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newstennis3 years ago

French Open | Milos Raonic withdraws from the French Open with knee injury

Milos Raonic, who has not played since his loss at Madrid Open, has withdrawn himself from the French Open due to a knee injury and is now targeting a return when the grasscourt season arrives. The world number 28 made the announcement of ruling himself out of the grand slam on Sunday.
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newstennis3 years ago

Madrid Open 2018 | Rafael Nadal loses to Thiem, Roger Federer to claim the number 1 spot

Rafael Nadal, who had set the record of winning 50 consecutive sets on clay in the previous round, was defeated by Dominic Thiem and was knocked out in the quarter finals of the Madrid Open. Nadal's early exit in Madrid means that Roger Federer will now replace him as the new World No 1.
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newstennis3 years ago

Maria Sharapova’s battle to rediscover her best continues to be tougher

With the latest exit from the Madrid Open, Maria Sharapova road to rediscover her best continues to be an uphill one. Sharapova, who was the winner of the 2014 Madrid Open, came up short against Kiki Bertens and lost the Madrid Open quarter-final on Thursday in straight sets of 4-6, 6-2 and 6-3.
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newstennis3 years ago

Rafael Nadal breaks 34-year old record, wins 50 sets in a row on clay

Rafael Nadal won his 50th consecutive set on clay in a win against Diego Schwartzman on Thursday and broke a 34-year old record set by John McEnroe, who won 49 consecutive sets on carpet in 1984. Nadal will face Austrian Dominic Thiem up next in the quarter-finals of Madrid Open on Friday.
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newstennis3 years ago

Dominic Thiem believes that with luck Nadal can be beaten on clay

Austrian tennis ace Dominic Thiem believes that with a bit of luck one can actually have a chance against Rafael Nadal on clay ahead of his campaign in the Madrid Open and Rome Masters. Thiem also thinks that faster pace and higher bounce could make it easier for the other players against Nadal.
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newstennis4 years ago

Maria Sharapova's racket sponsor supports French Open’s decision to not give her wildcard

Johan Eliasch the chief executive of Maria Sharapova’s racket sponsor Head, has backed the French Open’s decision not to give her a wildcard entry into the upcoming event at Roland Garros. However, he also blamed WADA for not doing their duty properly which led to the start of the ongoing situation.
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newstennis4 years 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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newstennis4 years 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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newstennis4 years ago

Maria Sharapova given wildcard at 2017 Madrid Open

Maria Sharapova's request to participate in the Madrid Open that starts less than two weeks after the conclusion of her doping suspension has been accepted, with the former world No 1 given a wildcard. She, however, returns to competitive tennis at the Stuttgart Grand Prix that starts on April 22.
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