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Djokovic suffers shock loss – Rafa, Stan make winning starts

MONTE CARLO, Principality of Monaco, April 13, (AFP): Novak Djokovic lost only his second match of the season as he fell to Czech Jiri Vesely 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 to exit the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday. “This is a proof that nobody’s unbeatable. It happens so many times in my career …

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Sharapova slams critics – ‘I should have paid more attention’

INDIAN WELLS, United States, March 12, (AFP): Maria Sharapova hit back Friday at suggestions she received five separate warnings about changes to tennis’ anti-doping rules which ultimately led to her testing positive for a banned drug. A defiant Sharapova defended herself in a post on her Facebook page, saying that …

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Ex-world No 1 Ivanovic downs Australian Gavrilova in Dubai – Flu forces Serena out of Qatar Open

DUBAI, Feb 16, (Agencies): Ana Ivanovic followed up last week’s semi-final in Russia with a dynamic start at the Dubai Tennis Championships as the former world number one crushed Australian Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-0. The first-round rout for the Serb required just 53 minutes as she showed no mercy to …

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Azarenka caps a resurgent week with 1st title since ’13 – Federer thumps Thiem to set up Raonic rematch

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan 9, (Agencies): A polished victory at the Brisbane International finally ended a prolonged, disorganized and painful wait between titles for Victoria Azarenka, extending back to August 2013 when she beat Serena Williams in Cincinnati. She won the Australian Open that year, too, successfully defending her 2012 title, …

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Czech Republic beat Hewitt, Australia team at Hopman Cup – Pavlyuchenkova upsets Swiss seed in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan 3, (AP): Lleyton Hewitt lost just weeks away from his retirement as Czech Republic beat the Australia Gold team at the Hopman Cup mixed teams event Sunday. Jiri Vesely defeated Hewitt, who will retire after the Australian Open, 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-4 before Karolina Pliskova came from …

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Nole hails best ever season after record triumph – Djokovic claims historic 4th straight title at Tour Finals

London, Nov 23, (AFP): Novak Djokovic hailed his historic fourth successive ATP Tour Finals title as a dream come true after the world number one finished his astonishing campaign by routing Roger Federer in Sunday’s final. Djokovic is the first player to win the season-ending event four years in a …

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Sharapova screams past Halep, Pennetta prevails – Nadal avoids another Rosol upset

SINGAPORE, Oct 27, (Agencies): Maria Sharapova continued her mastery of Romania’s Simona Halep with a high quality 6-4 6-4 victory filled with bruising baseline rallies to edge closer to a last four berth at the WTA Finals on Tuesday. The Russian world number four topped the Red Group at the …

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Ruthless Djokovic hammers Tsonga for Shanghai title

SHANGHAI, Oct 18, (AFP): Novak Djokovic handed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga a 6-2, 6-4 beating on Sunday as the world number one claimed his third Shanghai Masters title to brutally strengthen his rule over men’s tennis. The one-sided victory in one hour and 18 minutes at the Qi Zhong Stadium gave Serbia’s …

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Djokovic wins China Open for 6th time – Nadal hampered by foot injury

BEIJING, Oct 11, (AFP): Novak Djokovic crushed his age-old rival Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday to seal his sixth China Open title and extend his amazing unbeaten run at the Beijing tournament. The world number one underlined his superiority in men’s tennis as he thrashed a fading Nadal for …

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Nole destroys Ferrer, sets up Nadal final – ‘Shoeless’ Paire stuns Nishikori to reach Tokyo final

BEIJING, Oct 10, (AFP): Novak Djokovic brushed off David Ferrer 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the China Open final, where old rival Rafael Nadal stands between the Serb and a sixth title in Beijing. Top-ranked Djokovic suffered the inconvenience of having his service broken for the first time at …

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