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Djokovic eases into Qatar quarter-finals

Posted by on 06/01/2016
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Djokovic eases into Qatar quarter-finals

Djokovic eases into Qatar quarter-finals

DOHA: Novak Djokovic breezed through to the quarter- finals of the Qatar Open yesterday, losing just four games in a comprehensive defeat of Spain’s Fernando Verdasco. The World Number one triumphed 6-2, 6-2, in one hour nine minutes. It matched the score of his first round victory against Dustin Brown and means the Serb has […]

Murray off to flying start with easy win at Hopman Cup

Posted by on 04/01/2016
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Murray off to flying start with easy win at Hopman Cup

Murray off to flying start with easy win at Hopman Cup

PERTH: World number two Andy Murray blew away his training court cobwebs with a season-opening demolition of Frenchman Kenny de Schepper at the mixed teams Hopman Cup yesterday. Murray said his form in practice since arriving in Australia had been poor, but the dual Grand Slam winner looked in sparkling touch ahead of this month’s […]

Djokovic admits concerns after friend becomes Federer coach

Posted by on 03/01/2016
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Djokovic admits concerns after friend becomes Federer coach

Djokovic admits concerns after friend becomes Federer coach

DOHA: World number one Novak Djokovic admitted yesterday it will be bizarre to see his friend Ivan Ljubicic helping coach one of his greatest rivals, Roger Federer, this season. “Yes! Honestly, yes,” said Djokovic, when asked if he would find it strange to see the Croat as part of the Swiss legend’s coaching staff. “But […]

‘Dull’ Murray wins BBC Sports Personality award

Posted by on 21/12/2015
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‘Dull’ Murray wins BBC Sports Personality award

‘Dull’ Murray wins BBC Sports Personality award

BELFAST: Davis Cup hero Andy Murray won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for 2015 at a star-studded reception in Belfast on Sunday. The world number two, who was picking up the honour for the second time, led Great Britain to their first Davis Cup title since 1936 last month. Accepting the award […]

Stan Wawrinka inspires Singapore to IPTL victory

Posted by on 20/12/2015
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Stan Wawrinka inspires Singapore to IPTL victory

Stan Wawrinka inspires Singapore to IPTL victory

SINGAPORE: Stan Wawrinka showed his class in both singles and doubles to lead the Singapore Slammers to victory in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) final in front of a delighted home crowd at the Indoor Stadium yesterday. Matches in the Asia-based mixed team tennis league are decided by games won in five one-set shootouts […]

For Serena, Grand Slam is one feat to still chase

Posted by on 16/12/2015
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For Serena, Grand Slam is one feat to still chase

For Serena, Grand Slam is one feat to still chase

NEW YORK: Serena Williams says completing a Grand Slam is a goal she’d like to accomplish. For now, her focus is on winning another major tournament, not four in a row. Williams was two victories away from sweeping all four in the same year when she was stunned by Roberta Vinci in the US Open […]

Serena Williams named Sportsperson of 2015

Posted by on 14/12/2015
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Serena Williams named Sportsperson of 2015

Serena Williams named Sportsperson of 2015

NEW YORK: Serena Williams, who owned the tennis world this year even as she battled illness and injury, was named sportsperson of 2015 yesterday by Sports Illustrated. The magazine said it was honoring the 34-year-old icon both for her positively stunning numbers and her pluck in achieving what it called one of the greatest late-career […]

Long wait over as Murray wins Davis Cup for Britain

Posted by on 29/11/2015
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Long wait over as Murray wins Davis Cup for Britain

Long wait over as Murray wins Davis Cup for Britain

GHENT: Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time in 79 years in Ghent yesterday when Andy Murray defeated David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 in the first of the reverse singles to take an unbeatable 3-1 lead over Belgium. It was a fitting climax for the 28-year-old Scot to provide the winning point, having […]

Britain counting on Murrays to bring home Davis Cup

Posted by on 24/11/2015
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Britain counting on Murrays to bring home Davis Cup

Britain counting on Murrays to bring home Davis Cup

LONDON: Britain will attempt to win the Davis Cup for the first time in 79 years this weekend when they take on Belgium in Ghent, although if they do succeed the Scottish town of Dunblane could argue its name should be enscribed on the trophy. World number two Andy Murray and his brother Jamie, who […]

Djokovic ends year on high with Finals win over Federer

Posted by on 23/11/2015
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Djokovic ends year on high with Finals win over Federer

Djokovic ends year on high with Finals win over Federer

LONDON: Novak Djokovic put the finishing touch to a magnificent season by beating Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 to win the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday for the fifth time in his career. The Serbian underlined his complete dominance of men’s tennis with another immaculate display to become the first player in the year-ending tournament’s […]

Nadal imperious as Murray crumbles

Posted by on 18/11/2015
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Nadal imperious as Murray crumbles

Nadal imperious as Murray crumbles

LONDON: Rafael Nadal was in imperious form as he crushed Andy Murray at the World Tour Finals yesterday with an impressive 6-4, 6-1 victory at London’s O2 Arena. The Spanish fifth seed was dominant as the British world number two’s game fell apart in front of a home crowd at the 17,800- capacity venue. The […]

Djokovic and Federer stroll to easy wins

Posted by on 16/11/2015
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Djokovic and Federer stroll to easy wins

Djokovic and Federer stroll to easy wins

LONDON: Novak Djokovic looked unstoppable when trouncing Kei Nishikori but for sheer swagger Roger Federer remains unrivalled as he demonstrated again when dismantling Tomas Berdych as the ATP World Tour Finals began on Sunday. World number one Djokovic extended his latest winning sequence to 23 with a 6-1 6-1 hammering of world number eight Nishikori […]