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ATP Delray Beach Open: John Isner beats Lukas Lacko to enter quarterfinals

Isner fired 18 aces, saved both break points he faced and broke Lacko three times on the way to victory, his fourth in four career meetings with Lacko.
File image of John Isner.(Getty Images)
File image of John Isner.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 21, 2019 09:01 AM IST
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Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic destroys Lucas Pouille to set up Rafael Nadal showdown

Novak Djokovic on Friday continued his quest for a record seventh Australian Open crown by swatting aside French 28th seed Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 to set up a final against Rafael Nadal.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic gestures after winning the match against France's Lucas Pouille.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic gestures after winning the match against France's Lucas Pouille.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 25, 2019 04:41 PM IST
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Australian Open 2019: Marin Cilic saves match points to reach last 16 in late-night drama

Marin Cilic, battled back from two sets down, surviving two match points to beat Spain’s Fernando Verdasco in a 4hr 18min epic.
Croatia's Marin Cilic reacts after beating Spain's Fernando Verdasco.(AP)
Croatia's Marin Cilic reacts after beating Spain's Fernando Verdasco.(AP)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 11:43 PM IST
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Australian Open 2019: Kei Nishikori back from brink to overcome Karlovic in thriller

Big-serving Karlovic, 39, stood on the brink of becoming the oldest man into the third round since 44-year-old Aussie great Ken Rosewall in 1978 before Nishikori hauled himself back into contention by saving three break points at 4-4 in the final set.
Japan's Kei Nishikori celebrates winning the match against Croatia's Ivo Karlovic(REUTERS)
Japan's Kei Nishikori celebrates winning the match against Croatia's Ivo Karlovic(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 17, 2019 11:38 AM IST
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Australian Open 2019: Andy Murray bows out in first round after epic comeback

The former world number one whipped the Melbourne Arena crowd into a frenzy as he battled back from two sets down to push the match into a fifth.
Britain's Andy Murray and Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut greet each other after the match.(REUTERS)
Britain's Andy Murray and Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut greet each other after the match.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 14, 2019 06:23 PM IST
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Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic off to winning starts in Brisbane International

Grigor Dimitrov, who struggled with an ankle injury towards the end of last season, saved six out of seven break points to down his unseeded opponent in the season-opening tournament.
Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov attends a press conference in Brisbane.(AFP)
Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov attends a press conference in Brisbane.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 31, 2018 06:27 PM IST
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Marin Cilic beats Lucas Pouille, seals historic Davis Cup win for Croatia

Marin Cilic beat France’s Lucas Pouille in straight sets on Sunday to give Croatia an unassailable lead in the Davis Cup final.
Marin Cilic reacts during the single tennis match against French Lucas Pouille.(AFP)
Marin Cilic reacts during the single tennis match against French Lucas Pouille.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 25, 2018 11:47 PM IST
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Prajnesh Gunneswaran ends runner-up in Pune but gets closer to top-100

Prajnesh Gunneswaran lost 2-6, 5-7 to the third seeded Swede, who added craft to power to deny the Indian his third title of the season.
India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran plays a shot against Canada's Brayden Schnur.(PTI)
India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran plays a shot against Canada's Brayden Schnur.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 09:25 PM IST
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Roger Federer advances to record-extending 15th ATP Finals semi-finals

Roger Federer advanced to the last four of the ATP Finals for a record-extending 15th time with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kevin Anderson on Thursday.
Roger Federer in action during his group stage match against South Africa's Kevin Anderson.(Action Images via Reuters)
Roger Federer in action during his group stage match against South Africa's Kevin Anderson.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Nov 16, 2018 09:09 AM IST
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Novak Djokovic through after dismantling Zverev, Cilic still in hunt

The scrap is now on for second place with Zverev targeting a win over Isner on Friday to reach the semi-finals for the first time after falling in the group phase last year.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns against Germany's Alexander Zverev during their mens singles round-robin match on day four of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London(AFP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns against Germany's Alexander Zverev during their mens singles round-robin match on day four of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London(AFP)
Updated on Nov 15, 2018 10:48 AM IST
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ATP Finals: Novak Djokovic dismantles Alexander Zverev in London

Five-times champion Djokovic leads the Gustavo Kuerten group with two wins and is yet to drop a set.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates beating Germany's Alexander Zverev during their mens singles round-robin match on day four of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena.(AFP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates beating Germany's Alexander Zverev during their mens singles round-robin match on day four of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 11:18 PM IST
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Davis Cup: Ramkumar, Prajnesh suffer defeats as Serbia lead India 2-0

Ramkumar battled hard but it was not enough to stop Laslo Djere from winning his first Davis Cup match. The Indian lost 6-3 4-6 6-7(2) 2-6 after intense three hour and 11 minutes on the indoor clay courts at Kraljevo Sports Venue.
File image of Indian tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan.(PTI)
File image of Indian tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2018 08:43 AM IST
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Novak Djokovic beats John Millman, to face Kei Nishikori in US Open semi-finals

Novak Djokovic ended John Millman’s fairytale US Open run on Wednesday, beating the 55th-ranked Australian in straight sets to book a semi-final clash with Kei Nishikori.
Novak Djokovic hits a return to John Millman during their US Open men's Singles quarter-finals match.(AFP)
Novak Djokovic hits a return to John Millman during their US Open men's Singles quarter-finals match.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 09:57 AM IST
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Madison Keys reaches US Open semi-finals, to face Naomi Osaka

Madison Keys is into her third semi-final in the past five Grand Slam tournaments, including two in a row at the US Open.
Madison Keys celebrates match point against Carla Suarez Navarro in her US Open quarterfinal match.(USA TODAY Sports)
Madison Keys celebrates match point against Carla Suarez Navarro in her US Open quarterfinal match.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 08:22 AM IST
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Novak Djokovic downs Roger Federer to win long-sought Cincinnati Masters crown

Novak Djokovic finally mastered the one tournament that’s eluded him, beating nemesis Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 for his first Cincinnati Masters title.
Novak Djokovic celebrates his win over Roger Federer during the Cincinnati Masters final.(AFP)
Novak Djokovic celebrates his win over Roger Federer during the Cincinnati Masters final.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 08:14 AM IST
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Roger Federer dispatches Peter Gojowczyk in Cincinnati

Peter Gojowczyk did little wrong against Roger Federer in Cincinnati on Tuesday, but the German was no match for the seven-time winner.
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Peter Gojowczyk of Germany during Day 4 of the Western and Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 14, 2018 in Mason, Ohio.(AFP)
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Peter Gojowczyk of Germany during Day 4 of the Western and Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 14, 2018 in Mason, Ohio.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 15, 2018 09:37 AM IST
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Anastasija Sevastova cruises to Bucharest title

Petra Martic had no answer to top seed Anastasija Sevastova in the Bucharest Open final on Sunday.
World number 22 Anastasija Sevastova cruised to a 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 victory in Romania over Petra Martic.(Action Images via Reuters)
World number 22 Anastasija Sevastova cruised to a 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 victory in Romania over Petra Martic.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jul 22, 2018 10:48 PM IST
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Determined Novak Djokovic beats Kei Nishikori, back in last four at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic’s wait for a grand slam semi-final is over as he prepares for a last-four clash at Wimbledon after beating Kei Nishikori.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after beating Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 during their men's singles quarter-finals match in Wimbledon.(AFP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after beating Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 during their men's singles quarter-finals match in Wimbledon.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 08:49 PM IST
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Novak Djokovic beats fading light and Karen Khachanov to reach Wimbledon quarters

Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the 10th time with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 win over Russia’s Karen Khachanov.
Novak Djokovic will have a day off, along with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, after all three reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals.(AFP)
Novak Djokovic will have a day off, along with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, after all three reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 10, 2018 12:31 PM IST
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Rafael Nadal, Kevin Anderson march into Wimbledon quarter-finals

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal closed in on a dream Wimbledon final as the sport’s two greatest players swept into the last-eight on Monday.
Rafael Nadal celebrates after beating Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in their Wimbledon fourth round encounter.(AFP)
Rafael Nadal celebrates after beating Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in their Wimbledon fourth round encounter.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 09, 2018 11:45 PM IST
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London | ByAgencies

Roger Federer, Karolina Pliskova enter Wimbledon fourth round

Roger Federer beat Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets, while Karolina Pliskova came back from a set down to beat Mihaela Buzarnescu to enter the fourth round of Wimbledon
Switzerland's Roger Federer returns to Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff in their men's singles third round match on the fifth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon.(AFP)
Switzerland's Roger Federer returns to Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff in their men's singles third round match on the fifth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 07, 2018 02:05 PM IST
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Wimbledon: Serena Williams battles past gutsy Kristina Mladenovic

Kristina Mladenovic put up a good fight, but Serena Williams’ class ultimately shone through at Wimbledon as she made it into round four.
US player Serena Williams returns to France's Kristina Mladenovic in their women's singles third round match on the fifth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 6, 2018.(AFP)
US player Serena Williams returns to France's Kristina Mladenovic in their women's singles third round match on the fifth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 6, 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 07, 2018 02:06 PM IST
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Novak Djokovic overcomes Tennys Sandgren in first round at Wimbledon

Only three sets were required for Novak Djokovic to race past Tennys Sandgren in pursuit of a fourth Wimbledon title.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays a shot during his first round match against Tennys Sandgren of the U.S.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays a shot during his first round match against Tennys Sandgren of the U.S.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 12:10 PM 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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Ruthless Rafael Nadal crushes Juan Martin del Potro to reach French Open final

Rafael Nadal will take on Dominic Thiem in French Open final. The Spaniard, chasing his 11th title at Roland Garros, has never lost in the final of the clay-court major.
Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his French Open semi final match against Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro.(REUTERS)
Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his French Open semi final match against Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 10:40 PM IST
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Dominic Thiem beats Marco Cecchinato, books French Open final berth

A last-four clash with Marco Cecchinato was not as easy as some may have expected, but Dominic Thiem finally reached a major final in Paris.
Dominic Thiem will play either Rafael Nadal or Juan Martin del Potro in the French Open final.(AP)
Dominic Thiem will play either Rafael Nadal or Juan Martin del Potro in the French Open final.(AP)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 10:54 PM IST
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Top seed Simona Halep stops Garbine Muguruza to reach third French Open final

Simona Halep, who will also keep hold of the world number one ranking as a result of the victory, made a flying start and was 5-0 in quick time as Garbine Muguruza made some wild errors.
Romania's Simona Halep will play either Madison Keys or Sloane Stephens in the French Open final.(AFP)
Romania's Simona Halep will play either Madison Keys or Sloane Stephens in the French Open final.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 10:26 PM IST
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Simona Halep fights back to beat Angelique Kerber at French Open

Angelique Kerber pushed Simona Halep all the way at Roland Garros, but the world number one remains on course for a first grand slam title.
Romania's Simona Halep will play Garbine Muguruza in the French Open Semi final.(AFP)
Romania's Simona Halep will play Garbine Muguruza in the French Open Semi final.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 11:20 PM IST
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Rampant Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to reach Italian Open tennis final

Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets to enter the Italian Open tennis final in Rome on Saturday.
Spain's tennis ace Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his semi-final against Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Italian Open in Foro Italico at Rome.(Reuters)
Spain's tennis ace Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his semi-final against Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Italian Open in Foro Italico at Rome.(Reuters)
Updated on May 19, 2018 11:25 PM IST
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Kiki Bertens punishes Caroline Garcia to reach Madrid Open tennis final

Kiki Bertens beat seventh-seeded Caroline Garcia 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the Madrid Open final on Friday.
Kiki Bertens celebrates winning her semi final match against Caroline Garcia at the Madrid Open tennis tournament.(REUTERS)
Kiki Bertens celebrates winning her semi final match against Caroline Garcia at the Madrid Open tennis tournament.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 11, 2018 11:20 PM IST
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