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Murray on the way to get Hitched, coaches get ditched

LONDON: Andy Murray announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Kim Sears on Wednesday while also dispensing with two members of his backroom staff in Dani Vallverdu and Jez Green. The…

Tears of joy for Federer in Davis Cup glory

LILLE: Roger Federer gave Switzerland and himself a first Davis Cup title yesterday in Lille, pounding Richard Gasquet of France in straight sets to ensure the winning point. Federer romped…

Federer’s back is key in winning Davis Cup

PARIS: Roger Federer was at the top of his game in London last week, sweeping past opponents as if his age were not an issue. A back injury over the…

Djokovic throws down the gauntlet to his rivals

LONDON: Novak Djokovic laid down the challenge to his rivals on Sunday after completing another year as world number one. “Right now, I’m at the pinnacle in my career,” the…

Djokovic downs Nishikori to reach ATP Tour Finals

LONDON: Novak Djokovic survived his first serious test of the ATP Tour Finals as the world number one advanced to the final with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 victory over Japan’s…

Berdych batters Cilic for place in semis

LONDON: Tomas Berdych thrashed US Open champion Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1 yesterday to remain in the hunt for a place in the semi-finals of the ATP Tour Finals. Czech world…

Kvitova leads Czechs to third Fed Cup title

PRAGUE: Petra Kvitova handed the Czech Republic their third Fed Cup title in four years after beating Angelique Kerber in the final yesterday to give her team an unbeatable lead…

Italian tennis player admits match-fixing

ROME: Italian tennis player Daniele Bracciali partially admitted to match-fixing during a hearing last week with judicial authorities, a prosecutor said yesterday. “He admitted a few things and he denied…

Djokovic bags Paris Masters

PARIS: World number one Novak Djokovic won his 600th ATP match on Sunday as he defeated Canadian seventh seed Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-3 to win the Paris Masters for the…

US qualifier rolls at Paris Masters

PARIS: American qualifier Sam Querrey reached the second round of the Paris Masters by beating 2012 runner-up Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4 Monday. Querrey had 17 aces to 12…

Federer crushes Goffin

BASEL: Roger Federer outclassed David Goffin in the Swiss Indoors final yesterday, winning 6-2, 6-2 to claim a third title from his last four events and sixth in his home…

Serena, Halep in final showdown

SINGAPORE: Serena Williams, her insatiable will to win as strong as ever, regained her composure after smashing her racquet and being on the brink of defeat to beat Caroline Wozniacki…

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