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ATP Barcelona: Rafael Nadal def. Martin Klizan, score, results, draw, schedule

[ad_1] RAFAEL Nadal defeated Martin Klizan 6-0, 7-5 to extend his winning streak on clay and reach the Barcelona Open semifinals.Nadal started well but needed to save three set points to close out the match for his 17th straight victory on the surface.The top-ranked Spaniard has won 42 consecutive sets on clay. “It was a good start for me, a quick one, but then in the second set everything changed,”
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Charleston Open: Ashleigh Barty beats Tatjana Maria, Daria Gavrilova loses to Cmila Giorgi

[ad_1] ASHLEIGH Barty has fought back from a set down to win her second round match at the WTA clay-court tournament in South Carolina but Daria Gavrilova is out after a three-set loss. Ninth-seeded Australian Barty dropped the first set to unseeded German Tatjana Maria before powering to a 4-6 6-3 6-2 victory.Her round of 16 opponent is Latvian eighth seed Anastasija Sevastova, who beat qualifier Caroline Dolehide in three
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Nicole Gibbs reveals vile abuse | Miami Open 2018

[ad_1] AMERICAN tennis star Nicole Gibbs has revealed some of the shocking abuse she received online following a loss on Wednesday (AEDT).Gibbs went down to Natalia Vikhlyantseva in qualifying for the Miami Open, the Russian winning in straight sets 7-6 (7-3) 6-4.Gibbs then posted screen shots on Twitter of the disgusting remarks made about her on her Instagram account.The latest photo Gibbs posted on Instagram was of her on court
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Indian Wells ATP: Roger Federer def. Jeremy Chardy, score, draw, video

[ad_1] ROGER Federer defeated Jeremy Chardy of France 7-5, 6-4 in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, and at 15-0 the world’s top-ranked men’s player is off to his best start since 2006. The 36-year-old Swiss superstar can equal his season-best start of 16-0 with a win in the quarterfinals, where he will meet Chung Hyeon of South Korea in a rematch of their Australian Open
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Tennis, news: Roger Federer, next generation, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray

[ad_1] TENNIS legend Roger Federer believes it will be hard for the younger generation to emulate him and fellow veterans Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in winning multiple Grand Slams. The 36-year-old Swiss, who holds the men’s all-time record of Grand Slam titles with 20, was speaking to a small group of journalists prior to winning two Laureus awards -- ‘Comeback of the Year’ and ‘Sportsman of the Year’ --
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Rotterdam Open: David Goffin forced to retire after freak eye injury

[ad_1] TENNIS star David Goffin was forced to retire after being struck in the left eye by a ball off his own racquet, sending second seed Grigor Dimitrov into the final 6-3, 0-1 at the Rotterdam World Tennis. The unlucky Belgian fourth seed was forced to leave the court for treatment on Saturday and just over five minutes later, the umpire told Dimitrov that he had won through retirement.Goffin caught
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Italian Open: Karolina Pliskova attacks umpire’s chair, video

[ad_1] FORMER world number one Karolina Pliskova smashed the umpire’s chair in frustration after she lost to Greece’s Maria Sakkari in the second round of the WTA Italian Open.In the third set with the sixth seeded Czech serving 6-3, 3-6, 5-5 (30/30) she had an overhead shot incorrectly ruled out and both the line judge and the umpire said they could not find the mark.After vehemently arguing with the umpire
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ATP Barcelona: Rafael Nadal beats Guillermo Garcia Lopez, extends clay court sets record

[ad_1] RAFAEL Nadal has extended his Open Era record to 40 for consecutive sets won on clay by easing past Spanish compatriot Guillermo Garcia Lopez 6-1 6-3 and into the Barcelona quarter-finals.World No.1 Nadal, chasing an 11th title at the tournament, a week after claiming the Monte Carlo Masters for an 11th time, will next face Slovakia’s Martin Klizan.Qualifier Klizan, ranked at 140, knocked out Novak Djokovic in the second
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Novak Djokovic splits with coaches Andre Agassi and Radek Stepanek

[ad_1] NOVAK Djokovic has split with Andre Agassi and Radek Stepanek in the latest coaching change for the 12-time major champion.Djokovic announced the moves Wednesday on his website.Novak Djokovic has been battling on court this season.Source: APHe has struggled on the court this season as he deals with a right elbow problem that just won’t seem to go away, despite taking off the second half of last year and having
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Rafa shock! He loses match on clay

[ad_1] RAFAEL Nadal has found a worthy rival on clay. Dominic Thiem beat the top-ranked Nadal 7-5 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals, breaking the defending champion’s run of 21 straight wins on clay courts.Nadal hadn’t lost a single set on clay since falling to Thiem a year ago in the Italian Open quarterfinals.But Thiem succeeded in doing the nearly impossible with his deep drives: Make Nadal look sluggish and