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Defending champion Rafa Nadal crashed out of the Italian Open with a stunning 6-2 7-5 defeat by Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

Rafa Nadal stunned by Diego Schwartzman in Italian Open quarter-finals

Defending champion Rafa Nadal crashed out of the Italian Open with a stunning 6-2 7-5 defeat by Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the quarter-finals on Saturday.
Andy Murray hits a return to Frances Tiafoe during their first-round match at the Western & Southern Open, which the Scot won in two hours, 28 minutes. Jason Szenes-EPA

ATP Tour: Andy Murray beats Frances Tiafoe, books Zverev clash

Britain’s Andy Murray made a triumphant ATP comeback Saturday, defeating Frances Tiafoe 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 6-1 in his first match of 2020 at the Western and Southern Open.
Britain’s Andy Murray reacts after winning the fourth set during his men’s singles match against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 14, 2019. (Photo by SAEED KHAN - AFP)

Andy Murray admits to rustiness ahead of ATP return

Andy Murray says he’s feeling off the pace for his return to the ATP Tour this weekend but is hoping to hit his stride ahead of the U.S Open, which begins on Aug. 31.
Former world number seven Kevin Anderson came back from the brink of defeat in Brisbane Wednesday to down Benoit Paire and end France’s hopes of making it to the quarter-finals of the inaugural ATP Cup.

France crash out of ATP Cup

Former world number seven Kevin Anderson came back from the brink of defeat in Brisbane Wednesday to down Benoit Paire and end France’s hopes of making it to the quarter-finals of the inaugural ATP Cup.
Novak Djokovic has described his longtime rival, Andy Murray, as a “warrior” and says he is “inspired” by the former world No.1’s journey back from a career-threatening injury.

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal lead calls for ATP Cup, Davis Cup to merge

Superstars Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal said Thursday there was little point in having two men’s team tennis competitions so close together and suggested the new ATP Cup should merge with the Davis Cup.
Rafael Nadal instigated a Spanish comeback against Russia in the Davis Cup on Tuesday by capitalising on a raucous home crowd to beat Karen Khachanov in straight sets.

Rafael Nadal hails ‘amazing atmosphere’ as Spain beat Russia at Davis Cup

Rafael Nadal instigated a Spanish comeback against Russia in the Davis Cup on Tuesday by capitalising on a raucous home crowd to beat Karen Khachanov in straight sets.
Andy and Jamie Murray in action during a doubles match in 2017. Clive Brunskill-Getty Images

Washington Open: Andy Murray reunites with brother for doubles win

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray moved closer to a single come back six months after hip surgery, joining brother Jamie for a doubles victory Wednesday at the ATP Washington Open.
Andy Murray

Pierre-Hugues Herbert: Will be an honour to play with Andy Murray

Pierre-Hugues Herbert told AFP Saturday that it will be an “honour” to play alongside Andy Murray in the Wimbledon doubles next month, and insisted he was still on good terms with former partner Nicolas Mahut.
Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert

France stay alive in Davis Cup final after doubles win

France kept their Davis Cup final hopes alive on Saturday as Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat the Croatian pair of Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic 6-4 6-4 3-6 7-6(3).
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Wimbledon introduces final-set tie-breaks

Wimbledon will introduce final-set tie-breaks when the score reaches 12-12 in all events from 2019, the All England Lawn Tennis Club has confirmed.
Yannick Noah

Davis Cup: Rafael Nadal’s absence ‘changes everything’ – France skipper

France Davis Cup captain Yannick Noah says world number one Rafael Nadal’s absence from Spain’s team in this weekend’s semi-final “changes everything”.
Roger Federer

US Open: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic through as storm rages over umpire’s Nick Kyrgios...

Roger Federer on Thursday set-up a US Open third round clash against Nick Kyrgios who found himself at the centre of an impartiality row after an umpire climbed down from his chair to tell him: “I want to help you”.

Rafael Nadal battles past Pablo Cuevas to reach Paris quarters

World number one Rafael Nadal overcame a second-set blip to reach the Paris Masters quarter-finals on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 victory over Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas.

Venus, Sharapova advance in US Open

New aunt Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova and Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza rolled into the last 16 at the US Open on Friday.

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U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Iran in final days of Donald Trump presidency

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Pep Guardiola were honoured at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai, the duo named player and coach of the century respectively.

Report: Cristiano Ronaldo to extend his Juventus contract by a year

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AC Milan close to signing Fikayo Tomori on loan with buy option

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U.S. Senate Republican asks tech firms to explain account, content removals

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Coronavirus: Edo governor suspends reopening of schools

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