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Washington | Top seeds cruise through

Both the seeded favourites Dominic Thiem and Simona Halep reached the round of 16 in their respective ATP and WTA Citi Open events of the US Open warm-up event. Austria’s seventh-ranked Thiem, a French Open semi-finalist last June, waited out a rain delay then needed only 63-minutes to dispatch 96th-ranked Swiss Henri Laaksonen 6-3...

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New York | Federer Unimpressed

Two new rules are being introduced to tennis at the US Open for the qualifying, junior, and wheelchair draws, and Roger Federer is not impressed with either of them – on-court coaching and the shot clock. Currently, a player may not receive any advice from their coach while on court but, under the new rules, they will be able to seek help when they are playing on the side of their...

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Hamburg | Mayer beats Mayer

At the German Open in Hamburg, the title as won by a lucky loser making it the second time in successive weeks that the champion’s mantle fell on the shoulders of a player who initially failed to make the main draw. Last week it was Andrey Rublev who won the Croatian Open, this time it was Leonardo Mayer in what was another ironic twist, as the Argentinian beat his namesake Florian Mayer of Germany, 6-4 4-6...

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Sydney | Tomic drops another bombshell

Australian star Bernard Tomic, who disappointed at Wimbledon by declaring he was bored with the game as well as faking an injury in his opening match against Mischa Zverev for which he was subsequently fined heavily, has now gone on Australian TV and admitted he is now playing tennis just for the money and has no love for the...

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