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Magical Djokovic casts spell over Shanghai

Posted by on 15/10/2015
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Magical Djokovic casts spell over Shanghai

Magical Djokovic casts spell over Shanghai

SHANGHAI: World number one Novak Djokovic sped into the Shanghai Masters quarter- finals with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Feliciano Lopez in just 71 minutes as he continued his magical run in China yesterday. As Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga toiled, the unstoppable Serb dominated Spain’s Lopez as he brought up his 14th win in […]

Federer stunned by world number 70

Posted by on 13/10/2015
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Federer stunned by world number 70

Federer stunned by world number 70

SHANGHAI: Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer crashed out to little-known Spanish left-hander Albert Ramos-Vinolas in a major shock in his opening match at the Shanghai Masters yesterday. Defending titleholder Federer was stunned 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 6-3 by the world number 70, who is yet to claim his first career title and has only won […]

Djokovic crushes Nadal – Wins China Open for sixth time

Posted by on 11/10/2015
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Djokovic crushes Nadal – Wins China Open for sixth time

Djokovic crushes Nadal – Wins China Open for sixth time

BEIJING: World number one Novak Djokovic continued his recent dominance over Rafa Nadal when he beat the Spaniard in the final of the China Open to win the tournament for the sixth time yesterday. The Serbian showed no mercy against the Spaniard, who was hampered by a foot problem in the second set, as he […]

Nadal struggles past former ball boy

Posted by on 06/10/2015
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Nadal struggles past former ball boy

Nadal struggles past former ball boy

BEIJING: Rafael Nadal stuttered to victory against one of his former ball boys at the China Open yesterday as top-ranked Novak Djokovic swept imperiously to his 25th straight win in Beijing. Out-of-sorts Nadal was broken four times by China’s 230th-ranked Wu Di, who once tossed him balls and towels in Shanghai, before winning an error-strewn […]

Pennetta struggles in China

Posted by on 04/10/2015
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Pennetta struggles in China

Pennetta struggles in China

BEIJING: US Open champion Flavia Pennetta struggled in her first match since winning her maiden Grand Slam, needing nearly 2 1/2 hours to beat Chinese wild card Han Xinyun 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in the first round of the China Open yesterday. Top-seeded Simona Halep of Romania retired from her match against Spain’s Lara Arruabarrena with […]

Brilliant Konta stuns Halep as shocks roll in Wuhan

Posted by on 01/10/2015
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Brilliant Konta stuns Halep as shocks roll in Wuhan

Brilliant Konta stuns Halep as shocks roll in Wuhan

WUHAN: Britain’s Johanna Konta pulled off a stunning third-set revival on Wednesday as she floored top seed Simona Halep in the biggest upset yet at the shock-prone Wuhan Open. As defending champion Petra Kvitova joined the exodus of top seeds, world number two Halep appeared to have the measure of 66th-ranked Konta when she led […]

Tomic backs Murray to end 79-year wait

Posted by on 21/09/2015
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Tomic backs Murray to end 79-year wait

Tomic backs Murray to end 79-year wait

PARIS: Bernard Tomic backed Andy Murray to steer Great Britain to a first Davis Cup crown in 79 years after the world number three defied a back injury to inspire his country to a semi-final win over Australia. Britain, who won the last of their nine Davis Cup titles in 1936, made their first final […]

Murray sends Britain into Davis Cup final

Posted by on 20/09/2015
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Murray sends Britain into Davis Cup final

Murray sends Britain into Davis Cup final

LONDON: Britain reached the Davis Cup final for the first time in 37 years yesterday as Andy Murray outclassed Australia’s Bernard Tomic in straight sets to give them an unbeatable 3-1 lead. World number three Murray had teamed up with brother Jamie to win a thrilling five-set doubles rubber against Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth […]

Djokovic on course to be the greatest

Posted by on 15/09/2015
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Djokovic on course to be the greatest

Djokovic on course to be the greatest

NEW YORK: Novak Djokovic may never be the people’s champion, but with a 10th Grand Slam title wrapped up and his rivals flagging, the Serb is on course to be the sport’s greatest player. The 28-year-old became only the eighth man in history to reach double digits in totals of Slams won and now stands […]

Djokovic conquers Federer at US Open

Posted by on 14/09/2015
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Djokovic conquers Federer at US Open

Djokovic conquers Federer at US Open

NEW YORK: Novak Djokovic closed out the grand slam campaign in style beating long time rival Roger Federer to claim the U.S. Open on Sunday, leaving the Serb a hair away from one of the greatest seasons of all-time. The 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-4 victory gave Djokovic three of the year’s four grand slam titles […]

Pennetta wins US Open, then retires

Posted by on 13/09/2015
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Federer, Djokovic in dream US Open final

Posted by on 12/09/2015
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Federer, Djokovic in dream US Open final

Federer, Djokovic in dream US Open final

NEW YORK: Roger Federer reached his first US Open final in six years Friday, where will face world number one Novak Djokovic in the 42nd round of their heavyweight rivalry. Five-time champion Federer, 34, bidding to become the oldest New York champion since 1970, swept past Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 Djokovic, the […]