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Indian Wells | Verdasco dumps Dimitrov

Grigor Dimitrov’s results at Indian Wells have not been the greatest and this year he maintained that record falling to Fernando Verdasco in the second round after receiving as the fourth seed, an opening round bye. The Bulgarian battled for two-hours and six-minutes but was unable to defuse the more aggressive game deployed by the 34-year-old Spaniard who romped through to the third round 6-7(4) 6-4 6-3 having saved seven out of ten break points and broken Dimitrov three times having briefly faltered when he had a chance to go 3-0 up in the second...

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Indian Wells | Rain hits people’s saturday

They don’t do outside courts at Indian Wells. All nine match courts are Stadiums, and on Saturday nearly all of them were full. Stadium 1 has a capacity of 16,500, making it the second biggest tennis arena in the world after Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York; Stadium 2, opened in 2014 with a charity match between John McEnroe and Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle and the owner of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, holds 8000; and Stadiums 3 to 9 hold between one thousand and four thousand...

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Indian Wells| Teenagers come to the fore

Teenage qualifier Felix Auger-Aliassime scored a superb 6-2 7-6(4) first-round victory over fellow Canadian veteran Vasek Pospisil at the first Masters 1000 event of the season when the men’s programme got under way on the second day of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian...

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Indian Wells | Shapovalov makes a succesfull debut

Denis Shapovalov, the youngest player in the Top 100, required 72-minutes to notched up his eighth win of the season following a commanding 6-3 6-4 win over the Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis. This was their first meeting on the Tour and Denis earned his victory with a solid performance on his serve, despite delivering seven double...

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Indian Wells| Norrie gets into main draw

Britain’s No3, Cameron Norrie, world ranked 111, has successfully negotiated his way through the Qualifying tournament to make the main draw of Indian Wells. He beat Ukraine’s Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-4 6-2 in 78-minutes to reach the first round of the 1000...

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London | Murray comeback boost

Writing for the Daily Mail Mike Dickson reports: Andy Murray has been in confidential talks with the LTA about them staging a bespoke new tournament early this summer, specifically designed to accommodate his planned comeback. The frontrunner to host his eagerly-anticipated return is the perhaps unlikely venue of Loughborough University’s indoor hard...

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Indian Wells | Million Dollar Bonus

The BNP Paribas Open, the largest ATP World Tour and WTA combined two-week event in the world to be held from 5-18 March at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, will award a $1 million bonus to any player, male or female, who captures both the singles and doubles titles at the 2018...

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Indian Wells | Wawrinka withdraws from Indian Wells and Miami

The disappointing start to the 2018 season for Stan Wawrinka continued after the three-time Grand Slam champion announced his withdrawal from both ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events at Indian Wells and Miami. Wawrinka was unable to defend his maiden US Open crown last summer due to a long-term left knee injury that required surgical intervention and ended his season...

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Lonndon | Edmund takes over at No.1

Kyle Edmund has leapfrogged over Andy Murray to become the nation’s number one player, a fact confirmed by the latest ATP rankings released today. The switch comes after the Dubai Championship points he won last year dropped off on the day the event opened for this year’s...

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