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Lleyton Hewitt advances after win in Cincinnati Masters

Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt has opened his Cincinnati Masters campaign with a three-set win over Austria's Jurgen Melzer.

Another marathon for John Isner at Wimbledon

Marathon specialist: John Isner served 32 aces.

Howard Fendrich After winning a tiebreaker 19-17 on the way to reaching Wimbledon's third round for the first time, John Isner put it succinctly: "I'm no stranger to matches like this."

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Andy Murray knocked from his throne in straight sets

Andy Murray

Linda Pearce The reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has been dethroned, going down in straight sets to Grigor Dimitrov.

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Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to claim ninth French Open title

Spain's Rafael Nadal moments after defeating  Serbia's Novak Djokovic to claim the 2014 French Open in Paris.

Danielle Rossingh Rafael Nadal overcame a slow start against Novak Djokovic to win a record-extending ninth French Open title.

Francis Tiafoe, the improbable tennis prodigy

Francis

Liz Clarke With no other place to call home, he slept as a child at a tennis club where his dad worked as a maintenance worker. Now Francis Tiafoe is the sport's most buzzed-about prospect.

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Bigger may not be better in land of tennis giants

Jerzy Janowicz

Peter Hanlon The population of the tennis world's Land Of The Giants is greater than ever before.

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Hewitt the underdog has a giant problem

Lleyton Hewitt

Linda Pearce Australian looking forward to second-round meeting with Juan Martin del Portro.

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Nadal title heist stokes epic rivalry

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09:  Rafael Nadal of Spain bites the US Open Championship trophy as he celebrates winning the men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Day Fifteen of the 2013 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Harvey Araton, New York Rafael Nadal snatches US Open from Novak Djokovic when Serb thought he had it in the bag.

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Murray's breakthrough really hit home

Andy and Judy Murray with the US Open trophy.

Mike Hedge A week after she had screamed and cried and pumped her fists over her son's US Open victory, Judy Murray began to appreciate what had happened.

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Agassi hails Hewitt's reign at the top

Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt.

Darren Walton Monday marks 10 years since Lleyton Hewitt relinquished the top ranking in men's tennis.

Jimmy Connors: why I split with Chris Evert

Evert and Connors

Philip Sherwell They were the golden couple of tennis, champions on the court and youthful sweethearts off it. But shortly before Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert were scheduled to marry in the mid-1970s, the wedding...

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Renewed Rafa has eyes for great eighth

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal can become the first man to win the same grand slam title eight times at the French Open, with few willing to risk talking down the rejuvenated Spaniard's chances.

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Djokovic in way of Nadal history

Spain's Rafael Nadal

Dave James PARIS: Rafael Nadal can become the first man to win the same grand slam title eight times at the French Open but the Spaniard may have to get past Novak Djokovic before he even contemplates history.

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Legends tip Nadal for Paris

Game on: Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Roger Federer warm up in Paris.

Liz Clarke It's difficult to imagine any player spoiling Nadal's bid for an eighth French Open title.

Djokovic backing mental edge over Nadal

Novak Djokovic is banking on his "mental edge" over Rafael Nadal to carry him to more Australian Open glory after suffering through a "physical crisis" to reach Sunday night's final.

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Tables turned on marathon man Isner

John Isner

Paris US hopes at the French Open were extinguished on Thursday as marathon man John Isner was once again involved in an epic duel, the fourth longest in Grand Slam history, which this time he lost.

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Nadal clams up over history in the making

Rafael Nadal.

Paris Rafael Nadal declines to assess whether his devastating run through the French Open field suggests this could be his best campaign at Roland Garros.

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Stosur charges into French Open semis

Samantha Stosur of Australia returns the ball to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their quarter-final match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 5, 2012.

Tennis Samantha Stosur has moved through to the French Open semi-finals with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova late last night.

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Nadal and Ferrer set up French Open clash

Rafael Nadal playing against David Ferrer.

Paris Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer will meet in an all-Spanish French Open semi-final after winning their way through from the last eight on Wednesday.

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Nadal and Djokovic progress to dream French Open final

King of clay ... Rafael Nadal put on a masterclass against compatriot David Ferrer.

Dave James Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal set-up a history-making French Open final on Friday courtesy of devastating straight-sets, semi-final wins which confirmed their mastery of the men's game.