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Tennis: Nadal set to seal year-end No 1 spot in Paris


PARIS: Rafael Nadal will be crowned as the year-end world number one if he wins his first match at this week’s Paris Masters, after Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament. The two old rivals have both had stunning seasons, returning to form and fitness with two Grand Slam titles each. ...

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Kohli overtakes Messi in Forbes list of most valuable athletes


LONDON: India captain Virat Kohli has shot past Barcelona star Lionel Messi in Forbes’ list of the world’s most valuable athletes. According to Forbes, the 28-year-old cricketer is ranked seventh in the list with a brand value of $14.5 million, which puts him ahead of Messi who is at ninth ...

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Pavlyuchenkova lifts Hong Kong Open title

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 1

HONG KONG:  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova came from behind to win a typhoon-delayed marathon Hong Kong Open final 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) against Daria Gavrilova. It was three minutes past one o’clock in the morning (1703 GMT) when sixth seed Pavlyuchenkova converted the third of her match points. It enabled the world ...

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Federer Beats Nadal to Win Shanghai Masters Title

Tennis - Shanghai Masters tennis tournament - Men's Singles Finals - Shanghai, China - October 15, 2017 - Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning against Rafael Nadal of Spain. REUTERS/Aly Song

SHANGHAI: Roger Federer said he “saved the best for last” after he beat great rival Rafael Nadal for the fifth time in succession to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. The surprisingly one-sided 6-4, 6-3 victory over the world number one from Spain brought a 94th title for the Swiss ...

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Nadal and Federer on collision course in Shanghai

Rafael Nadal - Roger Federer

SHANGHAI:  Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer breezed into the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Thursday and Juan Martin del Potro defeated racquet-smashing Alexander Zverev. World number one Nadal blew away Fabio Fognini in 63 minutes and plays sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov as he pursues one of the few tournaments ...

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Karolina Pliskova reaches quarter-finals at Rogers Cup

Karolina Pliskova

TORONTO: Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the Rogers Cup quarter-finals on Thursday with a 6-2, 6-7 (4), 1-0 victory over Japanese qualifier Naomi Osaka. Osaka retired from the match due to an abdominal injury after her serve was broken to open the deciding set. Caroline Garcia of France defeated American ...

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Sharapova battles into second round at Stanford

Maria Sharapova

LOS ANGELES: Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova made a battling return to US hardcourts on Monday with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 victory over American Jennifer Brady in Stanford, California. “I feel like I just want to hug everyone and say thank you,” Sharapova told fans in a post-match interview. ...

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Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon title


LONDON: Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon’s oldest ...

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Muguruza stuns Venus to win first Wimbledon title

Tennis - Wimbledon - London, Britain - July 15, 2017   Spains Garbine Muguruza poses with the trophy as she celebrates winning the final against Venus Williams of the U.S.     REUTERS/Matthew Childs

LONDON: Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title and shattered Venus Williams’ history bid with a majestic 7-5, 6-0 victory in Saturday’s final. Muguruza overwhelmed Williams with a supreme display of power hitting in 77 minutes on Centre Court to become only the second Spanish woman to win Wimbledon. ...

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