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Djokovic: Sometimes I have to let it all out

BELGRADE: Novak Djokovic’s flamboyant on-court demeanour may be occasionally unacceptable but it is an integral part of his success, the world number one said. In a pre-recorded appearance on Serbian…

Federer sorry for India ‘bleed blue’

DUBAI: Roger Federer has apologised for getting caught up in the bitter rivalry between Indian and Pakistani cricket fans after he was pictured admiring the blue shirt of World Cup…

Federer crushes his old pal

DUBAI: Roger Federer crushed an old pal for the 16th successive time as he made an encouraging high-speed restart to the ATP World Tour after his Australian Open debacle. The…

Ferrer, Errani take Rio titles

RIO DE JANEIRO: Spanish world number nine David Ferrer stormed to the ATP Rio Open title on Sunday, battering Italian Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-3 in a one-sided final. Fognini, ranked…

Halep clinches Dubai Open title

DUBAI: Top-seeded Simona Halep earned the tenth title of her career and made it a Gulf double by capturing the Dubai Open with a tenacious and skilful 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)…

More delight for Halep in Dubai

DUBAI: Simona Halep, the top-seeded Romanian who looked in danger of a semi-final exit, prodiced a marvellous recovery to reach the final of the Dubai Open, coming from a set…

Nadal survives to reach Rio semis

RIO DE JANEIRO: Claycourt king Rafael Nadal battled into the early hours as he reached the semi-finals of the Rio Open after beating Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas yesterday. Nadal, who will…

Pliskova surfs new wave into Dubai semi-finals

DUBAI: Karolina Pliskova, the striking 22-year-old who is part of a new wave on the women’s tour, upset the seedings for a second time at the Dubai Open to reach…

Venus put out of orbit in Dubai Open

DUBAI: Venus Williams lost her title and an unbeaten record stretching back a decade when she subsided to a 6-4, 6-2 third round Dubai Open defeat against Lucie Safarova The…

Venus defeats player half her age – Hantuchova overcomes Barthel in Dubai

DUBAI: Defending champion Venus Williams beat an opponent half her age on Monday, winning 6-1, 6-2 against 17-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the first round of the Dubai Tennis…

Pliskova enjoys start at Dubai Open

DUBAI:- Czech talent Karolina Pliskova, 22, gave a further hint of an exciting future to come as she got the better of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Dubai Open yesterday. The…

Nishikori survives three-set match, moves into q-finals

MEMPHIS: Top-seeded Kei Nishikori was pushed to three sets in his opening match of the Memphis Open on Wednesday, beating American qualifier Ryan Harrison 3-6, 6 -3, 6-4 to advance…

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