He had first shot to fame the year he had clinched a French Open, Wimbledon double in 2008. A 41 weeks reign saw its end two months after his shock defeat to Robin Soderling at Roland Garros in 2009. He regained the honour with the end of the 2010 season following his three grand slam victories including the US Open. A year-long dominance at the tennis court. He had last held the spot exactly three years and 45 days ago on July 6, 2014
The 32-year-old Geneva Open winner battled with the injury throughout the grasscourt season and was knocked out in the first round of the Aegon Championships and Wimbledon.
The total purse now is USD four-million heavier, making the value USD 50.4 million. The singles winners in each section, men’s and women’s, will pocket the maximum which amounts to USD 3,700,000 each.
It was back in 2011 that he had made his appearance on the Canadian hardcourt, but failed to crawl into the fourth round. 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-1 as the 35-year-old had lost to Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion from Argentina who has endured long absences while battling nagging wrist injuries, knows all too well the challenge Djokovic faces after announcing last week he would miss the remainder of the year with an elbow injury.
Having shaken off injuries the flamboyant Frenchman meets Indian qualifier Yuki Bhambri on Wednesday in a second-round match on the Washington hardcourts, where he lifted his sixth and most recent career title last year.
The 25-year-old Romanian, runner-up at this year`s French Open, needed just 79 minutes to advance past 957th-ranked Stephens on the Washington hardcourts as she starts preparing for the US Open that begins August 28.
It is for the first time that a camp has been organised to prepare for an away tie. The team will assemble in New York on September 4 and will leave for Edmonton on September 10.
Yuki, who had qualified for the main draw of the ATP 500 tournament, was leading 7-5 2-0 when American Stefan Kozlov opted out of contest due to viral illness.
After her split with Czech Barbora Strycova in March, Sania has been struggling to find a suitable partner for her.
Sharapova was denied a wildcard for the French Open earlier this year, and was unable to take part in qualifying for Wimbledon because of injury.
Briton Andy Murray remains top ahead of Rafael Nadal with Roger Federer third.
Harrison, seeded fourth, was denied a second career ATP title, to go with his victory in Memphis in February.
The sports caravan in the week gone by was not far from eventful as there was action from cricket, basketball, football, kabaddi, tennis and formula one.
The 35-year-old beat Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon 2017 men's singles final at the All England Club in London.
The top seed won through 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 against Belgian Elise Mertens and next plays Siniaková who advanced past French third seed Caroline Garcia 6-2, 7-5.