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Howlie holds court

16 February 2017

RAIN DISRUPTED the second night of the Silver Hill Road Tennis Championships on Tuesday but not before another set of exciting duels were completed. Homeboy Adrian “Howlie” Walker provided the show of the night with a 21-12, 21-15 victory over Jefferson Scantlebury.... Read More

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King upsets Tomic

14 February 2017

BARBADOS’ NO. 1 TENNIS PLAYER Darian King has earned his biggest victory to date. Earlier today, King, who is ranked 140 in the world, pulled off the upset over No. 32 Bernard Tomic of Australia. Playing in the first round of the Memphis Open on Stadium Court,... Read More

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Exciting start in Silver Hill

14 February 2017

A LARGE crowd was treated to nine entertaining matches on the opening night of the fifth edition of the popular Silver Hill Road Tennis Championship on Sunday night. Among the spectators was the Minister of Sports and Member of Parliament for the area Stephen Lashley,... Read More

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$16 000 smash

09 February 2017

WHAT IS UNDOUBTABLY the country’s biggest and most popular road tennis competition, the Silver Hill tournament, serves off on Sunday with the scope to be even bigger and better with service provider Digicel getting on board. Yesterday, the brainchild behind the tournament... Read More

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ON THE BALL: One for the road

08 February 2017

IT WAS only a matter of time. No, really. I know sports are played on the day, but everything just pointed to Barbados finally breaking that winless record away from home in Davis Cup Group II play. Read More

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High praise

07 February 2017

HE MAY be the man of the moment, but Damien Applewhaite is still giving credit where it’s due. Barbados’ new Davis Cup captain isn’t stealing anyone’s thunder, having given Darian King and Haydn Lewis all the praise for the country’s first ever Group II tie victory... Read More

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Barbados going with King, Lewis

03 February 2017

THE NEW MAN on the job is coming out with all guns blazing. It may be his first tie in charge, but Davis Cup captain Damien Applewhaite isn’t leaving it to chance, choosing big guns Darian King and Haydn Lewis to play the entire first-round tie against Paraguay.... Read More

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Federer beats Nadal to win No. 18

29 January 2017

MELBOURNE – Roger Federer shrugged off a decade of grand slam heartbreak against Rafa Nadal, felling his great rival 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a classic Australian Open tennis final to capture his 18th major title. Roared on by a partisan Rod Laver Arena crowd,... Read More

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Serena wins No. 23 in a tense match against Venus

28 January 2017

MELBOURNE – Serena Williams pushed sentiments aside in an emotion-charged 6-4 6-4 defeat of sister Venus to win the Australian Open tennis tournament on Saturday and a record 23rd grand slam title in the professional era. Tortured by nerves in a tense family affair,... Read More

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Bajans tuning up on clay

26 January 2017

PARAGUAY won’t feel foreign to Barbados next week. The country’s Davis Cup squad is practising on clay at home, having been afforded the luxury of preparing for the opening round Group II tie by playing on Royal Westmoreland’s relatively new clay courts. Read More

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ON THE BALL: True game changer

25 January 2017

LAST WEEK, I covered a couple nights of the AOne Supermarkets Lance Bynoe Veterans Road Tennis competition and simply marvelled (no pun intended) at the tournament set-up. I mean who wouldn’t have? After all, they had a video board of the head-to-head matchup... Read More

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Skeete reaps what he sows

24 January 2017

ADRIAN “DAN” SKEETE isn’t just the man with a plan. He is a “proper pork” road tennis butcher. Skeete dished out a record six sows on his way to winning the inaugural AOne Supermarkets Lance Bynoe Masters Road Tennis Tournament on Sunday night at the cosy Rubis court... Read More

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Skeete shares sows

20 January 2017

ADRIAN “DAN” SKEETE seems to know proper pork. The southpaw is in sweet sow-sharing form, having handed out two more Wednesday night to advance to the quarter-finals of the AOne Supermarkets Lance Bynoe Veterans Road Tennis Tournament. Taking centre stage at the... Read More

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Punishing ‘Pa’ an allround winner on court

18 January 2017

DEIGHTON “PA” ROACH came up trumps twice in the AOne Supermarkets Lance Bynoe Road Tennis Tournament on Monday night. The oldstager came from behind to win his singles match and teamed up with Anthony “Baku” Simmons to win a doubles contest at the Rubis Sports Club,... Read More

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King targets next level

15 January 2017

DARIAN KING is taking it up another notch. Apparently Challenger titles aren’t enough for 2017, as Barbados’ top-ranked tennis pro is looking to take a step up and contest more ATP 250 and 1000 events this season. King’s coach and older brother Christopher revealed... Read More

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Heartbreak for King

13 January 2017

ANOTHER MAJOR, another gut-wrenching exit for Darian King. The king of swing is feeling more like the heartbreak kid now, having suffered yet another painful defeat in the second-round of qualifying at the Australian Open yesterday. Playing against American Denis... Read More

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Matthew’s Cup call

12 January 2017

MATTHEW FOSTER-ESTWICK’s play was good enough to win him the BTA Invitational, and now a spot among Barbados’ best. The country’s next best tennis talent is set tomake his senior national debut next month after predictably getting named in the Davis Cup squad to... Read More

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Darian breezes into second round of Aussie Open qualifiers

11 January 2017

DARIAN KING is moving on. Barbados’ top-ranked tennis pro has advanced to the second round of qualifying at the year’s first Grand Slam after beating rival Jose Hernandez in straight sets at the Australian Open. Playing on court 15, the 24-year-old King, ranked... Read More

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Djokovic turns tables on Murray

09 January 2017

DOHA – Novak Djokovic made an immense statement in his bid to rule men's tennis again when he defeated Andy Murray, the man who deposed him as world number one, 6-3 5-7 6-4 in an epic Qatar Open tennis final in Doha on Saturday. Looking back to near his peerless... Read More

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Murray vs Djokovic for Qatar Open title

07 January 2017

DOHA – Andy Murray and champion Novak Djokovic will go toe-to-toe in the Qatar Open tennis final after the world’s top two players laid down their markers for the 2017 season. World number one Murray swept aside Czech third seed Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-4 to record his... Read More

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King looking confident

05 January 2017

SO FAR, so good. Darian King appears to be better adjusted for this trip down under, having advanced to today’s quarter-finals of the Onkaparinga Tennis Challenger in Adelaide, Australia. Playing against hometown boy Luke Saville in the second round, the comeback... Read More

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