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  • Nadal says suffering from nerves after Miami Open loss

    Rafa Nadal has said was struggling with nerves and self-confidence issues after he was beaten in the third round by fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco at the Miami Open on Sunday. “It is not a question of tennis. The thing is the question of being...

  • Sharapova suffers shock loss

    Sharapova suffers shock loss

    Second seed Maria Sharapova suffered a shock 7-6 6-3 defeat to compatriot and wildcard Daria Gavrilova in the second round of the Miami Open. Sharapova trailed 3-0 in the second set but battled back to 4-3 down before her serve was broken again by...

  • Murray delays honeymoon

    Murray delays honeymoon

    Andy Murray will delay his honeymoon until after the tennis season as he looks to continue his recent resurgence. The Scot will wed long-term girlfriend Kim Sears on April 11, a day before the start of the third Masters event of the year in Monte...

  • Djokovic fells Federer to keep Indian Wells title

    Djokovic fells Federer to keep Indian Wells title

    World number one Novak Djokovic fought off a determined challenge from Swiss great Roger Federer on Sunday night to claim back-to-back titles at Indian Wells and celebrate his 50th tournament win on the ATP Tour. The Serb made hard work of his 6-3...

  • Halep scrapes past Jankovic to win title

    Simona Halep secured the biggest title of her career as she battled back from the brink to beat Jelena Jankovic to the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells last night. The Romanian looked down and out on more than one occasion as she struggled with a...

  • 608 players for TCK tournament

    Tennis Club Kordin (TCK), in conjunction with the Malta Tennis Federation, will be hosting the San Michel International Ranking Under-18 Tournament next month. This year, the number of participants has exceeded all expectations with a total of 373...

  • Raonic stuns Nadal, will face Federer in the semi-finals

    Raonic stuns Nadal, will face Federer in the semi-finals

    Big-serving Milos Raonic fought back from a set down and saved three match points to upset Rafael Nadal 4-6 7-6 7-5 in a pulsating quarter-final at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday. The 24-year-old Canadian’s first win over Nadal in six meetings...

  • Nadal, Federer join Murray in quarters

    Nadal, Federer join Murray in quarters

    Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal advanced to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open, joining Andy Murray in the last eight, though Kei Nishikori crashed out. Federer dispatched American Jack Sock in a 6-3 6-2 victory while Nadal beat Gilles Simon...

  • Federer, Nadal advance

    Federer, Nadal advance

    Roger Federer earned a modicum of revenge against Andreas Seppi in a 6-3 6-4 triumph that advanced the four-time champion to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open. In the women’s event, Maria Sharapova fell victim to an emotional Flavia...

  • Djokovic, Murray tested in Indian Wells victories

    World number one Novak Djokovic and fourth-seeded Andy Murray each had to contend with different degrees of adversity before they advanced to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open. Djokovic, the top seed in the elite ATP Masters 1000 event, was...

  • Federer and Nadal cruise, Wawrinka out

    Federer and Nadal cruise, Wawrinka out

    Roger Federer wasted little time easing into the third round of the BNP Paribas Open but his fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka became the first big name to be sent packing at the elite men’s event. World number two Federer launched his bid for a record...

  • Seeds Djokovic, Murray and Nishikori all reach next round

    Australian Open champion and top seed Novak Djokovic launched his BNP Paribas Open title defence in ruthless style yesterday, crushing Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis 6-1 6-3 in the second round. Playing near-flawless tennis from the baseline, the Serb...

  • No pressure a key for French Open success – Djokovic

    No pressure a key for French Open success – Djokovic

    The French Open is the only grand slam title to have eluded Novak Djokovic and the steely-eyed Serb has adopted a philosophy of reverse psychology in a bid to claim the coveted crown at Roland Garros. World number one Djokovic has twice been...

  • Another Wimbledon title is Federer’s goal

    Another Wimbledon title is Federer’s goal

    Roger Federer is proud of all his grand slam singles titles, but if the Swiss master could add just one more to his record men’s haul of 17 it would be at Wimbledon. “It would be my favourite choice if I had a choice right now,” Federer, 33, told...

  • Swiss reign ends swiftly in Davis Cup

    Switzerland’s brief reign as Davis Cup holders was swiftly ended when they paid the inevitable price for fielding a second-string team and lost 3-2 to Belgium in the first round in Liege yesterday. Just over three months since Roger Federer and...

  • Serbia sail into DCup last eight

    Novak Djokovic spurred Serbia to a 3-0 win over neighbours Croatia in the first round of the Davis Cup yesterday. Britain’s progress to the last eight was put on hold after they lost an enthralling doubles to the US yesterday. World number one...

  • Ward subdues Isner to give Britain 2-0 lead

    James Ward defied the odds to beat American marathon man John Isner 6-7(4) 5-7 6-3 7-6(3) 15-13 as Britain took a shock 2-0 lead in their Davis Cup first round tie against the United States in Glasgow yesterday. After Andy Murray beat Donald Young...

  • Del Potro comeback ‘soon’

    Former world number four Juan Martin Del Potro, having drawn confidence from his brief Sydney return in January, said he was confident of a full comeback “very soon”. The Argentine giant, who has endured a stop-start career since winning the US...

  • Nadal wants traditional clay events protected

    Nadal wants traditional clay events protected

    Rafa Nadal wants tournament organisers to maintain the tradition of clay courts on the Tour and said the growing number of events switching to harder surfaces could increase the injury risk to players long after they finish their careers. Nadal,...

  • Nishikori breaks into world’s top four, Murray out

    Japan’s Kei Nishikori broke into the top four of the ATP world rankings yesterday as the Asian trailblazer continued to shake up the top echelon of men’s tennis. His run to the final in Acapulco, where he was beaten by Spain’s David Ferrer,...

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