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ATP Challenger: Bernard Tomic won a tennis match

[ad_1] BERNARD Tomic is savouring his first win since January after advancing to the second round of a low-level Challenger event in France. Australian tennis’s fallen star fought hard to overcome French wildcard Geoffrey Blancaneaux 6-4 2-6 7-5 at the Open du Pays d’Aix in Provence.The victory was Tomic’s first since reaching the final round of Australian Open qualifying — and his first since returning to the sport after an
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ATP Monte Carlo Masters: Thanas Kokkinakis injury, video

[ad_1] THANASI Kokkinakis’s French Open preparations have taken a hit, with the luckless Australian tennis star needing crutches following his freak fall at the Monte Carlo Masters. The 22-year-old was also seen at the tournament wearing a leg brace to support his left knee after stumbling over advertising padding during his first-round loss on Monday to Russian world No.38 Karen Khachanov.After playing on for an entire set, Kokkinakis later took
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Miami Masters ATP: Thanasi Kokkinakis def. Fernando Verdasco, score, draw, video

[ad_1] AUSSIE Thanasi Kokkinakis has been involved in a heated courtside argument with opponent Fernando Verdasco during their third-round clash at the Miami Open.After upsetting Roger Federer in the second round, Kokkinakis lost to Verdasco in three sets (6-3, 4-6, 6-7) to be knocked out of the tournament.But tensions boiled over during the third set after Verdasco told a member of the crowd to be quiet. And that member of
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Roger Federer filthy vs Juan Martin Del Potro, loses Indian Wells final

[ad_1] ROGER Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro were both fuming during the final of the Indian Wells Masters on Monday (AEDT) in front of a hostile crowd.Two of the calmest players on tour were anything but as they fought out a tense decider in California while raucous fans got on both stars’ nerves.Del Potro successfully ended Federer’s unbeaten start to 2018, winning the match 6-4 6-7 (8-10) 7-6 (7-2).
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Bernard Tomic: Tennis star in alleged drink spike nightmare

[ad_1] TENNIS star Bernard Tomic has been named as a potential witness in an alleged drink spiking nightmare in a Gold Coast club.The Courier Mail reports the 25-year-old tennis player was inside The Bedroom nightclub when a Gold Coast woman was rushed to hospital.Police are investigating allegations someone within Tomic’s entourage on the night ­may have been involved in the alleged incident. There is no suggestion Tomic was directly involved
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Eugenie Bouchard USTA lawsuit, damages: Tennis star wins case, seeking ‘millions and millions’

[ad_1] CANADIAN tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has won her case against the United States Tennis Association.The jury found the USTA, which manages the Queens-based US Open, primarily negligent in a slip-and-fall accident at the 2015 Open that Bouchard says damaged her career.Bouchard, 23, who was once ranked No.5 in the world, suffered a concussion after entering a dimly-lit training room, slipping backwards on a floor that was slick with a
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ATP Rotterdam: Roger Federer No.1 bid, draw, Stan Wawrinka

[ad_1] ROGER Federer is allow himself to dream about recapturing the world No.1 sport at this week’s Rotterdam tournament and becoming the oldest man ever to hold the position.To climb back to the top at the age of 36, the Swiss must at least reach the semi-finals.If seedings hold up, that means he would have to defeat compatriot and friend Stan Wawrinka in what would be a high-profile quarter-final.“I would
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French Open: Alexander Zverev is Rafael Nadal’s biggest threat

[ad_1] ALEXANDER Zverev has emerged as the main threat to Rafael Nadal’s French Open crown in recent weeks as he bids to end Germany’s 81-year wait for a men’s singles title at Roland Garros. The 21-year-old suffered his fifth defeat in five meetings with Nadal in Sunday’s Italian Open final, but the way he fought back from losing the first set 6-1 only enhanced his already-burgeoning clay-court credentials.The rising star
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French Open 2018: Ash Barty injury news, Strasbourg Open results

[ad_1] ASH Barty’s French Open campaign could be in doubt after the Queenslander retired mid-match from the Strasbourg Open semi-finals with back soreness.Seeded 17th at Roland Garros, Barty was clearly distressed when she could not continue when trailing Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 4-6 0-1Asked by coach Craig Tyzzer if the injury was worsening, Barty said: “Well, it’s not getting any better.”Ashleigh Barty was forced to withdraw from her Strasbourg Open semi-final.Source:
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French Open 2018: Novak Djokovic has classy response to Serena Williams question

[ad_1] WITH his daughter Tara born a day after Serena Williams gave birth to her first child Alexis Olympia last September, Novak Djokovic has been trading parenting tips with the American. However, when he was asked if it’s easier to be a tennis-playing father than a continent-hopping mother on the professional tour, the Serb’s jaw appeared to hit the floor.With an incredulous look that seemed to suggest “you cannot be