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French Open: Rafael Nadal crushes Dusan Lajovic to set up David Ferrer clash

Defending champion Rafael Nadal dismantled unseeded Serb Dusan Lajovic 6-1 6-2 6-1 on Monday to set up a French Open quarter-final clash with fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in a repeat of last year's...

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Australian Open: Ironman David Ferrer into the fourth round

Spain's David Ferrer

Spanish tennis ironman David Ferrer ended the Australian Open campaign of Frenchman Jeremy Chardy with a straight-sets victory in the third round on Friday.

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David Ferrer brushes off bump with linesman over towel

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Michael Chammas Spaniard David Ferrer could find himself in hot water after pushing an official during his four-set quarter-final loss to Tomas Berdych.

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David Ferrer nudges official out of the way during quarter-final loss

David Ferrer

Michael Chammas Spaniard could be in hot water over incident in his four-set quarter-final loss.

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David Ferrer splits with long-time coach Javier Piles

David Ferrer

World No.3 David Ferrer said Sunday that he has split with coach Javier Piles after a 15-year working relationship.

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Stanislas Wawrinka keeps ATP World Tour Finals hopes afloat after comeback win over David Ferrer

Stanislas Wawrinka

Stanislas Wawrinka defeated David Ferrer 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 6-1 on Friday to keep alive his hopes of making the last four of the ATP World Tour Finals.

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10 things you should know about Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios.

Tom Decent He's Australia's new golden boy, so here are some things you should know about Nick Kyrgios.

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Novak Djokovic survives Wimbledon friendly fire

Novak Djokovic.

Top seed Novak Djokovic has survived a testing centre court examination at the hands of close friend and veteran serve-and-volleyer Radek Stepanek to reach the Wimbledon third round.

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Australia's Wimbledon Black Wednesday revisited

Bernard Tomic was beaten in four sets.

Linda Pearce It was all going so well, seven Australians having won singles matches at the All England Club for the first time since 1999. But Wednesday was a wipeout.

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Bleak Wimbledon day for Australia

Marinko Matosevic suffered over five long and crazy-emotional sets.

Linda Pearce So much for that, then. The grim green-and-gold-themed sequel to what the tennis world 12 months ago dubbed Wimbledon’s “Black Wednesday’’ dimmed the lights on the first five...

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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.

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Nadal defies Djokovic, and belief, once again

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Christopher Clarey After all the consecutive victories and the confidently clenched fists, after the new hires and the new attitude, the 2014 French Open was just another red-clay rerun for Novak Djokovic.

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Rafael Nadal into Barcelona Open quarter-finals

Rafael Nadal

World number one Rafael Nadal maintained his quest for a ninth Barcelona Open title with a comfortable 6-3 6-3 over Ivan Dodig on Thursday, racking up his 42nd win in 43 matches at the tournament.

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Nadal's time, springtime in Paris

Rafall? Can Rafael Nadal arrest his slump in time for Roland Garros?

Christopher Clarey This is all Rafael Nadal's fault, of course. If he had not been superhuman on clay for the last decade, tennis analysts would not be twisting themselves into knots trying to determine the hows and...

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Stanislas Wawrinka stunned by qualifier in Madrid

Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka suffered a shock defeat to Austrian qualifier Dominic Thiem at the Madrid Masters.

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Kei Nishikori creates history for Japan by breaking into top 10

Kei Nishikori ensured he will become the first Japanese player to make the top 10 of the ATP rankings with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Spain's Feliciano Lopez to make the Madrid Masters semi-finals on Friday.

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Rafael Nadal to face Kei Nishikori in Madrid Masters final

World number one Rafael Nadal will face Japan's Kei Nishikori in Sunday's Madrid Masters final after he romped past fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4 6-3 on Saturday.

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Unconvincing Nadal handed Madrid win as Nishikori retires

Rafa reigns: Rafael Nadal claimed his fourth Madrid title

Rafael Nadal won an unconvincing second straight Madrid Open title after Kei Nishikori sustained a back injury when closing on victory in the second set of Sunday's final and was forced to retire...

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Stosur, Stan, Sharapova out of Rome tennis

World No.2 Li Na defeated Samantha Stosur 6-3 6-1 on Thursday to reach the Rome Masters quarter-finals on a day of upsets which included defeats for Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka, Maria...

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Rafael Nadal edges Andy Murray in Rome Masters quarter-finals

World No.1 Rafael Nadal dug deep to maintain his chances of defending his Rome Masters tennis title with a gutsy come-from-behind 1-6 6-3 7-5 win over Andy Murray on Friday in the quarter-finals.