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  • Zverev ousts Nishikori to reach semi-finals, Murray withdraws

    Washington : Defending champion Alexander Zverev outlasted Japan’s Kei Nishikori 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 to reach the ATP Washington Open semi-finals while three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray withdrew citing fatigue.

  • Tired Andy Murray withdraws from Washington Open quarterfinal

    Washington: Former world No. 1 tennis champion Andy Murray of Britain has announced his withdrawal from the Washington Open quarterfinal against Alex de Minaur of Australia, citing fatigue. He has also withdrawn from next week’s Rogers Cup in order to recover, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Andy Murray ousts Edmund in ATP and WTA Washington Open

    Washington : Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray collected the biggest victory of his injury comeback at the ATP and WTA Washington Open while defending champion Alexander Zverev booked a match-up with his older brother.

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    Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer reacts to Andy Murray’s withdrawal, says it’s probably a wise decision

    London: Roger Federer believes Andy Murray made the right decision to withdraw from Wimbledon, insisting it’s “not the end of the world” for the two-time winner. Murray, 31, pulled out on Sunday, less than 24 hours before the start of the tournament, fearing that his long-standing hip injury would not cope with the rigours of two weeks of five-set tennis.

  • Wimbledon 2018: Andy Murray withdraws from tournament due to hip injury

    London: British tennis ace Andy Murray announced that he will not participate in the Wimbledon due to a hip injury. In a Facebook post, Murray wrote, “It is with a heavy heart that I’m announcing that I’ll be withdrawing from Wimbledon this year.”

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    Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams seeded 25th in women’s, Roger Federer men’s top seed

    London: Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has been seeded 25 for this year’s women’s singles by the organisers despite being ranked 183 in the world. The 36-year-old — who was not seeded for the French Open — has made only a tentative return to action following complications during daughter Alexis Olympia’s birth last September.

  • Borna Coric wins Halle Open, defeats Roger Federer

    Halle: Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer suffered a surprise defeat to Croatia’s Borna Coric in the final of the Halle Open on Sunday. Coric, 21, won 7-6 (8-6) 3-6 6-2 to end the Wimbledon champion’s run of 20 consecutive victories on grass.

  • Andy Murray ‘closer’ to return, targets Wimbledon

    London : Andy Murray says he “getting closer” to playing again following a frustratingly long injury lay-off and hopes to be fit enough to target a third Wimbledon title.

  • 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.