Emotional farewell as Hewitt bows out – Murray disarms Groth with masterly display

MELBOURNE: Lleyton Hewitt bade an emotional farewell under the Australian Open floodlights yesterday as David Ferrer snuffed out any chance of fairytale final flourish...

‘Heavy’ match-fixing in tennis lower tiers

MELBOURNE: Match-fixing is commonplace in tennis's lower levels and efforts to fight it are inadequate, a senior anti-corruption official said after cheating claims rocked...

Nadal, Halep stunned as shocks rock Open – Wawrinka takes easy route into round...

MELBOURNE: The more familiar shock of falling seeds added to the ructions caused by allegations of tennis corruption as former champion Rafa Nadal and...

Djokovic, Serena star at scandal-hit Open

MELBOURNE: Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams raced into the Australian Open second round yesterday as the year's first Grand Slam was rocked...

Hiddink happy to work with feisty Costa

LONDON: Guus Hiddink insists he would rather have players with Diego Costa's feisty personality than work with a squad that needed firing up. Costa...

Halep overcomes Pliskova to reach Sydney semis

SYDNEY: Romania’s Simona Halep fought off bigserving Czech Karolina Pliskova to reach the semifinals of the Sydney International yesterday. The world number two had...

Raonic takes revenge on Federer to win in Brisbane

BRISBANE: Milos Raonic got one back on Roger Federer to start the new season. After losing coach Ivan Ljubicic to the Federer camp leading...

‘Perfect’ Djokovic thrashes Nadal to win Qatar Open

DOHA: Novak Djokovic won his first title of 2016 yesterday, playing “perfect” tennis to thrash arch-rival Rafael Nadal in straight sets during a breathtaking...

Federer breezes past German Qualifier

BRISBANE: Top seed Roger Federer barely broke a sweat as he breezed past German qualifier Tobias Kamke 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of...

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...

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...

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...

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