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Argentines edge closer to ending a 13-year drought at their home event

The chances of the 13-year drought since an Argentine won the Argentine Open in Buenos Aires have increased dramatically with two ‘Argentinos’ featuring in the last four, thankfully on opposite sides of the draw.

It’s Tauson v Badosa and Golubic v Ferro in Lyon semis

There were mixed fortunes for the two Claras at the Open 6ème Sens - Métropole de Lyon on Friday, when Tauson extended her winning streak to 9, booking a place in her first WTA semi-final with a straight-sets defeat of Camila Giorgi, while Burel bowed out in 3 sets to...

Kvitova beats Pegula to book Muguruza final

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Tstsipas scrambles through to Rotterdam semis.

It was another gruelling day for the title favourite as he added over two-and-half-hours to his tally on court this week.

Paire disgraces himself

The behaviour of Benoit Paire, the abrasive Frenchman, dominated proceedings on the fourth day of the Argentine Open after tanking the final game against local player Francisco Cerundolo, and spitting on the court for which he was docked a point.

Golubic guns down Garcia, Burel bagels Sasnovich

A Swiss qualifier, Viktorija Golubic, stunned 3rd-seeded Caroline Garcia from France, 6-1 6-2, to reach the quarter-finals of the Open 6ème Sens - Métropole de Lyon on Thursday, while Greet Minnen upset the No 8 seed Arantxa Rus and Clara Burel beat Aliaksandra...

Azarenka fights past pain and Svitolina, as Pegula shocks Pliskova

Two-time Qatar Total Open champion Victoria Azarenka, hampered by a back problem, produced a remarkable performance to defeat top seed Elina Svitolina on Thursday, setting up a semi-final meeting with Garbiñe Muguruza, who outmatched Maria Sakkari in her quarter-final.

Tsitsipas takes over favourite’s mantle

With the top seed eliminated, the Greek God, Stefanos Tsitsipas, the second seed at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, is nowfavourite to collect the ultimate prize in Rotterdam on Sunday.

Krajicek responds to critcism

Richard Krajicek, the 1996 Wimbledon champion who currently is the Tournament Director of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, an event he also won in 1995, felt that he should respond to the criticisms recently aired by Alexander Zverev following his disappointing...

Nagal pulls off a great win

The second seed at the Argentina Open, Cristian Garin, a Chilean who, with local hero Diego Schwartzman is the second most successful current player in South America. He has won all four of his ATP titles on clay but on this occasion found himself sacrificed on the...
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Djokovic and Becker part company

The news that Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker were parting company came as a complete surprise when it was revealed some weeks ago. Their partnership had seen the Serb dominate the menŠ—Ès game for the past two years despite his slump in the last six months which saw him finally relinquish the world number one spot to Andy Murray after a 122-week reign.
During the first six months of the year he collected six titles including the Australian and French Open titles but following his success in the French capital, his form deteriorated leaving huge question marks over his current state of mind.
Personal and Family problems were blamed for the loss of focus with Becker admitting that the last six months had been Š—…challengingŠ—È as far as coaching was concerned!

The big question now is whether the Serb will go for another Š—…Super CoachŠ—È to fill the void left by Becker

The addition of a Š—…guruŠ—È, Pepe Imaz (who preaches peace and love) to the Š—…coachingŠ—È team may also have been a contributory factor to the partnership breaking up.
Since ImazŠ—Ès inclusion, Djokoviv won just one title and made two finals.
The big question now is whether the Serb will go for another Š—…Super CoachŠ—È to fill the void left by Becker and whether that would get him back to the levels of performance which saw him win four consecutive grand slam titles!


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His long-term coach Marian Vajda is expected to remain in situ but perhaps restricting his travels to a limited number of events. Imaz is also expected to remain on the team.
Pete Sampras, John McEnroe and Andre Agassi are possible candidates but the one name which looks more likely to be joining the Djokovic coaching staff is his compatriot Nenad Zimonjic.
The 40 year-old is still an active doubles player, is very experienced, a serial winner in his discipline and well respected by Djokovic.
However, by all accounts, there will be no appointment until possibly early next year with Djokovic himself declaring that he would not be looking to work with anyone else for the present.


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The 40 year-old is still an active doubles player, is very experienced, a serial winner in his discipline and well respected by Djokovic.
However, by all accounts, there will be no appointment until possibly early next year with Djokovic himself declaring that he would not be looking to work with anyone else for the present.




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