newstennis20 hours ago

French Open 2017| Murray faces an uphill road to the finals

The French Open draws have been revealed and Andy Murray has been handed a tricky path to what would be his second consecutive final at Roland Garros. Though Murray has avoided the likes of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in his half, he still faces a tough road to the finals in Paris.
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newstennis8 days ago

WATCH | Rafael Nadal shows Jack Sock why he is the 'King of Clay'

Even though Rafael Nadal is not the player he once was, he still has his moments, especially on clay, where he produces glimpses from years gone by. In the Rome Masters, against Jack Sock, Nadal showed immense grit to keep a point alive before producing a magical passing shot to win the point.
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newstennis9 days ago

Novak Djokovic critical of Rome Masters' playing surface

World No 2 Novak Djokovic has questioned the quality of the clay surface at the Rome Masters, saying it is not as good as it once was. A four-time winner in Rome, the Serbian former world No 1 said the reason for the problems could be the limited action the courts have seen ahead of the tournament.
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newstennis11 days ago

Roger Federer to skip French Open

Roger Federer has decided to skip the French Open and the rest of the clay-court season in a bid to prolong his career. The Swiss ace, who won his 18th Grand Slam at the Australian Open in January, said he would instead start preparing for the subsequent grass-court season.
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newstennis14 days ago

Rafael Nadal rubishes talk of Novak Djokovic's slump in form

Rafael Nadal has dismissed talk of the slump in Novak Djokovic’s form ahead of their semi-final meeting at the ongoing Madrid Masters. Nadal feels that not only is the Serbian a victim of his own success, but also acknowledged that his rivalry with Djokovic has made him a better player.
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newstennis15 days ago

Footballer Gerard Pique suggests replacing Davis Cup with Tennis World Cup

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has suggested that the Davis Cup should be replaced by a 16-team tennis "World Cup" which would take place over the span of a week at a single location. Tennis stars Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have all voiced their support for the idea.
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newstennisa month ago

Watch| Monte Carlo Masters: Cedric Mourier's howler costs David Goffin a place in the final

Anyone who plays Rafael Nadal always needs decisions to go for him, particularly on clay. But David Goffin was at the receiving end of a howler from umpire Cedric Mourier when he saw the pitch mark of a previous ball and overruled the initial correct call which was given by the linesman.
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newstennisa month ago

Struggling Novak Djokovic crashes out of Monte Carlo Masters

Novak Djokovic was dumped out of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday by David Goffin of Belgium in three sets. With his French Open title defense starting in five weeks time, the Serbian former world No 1 is in a desperate search for answers as he looks to regain his touch.
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newstennis2 months ago

Federer to skip clay season to concentrate on Wimbledon

Roger Federer has said that he will take a two-month break from the ATP Tour and return just before the start of the French Open on May 22. Federer, who won the Miami Open this week, added that he will stick to hard courts and described Wimbledon as his "biggest goal" in the near future.
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newstennis2 months ago

Miami Open | Sania Mirza falls at the final hurdle; Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to claim top prize

Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova lost in straight sets to Xu Yifan and Gabriela Dabrowski in the women's doubles final of the Miami Open on Sunday. Meanwhile, Roger Federer won the singles crown here after a gap of 10 years, beating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 for his third title of the season.
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