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  • Djokovic and Nadal to renew rivalry

    A near flawless Novak Djokovic crushed Marin Cilic 6-0 6-3 to set up a blockbuster Monte Carlo Masters semi-final with claycourt king Rafael Nadal, who came through a testing workout by David Ferrer yesterday. World number one Djokovic won the...

  • Marsa Open tournament

    MSV LIFE are sponsoring this year’s Marsa Open tournament, an event sanctioned by the Malta Tennis Federation and organised by the Tennis Section at the Marsa Sports Club. Top Maltese players Matthew Asciak and Elaine Genovese will be taking...

  • Swiss miss as Federer and Wawrinka lose

    Swiss miss as Federer and Wawrinka lose

    Former world number one Roger Federer was beaten 6-4 7-6(5) by local favourite Gael Monfils in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on a bad day for the Swiss which also saw Stanislas Wawrinka exit yesterday. Defending champion Wawrinka put...

  • Hingis back in Fed Cup after half a lifetime away

    Hingis back in Fed Cup after half a lifetime away

    The last time Martina Hingis appeared in the Fed Cup for Switzerland she was a 17-year-old four-times grand slam champion with the world at her feet. Half a lifetime later, aged 34, she returns to the team competition this weekend in a World Group...

  • French Open prize money up, but still lagging behind

    Prize-money at this year’s French Open will rise by 12 per cent, with the lion’s share of the increase for early-round losers, but the singles champions will still receive less than at the three other grand slams. The French tennis federation said...

  • Stakes high for Nadal as he heads for Monaco

    Stakes high for Nadal as he heads for Monaco

    Rafael Nadal posted a photo of himself hosing down the court after practising at home in Mallorca last week before heading to Monte Carlo for the first of three Masters 1000 claycourt events en route to the French Open. The Spaniard will enjoy...

  • Gatt claims bronze in Antalya doubles

    Gatt claims bronze in Antalya doubles

    Last week, Mark Gatt participated in the World Individual Young Seniors Championships in Antalya, Turkey. This is the highest ranked event on the ITF Seniors circuit, attracting 266 players from 48 different countries in the 35s, 40s and 45s age...

  • Djokovic’s superb form raises prospect of another 2011 run

    Djokovic’s superb form raises prospect of another 2011 run

    World number one Novak Djokovic heads into the European clay court season in ominous form after his victory over Andy Murray in the final of the Miami Open on Sunday. Djokovic looks in such command of his game and his opponents that there is...

  • Serena strolls to eighth Miami title

    Serena strolls to eighth Miami title

    Serena Williams won her eighth Miami Open title with little trouble, enjoying a 6-2 6-0 win over Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro in just 56 minutes on Saturday. The victory was the world number one’s third consecutive title at Miami and she becomes...

  • Djokovic and Murray to meet again in final

    Djokovic and Murray to meet again in final

    World number one Novak Djokovic will face Britain’s Andy Murray in the final of the Miami Open for a third time today after the pair triumphed in their semi-finals. The pair have one win each against each other at Miami but Djokovic will be...

  • Halep bows out but more struggles with Serena await

    Halep bows out but more struggles with Serena await

    Simona Halep is emerging as one of the few players on Tour capable of putting up a real fight against Serena Williams and the Romanian’s performance in Thursday’s Miami Open semi-final was another indication of her growing stature in the...

  • Venus may follow Serena in ending boycott

    Venus Williams has boycotted the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells since 2001 but said she may follow her younger sister Serena’s lead and return to the event next year. Serena competed in the tournament last month for the first time since a 2001...

  • 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...

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