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Nadal withdraws from Asian tournaments due to knee injury

Madrid: Spain tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, World No. 1, on Wednesday announced his withdrawal from his upcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai due to a knee injury. The same injury forced Nadal, 32, out of the US Open on September 7 during his semifinal match against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina and also caused him

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Australian dumps Federer out of US Open

New York: Twenty-time Grand Slam singles champion Roger Federer was stunned by unheralded Australian John Millman 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3) in the fourth round of the US Open. The match that started on Monday and ended on Tuesday and saw the tennis legend fall to the 55th ranked Millman, Xinhua news agency reported. Millman

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Serena Williams enters US Open semi-finals

New York: American tennis player Serena Williams beat Czech Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the US Open in a duel that lasted an hour and 26 minutes. Williams, currently ranked 26 in the world, will play the Grand Slam semi-final against Latvian Anastasija Sevastova, 18th in the WTA rankings who beat US defender

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Djokovic, Federer enter US Open 2nd round

New York: Sixth seed Novak Djokovic defeated Marton Fucsovics 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 to reach the second round of the US Open tennis tournament here.  Second seed Roger Federer started his US Open appearance with an overwhelming 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 win against Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka to enter the second round. Djokivic, who has won the event twice,

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Nadal maintains 1st spot in ATP rankings

Madrid: Spain’s Rafael Nadal continued to lead the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 9,310 average points, ahead of Switzerland’s Roger Federer. Top-10 players are holding on to their positions except for South Africa’s Kevin Anderson who dropped to the sixth, elevating Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov to the fifth spot, reports

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Djokovic beats Anderson, wins 4th Wimbledon title

London: Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic on Sunday overpowered South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) in a lopsided Wimbledon final, taking home the trophy for the fourth time in his career. Both players had reached the final round after surviving the two longest semifinal matches in Wimbledon’s history. Djokovic needed just two hours and

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World No.132 Diatchenko stuns Sharapova in Wimbledon 1st round

Wimbledon: Russia’s Maria Sharapova suffered an upset against 132nd-ranked countrywoman Vitalia Diatchenko, who prevailed 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 in the first round of Wimbledon tennis championships hereAon Tuesday. The 24th-seeded Sharapova, who was playing Wimbledon for the first time since returning to the WTA Tour last year after serving a 15-month doping suspension, won the

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Nadal clinches 11th French Open title

Paris: Rafael Nadal of Spain powered past Austrian Dominic Thiem in straight sets to clinch his record-extending 11th men’s singles title at the French Open tennis championships here on Sunday. Following his 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory, Nadal became the second player in history to have won 11 singles titles at any Grand Slam event after Margaret

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