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ATP Finals: Alexander Zverev def Novak Djokovic, score, result, video

[ad_1] Alexander Zverev emphatically announced his arrival at the top of the men’s game by beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 to win his first ATP Finals title. The 21-year-old German, making his second appearance at the end-of-season showpiece, brushed aside six-time champion Roger Federer in the semi-finals and repeated the feat against the world number one.Zverev becomes just the fourth player to beat Federer and Djokovic in the semi-final and
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Justin Gimelstob arrested for Halloween night attack on friend

[ad_1] Tennis player-turned-coach and broadcaster Justin Gimelstob was arrested on felony battery charges by Los Angeles police, the Los Angeles Times reports.Gimelstob is accused of attacking one-time pal Randall Kaplan on Halloween night. Kaplan claims that Gimelstob came up from behind him and struck him 50 times and threatened to kill him. Kaplan said the incident was witnessed by his wife and 2-year-old daughter.Justin Gimelstob, right, interviews Andy Roddick after
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Davis Cup final: Croatia vs France, scores, results, video

[ad_1] Croatia moved to the brink of a second Davis Cup title on Friday as straight-set victories for Marin Cilic and Borna Coric gave them a 2-0 lead over reigning champions France in the final. The visitors were dominant throughout the day in front of a capacity crowd at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille as Yannick Noah’s France failed make the most of home advantage and the clay court.Coric got
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Davis Cup 2018: Croatia def France, scores, results, video

[ad_1] After an agonising defeat in Croatia’s previous Davis Cup final, there was no letdown for Marin Cilic this time. Cilic was two sets up against Juan Martin del Potro two years ago in Zagreb, with Croatia leading Argentina 2-1 on the final day, when his game collapsed as the South Americans fought back and ultimately won the final.This weekend in northern France, Cilic did not give even a glimmer
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Newcombe medal 2018: Ash Barty and Alex de Minaur tie

[ad_1] Two of Australian tennis’ two most exciting young talents have been rewarded for their breakthrough 2018 campaigns, with Ash Barty and Alex de Minaur creating history at Monday night’s Newcombe medal.For the first time in the medal’s history, Barty and de Minaur tied, just beating popular wheelchair champion Dylan Alcott and the much-improved John Millman for Australian tennis’ most prestigious individual award.Barty claimed her second medal to join Samantha
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ATP year-end rankings: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, remarkable tennis first

[ad_1] The “Big Three” of men’s tennis are the year-ending top three — something that last happened in 2014.With Novak Djokovic at world No.1, Rafael Nadal No. 2 and Roger Federer at No.3 on Monday, the legendary trio lead the season’s final ATP rankings for the seventh time.This is the first time, though, that each spent time at No.1 during the same year.The seven changes there were the most since
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Australian Open Tennis 2019: Sam Stosur reunites with childhood coach Nick Watkins, clay court French Open focus

[ad_1] Sam Stosur has turned to her childhood coach, hoping the reunion sparks a late-career renaissance. Turning 35 in March, Stosur has no plans on scaling back her singles schedule in favour of a cruisy, lucrative life on thedoubles circuit.Once ranked No.1 in the world in doubles, the former US Open champion and French Open finalist - looking as fit as ever - maintains she can re-emerge as a grand
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Wimbledon qualifying 2018: Bernard Tomic defeats Matteo Donati, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Alex Bolt

[ad_1] BERNARD Tomic has led Australia’s opening-day Wimbledon qualifying charge, leading Thanasi Kokkinakis, Alex Bolt, Jason Kubler and John-Patrick Smith into the second round.The former world No 17 was too solid for Italian Matteo Donati, advancing 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 and was quickly followed by South Australian pair Kokkinakis and Bolt and Queenslander duo Kubler and Smith.Kubler, a former star junior, whipped Belgian Arthur de Greef 6-1 6-2, while Smith outlasted
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Eastbourne International: Andy Murray def. Stan Wawrinka, score, result, video

[ad_1] ANDY Murray beat Stan Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3 at the Eastbourne International in the second match of his comeback from long-term hip problems. Murray returned last week at the Queen’s Club after 11 months out and lost to Nick Kyrgios in the first round.Wawrinka’s erratic serve proved his downfall as, although he hit eight aces, he double-faulted four times, including on match point.Fed surrenders No.1 ranking1:20The Swiss player has also