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Nadal pulls out of Finals after Goffin defeat

14 November 2017, 01:57 Rafael Nadal pulled out of the ATP Finals on Monday, admitting he had lost his fitness battle after crashing to defeat in three sets to David Goffin in a thrilling encounter. The world No 1 dug deep but was stunned 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (4/7), 6-4 by …

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Nadal, Federer to face off for title

14 October 2017, 16:45 Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will meet in Sunday’s final of the Shanghai Masters, just the latest chapter in their storied rivalry. The celebrated duo have faced one another 37 times, with the Spaniard and world No 1 Nadal winning 23 of their contests. And the …

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Nadal races to 3rd US Open, 16th Grand Slam

11 September 2017, 01:11 Rafael Nadal raced to a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 rout of South African giant Kevin Anderson. The world No 1, the champion also in New York in 2010 and 2013, added the US title …

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Rafa faces Delpo, Kevin chases history

08 September 2017, 11:22 Juan Martin del Potro and Rafael Nadal are still expected to produce some spectacular fireworks at the US Open on Friday, even if it was not the semifinal many fans had been hoping for. Watch SA’s Kevin Anderson in action from 10pm on Friday night, SS6 …

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Nadal into semis, Pliskova ousted

06 September 2017, 22:40 Rafael Nadal demolished Andrey Rublev on Wednesday to reach a sixth US Open semifinal, setting up a first-time New York showdown against Roger Federer if the Swiss legend can down Argentine giant Juan Martin del Potro. World No 1 Nadal, the 2010 and 2013 champion, brushed …

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Sharapova, Muguruza ousted, Venus shines

04 September 2017, 05:00 Maria Sharapova’s Grand Slam return after a 15-month doping ban ended on Sunday with a fourth-round defeat at the US Open but the former world No 1 considered it a major step in her comeback. Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova rallied to eliminate the five-time Grand …

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Pliskova survives scare to advance

02 September 2017, 21:40 Karolina Pliskova showed the steel of a world No 1 as she fought off a match point to claim a riveting 3-6 7-5 6-4 comeback win over Zhang Shuai in the US Open third round on Saturday. Pliskova, runner-up at Flushing Meadows last year, would have …

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LIVE BLOG: WIMBLEDON – DAY 11

14 July 2017, 12:53 Welcome to our live coverage of Wimbledon 2017. We have reached the penultimate stage in the men’s draw with the guys set to duke it out for a place in the final. First up on Centre Court we see Marin Cilic take on Sam Querry – …

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Federer, Djokovic march on at Wimbledon

09 July 2017, 00:25 Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic marched into the business end of Wimbledon as they reached the last 16, while women’s top seed Angelique Kerber scraped through on Saturday. Seven-time champion Federer made it into the fourth round for the 15th time with a 7-6 (7/3), 6-4, …

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Murray, Nadal through, heartbreak for Kvitova

05 July 2017, 22:19 Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams breezed into the third round at Wimbledon on Wednesday, while fellow former champion Petra Kvitova tumbled out. Williams, Kei Nishikori and Johanna Konta had to grind their way into the last 32, while new mum Victoria Azarenka continued her …

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