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  • Federer, Djokovic advance as Murray, Wawrinka fall

    Federer, Djokovic advance as Murray, Wawrinka fall

    Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic cruised into the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Wednesday after Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka both fell in the fourth round. In a tournament...

  • Henman believes doping not significant in tennis

    Tennis must guard against doping even if performance enhancing drugs have not been a major problem in the sport, former world number four Tim Henman warned. “People have cheated, we’ve had positive drugs tests in tennis and we’ve got to be...

  • Djokovic, Li Na safely through at Indian Wells

    Djokovic, Li Na safely through at Indian Wells

    Normal service resumed at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Tuesday when Novak Djokovic safely booked his place in the fourth round of the men’s draw and Li Na moved into the women’s quarter-finals. Djokovic had a little hiccup when he...

  • Nadal and Sharapova lose at Indian Wells

    Rafa Nadal and Maria Sharapova were both knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells after stunning upsets at one of the world’s biggest tournaments outside the four grand slams. Nadal was sent packing by Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3 3-6 7-6...

  • Djokovic advances but high seeds crash out

    Novak Djokovic remained on course for his first title of the season with a second round victory over Victor Hanescu 7-6 6-2 at the BNP Paribas Open. Djokovic, the second ranked player in the world, is off to a slow 2014 and has only defeats at the...

  • Unseeded Davis upsets Azarenka

    Unseeded Davis upsets Azarenka

    Unseeded American Lauren Davis secured the first big upset of the BNP Paribas Open when she ousted third seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the second round in Indian Wells on Friday night. Davis broke serve seven times en route to a 6-0 7-6(2)...

  • Czech Stepanek sets up Nadal clash

    Top seed Rafa Nadal will open his Indian Wells title defence against Radek Stepanek after the Czech overcame a poor second set to beat Denis Istomin 6-1 3-6 6-1 in the first round. Stepanek, ranked 50th in the world, was broken only once and did...

  • Murray handed tough draw at Indian Wells

    Andy Murray was handed a very tough draw at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. The Scot, who has a bye in the first round, will play either Rafael Nadal’s 2012 Wimbledon conqueror Lukas Rosol or a qualifier in the opening match at the year’s...

  • Dimitrov staves off Anderson in final

    Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov edged out South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 7-6 3-6 7-6 in a three-hour slugfest to claim his second career title with victory in the Acapulco International final yesterday. The 22-year-old claimed the first set in a...

  • Federer fights back for Dubai glory

    Roger Federer produced a brilliant comeback to beat Tomas Berdych and win the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships for a sixth time yesterday. Federer had to dig deep to recover from a set and a break down against third seed Berdych, suddenly...

  • Gatt reaches seniors doubles final in Glasgow

    Malta national team player Mark Gatt has just taken part in his third ITF senior championships which were staged indoors in Glasgow, Scotland. In the singles, he was seeded no.4 and had the better of Anthony Kainga, of Malawi, in the round of...

  • Carnival tournament at Żebbuġ tennis club

    Żebbuġ Tennis Club are organising the Scholl Carnival Tennis Tournament for Under 10, Under 12 and Under 16 players at their club in Żebbuġ, this weekend. The competition is being played under the new ITF tennis rules. This means that tennis balls...

  • Federer stuns Djokovic in Dubai semi-finals

    Roger Federer rolled back the years to beat Novak Djokovic 3-6 6-3 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Championship yesterday, his first victory in four meetings with the world number two. Federer, 32, rarely troubled the Serb in the first set and...

  • Naples to host Davis Cup clash between Italy and Great Britain

    Naples to host Davis Cup clash between Italy and Great Britain

    Great Britain’s first Davis Cup quarter-final for 28 years will be played on clay in Naples, it was announced yesterday. Britain won a World Group tie for the first time since 1986 against the United States earlier this month to send them through...

  • Malta finish seventh out of 12 nations

    Malta finish seventh out of 12 nations

    The Malta women’s team enjoyed mixed fortunes in this year’s Fed Cup Europe-Africa Zone Group Three tournament, played last week in Tallinn, Estonia. Malta faced top seeds Ireland and Iceland in Pool D. The team, led by captain Helen Asciak, was...

  • Serena Williams pulls out of Indian Wells

    Serena Williams pulls out of Indian Wells

    Hopes that Serena Williams would end a 13-year boycott of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells were dashed yesterday when the world number one said she would not be competing in the event “after careful consideration”. Williams and older sister...

  • Nadal out of Buenos Aires tournament

    Nadal out of Buenos Aires tournament

    Rafael Nadal will miss next week’s ATP tournament in Buenos Aires following a stomach bug that has hindered his recovery from the back injury he sustained at the Australian Open. “I had a stomach virus that has not allowed me to train this week...

  • Japan down Canada to make maiden quarters

    Hosts Japan sailed into the Davis Cup quarter-finals for the first time with a 4-1 victory against an injury-plagued Canada yesterday. Japanese number one Kei Nishikori was leading 6-2 1-0 on the indoor hard court at Tokyo’s Ariake Coliseum when...

  • France and Switzerland celebrate 3-0 advantage

    Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s unexpected partnership in the doubles allowed France to gain an unbeatable 3-0 lead over Australia yesterday and join Switzerland and Germany in the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup. France captain Arnaud...

  • Federer, Wawrinka put Swiss ahead

    Switzerland took advantage of Novak Djokovic’s absence to open a 2-0 lead over last year’s runners-up Serbia in their Davis Cup tie yesterday with Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka winning their singles rubbers. Two months after their defeat by...

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