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Sharapova named in India luxury housing fraud probe

Posted by on 21/11/2017
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Sharapova named in India luxury housing fraud probe

Sharapova named in India luxury housing fraud probe

NEW DELHI: Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is under investigation in India for cheating and criminal conspiracy after the collapse of a luxury housing project that she endorsed, police and a lawyer said yesterday. The firm behind the development is alleged to have taken millions of dollars from homebuyers before the project folded. “We […]

David Goffin shocks hot favourite Federer to reach final at ATP Finals

Posted by on 18/11/2017
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David Goffin shocks hot favourite Federer to reach final at ATP Finals

David Goffin shocks hot favourite Federer to reach final at ATP Finals

First time in tournament’s history three debutants in semis LONDON: David Goffin produced a dazzling comeback to beat hot favourite and six-time champion Roger Federer 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 yesterday and reach the final of the ATP Finals. The Swiss world number two hit the ball sweetly from the start and the Belgian had no answer […]

Grigor Dimitrov storms into last four at ATP Finals

Posted by on 16/11/2017
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Grigor Dimitrov storms into last four at ATP Finals

Grigor Dimitrov storms into last four at ATP Finals

LONDON: Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov raced into the semi-finals of the ATP Finals with a 6-0, 6-2 demolition of David Goffin on Wednesday. Dimitrov has never quite lived up to his billing as the heir to Roger Federer’s throne, but the world number six’s eye-catching rout of Goffin was a reminder he is still young and […]

Federer beats Zverev to reach last four at ATP Finals

Posted by on 15/11/2017
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Federer beats Zverev to reach last four at ATP Finals

Federer beats Zverev to reach last four at ATP Finals

LONDON: Roger Federer held young pretender Alexander Zverev at bay in a gripping contest Tuesday to reach the last four of the ATP Finals and stay on course for a seventh end-of-season crown. The world number two saw off a spirited challenge from the much-hyped German 7-6 (8/6), 5-7, 6-1 in front of a boisterous […]

Kuwaiti players rack up wins in local tournament

Posted by on 09/11/2017
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Kuwaiti players rack up wins in local tournament

Kuwaiti players rack up wins in local tournament

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Tennis Association had recently organized the Kuwait International Professional Tennis Tournament organized by and under the supervision of International Tennis Federation (ITF). The tournament included the participation of a distinguished group of players representing 27 countries including Italy, USA, Russia, France, Switzerland, Zimbabwe, India, Holland, Japan, Germany, Romania, South Africa, Belgium, Turkmenistan, […]

Sock wins Paris Masters, Goerges wows with comeback in Zhuhai, wins trophy

Posted by on 05/11/2017
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Sock wins Paris Masters, Goerges wows with comeback in Zhuhai, wins trophy

Sock wins Paris Masters, Goerges wows with comeback in Zhuhai, wins trophy

Krajinovic advances to 33 in the world rankings PARIS: American Jack Sock battled back from a set down to beat qualifier Filip Krajinovic 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 and win the Paris Masters title yesterday, snatching a place at the World Tour Finals. The 16th seed ended his Serbian opponent’s fairytale run in the French capital to […]

Nadal seals No 1 ranking for 4th time

Posted by on 01/11/2017
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Nadal seals No 1 ranking for 4th time

Nadal seals No 1 ranking for 4th time

Oldest man to finish season at the top PARIS: Rafael Nadal secured the year-end world number one ranking with a 7-5, 6-3 second-round victory over South Korean Hyeon Chung at the Paris Masters yesterday. The 16-time Grand Slam champion is the oldest man to finish a season at the top of the rankings at the […]

Federer outlasts Del Potro for eighth Basel title

Posted by on 29/10/2017
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Federer outlasts Del Potro for eighth Basel title

Federer outlasts Del Potro for eighth Basel title

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Roger Federer claimed an eighth Swiss Indoor title when he out-lasted Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro 6-7(5) 6-4 6-3 in front of a partisan Basel crowd on Sunday. The 36-year-old local favourite, beaten by Del Potro in consecutive Basel finals in 2012 and 2013, was ragged at times and […]

Wozniacki edges Halep to reach semis

Posted by on 25/10/2017
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Wozniacki edges Halep to reach semis

Wozniacki edges Halep to reach semis

Garcia beats Svitolina in three-set marathon SINGAPORE: Caroline Wozniacki produced an almost perfect display to dismantle world number one Simona Halep 6-0 6-2 at the WTA Finals yesterday as the Dane eased into the semi-finals with her second dominant victory in as many matches. Wozniacki had started her fifth appearance at the season- ending tournament […]

Halep crushes Garcia at WTA Finals

Posted by on 23/10/2017
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Halep crushes Garcia at WTA Finals

Halep crushes Garcia at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE: World number one Simona Halep delivered an ominous warning to her rivals at the WTA Finals with a crushing, straight-sets victory over the in-form Caroline Garcia yesterday. In her opening round robin match at the eight-player season finale, Halep halted Garcia’s 11-match winning streak with a 6-4, 6-2 masterclass in 88 minutes at the […]

Federer beats Nadal to win Shanghai, extends winning streak to four matches

Posted by on 15/10/2017
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Federer beats Nadal to win Shanghai, extends winning streak to four matches

Federer beats Nadal to win Shanghai, extends winning streak to four matches

Showdown between two best players on the planet SHANGHAI: Roger Federer got one over his old rival Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Masters 6-4, 6-3 yesterday in a showdown between the two best players on the planet. Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked […]

Nadal wins 6th title, Garcia beats Halep

Posted by on 08/10/2017
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Nadal wins 6th title, Garcia beats Halep

Nadal wins 6th title, Garcia beats Halep

Rafael picks up his 75th career singles trophy BEIJING: Rafael Nadal beat Nick Kyrgios of Australia 6-2, 6-1 yesterday in the China Open final to win his sixth ATP title of the year, and Caroline Garcia defeated soonto- be-No. 1 Simona Halep 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the women’s event. Top-ranked Nadal, who was tied with […]

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