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Madrid Open: Nadal def. Monfils, Djokovic def. by Edmund, results, scores, draw

[ad_1] NOVAK Djokovic added another early elimination to his disappointing season, while Rafael Nadal continued to look invincible on clay. Djokovic lost to Kyle Edmund 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 on Wednesday in the second round of the Madrid Open, the sixth straight tournament in which he has failed to reach the quarterfinals.Nadal later cruised past Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-1, extending his record of consecutive sets won on clay to 48. The
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ATP Monte Carlo Masters: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic scores, results, video

[ad_1] RAFAEL Nadal took just 79 minutes to seal a straightforward comeback victory against Aljaz Bedene in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters. The top seed, who is bidding to win the clay tournament for an 11th time and a third year in succession, has not played on the tour since he retired with a hip injury in his Australian Open quarter-final clash against Marin Cilic. But after
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Nick Kyrgios twitter war Fernando Verdasco; Thanasi Kokkinakis

[ad_1] NICK Kyrgios and Fernando Verdasco have been involved in a Twitter spat after the veteran Spaniard’s victory over Thanasi Kokkinakis at the Miami Open. Verdasco overcame Kokkinakis 3-6 6-4 7-6 (7-4) in a tense third-round tussle which included a heated exchange between the pair about the conduct of the Australian qualifier’s father during the match.During the almost three-hour showdown Kyrgios tweeted: “I hope TK wins this match, Verdasco is
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Indian Wells ATP: Roger Federer def. by Del Potro score, video

[ad_1] JUAN Martin Del Potro has won his first Masters 1000 title, ending Roger Federer’s remarkable 2018 win streak; taking down the Swiss star 6-4, 6-7, 7-6 to claim the Indian Wells Masters.Blowing match point in the second set tie-break, Del Potro looked like he’d blown his chance at winning when Federer broke his serve for the first time in the match to take a 5-4 lead in the third.But
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Bernard Tomic: Tennis star named as potential witness in alleged drink spiking

[ad_1] BERNARD TOMIC claimed he’s “buying everything on the Gold Coast” while out partying after being named as a potential witness to an alleged drink spiking incident.The Gold Coast Bulletin approached the 25-year-old tennis star on Wednesday evening at Sin City club while there with his girlfriend Emma Blake-Hahnel.While Tomic initially declined to comment on the police investigation following the incident at The Bedroom, he confirmed he was in the
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Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev def. Dominic Thiem score, result, video

[ad_1] GERMANY’S Alexander Zverev looked every bit a serious French Open title contender as he crushed Dominic Thiem in straight sets to win the Madrid Open. The 6-4 6-4 final victory sealed a third ATP Masters 1000 trophy for the world No.3, who oddly is yet to progress past the last 16 of a grand slam.Zverev played with a swagger on Sunday that suggests that his record in the majors
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Serena Williams duped by tennis catfisher

[ad_1] FAKE news, 15-love.Darko Grncarov, a 20-year-old Macedonian who earned the praise of tennis stars like Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova and James Blake — and has been the feature of multiple mainstream media stories for his inspiring desire to return to the court after a six-month coma and his progressive social stances — has been outed as a fraud, in a piece on Slate, which reveals how Grncarov fooled so
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French Open: Bernard Tomic, Thanasi Kokkinakis

[ad_1] BERNARD Tomic and Thanasi Kokkinakis are safely through to the second round of French Open qualifying in Paris. After a dismal 2017 and fleeting appearance on reality TV, Tomic continued his resurgence with a 7-6 (7-4) 6-0 victory over Darian King of Barbados.The win was Tomic’s fifth from his past six matches on clay and left the former Wimbledon quarter-finalist two victories away from a place in the Roland
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French Open draw 2018: Nick Kyrgios, Bernard Tomic to clash in first-round

[ad_1] BERNARD Tomic and Nick Kyrgios will clash in a French Open first-round showstopper after the complete draw was finalised in Paris. Tomic boosted Australia’s contingent to a dozen singles hopefuls with a gallant qualifying effort at Roland Garros before being pitted against his former Davis Cup teammate Kyrgios.The match will be the first between the pair, with the one-time grand slam doubles partners carrying contrasting form into the mouth-watering
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French Open: Jared Donaldson, Grigor Dimitrov, video, highlights

[ad_1] A YOUNG American man tried an underhand serve while cramping during a five-setter at the French Open. Hmm. Seen that before, haven’t we? Except there was one key difference this time: For 21-year-old Jared Donaldson against No. 4-seed Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday, unlike for 17-year-old - and eventual tournament champion - Michael Chang against Ivan Lendl in 1989, the unorthodox strategy didn’t come in a victory.Dimitrov came back to