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  • Azarenka triumphs at Miami Open

    Azarenka  triumphs at Miami Open

    Victoria Azarenka completed the Indian Wells and Miami Open double by beating Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3 6-2 in 77 minutes in the Miami final,yesterday. The Belarusian is the first to win both tournaments back-to-back since Kim Clijsters in 2005, and...

  • Relentless Djokovic rolls into semi-finals

    Relentless Djokovic rolls into semi-finals

    World number one Novak Djokovic rolled into the Miami Open semi-finals with a 6-3 6-3 romp over Tomas Berdych on Wednesday as he continued his pursuit of a fifth title in six years on Key Biscayne. Djokovic did not face the difficulty that he had...

  • Djokovic into QFs with win over Thiem

    Djokovic into QFs with win over Thiem

    World number one Novak Djokovic beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-3 6-4 in the fourth round of the Miami Open in Florida. Djokovic needed four match points before finally prevailing against the 22-year-old, whose thunderous forehands frequently had...

  • No final for Murray

    No final for Murray

    Andy Murray, accustomed to going deep into the Miami Open, was derailed in the third round, falling 6-7 6-4 6-3 to Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. The Scotsman might have sensed trouble was in the air at Crandon Park after the opening two matches on...

  • Djokovic too good for unseeded Sousa

    Djokovic too good for unseeded Sousa

    Five-times champion Novak Djokovic overcame a first-set spill to beat unseeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-4 6-1 in the third round at the Miami Open in Florida, yesterday. The world number one fell on his left side while hitting a forehand on the...

  • Malta seventh in Estonia tournament

    Malta seventh in Estonia tournament

    The Maltese team moved up four places in the world rankings after placing seventh overall in the Eurozone Group Three tournament which was played recently in Estonia. Malta was represented by Matthew Asciak, Bradley Callus and Cassar Torregiani...

  • Dizzy Nadal quits in Florida heat

    Dizzy Nadal quits in Florida heat

    Rafa Nadal retired from his second-round match at the Miami Open yesterday due to a bout of dizziness, while Andy Murray advanced despite blowing his top at an umpire after finding a women’s ball among those he was using. Sporadic boos broke out...

  • Djokovic’s winning run continues, Del Potro out

    Djokovic’s winning run continues, Del Potro out

    Novak Djokovic barely got out of first gear but had more than enough in the tank to beat Briton Kyle Edmund 6-3 6-3 in the second round of the Miami Open. The top seed, who is trying to join Andre Agassi as a six-times Miami winner, improved his...

  • Federer comes clean on how he injured knee bathing twins

    Roger Federer, not known for serious slip-ups in his flowing run to a record 17 grand slam singles titles, has come clean about the left knee injury that sidelined him for nearly two months. The Swiss maestro, who pulled out of the Miami Open...

  • Djokovic apologises for comments on gender pay

    World number one Novak Djokovic has apologised for his comments suggesting tennis’s top men should get paid more than women after he drew criticism from current and former players. Djokovic told reporters at the Indian Wells tournament that he...

  • Tournament chief resigns over comments

    Raymond Moore has stepped down as chief executive officer and tournament director of the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open following comments he made about women’s tennis in a move welcomed by the women’s tour. Moore provoked outrage at the weekend...

  • Djokovic says men should get more money after WTA row

    World number one Novak Djokovic believes men should be awarded more prize money than women following a row sparked by comments from Indian Wells chief Raymond Moore. Speaking ahead of the BNP Paribas final between Victoria Azarenka and Serena...

  • Goffin sets up Raonic semi-final at Indian Wells

    Belgian David Goffin continued his giant-killing run at Indian Wells as he stormed into the last four of the BNP Paribas Open with a 7-6 6-2 upset victory over former US Open champion Marin Cilic. A day after ousting third seed Stan Wawrinka,...

  • Djokovic gains revenge, Nadal rallies to advance

    Djokovic gains revenge, Nadal rallies to advance

    Novak Djokovic avenged his only loss of 2016 with a ruthless 6-3 6-3 victory over Feliciano Lopez as the Serbian top seed eased into the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday night. An eye issue forced Djokovic to retire against his...

  • Djokovic and Nadal tested but advance in California

    World number one Novak Djokovic broke his opponent late in both sets to eke out a 7-5 7-5 third round victory over an upset-minded Philipp Kohlschreiber as the Serb continued his BNP Paribas Open title defence in California. One day after world...

  • ITF U-18 tournament at VLTC

    The qualifying round for the ITF U-18 tournament at the Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis club will be played this Saturday. In all, 32 boys and 32 girls will be involved in the qualifiers while the main draw, starting on Monday, will feature 48 other...

  • Murray stunned by Delbonis, Bencic out

    Murray stunned by Delbonis, Bencic out

    Andy Murray squandered a 4-1 lead in the third set before losing a tiebreaker to world number 53 Federico Delbonis and exiting the Indian Wells Open third round 6-4 4-6 7-6. World number two Murray let his commanding lead evaporate on a warm,...

  • Prosecutor wants dozens of players to be probed for betting

    More than two dozen players who feature in evidence collected from gamblers should be investigated for possible links to betting rings, an Italian prosecutor said. Roberto di Martino said he had collected internet chat logs and telephone...

  • Djokovic and Nadal tested as Serena strolls

    Djokovic and Nadal tested as Serena strolls

    World number one Novak Djokovic survived a stern test from qualifier Bjorn Fratangelo to make the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, with Spaniard Rafa Nadal also needing three sets to advance from a tricky opening clash. American...

  • Murray through but Kerber sent packing at Indian Wells

    World number two Andy Murray was given a tough test but pushed his way past Marcel Granollers 6-4 7-6(3) in his opening match at the BNP Paribas Open in California. Murray led Great Britain to a Davis Cup victory over Japan last week, but apart...

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