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Serena, Nadal and Murray all confirmed for Australian Open

The evergreen Federer will be back to defend his title, along with long-time adversary Novak Djokovic. Caroline Wozniacki defends the women’s crown.
File image of Serena Williams.(AFP)
File image of Serena Williams.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 05, 2018 11:20 AM IST
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Alexander Zverev so proud after ‘astonishing’ finale in London

Zverev became only the fourth player to beat Federer and Djokovic back-to-back in the semi-final and final of the same tournament.
Alexander Zverev reacts during the final against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(Action Images via Reuters)
Alexander Zverev reacts during the final against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 08:58 AM IST
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Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic top the bill for London finale

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic with 34 Grand Slams between them, are the twin titans at the season-ending event at London’s O2 arena.
Roger Federer (R) could win 100 titles should he manage to win in London.(AP)
Roger Federer (R) could win 100 titles should he manage to win in London.(AP)
Updated on Nov 10, 2018 03:15 PM IST
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Controlling the controllables, the key to unorthodox Chanderpaul’s success

According to Steve Bull, who was the England men’s team psychologist between 1997 and 2014, batting as a sporting discipline is “as close to unique as you can get”.
File image of batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul in action for West Indies.(Getty Images)
File image of batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul in action for West Indies.(Getty Images)
Published on Oct 19, 2018 04:09 PM IST
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Andy Murray ends season after Shenzhen quarter-final loss

Andy Murray is battling to regain top form and fitness following hip surgery in January and said that he was “very sorry” to miss the China Open.
Andy Murray of Britain hits a return during his men's singles match against Fernando Verdasco of Spain at the ATP Shenzhen Open tennis tournament.(AFP)
Andy Murray of Britain hits a return during his men's singles match against Fernando Verdasco of Spain at the ATP Shenzhen Open tennis tournament.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 04:27 PM IST
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Andy Murray won’t rush comeback, says mum

Murray has plummeted from the top of the tennis world in 2016 to 311th in the rankings, and his mother said he is “desperate” to return to full fitness.
FILE PHOTO of Andy Murray(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO of Andy Murray(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 28, 2018 10:39 AM IST
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Andy Murray sent packing from US Open; Stan Wawrinka survives

Andy Murray, the 2012 US Open winner who was playing his first Grand Slam in 14 months, is still fighting to find full fitness after hip surgery in January.
Andy Murray of Great Britain returns the ball during his men's singles second round match against Fernando Verdasco of Spain on Day Three of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.(AFP)
Andy Murray of Great Britain returns the ball during his men's singles second round match against Fernando Verdasco of Spain on Day Three of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 30, 2018 10:19 AM IST
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Rafael Nadal seeks second straight US Open tennis title

Rafael Nadal is full of confidence and ready to defend his US Open title, having enjoyed a blockbuster 2017 by claiming the French and US majors after a three-year Grand Slam trophy drought.
Rafael Nadal has put together back-to-back major crowns only at the French Open -- where he has won 11 of his 17 Grand Slam titles.(AP)
Rafael Nadal has put together back-to-back major crowns only at the French Open -- where he has won 11 of his 17 Grand Slam titles.(AP)
Updated on Aug 25, 2018 09:10 AM IST
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Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray among unseeded stars for Cincinnati Masters

Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams also were among the Grand Slam champions who missed out on a first-round bye at the last major tuneup event for the US Open, which starts August 27 in New York.
Andy Murray, of Britain, reacts after winning a point against Marius Copil, of Romania, during the Citi Open tennis tournament.(AP)
Andy Murray, of Britain, reacts after winning a point against Marius Copil, of Romania, during the Citi Open tennis tournament.(AP)
Updated on Aug 06, 2018 11:39 PM IST
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Rafael Nadal leads ATP Toronto Masters field with Andy Murray missing

Rafael Nadal will be making his first appearance on court at the ATP Toronto Masters since a five-set Wimbledon semi-final loss to Novak Djokovic.
Rafael Nadal opens play on Wednesday in the ATP Toronto Masters against either American Jared Donaldson or Frenchman Benoit Paire.(REUTERS)
Rafael Nadal opens play on Wednesday in the ATP Toronto Masters against either American Jared Donaldson or Frenchman Benoit Paire.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 04, 2018 11:15 PM IST
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Alexander Zverev beats Kei Nishikori to reach semis, Andy Murray withdraws from Washington open

Alexander Zverev booked a semi-final against 10th-seeded Greek 19-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, who eliminated Belgian third seed David Goffin 6-3, 6-4 in just 74 minutes.
Alexander Zverev, of Germany, waves to the crowd after he defeated Kei Nishikori, of Japan, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 during the Citi Open tennis tournament.(AP)
Alexander Zverev, of Germany, waves to the crowd after he defeated Kei Nishikori, of Japan, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 during the Citi Open tennis tournament.(AP)
Updated on Aug 04, 2018 12:13 PM IST
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Andy Murray, Victoria Azarenka handed wild cards for Cincinnati Open

Andy Murray and Victoria Azarenka have been handed wild cards to compete at the Cincinnati Open next month.
Andy Murray pulled out of this year’s Wimbledon saying his right hip was still not ready for the demands of a Grand Slam.(REUTERS)
Andy Murray pulled out of this year’s Wimbledon saying his right hip was still not ready for the demands of a Grand Slam.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 27, 2018 11:02 AM IST
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Novak Djokovic eyes 4th Wimbledon title, valiant Kevin Anderson stands in way

Kevin Anderson, 32, and Novak Djokovic, 31, are the first pair of men both older than 30 to meet in the final in Men’s singles at Wimbledon in half-century of professional tennis.
Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal to set up Wimbledon men’s singles final with Kevin Anderson.(AFP)
Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal to set up Wimbledon men’s singles final with Kevin Anderson.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 15, 2018 10:27 AM IST
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Angry Novak Djokovic critical of Wimbledon centre court hecklers

Novak Djokovic vented his fury at times, with himself, his coaching box and the fans, and was royally heckled and jeered when he was given a time violation warning by the umpire when he served at 3-2 in the third set.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the Wimbledon third round match against Britain's Kyle Edmund.(Reuters)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the Wimbledon third round match against Britain's Kyle Edmund.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 08, 2018 11:40 AM IST
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Roger Federer eyes ninth Wimbledon title but wary of Rafael Nadal threat

Despite his 37th birthday fast approaching, Roger Federer will still start Wimbledon as the overwhelming favourite to clinch a 21st major.
Roger Federer is aiming for his ninth title at the Wimbledon.(AP)
Roger Federer is aiming for his ninth title at the Wimbledon.(AP)
Updated on Jul 02, 2018 02:59 AM IST
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Andy Murray pulls out of Wimbledon ‘with heavy heart’

Andy Murray was due to play France’s Benoit Paire in the first round of Wimbledon on Tuesday, but he had admitted on Sunday morning that there was a chance he could pull out if his body didn’t feel right
Andy Murray has only just returned to action after 11 months on the sidelines due to a hip injury that needed surgery in January.(REUTERS)
Andy Murray has only just returned to action after 11 months on the sidelines due to a hip injury that needed surgery in January.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 02, 2018 02:59 AM IST
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Motion-capture tech could help tennis stars avoid injury

Future stars of tennis could potentially be spared such discomfort with the help of new motion-capture technology, according to bio-mechanical experts from Britain’s Coventry University.
The avatar on the team’s computer programme, called BoB, depicts the player’s skeleton, joints and more than 600 muscles as well as the movement of ball and racket, giving useable information to coaches and physiotherapists.(AFP)
The avatar on the team’s computer programme, called BoB, depicts the player’s skeleton, joints and more than 600 muscles as well as the movement of ball and racket, giving useable information to coaches and physiotherapists.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 30, 2018 03:24 PM IST
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Roger Federer starts Wimbledon title defence vs Dusan Lajovic, Andy Murray to face Benoit Paire

Roger Federer is once again seen as the favourite and is gunning to win Wimbledon for a ninth time. He will begin his title defence against Dusan Lajovic.
Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer will begin his title defence at Wimbledon against Dusan Lajovic.(Reuters)
Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer will begin his title defence at Wimbledon against Dusan Lajovic.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 04:40 PM IST
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Kyle Edmund cuts short Andy Murray comeback at Eastbourne tennis tournament

Andy Murray, playing only his third match back as he tries to prove his fitness for Wimbledon, made things awkward and fought tenaciously but had no answer to Kyle Edmund’s ferocious forehand.
Kyle Edmund in action during his second round match against Andy Murray at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, Britain on June 27, 2018 .(REUTERS)
Kyle Edmund in action during his second round match against Andy Murray at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, Britain on June 27, 2018 .(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 10:04 AM IST
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Andy Murray beats Stan Wawrinka in second comeback match

Andy Murray defeated Swiss tennis player Stan Wawrinka in straight sets at the Eastbourne International on Monday.
Britain's Andy Murray, right, after defeating Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka on Day 2 of the Nature Valley International at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, south England, on Monday.(AP)
Britain's Andy Murray, right, after defeating Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka on Day 2 of the Nature Valley International at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, south England, on Monday.(AP)
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 02:29 AM IST
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Novak Djokovic eases past Grigor Dimitrov at Queen’s Club tennis

Novak Djokovic won the last of his 12 Grand Slam trophies at the 2016 French Open and has battled motivation and injury issues, but looks confident ahead of Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning his match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their singles tennis match at the Queen's Club in London on Thursday.(AP)
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning his match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their singles tennis match at the Queen's Club in London on Thursday.(AP)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 02:17 AM IST
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Andy Murray unsure about Wimbledon after comeback defeat against Nick Kyrgios

Andy Murray endured a frustrating return from his injury nightmare as he was beaten 2-6, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5 by temperamental Australian Nick Kyrgios in the Queen’s Club first round on Tuesday.
Andy Murray returns to Nick Kyrgios during their first round match at the ATP Queen's Club Championships.(AFP)
Andy Murray returns to Nick Kyrgios during their first round match at the ATP Queen's Club Championships.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 09:41 AM IST
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Grigor Dimitrov sets up Novak Djokovic clash at Queen’s Club Championships

Grigor Dimitrov was edged out in a second-set tiebreak by Damir Dzumhur but eventually prevailed 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3.
Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov reacts after winning a point against Bosnia and Herzegovina's Damir Dzumhur during their first round men's singles match at the ATP Queen's Club Championships.(AFP)
Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov reacts after winning a point against Bosnia and Herzegovina's Damir Dzumhur during their first round men's singles match at the ATP Queen's Club Championships.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 09:03 PM IST
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Novak Djokovic says Andy Murray must overcome mental challenge after injury

Andy Murray, who has been sidelined for almost a year since losing in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last July, will be making a comeback in the Queen’s Club tournament
Andy Murray has been sidelined for close to a year after undergoing hip surgery.(REUTERS)
Andy Murray has been sidelined for close to a year after undergoing hip surgery.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 11:07 AM IST
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Roger Federer reaches Stuttgart Open final, regains top tennis ranking

Roger Federer will be back as world number one in the new rankings next week after coming from behind to beat Nick Kyrgios 6-7(2), 6-2, 7-6(5) in the semi-finals of the Stuttgart Open tennis tournament.
Roger Federer reacts after he defeated Nick Kyrgios in the Stuttgart Open tennis tournament on Saturday.(AFP)
Roger Federer reacts after he defeated Nick Kyrgios in the Stuttgart Open tennis tournament on Saturday.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 11:10 PM IST
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Andy Murray to make competitive return at Queen’s Club tennis tournament

Andy Murray will make his return from hip surgery at the Queen’s Club tournament next week where he will face Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in the first round.
Andy Murray will return to competitive action after almost a year’s hiatus at next week’s Queen’s ATP tournament(REUTERS)
Andy Murray will return to competitive action after almost a year’s hiatus at next week’s Queen’s ATP tournament(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 05:11 PM IST
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Novak Djokovic joins star-studded Queen’s Club field as wildcard

Having previously considered skipping the grass-court season, Novak Djokovic has joined an impressive field at Queen’s Club as a wildcard.
Novak Djokovic had earlier contemplated skipping the grasscourt season after a disappointing show in the French Open.(USA TODAY Sports)
Novak Djokovic had earlier contemplated skipping the grasscourt season after a disappointing show in the French Open.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Jun 12, 2018 09:29 AM IST
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Andy Murray’s Wimbledon hopes hit after tournament pull-out

Andy Murray who hasn’t played competitive tennis sice last July has been forced to pull out of a tournament in Netherlands, putting his Wimbledon hopes in doubt.
Andy Murray face a race against time to be fit for Wimbledon.(AFP)
Andy Murray face a race against time to be fit for Wimbledon.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 05:11 PM IST
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Andy Murray targets Wimbledon return after hip surgery

Andy Murray, who has not played any competitive tennis since Wimbledon 2017, underwent hip surgery and has been frustrated by the slow healing.
Andy Murray will be gunning for his third Wimbledon title after being out of competitive tennis for close to a year due to a hip surgery.(Getty Images)
Andy Murray will be gunning for his third Wimbledon title after being out of competitive tennis for close to a year due to a hip surgery.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 05, 2018 05:16 PM IST
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Andy Murray to play in Dutch grass-court tournament in June ahead of Wimbledon

Andy Murray will be looking to use the June grass-court tournament in Rosmalen in the Netherlands as a perfect place to prepare for Wimbledon 2018.
Andy Murray will take part in the grass-court tournament in Rosmalen as part of his preparation for Wimbledon 2018.(AFP)
Andy Murray will take part in the grass-court tournament in Rosmalen as part of his preparation for Wimbledon 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 29, 2018 05:05 PM IST
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