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Miami Open ATP: John Isner def. Del Potro, Alexander Zverev final

[ad_1] AFTER John Isner clinched his berth in the Miami Open final, he came over the top one last time, throwing a celebratory punch at a speed to match his thunderous serve. The towering American moved one step closer to the most prestigious title of his 14-year career by beating a weary Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 7-6 (2) in Friday’s semifinals.“I’m playing the best tennis I’ve played in a
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Bernard Tomic loses to Antoine Hoang in latest tennis humiliation

[ad_1] UNLESS you’re a diehard tennis nut, chances are you didn’t even know Bernard Tomic was playing this morning.Play he did, but the Aussie might not want the world to know about it. Not having hit since bombing out of the qualifiers for January’s Australian Open, the tennis star returned to the court in Lille in northern France for an event on the second tier ATP Challenger Tour.His first round
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ATP Indian Wells: Roger Federer beats Federico Delbonis, scores, video

[ad_1] Roger Federer has downed Federico Delbonis 6-3, 7-6 in the second round at Indian Wells.His first event since becoming the oldest player to clinch the No.1 ranking, Federer improved to 13-0 in 2018, but will need to reach the semi-finals or risk being overtaken by Rafael Nadal.His title defence got off to a soggy start Sunday (AEDT) when play was suspended because of rain showers with Federer up a
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Former Australian tennis star says radical Davis Cup plan won’t succeed unless players are supportive

[ad_1] TODD Woodbridge says the word governing body of tennis has risked not bringing the players along in its planned Davis Cup revolution after dropping a “bomb’’ on Tuesday with a proposed one-venue, one-week solution to the competition’s ills.Dual Davis Cup winner Woodbridge said the proposal to hack the competition back from four weeks each year to one week each November was a reaction to the ATP’s planned World Team
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Eugenie Bouchard Sports Illustrated swimsuit photos shut down Super Bowl date

[ad_1] SAY it ain’t so!Could it be, the greatest love story in sport since Shane Warne and Hawaiian pizza, is officially over?That’s certainly what tennis star Eugenie Bouchard seemed to suggest on Instagram on Thursday when posting pictures of her photo shoot for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.The Canadian posed for the magazine’s most famous spread for the second year running but, at the same time she sent hearts around
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Italian Open: Rafael Nadal wins eighth title, reclaims No.1 ranking with win over Alexander Zverev

[ad_1] RAFAEL Nadal is right back where he wants to be heading into the French Open.Alex Zverev is in a good place entering Roland Garros, too.Nadal came out on top in a matchup of this year’s top two clay-court players on Sunday, beating defending champion Zverev 6-1 1-6 6-3 to win a record- extending eighth Italian Open title.Coming a week after a loss in the Madrid Open quarterfinals to Dominic
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French Open 2018: French tennis stars aim to end home curse

[ad_1] WHEN Yannick Noah beat Mats Wilander in the 1983 French Open final to end the hosts’ 37-year wait for a men’s singles champion, few home fans would have thought the next 35 years wouldn’t produce another.The other three Grand Slam hosts have seen similar struggles in recent years, with Andy Roddick the last American man to win the US Open in 2003, while Mark Edmondson was the most recent
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Serena Williams Black Panther catsuit French Open

[ad_1] SERENA Williams admitted her eye-catching, figure-hugging black catsuit she sported on her Roland Garros return on Tuesday was inspired by the smash hit Black Panther movie but was also intended to help women with post-natal complications. Williams defeated Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 to register her first victory at the majors since her 2017 Australian Open triumph.Bur as well as her performance, the 36-year-old’s black
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French Open: Alexander Zverev, Novak Djokovic, scores, results, video

[ad_1] ALEXANDER Zverev is climbing the short-list of players who could thwart Rafael Nadal’s quest for a record-extending 11th French Open title. Despite having never played a five-set match at Roland Garros before this year, the second-seeded German has shown mettle and a cool head to win two of them back-to-back.He is shifting his 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) frame around the red dust with increasing comfort. And he is into the fourth
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Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova injury

[ad_1] FROM feud to fizzer, the much-touted French Open showdown between bitter foes Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova is a non-event.Williams, who holds a 19-2 on-court record against Sharapova (and a similar differential in off-court popularity), withdrew only minutes before the match with a pectoral injury.She is now in doubt for Wimbledon after suffering pectoral soreness.Contesting her first major since winning last season’s Australian Open, Williams was unable to carry