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Murray first Brit to win Grand Slam singles title (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) Andy Murray has overpowered Serbia's Novak Djokovic in five gruelling sets in a classic US Open final to become the first Britisher to win ... Read more...

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US Open: Murray wins Grand Slam title at last (Second Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) Andy Murray became the first British man to win a Grand Slam men's singles title in 76 years after defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in ... Read more...

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Knee injury sidelines Nadal for two months


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A knee injury will keep Rafael Nadal out of tennis for the next two months, including Spain's Davis Cup semifinal against the United States, ... Read more...

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Kvitova rises to fifth in world rankings


August 26th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic rose to fifth in the new WTA rankings published Sunday after winning the New Haven Open.Kvitova defeated Russia's ... Read more...

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Zvonareva withdraws from US Open


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Vera Zvonareva has withdrawn from the US Open tennis tournament.A statement on the tournament website Tuesday did not say why Zvonareva, a former ... Read more...

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Kuznetsova to miss US Open for ‘recovery’


August 21st, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova will miss the upcoming US Open to recover from injury.Kuznetsova, Estonia's world No.15 Kaia Kanepi and Italy's 18th-ranked ... Read more...

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Federer says Olympics tougher than a Grand Slam


July 27th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) World No.1 tennis player Roger Federer says winning the Olympic gold could be harder than winning a Grand Slam title.Federer, who made history three ... Read more...

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Olympics: Federer acknowledges he’s favourite


July 27th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Wimbledon champion and world No.1 Roger Federer has acknowledged he is the favourite for Olympic gold.For all Federer's 17 Grand Slam titles, an Olympic ... Read more...

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Olympics: Djokovic says Federer is favourite for gold


July 27th, 2012 - 3:57 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Roger Federer is the favourite to win gold at the Olympics, his rival and world No.2 Novak Djokovic said.Despite Federer's 17 Grand ... Read more...

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Murray handed tricky Olympics first-round match


July 26th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Andy Murray is to face a tricky opponent in the first round of the Olympic tennis tournament at Wimbledon after being drawn against ... Read more...

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Federer, Azarenka top seeds at London Olympics


July 24th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) World number one players Roger Federer and Victoria Azarenka will head the list of seeded players in the draws for the London Olympics' tennis tournament.The ... Read more...

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Pau Gasol replaces Nadal as Spanish flagbearer


July 21st, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Spanish basketball star Pau Gasol has been chosen to replace Rafael Nadal as the flagbearer for Spain's Olympic squad at the opening ceremony of the ... Read more...

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Hype around Indian archery team justified: Team manager


July 20th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Team manager Paresh Mukherjee has said the hype around Indian archers was justified but the athletes should be reasonable with their expectations at the London ... Read more...

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List of Roger Federer’s Grand Slam titles


July 9th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Following is the list of Roger Federers 17 Grand Slam tennis titles:Year Championship Opponent2003 Wimbledon Mark Philippoussis 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 7-6(7-3)2004 Australian ... Read more...

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Defeat no tragedy, it’s just a match: Nadal


June 29th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French Open champion Rafael Nadal was philosophical about his shock second-round defeat to 100th-ranked Czech Lukas Rosol at the Wimbledon.The Spanish second seed looked ... Read more...

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Unsung Czech Lukas Rosol stuns Nadal (Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 5:56 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Little-known Czech Lukas Rosol pulled off one of the biggest upsets at Wimbledon by knocking out two-time champion Rafael Nadal over five sets in the ... Read more...

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Little-known Czech Rosol stuns Nadal at Wimbledon


June 29th, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Rafael Nadal was Thursday knocked out of Wimbledon in the second round by the lowest-ranked player ever at a Grand Slam tournament. The two-time champion ... Read more...

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Bellucci only Brazilian in Olympics tennis singles


June 27th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janerio, June 27 (IANS) Thomaz Bellucci will be Brazil's sole singles representative at the London Olympics, the Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT) announced.The World No.76 received a wildcard ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Venus Williams crashes out, Djokovic advances (Second Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Elena Vesnina demolished Venus Williams in the first round of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships here Monday while men's World No.1 Novak Djokovic had ... Read more...

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Wimbledon: Murray to face Davydenko in first round


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Andy Murray has been handed a tricky first-round match at Wimbledon against former World No. 3 Nikolay Davydenko of Russia, after the men's ... Read more...

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Nadal named flag bearer for Spain’s Olympic team


June 21st, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 21 (IANS) Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal was named the flag bearer for his country at the London Olympic Games which begin July 27.Nadal, who won the ... Read more...

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Nadal wins record seventh French Open (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in a rain-delayed French Open final Monday to eclipse the great Bjorn Borg for a record seventh Roland Garros ... Read more...

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List of French Open winners in last 10 years


June 11th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 11 (IANS) Rafael Nadal's record-breaking seventh French Open title Monday was his seventh triumph at Roland Garros in the last decade.Winners' list2012: Rafael Nadal (Spain) 2011: Rafael Nadal ... Read more...

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French Open final postponed to Monday


June 11th, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The French Open men's singles final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will continue Monday after rain stopped play with the Spaniard in the ... Read more...

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Djokovic: Taking on Nadal in French Open final is ultimate challenge


June 9th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Novak Djokovic has said taking on Rafael Nadal in the French Open tennis tournament final will be the "ultimate challenge" for him.Serbian ... Read more...

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Nadal, Djokovic eyeing history in French Open final (Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 8 (IANS) World No.1 Noval Djokovic crushed Roger Federer in the French Open semi-final here Friday to set-up a title clash with title holder and six-time champion ... Read more...

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Nadal one win away from French Open title record


June 9th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 8 (IANS) French Open defending champion Rafael Nadal thrashed fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 in the semi-final Friday to move within only one win away ... Read more...

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French Open: Tsonga finishes off Wawrinka, Del Potro beat Berdych


June 4th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Local hero Jo-Wilfried Tsonga finished off Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka when play resumed Monday after their marathon fourth round French Open match was interrupted by ... Read more...

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Nadal, Li advance to 4th round at French Open


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 3 (IANS) Rafael Nadal reached the final 16 of the French Open with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 win over Eduardo Schwank of Argentina, making sure he would ... Read more...

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French Open: Top seeds advance to third round


May 31st, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 31 (IANS) Top seeds Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga advanced to the third round with comfortable wins over their opponents at the French Open here ... Read more...

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Djokovic confident of winning maiden French Open crown


May 26th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 26 (IANS) The World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has backed himself to win the 2012 French Open though he conceded clay court expert Rafael Nadal remained ... Read more...

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Nadal wins sixth Rome Masters title


May 21st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 21 (IANS) Rafael Nadal became the first tennis player to win six Rome Masters titles after defeating World No.1 Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-3 in a rain-affected final ... Read more...

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Sania gains four places in tennis singles rankings


May 14th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza moved up in the world women's singles tennis rankings from 191 to 187.In the rankings released over the weekend, ... Read more...

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Federer vows to return to Madrid after winning third title


May 14th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 14 (IANS) Roger Federer, after his victory over Czech Tomas Berdych, insisted that he was not considering a boycott of the Mutua Madrid Open.Federer came back from ... Read more...

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Federer-Berdych set-up Madrid Open final


May 13th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 13 (IANS) Roger Federer defeated Janko Tipsarevic while Tomas Berdych edged past Juan Martin del Potro to set-up the men's singles final at the Madrid Open tennis ... Read more...

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