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Click here for Live Guide. British number one Johanna Konta was in devastating form to beat China's Zhang Shuai and reach the US Open fourth round.The 29-year-old won 6-2 6-3 in 71 minutes to reach the last 16 for the third Grand Slam in a row.Konta, ranked 16th in the world, will face Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova for a place in the quarter-finals. She is the last Briton left in the singles at Flushing Meadows after Dan Evans lost to Roger Federer earlier."I'm really pleased. I am playing tough opponents...