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Murray survives huge test

Andy MurrayŠ—Ès physical training regime paid off in what was one of the great matches of the ATP Tour at the Dubai Duty Free Champinships. He saved seven match points before going on to defeat a very determined and powerful adversary, Philipp...

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Federer underestimates opponent

Roger Federer, chasing his eighth Dubai title, crashed out of this yearŠ—Ès championship in what must be one of the biggest upsets of the week. The Australian Open champion fell to the world number 116, Evgeny Donskoy, and obviously underestimated the journeyman from...

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Š—…HappyŠ— Nadal at QueenŠ—’s

RAFA Nadal is Š—“happyŠ— to return to a tournament which has been lucky for him. Nadal has revealed he will link up with reigning champion Andy Murray in the Aegon Championships at QueenŠ—Ès Club from June 19-25. The Spaniard went on to win his first of two Wimbledons weeks after lifting the 2008...

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Federer hangs on to win

It was another image of the past as the two champions, possible the greatest of the era, faced each other on the Rod Laver Arena court. The outcome was a classic of a roller-coaster match with neither player giving way and exchanging sets as they progressed inevitably to a deciding...

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The dream final is on

The dream final was finally secured after nearly five hours of high octane play with Rafael Nadal defeating Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 5-7 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-4 to advance into the championship round where Roger Federer...

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Nadal proves his fitness

In terms of upsets it was a quiet day at Melbourne with no major disasters in the menŠ—Ès draw though Rafa Nadal came close but recovered to win though in five sets. However, in the womenŠ—Ès draw, Daria Gavrilova, the last remaining Aussie in either draw, took out the 12th seeded Swiss Timea Baczinsky and Ekaterina Makarova dumped the sixth seed, Dominika...

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Moya gets the call up

There have been occasions during the past years where Rafa NadalŠ—Ès coaching team has been questioned. His uncle Toni has supervised that area ever since he was a child and it was reasoned that Nadal should have a new voice to listen to, much as his contemporaries of the Big Four have done, namely Roger Federer with Stefan Edberg, Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker as well as Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl. It seems that that message has now been received as Nadal announces that his long-term friend and fellow Majorcan, is to step up as a coach for...

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