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Djokovic shatters dream final with knockout of Federer


September 12th, 2010 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 12 (DPA) Novak Djokovic played the spoiler as he beat Roger Federer in five dramatic sets Saturday to set up a US Open final against Rafael Nadal. The third-seeded ... Read more...

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Toronto winner Murray put through the wringer by Chardy


August 19th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Cincinnati, Aug 19 (DPA) Toronto champion Andy Murray was tested in his opening match at the Cincinnati Masters as Frenchman Jeremy Chardy made life a misery before finally going down to ... Read more...

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Weary Nadal wins Wimbledon battle of walking wounded


June 27th, 2010 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
By Bill Scott London, June 27 (DPA) Rafael Nadal was tested over five sets for the second time in three matches as he came through a battle of walking wounded 6-4, 4-6, ... Read more...

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Lethal Nadal back on form, stunning defeat for Djokovic


June 3rd, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 3 (DPA) Clay king Rafael Nadal motored back into his French Open comfort zone with a commanding 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 defeat of fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro to ... Read more...

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Stosur sinks Serena, enters French Open semi-final


June 2nd, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 2 (DPA) Samantha Stosur outlasted frustrated top seed Serena Williams 6-2, 6-7 (2-7), 8-6 Wednesday to reach her second straight French Open semi-final. World number one Williams was left adrift ... Read more...

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Gulbis win prevents Spanish sweep in Rome


May 1st, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 1 (DPA) Ernests Gulbis defeated Feliciano Lopez 7-6(6), 6-1 at the Rome Masters tennis to prevent an historic Spanish sweep into all four semi-final places. The Latvian who beat Roger ... Read more...

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Roddick to meet Ljubicic at Indian Wells final


March 21st, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Indian Wells (California), March 21 (DPA) Outsider Ivan Ljubicic and crowd favourite Andy Roddick will reprise their 2007 match-up at the Indian Wells Masters as the pair meet for the title ... Read more...

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Federer stalls in Paris with upset loss to Frenchman


November 12th, 2009 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 12 (DPA) Top seed Roger Federer exited the last tournament of the ATP regular season in disappointing style, taking a 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 second-round loss to Frenchman Julien ... Read more...

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Nadal makes hard work of aching Almagro in Paris win


November 12th, 2009 - 2:50 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 12 (DPA) Rafael Nadal spent three and a quarter hours in a laboured opening victory at the Paris Masters Wednesday, with injured fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro barely able to ... Read more...

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Federer lines up a childhood friend for Basle semis


November 7th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Basle (Switzerland), Nov 7 (DPA) Friendship will be on the back burner when Roger Federer faces childhood mate Marco Chiudinelli in a battle of Basle boys for a place in the ... Read more...

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Nadal seals his comeback with overhaul of Monfils


September 9th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 9 (DPA) Rafael Nadal rallied to defeat Gael Monfils 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 while Andy Murray was humbled by Croat Marin Cilic 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 at the US ... Read more...

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Andy Murray enters semis in Cincinnati Masters


August 22nd, 2009 - 3:22 am ICT by IANS
Cincinnati (Ohio), Aug 22 (DPA) Andy Murray saved his title defence at the Cincinnati Masters Friday as he carved out a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 quarter-final victory over Julien Benneteau on the ... Read more...

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Federer is ‘happiest’ after becoming tennis’ great


July 6th, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (DPA) With a first child on the way, Roger Federer finds it hard to say that winning his sixth Wimbledon title to become the most successful Grand Slam ... Read more...

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Gracious Sampras pays tribute to king of the Slams


July 6th, 2009 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (DPA) A jet-lagged Pete Sampras added his congratulations to the man who stole his tennis throne after Roger Federer won a sixth Wimbledon trophy Sunday to set the ... Read more...

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Serena through to Wimbledon final


July 2nd, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (DPA) Dinara Safina is all that stands in the way of a fourth Williams sisters Wimbledon final after second seed Serena Williams held off Russian Elena Dementieva 6-7 ... Read more...

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Murray bundled out in Paris as Soderling streak continues


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 2 (DPA) Chile's baseline blaster Fernando Gonzalez hammered third seed Andy Murray out of the French Open quarter-finals 6-3, 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 Tuesday, firing 45 winner to sink the ... Read more...

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Davydenko won’t speculate on his clay fate against Nadal


April 24th, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, April 24 (DPA) Russian Nikolay Davydenko checked in for another successful work day on the clay Friday while Rafael Nadal took advantage of a quarter-final walkover as the pair prepared ... Read more...

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IPL II matches to be 15 minutes longer


April 16th, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, April 16 (IANS) The timings of the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, that begins here Saturday, have been extended by 15 minutes. The IPL matches will now ... Read more...

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Murray downs Del Potro to face Djokovic in Miami


April 4th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, April 4 (DPA) Andy Murray won another grudge encounter with Argentine rival Juan Del Potro, posting a 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 victory to set up a weekend final with Novak Djokovic ... Read more...

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Lucknow found woefully wanting in disaster management


October 1st, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 1 (IANS) That Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow, which aspires to become a modern metropolis, is wanting in disaster management came to the fore after a flyover came crashing down Tuesday ... Read more...

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