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ATP Dubai: Roger Federer beats Marton Fucsovics, audible obscenity, semi-final vs Borna Coric

[ad_1] Roger Federer has moved to within two wins of a 100th career title after coming through a tough test in difficult conditions against Marton Fucsovics to reach the Dubai Championships semi-finals. The seven-time champion beat his Hungarian opponent 7-6 (8-6) 6-4 in conditions which were far from comfortable with gusting winds and brief rain delays.“It was tricky. A couple of rain delays, especially one at 5-all, coming back with
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Nick Kyrgios, Rafael Nadal feud latest, Indian Wells Masters

[ad_1] The feud between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios has taken yet another turn, with uncle Toni getting involved.That’s right, Nadal’s uncle, Toni Nadal, has decided to relight the fire between the pair, standing by his nephew’s comments.The initial statement came after Kyrgios’ win over Rafa in the Mexican Open, when the Spaniard said the Australian “lacked respect.”Kyrgios did an underhand serve while his opponent was standing way behind the
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ATP Monte Carlo Masters: Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori results, scores, schedule

[ad_1] RAFAEL Nadal remained on course for a record 31st Masters title after beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-1 in the Monte Carlo semi-finals on Saturday. Nadal shares the Masters record with Novak Djokovic, whose 30 wins include two here.The top-ranked Nadal will face Kei Nishikori, who beat No. 4-ranked Alexander Zverev 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.Nishikori won on his first match point when Zverev scooped a backhand wide. The German player looked
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Nick Kyrgios sledges Fernando Verdasco after Thanasi Kokkinakis match

[ad_1] THANASI Kokkinakis has been beaten by Fernando Verdasco in a heated third round match at the Miami Open while Nick Kyrgios got involved in the friction as he breezed into the round of 16. Spanish veteran Verdasco battled to a 3-6 6-4 7-6 (7-4) win over Kokkinakis, who knocked Swiss world No. 1 and defending champion Roger Federer out of the Masters 1000 event, in a match which included
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Tennis: news, Laver Cup 2018, Nick Kyrgios picked by John McEnroe

[ad_1] TEAM World’s captain John McEnroe has named Nick Kyrgios as his first selection for September’s Laver Cup in Chicago. With selection based on mid-season rankings, seven-time Grand Slam champion McEnroe chose to use one of his captain’s picks on Kyrgios; meaning that the Aussie will be on the team regardless of ranking.It completes a stunning turnaround from McEnroe, who has directed a fair share of criticism at Kyrgios in
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Eugenie Bouchard’s tennis career takes disastrous turns: Report

[ad_1] SHE may have won a court case recently but life isn’t so rosy for tennis star Eugenie Bouchard.The Canadian was successful in her suit against the United States Tennis Association (USTA) last month, winning an undisclosed amount (likely to be in the millions) in damages for a fall in the changerooms at the US Open in 2015.But you’ve got to search pretty hard to find any more good news
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Roger Federer 2018 schedule French Open: Why he should try to win Roland Garros, Dubai

[ad_1] TWENTY career majors. Oldest and longest-reigning No.1 in history. $US115 million in prize money and counting.Roger Federer could retire today a very, very happy man.His status as an all-time sporting great is assured. Even if he never wins another match, he may go unchallenged as the greatest and most successful male tennis player in history.With his 37th birthday approaching, however, Federer looks anything but finished. And you get the
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Roger Federer No.1 bid ATP Rotterdam: Stan Wawrinka loses to Tallon Griekspoor, Federer vs Ruben Bemelmans

[ad_1] ROGER Federer’s path to becoming tennis’ oldest ever No.1 this week just became considerably easier.Federer will surpass Andre Agassi as the most senior player in ATP rankings history to hold top spot if he makes the semi-finals of the ATP event in Rotterdam.The biggest obstacle was expected to be a possible quarter-final showdown with countryman and three-time grand slam champion Stan Wawrinka.But Federer’s great rival and friend is already
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Serena Williams snubbed by French Open organisers

[ad_1] SERENA Williams’ return to Grand Slam tennis from maternity leave just got even tougher.French Open organisers announced on Monday they will not give Williams a seeding.“This year again, tournament officials will establish the list and ranking of the women’s seeds based on the WTA ranking,” the French Tennis Federation said in a statement to The Associated Press.“Consequently, (the seeds) will reflect this week’s world ranking.”Williams, a three-time French Open
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French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal Roland Garros record, favourite

[ad_1] WHEN a respected tennis analyst suggested recently that an underarm serve could be an effective weapon in halting Rafael Nadal’s annual rampage on clay, most just chuckled.The trouble is that no one seems to have come up with a better plan to the throw the Spaniard off-kilter as he eyes a record-extending 11th French Open title.The 31-year-old has rarely been a hotter favourite heading into the Roland Garros fortnight.Apart