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Melbourne | Dimitrov progresses to take on Edmund

With Kyle Edmund through to a grand slam quarter-final for the first time in his career, British attention focused primarily on the match from which his next opponent would emerge. The British No2 will take heart that Grigor Dimitrov was kept on court by Nick Kyrgios for three hours and 26-minutes before he finally emerged the 7-6(3) 7-6(4) 4-6 7-6(4)...

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Melbourne | Kyrgios keeps his cool as Tsonga loses his

The Nick Kyrgios match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was expected to be the blockbuster of the day and in many ways, it didn’t disappoint as it included an ‘incident’ which you would expect in a match featuring the volatile Australian. Surprisingly it was the Frenchman who lost his cool in the Melbourne heat though Kyrgios received a code violation before a ball was hit, by arriving late on court. However, the Aussie kept his composure and focus to consign Tsonga to a four set...

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Paris | Nadal wins court case

Rafa Nadal has won his case against the former French Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot who had claimed in an interview in March 2016, that the Spaniard had, between 2012 and 2013, taken time off for taking drugs rather than the reported knee injury. Nadal decided to litigate for defamation of character and last month his case was upheld and Bachelot has been ordered to pay about $11,800 in compensation and legal costs, well below the 100,000 Euros Patrick Maisonneuve, his lawyer, was calling for in...

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London | He played because it was the Finals, coach says

Rafael Nadal will have to wait another year to win the ATP World Tour Finals after losing his opening match to David Goffin 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-4 last Monday at the O2 Arena, and subsequently withdrawing from the season-ending tournament. Nadal pulled out of the Paris Masters at the quarter-final stage 10 days earlier and admitted ahead of the ATP Finals on the indoor hard-court he struggles on, that his knees, which have caused him trouble throughout his career, were still not...

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London | Nadal loses and withdraws from the O2

Rafa Nadal has quit in pain at the Nitto ATP Finals in London with a nagging knee problem after losing his opening group match 7-6 6-7 6-4 to David Goffin. He made the decision before the end of the thrilling encounter at the 02. And the 31-year-old, who won the French and US Open in 2017, declared: “I really believe that I don’t deserve after this great season to spend two more days on court with these terrible feelings.” Nadal was clearly troubled by the injury which forced him to retire before his quarter-final at the recent Paris...

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Paris | Nadal pulls out

The worst news tennis fans will have wanted to hear was announced on Friday afternoon when Rafa Nadal decided to withdraw from the Paris Masters only hours before he was due to play his quarter-final match. His sudden withdrawal with a knee injury also casts doubts on whether he will be making an appearance at the O2 in two weeks...

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Paris| Nadal remains on track

Rafa Nadal having secured the much-coveted end-of-season world No1. spot by beating South Korean Hyeon Chung 7-5 6-3 on Wednesday, reached the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters yesterday despite a slight hiccup in the second set against Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas. The Spaniard was made to work hard before reaching the last eight with a 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3...

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Shanghai Masters | Federer downs Nadal

For a third time this year, Roger Federer defeated his arch-rival Rafa Nadal in a final in what proved to be as comprehensive victory as anyone could imagine between these two legends of the game. The Swiss star required just 71-minutes to beat his Spanish counterpart 6-4 6-3 for his second Shanghai Masters title as he continued his dominance of Nadal on hardcourts in what was his fourth victory over the Mallorcan this...

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Beijing Open | Nadal keeps his cool for victory

Rafa Nadal won the China Open in Beijing for the second time having previously lifted the trophy back in 2005. It was his sixth title of the year and 75th ATP tournament win of his career. He defeated Nick Kyrgios 6-2 6-1 in what proved to be a one-sided affair with the Aussie losing his way after the first game when he lost a break point opportunity and became embroiled in an argument with the...

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