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Alexander Zverev

Zverev sets up Federer last-four clash at ATP Finals

Alexander Zverev set up a last-four clash against Roger Federer in the ATP Finals after seeing off John Isner 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 on Friday while Novak Djokovic will take on Kevin Anderson.
Basel Roger Federer

Smooth Roger Federer puts troubled start behind him

Six-time champion, Roger Federer, put a troubled start to his 16th ATP Finals behind him, as he outclassed Dominic Thiem 6-2 6-3 on Tuesday to stay on course for the knockout stage.
Sep 7, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Rafael Nadal of Spain faces Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in a men's semi-final match on day twelve of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY SPORTS

Injured Rafael Nadal sets return date

World No 2 Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will make his return from injury at next month’s Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.
Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic defends Roger Federer over preferential treatment claims

Novak Djokovic has defended Roger Federer over claims the Swiss great enjoys preferential treatment on tour.
Roger Federer

ATP Finals: Roger Federer facing uphill task after poor start

Roger Federer will have to do it the hard way if he is to win a record-extending seventh crown at the ATP Finals after an error-strewn 7-6 (4) 6-3 defeat by Kei Nishikori on Sunday.

Rafael Nadal spotted on crutches

The tennis sensation has had an operation on his ankle following the confirmation his 2018 season is over.
Johanna Konta

Johanna Konta appoints new coach

Johanna Konta has hired Dimitri Zavialoff as her new coach, her fourth in as many years.
Sep 7, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Rafael Nadal of Spain faces Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in a men's semi-final match on day twelve of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY SPORTS

Rafael Nadal pulls out of ATP Finals

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the ATP Finals in London scheduled for next week due to an injury which forced the Spaniard to end his participation abruptly.

Nigeria sweeps titles at ITF Wheelchair Tennis Futures

Alex Adewale and Kafayat Omisore emerged champions of the men’s and women’s singles of the Puma ITF Wheelchair Tennis Futures in Abuja over the weekend.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic proud of ‘achievements’ despite loss to Karen Khachanov

Novak Djokovic said he was proud of his “most amazing last five months” despite losing to Karen Khachanov in Sunday’s Paris Masters final ahead of his return to world number one.
Serena Williams

Roger Federer: Serena Serena went too far with US Open final rant

Serena Williams “went too far” with her controversial rant at an umpire during the US Open final, according to Roger Federer.
Karen Khachanov celebrates winning a point and the first set against Novak Djokovic. Thibault Camus-AP

Karen Khachanov upsets Novak Djokovic to win Paris Masters title

Karen Khachanov, the Russian No.1 player won the greatest trophy of his career today, beating Novak Djokovic, in two straight sets to claim the Paris Masters title.
Steve Simon

WTA boss hopes Elite Trophy will stay in Zhuhai

WTA chief Steve Simon said on Sunday he wants the Elite Trophy to stay in Zhuhai “for many years to come”.
Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a thrilling semi-final at the Paris Masters on Saturday to extend his winning run to 22 matches ahead of his return to world number one next week.

Novak Djokovic denies Roger Federer chance to win 100th title

Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a thrilling semi-final at the Paris Masters on Saturday to extend his winning run to 22 matches ahead of his return to world number one next week.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic marks return to world number one with Paris win

Novak Djokovic celebrated his return to the summit of world tennis with a stroll into the quarter-finals at the Paris Masters after Damir Dzumhur had to retire with injury in the second set of their third round clash on Thursday.

Novak Djokovic back on top after Rafael Nadal withdraws in Paris

Improbable as it seemed when Novak Djokovic had elbow surgery in February before slumping into a crisis of confidence, the Serb was guaranteed a return to world number one on Wednesday.
US Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their Women's Singles Quarter-Finals match at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 4, 2018.Six-time champion Serena Williams overpowered Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of the US Open. / AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT

Madison Keys: Serena Williams can still grab Grand Slams record

American number three Madison Keys said she has no doubt Serena Williams can equal the record of 24 Grand Slam titles despite her stormy defeat in the US Open final.

Petra Kvitova, Karolina Pliskova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup final

Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova will lead the Czech Republic against defending champions the United States in the Fed Cup final in Prague on November 10-11, the team captain said Wednesday.

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