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HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014

Tennis

Nadal, Djokovic rivalry not trendy but enduring

While Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal may be the most trendy rivalry in men's tennis, the most enduring may be top ranked Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who clashed for the 40th time on Sunday in the final of the Sony Open.

Miami Masters: Record seventh for Serena after golden oldies battle

Miami is one of the favourite stops on the WTA Tour because of the city's hip, youthful vibe but the final of Sony Open on Saturday was more about the golden oldies as Serena Williams and Li Na took centrestage.

Miami left devastated by Djokovic, Nadal walkovers

The Sony Open, one of tennis's most prestigious events, was left devastated when both men's semi-finals ended in walkovers on Friday sending world number one Rafael Nadal and number two Novak Djokovic through to the final without hitting a ball.

Sony Open: Williams, Li set up enticing Miami showdown

Serena Williams and Li Na swept past familiar foes at the Sony Open on Thursday, setting up an exciting showdown for the Miami hardcourt crown between the world's top ranked players.

Miami Masters: Nishikori upsets Federer, Djokovic ousts Murray

Novak Djokovic eliminated defending champ Andy Murray in straight sets while fifth seed Roger Federer was sent crashing out of the ATP Tour's Miami Masters tournament in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Top seeds Williams, Li set for Miami showdown

Serena Williams extended her dominance of Maria Sharapova on Thursday, defeating the Russian 6-4, 6-3 to reach the final of the Miami hardcourt tournament for the ninth time.

Miami Masters: Li advances to Miami semi-finals

World number two Li Na posted a 7-5, 7-5 victory over 11th seeded Caroline Wozniacki in the quarter-finals of the WTA and ATP Miami Masters tournament on Wednesday.

Miami Masters: Maria books semis date with Serena

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams will have a rematch of their 2013 final in the ATP and WTA Miami Masters semifinals on Thursday after both advanced in formidable style on Tuesday.

Nadal brushes off bomb scare to advance at Miami

Officials announced a suspicious package had been left near the main entrance to the sprawling tennis facility which was quickly locked down, keeping thousands of spectators from entering or leaving while Miami Dade police investigated.

Nadal, Murray, Federer, Djokovic advance at Miami

Wimbledon winner Murray dispatched French 11th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-1 while second seed Djokovic gave away a second-set point in a sporting gesture to Tommy Robredo during a 6-3, 7-5 triumph.

Serena, Sharapova again on Miami collision course

On a day that saw play interrupted by rain, it seemed nothing could stop the cream of women's tennis from rising to the top with Williams, a six-time Miami champion, Australian Open winner Li Na, third seed Agnieszka Radwanska, five-time runner-up Maria Sharapova and fifth seed Angelique Kerber all moving into the last eight.

Nadal, Wawrinka advance in straight sets in Miami

Nadal, who finished runner-up in this event three times, will next face 14th-seeded Fabio Fognini, who battled back to beat Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Murray and Federer sizzle under Miami sun

Federer, twice a winner on the Miami hardcourts, needed just 62 minutes on a sweltering centre court to dispose of Dutch qualifier Thiemo De Bakker 6-3 6-3 while Murray appeared to be adjusting just fine to life without coach Ivan Lendl, easing past Spain's Feliciano Lopez 6-4 6-1.

Nadal rips Hewitt apart, Serena and Sharapova survive

World number one Rafael Nadal hammered former number one Lleyton Hewitt 6-1, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the third round at the ATP and WTA Miami Masters hardcourt tournament.

Bhupathi-Anderson knocked out of Sony Open

India's Mahesh Bhupathi and his South African partner Kevin Anderson suffered a first-round exit from the men's doubles event of Sony Open Tennis in Miami.
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