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  • Injured Andy Murray out of Australian Open

    Sydney: Former world number one Andy Murray withdrew from the Australian Open today after failing to recover from a hip injury, joining injured Japanese star Kei Nishikori on the sidelines. The 30-year-old suffered the injury last year and has not played on the ATP tour since losing in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. “Sadly I won’t be playing in Melbourne this year, as I am not yet ready to compete,” Murray said in

  • Murray to launch ATP Tour comeback in Brisbane

    Brisbane : Andy Murray will make his long- awaited return to the ATP Tour in the Brisbane International on Sunday, after nearly five months out through injury.

  • Dimitrov sets sight on Grand Slam

    London : Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov has set his sight on winning his first Grand Slam title after he clinched the biggest title of his career at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals last evening.

  • Injury fears cloud Nadal-Federer dream clash at ATP Finals

    London : Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer can set up a dream climax to the 2017 season at the ATP World Tour Finals, but organisers are sweating on the Spaniard’s fitness and a new crop are itching to spoil the party.

  • ATP rankings: Rafa Nadal is the year end No 1, Djokovic, Murray out of top 10

    Madrid: Spain’s Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday, while Britain’s Andy Murray and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic dropped out of the top 10. Nadal, 16-time Grand Slam champion, was followed by Switzerland’s Roger Federer with 9.005 points, reports Efe.

  • Rafael Nadal drawn to face Roger Federer in US Open semis

    Johannesburg: One could expect world number one Rafael Nadal and third-ranked Roger Federer renew their long rivalry after the duo have been drawn to face each other in the blockbuster semi-finals of the US Open. Nadal, who has begun his fourth stint in numero-uno position, has never locked horns with 19-time Grand Slam champion Federer on the New York hardcourts in the final major of the season.

  • US Open: Will 2017 see a Grand Slam winner who isn’t named Federer or Nadal?

    Their rivalry has stretched 13 years and 37 matches but the new world no 1 Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer never met at the US Open, a staggering anomaly which seems certain to be corrected at 2017’s concluding Grand Slam. With defending champion Stan Wawrinka and two-time champions Novak Djokovic both sidelined due to injury, all eyes will be on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

  • Rafael Nadal climbs back to No.1

    Paris : Rafael Nadal described as “unbelievable” his climb back to the world number one spot for the first time in three years and confirmed in the latest ATP rankings.

  • ATP rankings: Rafael Nadal returns to No 1 after 3 years

    Madrid: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal has regained the number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings for the first time since July 2014, the ATP said on Monday.

  • Rafael Nadal: Returning to No 1 position is very special

    Johannesburg: 15-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal is thrilled to learn that he would return to the number one spot in the ATP Rankings for the first time in three years.

  • Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer back in the hunt for No. 1

    Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Canada Open and that has just opened up the race for the top spot. And no prizes for guessing who the top two names are as they content in a bid to become the World No 1- Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

  • World No 1 Andy Murray pulls out of ATP Rogers Cup

    Johannesburg: World number one Andy Murray has withdrawn from next week’s ATP Rogers Cup in Montreal as he has yet to recover from the hip injury which hampered his Wimbledon campaign.

  • ATP Rankings: Federer rises to 3rd after Wimbledon win, Murray keeps top spot

    Madrid: Winning his eighth Wimbledon title allowed Swiss Roger Federer, the most acclaimed player in Grand Slams with 19 titles, to earn a spot in the top three of the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday, with 6,545 points.

  • Wimbledon 2017: Marin Cilic stands between Roger Federer and history

    It’s the same old story at Wimbledon again. Switzerland’s favourite son and fifth ranked Roger Federer is again in the finals of the Wimbledon. Federer defeated Czech player Tomas Berdych 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 6-4 and now has reached his 11th Wimbledon finals. Federer’s opponent Marin Cilic of Croatia won against American Sam Querrey 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-5 Friday on Centre Court. Cilic will now face master of grass court, Roger Federer.