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Andy Murray rise continues after Belgian triumph

Former world number one Andy Murray was rewarded for his victory in Antwerp at the weekend, with another dramatic rise in the ATP rankings which were released on Monday.
Daniil Medvedev of Russia celebrates after winning against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in their men’s singles semi-final match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on October 12, 2019. (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL - AFP)

Red-hot Daniil Medvedev beats Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach Shanghai final

Daniil Medvedev reached a staggering ninth final this year as he defeated fellow rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Shanghai Masters on Saturday.
The next generation of youngsters made their mark at the Shanghai Masters as Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev knocked out former champions Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer respectively, booking their semi-final spots on Friday.

Roger Federer loses cool, follows Novak Djokovic out of Shanghai

Roger Federer’s trademark cool spectacularly deserted him and he was given a point penalty as he followed Novak Djokovic out of the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals on Friday.
An inspired Stefanos Tsitsipas came from a set down to end Novak Djokovic's reign as Shanghai Masters champion and reach the semi-finals after qualifying for the ATP Finals.

Stefanos Tsitsipas stuns Novak Djokovic in Shanghai quarter-finals

World number one Novak Djokovic was stunned in the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals by young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets on Friday.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the men’s singles final against John Millman of Australia at the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on October 6, 2019. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI - AFP)

Novak Djokovic: Pressure to stay world number one ‘a privilege’

Novak Djokovic said on Wednesday that he was “embracing” the pressure of being world number one and reigning champion at the Shanghai Masters this week.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the men’s singles final against John Millman of Australia at the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on October 6, 2019. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI - AFP)

Andy Murray climbs over 200 places as Novak Djokovic stays top in ATP rankings

Former world number one Andy Murray climbed over 200 places in the new ATP rankings released on Monday while Novak Djokovic extended his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the men’s singles final against John Millman of Australia at the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on October 6, 2019. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI - AFP)

Novak Djokovic takes Japan Open

World number one Novak Djokovic grabbed the Japan Open Sunday, dispelling any concerns about his shoulder injury that pulled him out of the US Open.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts following a point against Belgium’s David Goffin in their men’s singles semi-final match at the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on October 5, 2019. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI - AFP)

Novak Djokovic powers through to Japan Open final

In the final, Djokovic will face Australian qualifier John Millman, who squeezed past American opponent Reilly Opelka 6-3, 7-6 (7/4).
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Novak Djokovic advances to Japan Open quarterfinal

Novak Djokovic stepped up a gear at the Japan Open on Wednesday, fending off a tough challenge from Japanese wild card Go Soeda 6-3, 7-5 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Novak Djokovic stretched his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top of the ATP rankings on Monday, after the Spaniard’s failed bid to win a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title.

Novak Djokovic in Brisbane, Rafael Nadal in Perth as ATP Cup draw made

World number one Novak Djokovic will begin his 2020 season in Brisbane, Rafael Nadal in Perth and Roger Federer in Sydney after Monday’s draw for the ATP Cup, the new world tennis team event.
Rafael Nadal

Path cleared for Rafael Nadal but obstacles remain at US Open

Path cleared for Rafa Nadal as only Matteo Berrettini stands between him and a fifth final at Flushing Meadows where the stage has been all but cleared for the Spaniard to claim a 19th grand slam title.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal into US Open semis

Rafael Nadal will play Italy’s Matteo Berrettini in the US Open semi-finals after the 18-time Grand Slam champion defeated Argentine 20th seed Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 7-5, 6-2.
Belinda Bencic & Naomi Osaka

US Open: Belinda Bencic sends defending champion Osaka packing

Less than 24 hours after showing teenage sensation Gauff Coco the exit door, US Open defending champion Naomi Osaka has equally been bundled out.
Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts after defeating Magda Linette of Poland during their Round 2 women’s Singles tennis match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 29, 2019. (Kena Betancur - AFP)

Serena Serena excited for Coco Gauff-Naomi Osaka – ‘future of women’s tennis’

Serena Williams is usually playing in the matches that thrill her most, but she’s going to join a host of fans in watching Saturday’s US Open third round showdown between teen sensation Coco Gauff and top-ranked defending champion Naomi Osaka.
Serena Williams

US Open: Serena Williams routs Maria Sharapova, ‘rusty’ Roger Federer wins

Serena Williams overwhelmed Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 on Monday to reach the second round of the US Open in search of her 24th Grand Slam title while “rusty” Roger Federer rallied past Indian qualifier Sumit Nagal.
Top seed Novak Djokovic’s untroubled progress continued at the French Open as he chalked up a fourth successive straight-sets victory on Monday, this time outclassing Jan-Lennard Struff to reach the quarter-finals.

Novak Djokovic finds comfort zone early at US Open

Novak Djokovic was feeling right at home on the Arthur Ashe Stadium hardcourt on Monday as he dispatched Roberto Caraballes Baena in three straight sets.
Roger Federer reached the third round of Roland Garros for the 15th time on Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win over German lucky loser Oscar Otte.

US Open: Roger Federer beats Sumit Nagal to reach second round

Roger Federer gave India’s Sumit Nagal a harsh introduction to Grand Slam tennis at the U. S. Open in New York on Monday.
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30: Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacst during the men's singles second round match against Tennys Sandgren of the United States on Day Four of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Novak Djokovic motivated by talk of catching Roger Federer in Slams

Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic takes inspiration from a talk he could pass Roger Federer for the all-time record total of men’s Grand Slam singles titles.

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