newstennis5 hours ago

Andy Murray defends Novak Djokovic : Everyone needs to give him a bit of a break

World No 1 Andy Murray has come out in defense of Novak Djokovic after the Serbian came under a lot of criticism following his second round exit in the Australian Open at the hands of World No 117 Denis Istomin. The Brit stressed on how tough it is to “keep up the intensity week after week”.
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reporttennis3 days ago

Australian Open | Federer and Murray through to third round

Former Champion Roger Federer and World No. 1 Andy Murray secured a place in the third round of the year's first Grand Slam with wins over Noah Rubin and Andrey Rublev respectively. Indians Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna advanced to the next round in the women's and men's doubles respectively.
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reporttennis4 days ago

Australian Open | Murray, Wawrinka and Federer win tough opening round matches

Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer were stretched in their opening round matches at the Australian Open as the Swiss duo played tough matches to advance under a scorching Melbourne sun. Meanwhile, last year's finalist Andy Murray laboured to a win against Ukrainian Illya Marchenko.
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newstennis7 days ago

Djokovic sidesteps queries on Boris Becker's 'work-rate' remarks

Australian Open title holder Novak Djokovic has played down the rumours of a rift between him and former coach Boris Becker saying that he has nothing bad to say about the German. Djokovic also said that regaining the World No.1 rank will never be his priority ahead of the Australian Open.
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newstennis8 days ago

Australian Open | Tricky draw for Murray, Djokovic

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have been handed a tricky draw at the Australian Open, starting on Jan 16 at the Melbourne Park. Although former world No1 Roger Federer has an easy opener, the Swiss ace will face stern challenges as he advances in the opening grand slam of the season.
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reporttennis13 days ago

Djokovic defeats Andy Murray to clinch first title of 2017

Novak Djokovic made a superb start to the 2017 season by beating his rival and current World No.1 Andy Murray to win the Qatar Open title on Saturday. The Serb prevailed 6-3 5-7 6-4 in an epic final in Doha which will give him enough confidence for the Australian Open later this month.
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reporttennis14 days ago

Djokovic survives Verdasco scare in Qatar, to meet Murray in final

Novak Djokovic saved five match points as he rallied to beat Fernando Verdasco 4-6, 7-6(7), 6-3 at the Qatar Open on Friday. The Serbian will meet Andy Murray in the final after the top-ranked Scot brushed aside Thomas Berdych 6-3, 6-4 in the other semi-final.
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newstennis15 days ago

Australian Open boys winner Oliver Anderson charged for match-fixing

Oliver Anderson, who won the 2016 Australian Open boys title, has been charged by the Australian police in a match-fixing related incident following an investigation. The Australian teenager had allegedly lost a set on purpose in the 2016 Traralgon Challenger event.
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featuretennis17 days ago

Djokovic or Murray: Who is the real winner in 2016?

If 2016 began with Novak Djokovic's continuation of his dominance, it ended in a stunning fashion with Andy Murray dethroning him from the top spot. As Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were out of the picture for most of the season due to injuries, the role reversal between Djokovic and Murray kept tennis fans spellbound.
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reporttennis21 days ago

Andy Murray loses to David Goffin in Abu Dhabi

World No 1 Andy Murray went down 7-6 (4), 6-4 to David Goffin in the semi-finals of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on Friday (Dec 30) for his first defeat to the rising Belgian. The Brit will next play Milos Raonic in the third-place playoff.
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