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Murray wins World Tour Finals to end 2016 as number one

Murray wins World Tour Finals to end 2016 as number one

on November 21, 2016, 6:22 AM / in Tennis

Andy Murray will end 2016 as the number-one player in men’s tennis after emphatically coming out on top in his much-hyped duel with Novak Djokovic to win the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time. The Briton produced a scintillating performance on Sunday, befitting of the best player in the world, to triumph 6-3 6-4 and delight the majority […]

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Murray beats Bautista to win Shanghai Masters

Murray beats Bautista to win Shanghai Masters

on October 16, 2016, 7:21 AM / in Tennis

Shanghai (AFP) – World number two Andy Murray beat Spain’s Roberto Bautista 7-6 (7/1), 6-1 to win his third Shanghai Masters title and complete back-to-back victories in China on Sunday. Murray, who also won last week’s China Open, dominated the first-set tie-break and broke Bautista three times in the second as he lifted the trophy without dropping a set.

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Nadal and Kerber advance at U.S. Open

Nadal and Kerber advance at U.S. Open

on August 30, 2016, 8:41 AM / in Tennis

On opening day at the U.S. Open, two-time champion Rafael Nadal of Spain advanced to the second round by beating Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2. Angelique Kerber, the No. 2 women’s seed, also advanced easily, beating Slovenian Polona Hercog, who called it quits in the sweltering heat when she was down 6-0, 1-0. Top-ranked Serena Williams, fresh off […]

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Injury ends Federer’s season early

Injury ends Federer’s season early

on July 27, 2016, 7:40 AM / in Tennis

Roger Federer announced Tuesday that he will miss the rest of the 2016 professional tennis season due to a knee injury. He also will not be able to compete for Switzerland in the upcoming Rio Olympics. In a Facebook post, the world No. 3 explained he will need “more extensive rehabilitation” after knee surgery earlier this year. “The doctors advised […]

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Andy Murray wins second Wimbledon title by beating Milos Raonic

Andy Murray wins second Wimbledon title by beating Milos Raonic

on July 10, 2016, 1:27 PM / in Tennis

After Britain famously endured a 77-year wait between Wimbledon men’s champions, Andy Murray has given the host country a pair of titles in quick succession. Murray dulled booming serves with quick-reflex returns, played impressively mistake-free tennis while coming up with daring passing shots and beat Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) on Sunday for his second trophy at the […]

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Venus Williams’ loss means no all-Williams Wimbledon final

Venus Williams’ loss means no all-Williams Wimbledon final

on July 8, 2016, 7:26 AM / in Tennis

Venus Williams lost 6-4, 6-4 in the Wimbledon semifinals to fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber on Thursday, missing out on a chance to play her sister, No. 1 ranked Serena Williams, in the finals. Serena Williams earned a shot at the title by demolishing 50th ranked Russian player Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-0 on Thursday. Venus Williams’ loss came in her first appearance […]

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Williams sisters advance to semifinals at Wimbledon

Williams sisters advance to semifinals at Wimbledon

on July 6, 2016, 8:45 AM / in Tennis

The best pair of women’s players in the world on target….. World No. 1 Serena Williams and her sister, Venus, advanced to the semifinals at Wimbledon on Tuesday, taking a big step toward a possible all-Williams women’s final at the storied tennis tournament. Venus Williams beat Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal since 2010. […]

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Williams sisters, Federer, Murray advance at Wimbledon

Williams sisters, Federer, Murray advance at Wimbledon

on July 5, 2016, 7:31 AM / in Tennis

World No. 1 Serena Williams defeated Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5 6-0 on Monday to advance to the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Williams is seeking her seventh title at the storied tennis tournament. Her sister, five-time champion Venus Williams, also made it into the next round by beating No. 12 Carla Suarez Navarro 7-6 (3), 6-4. Roger Federer breezed into the men’s quarterfinals […]

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Querrey stuns Djokovic in third round at Wimbledon

Querrey stuns Djokovic in third round at Wimbledon

on July 2, 2016, 3:21 PM / in Tennis

Facing yet another critical point during a match he never controlled, Novak Djokovic stretched for a half-volley drop winner, held up his right index finger — reminding the world, “I’m No. 1!” — then threw an uppercut and bellowed. Perhaps this was the moment everyone kept expecting as he tried to dig himself out of a daunting deficit against 41st-ranked […]

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Nine things to know about Wimbledon

Nine things to know about Wimbledon

on June 27, 2016, 6:09 AM / in International News, Tennis

by Nick McCarvel – USA TODAY SPORTS While the whole of Britain ponders what’s next (of course you’ve heard of Brexit), the sporting world turns its attention to the country’s most famous – and reliable – event: Wimbledon. The Championships begin Monday at SW19, where world No. 1 players Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are defending their titles. But are […]

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Tennis – Djokovic, Murray seeded for Wimbledon final showdown

Tennis – Djokovic, Murray seeded for Wimbledon final showdown

on June 22, 2016, 7:30 AM / in Tennis

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are on course for a Wimbledon final showdown after being confirmed as the top two seeds for the grass-court Grand Slam. World number one Djokovic and second ranked Murray will be seeded in those positions, All England Club officials announced on Wednesday, meaning they can’t meet until the final as they will be placed at […]

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Serena Williams wins Italian Open

Serena Williams wins Italian Open

on May 16, 2016, 7:35 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams beat fellow American Madison Keys 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 to win the Italian Open on Sunday. It was Williams’ first title in six months, and her fourth Italian Open championship since 2002. Since her last title in August, Williams has lost finals at the U.S. and Australian opens, and Indian Wells. The world No. 1 in women’s tennis is […]

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Maria Sharapova fails a drug test at the Australian Open

Maria Sharapova fails a drug test at the Australian Open

on March 8, 2016, 7:18 AM / in Tennis

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova announced Monday that she had failed a drug test at this year’s Australian Open. She said she had legally taken the drug, meldonium, since 2006 to treat several health issues. It was added to a list of substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency as of Jan. 1. Tennis officials provisionally suspended her starting March […]

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Tennis – Russia humiliated in Fed Cup, Swiss into semi-finals

Tennis – Russia humiliated in Fed Cup, Swiss into semi-finals

on February 8, 2016, 7:44 AM / in Tennis

Russia and Italy, who have won eight of the last 12 Fed Cup titles, crashed out of this year’s tournament Sunday while defending champions Czech Republic survived to set-up a semi-final duel with Switzerland. Russia, the champions in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008, suffered an embarrassing 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands in Moscow. Italy, who were title winners in 2006, […]

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Tennis – Sharapova named in Russian Fed Cup team, stays on road to Rio

Tennis – Sharapova named in Russian Fed Cup team, stays on road to Rio

on February 5, 2016, 7:20 AM / in Tennis

AFP – Maria Sharapova remained on course for the Rio Olympics as the five-time Grand Slam champion was on Friday named in Russia’s doubles team for their Fed Cup first-round tie against the Netherlands in Moscow this weekend. World number 31 Ekaterina Makarova will take on 106th-ranked Kiki Bertens in the opening singles of the World Group clash on the […]

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Djokovic captures 6th Australian Open title, keeps Murray winless in 5 finals in Melbourne

Djokovic captures 6th Australian Open title, keeps Murray winless in 5 finals in Melbourne

on January 31, 2016, 6:13 AM / in Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic maintained his perfect streak in six Australian Open finals with a 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (3) victory Sunday that consigned Andy Murray to a fifth defeat in championship deciders at Melbourne Park. Djokovic equaled Roy Emerson’s long-standing record of six Australian Open titles and increased his career haul to 11 Grand Slam titles, including four of […]

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Australian Open Results to date January 25th 2016

Australian Open Results to date January 25th 2016

on January 25, 2016, 8:09 AM / in Tennis

Australian Open Men’s Singles · Men’s Doubles · Women’s Singles · Women’s Doubles 1 N. Djokovic Quarterfinals 7 K. Nishikori Jan 26, 2:15 AM (CT) 3 R. Federer Quarterfinals 6 T. Berdych Jan 25, 9:30 PM (CT) 2 A. Murray 6 6 77 4th Round 16 B. Tomic 4 4 64 Jan 25, Completed 8 D. Ferrer 6 6 7 […]

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Suspicious bets on doubles match raise match-fixing concerns at Australian Open

Suspicious bets on doubles match raise match-fixing concerns at Australian Open

on January 25, 2016, 8:06 AM / in Tennis

Online bookmaker Pinnacle Sports suspended betting on Sunday for a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open due to suspicious betting patterns that raised concerns of possible match-fixing. Large bets were placed on a victory by Andrea Hlavackova and Lukasz Kubot in the obscure, first-round match against Lara Arruabarrena and David Marrero. Hlavackova and Kubot won, 6-0, 6-3. Marrero blamed […]

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Australian Tennis Open Results to Date January 20, 2016

Australian Tennis Open Results to Date January 20, 2016

on January 20, 2016, 8:07 AM / in Tennis

Australian Open Men’s Singles · Men’s Doubles · Women’s Singles · Women’s Doubles 32 J. Sousa 2nd Round S. Giraldo Jan 20, 6:00 PM (CT) 10 J. Isner 2nd Round M. Granollers Jan 20, 6:00 PM (CT) 23 G. Monfils 2nd Round N. Mahut Jan 20, 6:00 PM (CT) 1 N. Djokovic 6 6 77 2nd Round Q. Halys 1 […]

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Baby alarm for dad-to-be Andy Murray at Australian Open

Baby alarm for dad-to-be Andy Murray at Australian Open

on January 19, 2016, 6:35 AM / in Tennis

Melbourne (AFP) – Andy Murray looked a worried man as he finished his first match at the Australian Open — because he didn’t know whether he’d missed any news about the impending birth of his first child. The Scot, who took just over two hours to beat Alexander Zverev in the opening round, hurried to check his phone to see […]

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