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Gilles Simon goes down to Xavier Malisse at Wimbledon (Roundup)


June 29th, 2012 - 5:56 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Frenchman Gilles Simon's Wimbledon campaign ended in the second round of the men's singles, losing to Xavier Malisse 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (5).Simon, seeded 13th, was ... Read more...

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Federer waits out weather, earns demanding Miami win


March 30th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, March 30 (DPA) Roger Federer waited out a four-hour rain delay, then triumphed Monday in an exchange of thundering groundstrokes 7-6(2), 7-6(3) over a fired-up Frenchman Florent Serra to reach ... Read more...

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Soderling advances in Rotterdam


February 9th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rotterdam (Netherlands), Feb 9 (DPA) Last year's break-out player Robin Soderling overcame a shaky start to claim his first victory of 2010 with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Frenchman Florent ... Read more...

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Nadal reaches fourth round as Clijsters crumbles


January 22nd, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 22 (DPA) Rafael Nadal saw off another challenge to his title defence at the Australian Open Friday while US Open champion Kim Clijsters was handed a shock third-round loss. Second ... Read more...

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Australian Open: Roddick sets up meeting with Gonzalez


January 22nd, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 22 (DPA) Andy Roddick and Fernando Gonzalez are set for a clash of big serves after both came through marathon wins in the third round of the Australian Open ... Read more...

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Nadal does it easy while Del Potro struggles through (Lead)


January 20th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 20 (DPA) Defending champion Rafael Nadal eased to a straight set victory Wednesday into the third round of the Australian Open while fourth seed Juan Del Potro, in a ... Read more...

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Serena, Safina sweat before escaping with wins


January 12th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 12 (DPA) Top seed Serena Williams Tuesday beat the 35 Celsius-plus summer heat in her first competitive outing of 2010, beginning her preparation for an Australian Open title defence ... Read more...

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Federer roars away with win at Basle


November 3rd, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Basle (Switzerland), Nov 3 (DPA) Roger Federer brushed off his game after a long autumn pause to clock his 16th straight victory at his home Swiss Indoors and start a run ... Read more...

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Soderling marks career top 10 start with Stockholm win


October 22nd, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Oct 22 (DPA) Swede Robin Soderling took victory in his first career start as a top 10 player Wednesday, leading German second seed Tommy Haas into the second round of ... Read more...

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Hard luck continues for German Becker


October 20th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Oct 20 (DPA) Simon Greul moved into the second round of the Stockholm Open tennis Monday as he handed sixth seed Benjamin Becker a seventh consecutive first-round loss this season 2-6, ... Read more...

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Roddick routs Gicquel at US Open


September 4th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 4 (DPA) Andy Roddick led a seeded men's charge at the US Open with his fourth-straight success against Frenchman Marc Gicquel. Fifth-seeded Roddick Thursday paced rivals, including number four ... Read more...

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Tsonga stamps his comeback authority on Niemimen


January 7th, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Jan 7 (DPA) Australian Open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga recovered from a horror start to impose his game on fighting Finn Jarkko Nieminen for a 0-6, 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-5) win into ... Read more...

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Djokovic unruffled despite Brisbane shock loss


January 6th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Jan 6 (DPA) Novak Djokovic's upcoming defence of his Australian Open title was plunged into chaos Tuesday as the Serb crashed out 4-6, 4-6 against Latvia's Ernests Gublisin in his opening ... Read more...

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Federer, Nadal begin with wins in Paris


October 30th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 30 (DPA) Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer squeezed out straight-set wins to fine tune for next week's season-ending date in China with opening victories at the Paris Masters.Top seed Nadal ... Read more...

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Exhausted Nadal “at the limit” at season’s end


October 29th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 29 (DPA) World number one Rafael Nadal admitted that he is at the limit of his strength as he approaches the end of the tennis season, in which he is ... Read more...

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Sharapova work ethic put to the test again in win


May 31st, 2008 - 10:21 pm ICT by admin
DPA Paris, May 31 (DPA) Maria Sharapova laboured to her third difficult win at the French Open, grinding through an 81-minute opening set before breaking it open 7-6 (7-4), 6-0 over Karin Knapp ... Read more...

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Federer, Davydenko through to Estoril Open tennis semi-final


April 19th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by admin
DPA Estoril (Portugal), April 19 (DPA) Second seed Nikolay Davydenko of Russia had to overcome a stiff resistance from Frenchman Marc Gicquel to advance to the semi-finals of the Estoril Open tennis tournament ... Read more...

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