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  • Challenging start for top seeds Djokovic, Williams

    Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams face challenging early tests at the US Open following yesterday’s draws for the year’s last grand slam starting on Monday. Djokovic, who has been bothered by a wrist injury, faces towering Jerzy...

  • Cilic ends Murray win streak in Cincinnati final

    Cilic ends Murray win streak in Cincinnati final

    Marin Cilic broke through for his first Masters 1000 series title on Sunday night, beating Andy Murray in the final of the Western & Southern Open and ending the Scot’s 22-match winning streak. The 12th-seeded Cilic, who has struggled to recapture...

  • Pliskova upsets Kerber, denies her top ranking

    Karolina Pliskova won her biggest title and denied Angelique Kerber the world number one ranking with an emphatic 6-3 6-1 victory in Sunday’s final of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. The 15th-seeded Czech registered her sixth career...

  • Murray and Nadal roll, Raonic outslugs Isner

    Murray and Nadal roll, Raonic outslugs Isner

    Olympic and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray picked up where he left off in Rio by drubbing Argentina's Juan Monaco to take his place in the third round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Murray, who with his gold medal triumph at the Rio...

  • Murray advances to final to defend 2012 gold

    Britain’s Andy Murray advanced to the men’s Olympic final with a straight sets victory over Japan’s Kei Nishikori yesterday, securing a chance to defend his title and become the first tennis player to win two singles golds at the Games. In a...

  • Nadal ready to play in all three events in Rio

    Spain’s Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will compete in all three tennis events at the Rio Olympics despite being not at his best after being sidelined with a wrist injury since May. There were doubts whether the 2008 gold medallist, who withdrew...

  • Wawrinka pulls out of Olympic Games due to injury

    World number four Stan Wawrinka has become the latest high-profile player to pull out of the Olympic tennis event. The Swiss star, who is reportedly struggling with a back injury, joins compatriot Roger Federer in withdrawing in another blow to...

  • Djokovic claims record title with Rogers Cup triumph

    Novak Djokovic beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-3 7-5 in the Rogers Cup final in Toronto last weekend to secure a record-extending 30th ATP Masters 1000 title. World no.1 Djokovic, playing his first tournament since his shock third-round exit at...

  • Bryan brothers pull out of Rio Games

    Bryan brothers pull out of Rio Games

    Americans Bob and Mike Bryan, the most successful doubles team in men’s tennis history, have pulled out of the defence of their title at the Rio Olympic Games saying their family’s health is their top priority. “After countless hours of...

  • Monfils beats Raonic in Toronto, Djokovic wins

    Frenchman Gael Monfils maintained his run of brilliant form when he nullified Milos Raonic’s big serve to eliminate the local favourite from the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada. Monfils displayed his renowned athleticism in a high-quality...

  • Djokovic joins top seeds in Toronto quarters

    Top seed Novak Djokovic breezed into the quarter-finals as the Rogers Cup continued pretty much according to script at the Aviva Centre. Djokovic beat Czech Republic qualifier Radek Stepanek 6-2 6-4 in a friendly encounter, during which both...

  • Bombara and Zucchini win Under-14 titles at VLTC

    The VLTC Kettle Chips Under-14 European tournament came to a close earlier this month. On a hot and windy day, the boys’ singles final was contested by two youngsters determined to collect maximum points from this international tournament in order...

  • Djokovic happy to be back on hard courts

    Djokovic happy to be back on hard courts

    World number one Novak Djokovic is looking forward to playing on his favoured hardcourt surface at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, but the Serb urged caution as he returns to action for the first time since his shock Wimbledon exit. The 29-year-old,...

  • Croatia beat US in stunning Davis Cup QF comeback

    Teenager Borna Coric completed an unlikely comeback for Croatia as the small Balkan nation beat the United States 3-2 in a Davis Cup quarter-final, in Oregon, late Sunday. After losing the first two singles rubbers on Friday, Croatia kept alive...

  • Karlovic becomes oldest Tour winner for 37 years

    Ivo Karlovic offered further proof that tennis careers can continue blossoming long after players reach their 30s when he became the oldest ATP title winner for 37 years at the weekend. The 37-year-old Croat outlasted Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller...

  • Edmund fills Murray’s boots as theholders make semis

    Edmund fills Murray’s boots as theholders make semis

    Kyle Edmund came of age with victory over Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic to lead defending champions Great Britain into the semi-finals of the Davis Cup. The 21-year-old was given the responsibility of being Britain’s number one player in only his second...

  • Tennis greats Henin and Safin ushered into Hall of Fame

    Justine Henin, a shy, petite Belgian with a fierce desire to win, and big-serving Russian Marat Safin were honoured as the new inductees into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island during the weekend. Seven-times grand slam...

  • Raonic withdraws from Rio Games, cites Zika

    Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic has decided to withdraw from next month’s Rio Olympics due in part to fears over the Zika virus, the Canadian world number seven said. The big-serving Raonic lost to Andy Murray in the men’s championship match at...

  • Murray to play key role from sidelines

    Andy Murray arrived in Belgrade to support his Davis Cup team-mates yesterday, and captain Leon Smith believes he can still play a key role from the sidelines. The Wimbledon champion decided earlier this week not to play in a Great Britain tie for...

  • Murray targets top ranking

    World number two Andy Murray has set his sights on overtaking Novak Djokovic at the top of the rankings after capturing his second Wimbledon crown on Sunday. Murray, who reunited with coach Ivan Lendl last month, has reached the finals of his last...

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