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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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Novak Djokovic Wins Fourth Wimbledon Title And 13th Major

Novak Djokovic raced to a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam crown on Sunday when he defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3). World number 21 Djokovic added the 2018 title to his wins in 2011, 2014 and 2015 as he became the lowest-ranked champion since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001. It also took his …

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Kerber Stuns Serena’s Bid For History In Wimbledon Final

Angelique Kerber became the first German woman to win Wimbledon for 22 years as the 11th seed shattered Serena Williams’ bid for Grand Slam history with a shock 6-3, 6-3 victory in Saturday’s final. Kerber avenged her defeat against Williams in the 2016 Wimbledon title match, overwhelming the seven-time champion with a stunning 65-minute upset on Centre Court. “I knew …

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Kevin Anderson And John Isner Demand Rule Change After Wimbledon Epic

Kevin Anderson and John Isner called for Grand Slam chiefs to introduce a cut-off point for final set marathons after their Wimbledon semi-final entered the record books as the second longest ever singles match at a major. Anderson survived Friday’s incredible endurance test, beating Isner 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (9/11), 6-4, 26-24 in six hours and 36 minutes. The …

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Wounded Andy Murray Pulls Out Of Wimbledon

Andy Murray has withdrawn from Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament after the two-time champion decided he wasn’t fit enough to compete at the All England Club. Murray has only just returned to action after 11 months on the sidelines due to a hip injury that needed surgery in January. “It’s with regret I’m withdrawing from Wimbledon,” Murray said …

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French Open Preview: Can Nadal Retain His Title?

The French Open kicks-off this Sunday in Paris. Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova were at the draw ceremony on Friday morning.  ______ Men’s Singles There are a lot of questions marks are over defending champion Rafael Nadal. This clay season has been his worst in some time. One title, two final appearances and several early losses. It is not …

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Tennis Tuesday – Murray Wins First Clay Title

Andy Murray became the first British winner on clay in nearly 40 years and Roger Federer added Turkey to the list of countries he has won trophies in. Winning Week Andy Murray claimed the BMW Open in Munich – his first clay court title. Murray defeated Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6, 5-7, 7-6. The final had been postponed to Monday due …

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Tennis Tuesday – Nishikori Retains Barcelona Title

Kei Nishikori and Angelique Kerber were victorious on clay this weekend. In Davis Cup news, Queen’s will host the Britain-France tie in July. Winning Week Kei Nishikori defeated Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-4 to successfully defend the Barcelona Open title. Nishikori joins Thomas Muster and Rafael Nadal as players who have retained the title in the past 20 years. After exchanging …

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Tennis Tuesday – Djokovic Rules In Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic continued his dominance as he swept to the Monte Carlo Masters title. He is the first man to win the first three Masters titles of the season. ______ Winning Week Novak Djokovic defeated Tomas Berdych to win his third Masters title of the season in Monte Carlo. In a rain-delayed match, Djokovic beat Berdych 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. The …

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Tennis Tuesday – Kerber Wins First Title Of 2015

Germany’s Angelique Kerber won her first title of the 2015 season in Charleston, while Dunblane hosted its own “Royal Wedding” as Andy Murray and Kim Sears married. _____ Winning Week Angelique Kerber won her first title of the year at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston. Kerber defeated Madison Keys 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 after rallying from 1-4 down in the …

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Eugenie Bouchard’s Poor Form Continues

Last year Eugenie Bouchard was the breakout star on the women’s tour, notching up wins every week. This year it’s a different story. After having such an incredible run in Grand Slams last year, it would be hard for anyone to improve, or even match her achievements, let alone a 21-year-old who only turned professional in 2009. It seems that Eugenie Bouchard is …

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Tennis Tuesday: Djokovic Does The Indian Wells/Miami Double

Another week and more titles for Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams in Miami. In women’s doubles, Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza continued their perfect partnership.  Winning Week Novak Djokovic captured his fifth Miami Open title – becoming the first player to complete the Indian Wells-Miami double three times. Djokovic defeated World No.4 Andy Murray 7-6, 4-6, 6-0 after a two …

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Davis Cup Committee Considering 5th Set Tiebreaker

The Davis Cup committee are considering whether or not to implement a fifth set tiebreaker. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) says the change is being discussed with the competition organisers. “The idea is that from next year’s Davis Cup we will introduce a tie break in the fifth set. We’ll decide soon,” ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti told Argentinian newspaper, …

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Wayne Odesnik Retires After Receiving 15-Year Ban

Wayne Odesnik has been given a 15-year ban after a second doping violation. As a result, Odesnik has announced his retirement from tennis. The 29-year-old tested positive for several banned substances, including steroids, during tests in December and January. A statement from Odesnik reads, “I am announcing my retirement from professional tennis on the ATP Tour effective immediately. […] In December …

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Tennis Tuesday: Successful Start For Serena

The action continues at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells as Serena Williams made a winning return to the tournament after a 14-year absence.  Indian Wells Roundup Serena Williams defeated Monica Niculescu 7-5, 7-5 in her first match at Indian Wells in 14 years. The World No.1 has not played at the tournament since 1999 when she was jeered by …

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Tennis Tuesday – Federer Victorious In Dubai

In this week’s Tennis Tuesday: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were both victorious last week, making it the fourth time that both men have won titles on the same weekend.  Winning Week Defending champion, Roger Federer won his seventh Dubai Championships title, defeating Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5. The 33-year-old now has a 47-5 record at the tournament. “The seventh is …

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Tennis Tuesday – Serena Williams To End Indian Wells Boycott

Serena Williams will play Indian Wells next month for the first time in 14 years, while a small piece of tennis history was made in Ecuador. This is Tennis Tuesday. Serena Williams Ends Indian Wells Boycott Serena Williams will end her 14-year boycott of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. She returns for the first time since 2001 when …

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