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Roger Federer breaks silence on Serena Williams sexism saga, US Open, Carlos Ramos, Naomi Osaka

[ad_1] TENNIS legend Roger Federer has broken his silence on the Serena Williams US Open sexism saga, suggesting the game could use the incident as a catalyst for change.Williams sparked a storm that divided tennis and the wider sporting community after accusing umpire Carlos Ramos of sexism and racism during her US Open final loss to Naomi Osaka.Federer, who has had several run-ins with umpire Fergus Murphy dating back to
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Serena Williams US Open: Roger Federer breaks silence on sexism saga, US Open, Carlos Ramos, Naomi Osaka

[ad_1] TENNIS legend Roger Federer has broken his silence on the Serena Williams US Open sexism saga, suggesting the game could use the incident as a catalyst for change.Williams sparked a storm that divided tennis and the wider sporting community after accusing umpire Carlos Ramos of sexism and racism during her US Open final loss to Naomi Osaka.Federer, who has had several run-ins with umpire Fergus Murphy dating back to
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Australian Open, Channel 9 in Tennis Australia TV rights bombshell

[ad_1] CHANNEL 9 has snatched the rights to broadcast the Australian Open from 2020. The tennis bombshell was confirmed in Melbourne on Thursday by Tennis Australia president Jayne Hrdlicka and Nine Network chief executive Hugh Marks.Channel 9 confirmed it has secured the rights to the entire summer of tennis in Australia from 2020 to 2024 in a five-year deal worth $300 million, which includes lead-up events in Sydney, Brisbane and
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Miami Open ATP: Novak Djokovic says he’s injury free

[ad_1] NOVAK Djokovic insists he is playing pain free for the first time in “years” as he pursues his comeback at the Miami Masters. The former world number one has been beset with an elbow injury that sidelined him for six months after he was forced to retire at the quarter-finals of Wimbledon last year.A return to action at the Australian Open with a modified serving action resulted in a
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Indian Wells: Milos Raonic, Juan Martin Del Potro semi-final showdown

[ad_1] MILOS Raonic, coming off an injury-riddled 2017, booked a semi-final clash with comeback king Juan Martin Del Potro at the ATP Tour’s Indian Wells Masters on Friday. The 27-year-old Raonic defeated American Sam Querrey 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 to pick up just his fourth match win of the season and is seeking to capture his ninth career ATP Tour title.He’ll be up against the eighth-ranked player in the world in
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Davis Cup revamp; ITF unveils World Cup of Tennis

[ad_1] THE Davis Cup is set to be transformed into an 18-nation World Cup-style tournament under new proposals put forward by the International Tennis Federation. It is hoped the new event, named the World Cup of Tennis Finals, would feature the game’s leading international stars and be played in one location over seven days at the end of each season.It would involve a round-robin stage with the top eight teams
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Shanghai Masters: Roger Federer hands Nick Kyrgios reality check

[ad_1] ROGER Federer warned temperamental Australian Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday that he would never fulfil his potential without the work ethic to go with his talent. The 23-year-old Kyrgios made another contentious exit from the Shanghai Masters on Monday after a running argument with the chair umpire who suggested his efforts were “borderline”.The 38th-ranked Kyrgios was on the end of a surprise first-round loss to the American qualifier Bradley Klahn,
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Rafael Nadal new No.1 after winning Italian Open in Rome over Alexander Zverev

[ad_1] RAFAEL Nadal has reclaimed his world No.1 status with a typically fighting performance against Alexander Zverev to win his eighth Italian Open title in Rome.The resilient 16-times grand slam champion battled back to claim a 6-1 1-6 6-3 victory for his fifth win over Zverev to remain unbeaten against the 21-year- old, who won the Rome event last year.Spain's Rafael Nadal on his way to victory over Germany's Alexander
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French Open: Rafael Nadal through the years at Roland Garros

[ad_1] RAFAEL Nadal won a record-setting 10th French Open title in 2017 when he defeated Stan Wawrinka in straight sets in the final at Roland Garros. We take a look back at the Spaniard’s perfect 10 in Paris ahead of his campaign to make it 11 at the 2018 tournament, which starts Sunday.LIVE Stream the 2018 Roland Garros Tournament on FOX SPORTS. SIGN UP NOW >2005: Rafael Nadal def. Mariano