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January 29, 2018 3:53 am gmt |
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Roger Federer posed with his Australian Open trophy in Melbourne on Monday (January 29) after winning the title six times and clenching a very “special” 20th grand slam title. Federer, a nervous defending champion, survived a second set ‘freeze’ and a late rally by sixth seed ...
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January 28, 2018 3:52 am gmt |
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Caroline Wozniacki posed with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup in Melbourne’s Botanical Gardens on Sunday (January 28) after clinching her maiden grand slam title with a 7-6(2) 3-6 6-4 win over Simona Halep in the Australian Open final on Saturday (January 27). Following runner-up finishes at th...
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January 9, 2018 4:07 am gmt |
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Three-time grand slam champion Andy Murray has undergone hip surgery and is determined to return to action in time for this year’s Wimbledon tournament. The 30-year-old Briton posted an update on Facebook on Monday (January 8) giving notice of the operation to solve his injury problems. Murray ...
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January 8, 2018 3:39 am gmt |
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Twice champion Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from this month’s Australian Open as she continues a legal battle over the custody of her son. The Belarusian had been granted a wildcard for the season-opening grand slam but withdrew on Monday (January 8), organisers said. “Its unfortunate ...
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December 25, 2017 3:48 am gmt |
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Twenty-three time grand slam champion Serena Williams will play her first match since the birth of her daughter when she faces off against French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi next week. The match with be the 36-year-old Williams’ first in a...
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November 26, 2017 3:47 am gmt |
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France moved one step closer to a 10th Davis Cup title when Richard Gasquet and Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat Ruben Bemelmans and Joris De Loore 6-1 3-6 7-6(2) 6-4 to give the hosts a 2-1 lead in the final against neighbours Belgium on Saturday (November 25). The French pair, in their first competitive ...
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November 19, 2017 4:57 am gmt |
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As if clocking up a first victory over Rafael Nadal was not enough, David Goffin continued breaking new ground by stunning Roger Federer at the ATP Finals on Saturday (November 18) to claim the biggest win of his career and reach the final. Few gave the willowy world number eight a prayer against the...
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November 16, 2017 4:57 am gmt |
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Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov outclassed Belgium’s David Goffin 6-0 6-2 to race into the semi-finals of the ATP Finals on Wednesday (November 15). The world number six looked supreme as he made it two wins from two matches on his tournament debut. At one stage, a whitewash looked a distinct ...
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November 15, 2017 4:43 am gmt |
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Roger Federer marched into the semi-finals of the ATP Finals in London once again on Tuesday (November 14) but he made hard work of the task before finally prevailing 7-6(6) 5-7 6-1 in a high-quality battle of the generations with Germany’s Alexander Zverev. The 36-year-old six-time champion ma...
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November 14, 2017 5:02 am gmt |
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Belgium’s first-time qualifier David Goffin sprung a huge surprise when he beat stricken world number one Rafael Nadal 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-4 at the ATP Finals in London, UK on Monday (November 13). Nadal’s notorious fighting spirit and Goffin’s frayed nerves stretched the match into a t...
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November 13, 2017 5:06 am gmt |
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Aiming to end a sensational year as he began it, Swiss master Roger Federer opened his bid for a seventh ATP Finals title with 6-4 7-6(4) victory over American debutant Jack Sock on Sunday (November 12). The 36-year-old was given a thorough workout by Sock although had he been a little more clinical ...
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November 11, 2017 4:22 am gmt |
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Top seed Andrey Rublev crushed a demoralised Borna Coric to reach the final of the Next Gen ATP Finals on Friday (November 10). Russian number one Rublev, ranked 37th in the world, dominated his fellow 20-year-old with his superior power to win 4-1 4-3(6) 4-1 in little over an hour. Coric, who perhap...
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November 8, 2017 7:14 am gmt |
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Britain’s Andy Murray hopes to make his competitive return in Brisbane in January following a hip injury – but only if he is 100% fit. The Scot lost 6-3 3-6 10-6 to world number two Roger Federer as part of a charity event in Glasgow on Tuesday. It was the first time Murray, 30, had [&hel...
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November 5, 2017 4:46 am gmt |
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Jack Sock ended local favourite Julien Benneteau’s run at the Paris Masters with a 7-5 6-2 victory on Saturday (November 4) to reach the final and move to the brink of an ATP Finals spot. The American 16th seed, who started the week in 24th place in the Race to the season-ending tournament in L...
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November 4, 2017 4:39 am gmt |
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Jack Sock of USA beat Spain’s Fernando Verdasco 6-7(3) 6-2 6-3 in Paris in the early hours of Saturday (November 4) to book the fourth place in the Paris Masters semi-finals. Verdasco took the first long set with a tie-break but ran out of steam 6-2 in the second set. Sock took the equalising s...
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November 3, 2017 4:35 am gmt |
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Rafa Nadal continued his quest for a maiden Paris Masters title when he survived a second-set blip to beat Pablo Cuevas 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals on Thursday (November 2). The Spaniard, who made sure he will end the year as world number one by reaching the third round, had to dig dee...
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October 28, 2017 3:36 am gmt |
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Top seed Roger Federer was finally forced to work hard for a win at the Swiss Indoors tournament as he fought back to beat Adrian Mannarino 4-6 6-1 6-3 in his quarter-final on Friday (October 27). The world number two, chasing an eighth title at his hometown tournament, had dropped only eight games a...
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October 15, 2017 3:39 am gmt |
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World number one Rafael Nadal squeezed past Croatian Marin Cilic with a 7-5 7-6(3) victory on Saturday (October 14) to set up a mouth-watering clash with Swiss Roger Federer in the Shanghai Masters final. Second-ranked Federer came from behind to beat Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 3-6 6-3 6-3 to en...
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October 14, 2017 4:32 am gmt |
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Top seeds Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer remain on course to meet in Shanghai after reaching the last four. World number one Nadal beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 to register his 15th consecutive win and will face fourth seed Marin Cilic in the semis. Federer will play Juan Martin del Potro in...