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Watch: Djokovic Sweeps Aside Nadal To Win 7th Australian Title

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An imperious Novak Djokovic won a record magnificent seventh Australian Open title by routing Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 Sunday with a display of flawless tennis. The Serbian world number one dominated the Spanish second seed to win his 15th Grand Slam title in just 2hr 4min on Rod Laver Arena. It put Djokovic, 31, out on his own ahead …

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Kvitova Completes ‘Long Journey’ Back After Knife Attack

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Brave Petra Kvitova admitted that it had been “a long journey” to make the Australian Open final after a knife-wielding burglar slashed her racquet hand in an attack that left her traumatised and scared to be alone. The 28-year-old feared she may never play tennis again after the 33-year-old man broke into her apartment in the eastern Czech town of …

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Murray Withdraws From Marseille Open As He Considers Hip Surgery

Andy Murray has revealed that he will not contest the Marseille Open next month as he ponders whether or not to undergo surgery on his prevailing hip injury. The 31-year-old may have played his last professional game of tennis after he exited the Australian Open last Monday following a dramatic five-set battle with Roberto Bautista Agut. As well as Marseille, Murray was …

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Federer And Djokovic Pay Tribute To Retiring “Legend” Murray

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Roger Federer admitted he was shocked that tennis was to lose “legend” Andy Murray this year while long-time friend Novak Djokovic said the bombshell news had “hurt” him. Both paid tribute to the former world number one on the eve of the year’s first Grand Slam with Federer adding that the Scot should be “incredibly proud” of what he had …

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Watch: Emotional Murray Announces Retirement Following Wimbledon

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A tearful Andy Murray announced he would likely retire this year due to severe pain from a hip injury, saying next week’s Australian Open could be the last tournament of a glittering career. The former world number one and three-time Grand Slam winner broke down at a press conference in Melbourne as he said the pain had become almost unbearable. …

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Tennis Match-Fixing Gang Dismantled In Spain By Police

Spanish police have dismantled a gang that allegedly fixed professional tennis competitions, detaining 15 people and probing 68 others including tennis players, one of whom played in the last US Open, they said Thursday. In a statement, the Civil Guard police force said the organisation bribed tennis players to fix matches in ITF Futures and Challenger tournaments, the lower levels …

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Tennis Royalty Federer And Serena Back For Another Season

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Tennis royalty Roger Federer and Serena Williams have been pounding balls across the net for more than 20 years and they are back for yet another season, starting in Perth at the mixed teams Hopman Cup from Saturday. Both 37 years old and with 43 Grand Slam singles titles between them, Federer is now a father and Williams a mother but …

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Serena Williams Hails Rule Changes To Protect Mothers In Tennis

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Serena Williams has described the new changes to the ‘Special Ranking’ rule introduced by the WTA for 2019 as “great” and believes the move will encourage more players to take a break from the tour to have children then come back to resume their careers. Under the new rules, returning mothers who have a special ranking that would earn them …

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Roger Federer Considering Return To Clay Courts In 2019

World number two Roger Federer says he is mulling a return to the European clay-court season in 2019 following a two-year absence. Federer, speaking to ESPN on the sidelines of this weekend’s Laver Cup, has skipped the clay-court segment of the season since 2017 in order to conserve energy for Wimbledon and hard-court seasons. However the 37-year-old revealed he is …

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Serena Williams Fined $17,000 After US Open Final Outburst

Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 by the US Tennis Association in the wake her outburst during a controversial US Open final loss to Japan’s Naomi Osaka. The American star was fined for coaching, racquet abuse and for verbal abuse when she accused umpire Carlos Ramos of being “a thief” during Saturday’s stormy final. Williams was incensed at the coaching …

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Serena Williams Outburst Taints Osaka Win After Bizarre Final

Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as her idol Serena Williams angrily imploded, calling the chair umpire in the US Open final “a thief”. Osaka, 20, triumphed 6-2, 6-4 in the match marred by Williams’s second set outburst, the American enraged by umpire Carlos Ramos’s warning for receiving coaching from her …

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Sevastova Topples Champion Stephens To Reach US Open Semi-Finals

Anastasija Sevastova ended Sloane Stephens’s US Open title defence on Tuesday, toppling the world number three 6-2, 6-3 to reach a first Grand Slam semi-final. Stephens refused to blame the punishing heat and humidity on Arthur Ashe Stadium, where her inability to convert any of seven break chances in the opening set paved the way for her defeat. “When you …

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Watch: Roger Federer Nails Stunning Wonder-Shot In US Open

Five-time champion Roger Federer found a new way to amaze Saturday as he reached the US Open last 16 with a 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 victory over Nick Kyrgios. The second-seeded Swiss withstood an early onslaught from the unpredictable Aussie, firing 51 winners that included an unlikely forehand flicked around the net post that Kyrgios couldn’t believe. 37yo Roger Federer with …

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Andy Murray Considering Davis Cup Appearance After US Open Exit

Andy Murray is considering an emotional Davis Cup appearance for Great Britain in Glasgow as the former world number one ponders his plans after his US Open exit. Murray was beaten in the second round by Fernando Verdasco in New York on Wednesday, bringing an abrupt end to his first Grand Slam appearance since last year’s Wimbledon. The 31-year-old Scot …

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