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Mertens routs Svitolina to reach semis

23 January 2018, 07:16 Unseeded Australian Open debutant Elise Mertens blew away world No 4 Elina Svitolina in straight sets on Tuesday to reach a first Grand Slam semifinal. The Belgian world number 37, on a 10-match unbeaten streak after winning in Hobart this month, knocked out the Ukrainian 6-4, …

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Djokovic ,Berdych through, Zverev out

20 January 2018, 12:44<!– https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#appId=230938180264216&xfbml=1 –> <!– Fantasy Store –> Former champion Novak Djokovic added an apparent muscle strain in his lower back to conceabout his problem elbow but still overpowered Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2 6-3 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. After …

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Nadal, Wozniacki kickstart opening Slam

14 January 2018, 23:39 World No 1 Rafael Nadal finally kickstarts his 2018 season on Monday as he guns for a 17th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, while Caroline Wozniacki spearheads the charge among the women. The Spaniard insists he is feeling fine and ready to go deep …

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Returning Djokovic still managing elbow injury

13 January 2018, 11:27 Former world number one Novak Djokovic admits his elbow is not yet 100 percent as the Serb prepares to return from six months out at the Australian Open. The six-time champion, who last played competitively at Wimbledon in July, says he is still managing the injury, …

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Cilic cruises into Maharashtra Open quarters

03 January 2018, 20:02 Grand Slam winner Marin Cilic’s preparation for the Australian Open got off to the perfect start Wednesday with an easy victory in the last 16 of the ATP Maharashtra Open. The world No 6 breezed into the quarterfinals of the $550 000 tournament, held in the Indian …

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Ostapenko suffers defeat in Shenzhen

02 January 2018, 10:42 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko slumped to a shock defeat in the first round of the Shenzhen Open on Tuesday only days after beating Serena Williams in the American’s comeback match. No 2 seed Ostapenko of Latvia lost to the big-serving Czech Krystina Pliskova 6-1, 6-4 …

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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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