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  • 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...

  • 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...

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