I`m not the only one who wants to be the best: Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic admitted that he is not the only player who wants to be the best players in the world. Ahead of the Dubai Tennis Championships, the Serbian said “With the results I`m having, I have to be optimistic. I try not to be over-confident, I have respect for the other players,…

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Former Number One Justine Henin to Coach Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina

Justine Henin

Former world number one Justine Henin of Belgium is set to serve as a coaching consultant to Ukraine’s top player Elina Svitolina, local media reported Thursday. “I’m very happy that Justine will join our team,” Ukrainian sports website www.tennis.sport.ua quoted Svitolina, 21, as saying. The contract of the 33-year-old Belgian says that she will act…

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Rafael Nadal Returns With a Win in Buenos Aires

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal returned to action on Thursday for the first time since his shock first-round exit from the Australian Open with a straight-sets win over Juan Monaco in the ATP Argentina Open. Defending Buenos Aires champion Nadal wasn’t his sharpest self in the rematch of last year’s final. He dropped his serve three times but…

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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic eases past Kei Nishikori to set up Federer semifinal

Novak Djokovic

Defending champion Novak Djokovic issued a chilling warning to his Australian Open challengers on Tuesday by storming to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 victory over seventh seed Kei Nishikori to set up a blockbuster semifinal against Roger Federer. The world number one was far from his imperious best and struggled on serve but was content to…

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Australian Open: Milos Raonic stuns former champion Stan Wawrinka

Milos Raonic

Milos Raonic fended off a spirited comeback from fourth seed Stan Wawrinka to send the 2014 champion tumbling out of the fourth round of the Australian Open 6-4 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-3 on Monday. The 25-year-old Canadian, who had never beaten the French Open champion in four previous meetings, fired 24 aces and hit 82…

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Bernard Tomic hits out at Roger Federer, says he is ‘nowhere near’ Novak Djokovic’s level

Bernard Tomic hits out at Roger Federer

Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has hit out at Swiss legend Roger Federer for questioning his motivation towards the game. Following a straight sets victory against compatriot John Millman on Saturday night, Tomic lashed out at the 17-time Grand Slam champion, who had earlier questioned whether the Queenslander would ever achieve his goal of becoming…

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I was offered $ 200,000 to fix a match: Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

World Number 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic on Monday made a shocking revelation, saying he was once offered $ 200,000 to throw a match. He was addressing a press-conference after media reports claimed 16 top 50 players including many grand slam champions threw matches in lieu of monitory benefits. He said the offer was made…

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Delhi gets ready for Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer clash in IPTL

Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer

The marquee clash between a vintage Roger Federer and classy Rafael Nadal — the two great legends of the game — will be awaited keenly by the fans as the third leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) begins here from Thursday. The two legends had contrasting 2015 season before touching down the national…

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Roger Federer set to play mixed doubles with Martina Hingis in Rio Olympics

Roger Federer set to play mixed doubles with Martina Hingis

Roger Federer is expected to play mixed doubles with fellow Swiss national Martina Hingis at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio, Le Matin Dimanche newspaper reported, revealing what the paper called a “Dream Team”.   There had been widespread speculation that the two Swiss stars would team up. Hingis had reportedly made the offer to…

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Looking forward to IPTL 2: Mahesh Bhupathi

Mahesh Bhupathi

After a successful season last year, Indian Premier Tennis League (IPTL) founder and star tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi said he is looking forward to second edition of the tournament starting on December 2. “It was fairly successful (last year). We are looking forward to it. It is growing slowly,” he told reporters after playing a mixed…

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Roger Federer breaks Novak Djokovic’s 23-match winning streak at ATP Tour Finals

Roger Federer breaks Novak Djokovic

Swiss maestro Roger Federer brought world number one Novak Djokovic’s 23-match winning record to an end by defeating the latter in their round-robin clash at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Federer defeated Djokovic in straight sets to progress through to the semi finals of the tournament. The third seed clinched a 7-5, 6-2 win…

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Novak Djokovic to face Marin Cilic for US Open final spot

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/2) to reach the US Open semi-finals, a 21st last-four spot in his last 22 Grand Slams. The top seed and 2011 champion, playing in his 26th consecutive quarter-final at the majors, claimed his 55th match win in New York. Djokovic, this year`s Australian Open and…

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