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    Frenchman Benoit Paire has apologised for an outburst during the second ASB men's Classic semi-final

    Frenchman Benoit Paire has apologised for an outburst during the second ASB men's Classic semi-final


    Paire, who advanced to the final with a three set win over Hubert Hurkacz , lost his composure towards the end of the second set.

    He was distracted while serving by a fan yelling out "C'mon Benny" late in the second set and again in the tiebreak.

    Paire then served a double fault at 1-5 down in the breaker, smashing his racket into the court, incurring a point penalty and gifting the set to his opponent before arguing with the chair umpire.

    Paire will face fellow Frenchman Ugo Humbert in today's final.



    Scotty Hopson's scored 30 points for the Breakers during a crucial 88-81 Australian Basketball League triumph over the Sydney Kings in New Plymouth.



    England's in charge of the third cricket test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth after making 499 for nine declared batting first.

    In reply, the Proteas are 60 for two at stumps batting first.



    India's drawn level in the three match one day series against Australia with a 36 run win in game two.



    Auckland's rallied late to stun Otago with a three-wicket win in their Twenty20 Super Smash elimination final in Dunedin.



    Ryan Fox has missed the cut at the European Tour's Abu Dhabi golf Championship.



    Adelaide United have snapped a run of four consecutive A-League losses with hard-fought 1-0 win over Melbourne Victory.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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     18 Jun: Kiwi doubles pro Artem Sitak is dismayed the US Open is going ahead in September with a reduced doubles draw
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