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Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev play in front of over 42,000

Roger Federer may not be playing at the new-look Davis Cup in Spain but the 38-year-old was still pulling in the crowds when he met Alexander Zverev in an exhibition match in Mexico City on Saturday.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal ends year as number one for fifth time

Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the year-end world number one for the fifth time after the ATP released its season-closing rankings on Monday.
Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem into ATP finals semis as Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer face shootout

Dominic Thiem produced a scintillating display of attacking tennis to beat Novak Djokovic and qualify for the last four at the ATP Finals on Tuesday, leaving the Serbian facing a shootout against Roger Federer.
John Bercow departs the House of Commons chamber for the final time as speaker. [UK Parliament-Jessica Taylor-Reuters]

John Bercow resigns after ten years as Britain’s speaker

John Bercow stepped down on Thursday after 10 years as speaker of Britain’s House of Commons — a role that rocketed him into the heart of the Brexit battle, and won him European fans.
Top (L-R) Barcelona’s French defender Clement Lenglet, Barcelona’s Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, Barcelona’s Spanish defender Gerard Pique and bottom (L-R) Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Arthur, Barcelona’s Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez and Barcelona’s Spanish defender Jordi Alba pose before the UEFA Champions league first leg quarter-final football match between Manchester United and Barcelona at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 10, 2019. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

Gerard Pique: Barcelona’s players offered to change contracts to sign Neymar

Gerard Pique has said Barcelona’s players offered to alter their own contracts to help the club buy Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain last summer.
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 withdraws from Paris Masters

World number three Roger Federer announced on Monday that he was withdrawing from this week’s Paris Masters in order to “pace” himself for the next year.
Ruthless Roger Federer stayed on course for a 10th title at his hometown Swiss Indoor tournament in Basel, dropping only three games in crushing Moldova’s Radu Albot on Wednesday.

Ruthless Roger Federer dispatches Albot to reach Basel quarter-finals

Ruthless Roger Federer stayed on course for a 10th title at his hometown Swiss Indoor tournament in Basel, dropping only three games in crushing Moldova’s Radu Albot on Wednesday.
Andy Murray thanks the crowd after his Australian Open defeat. Ella Ling-BPI-Rex-Shutterstock

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.
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.

Roger Federer: My heart tells me to participate in Tokyo Olympics

Roger Federer confirmed his participation in next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo and said on Monday that he had listened to his heart before making the decision.
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.
Swiss third seed Roger Federer, chasing his 21st Grand Slam title, advanced to the US Open quarter-finals on Sunday by routing Belgian 15th seed David Goffin 6-2, 6-2, 6-0.

Roger Federer: Fans inspired me to reach Shanghai quarters

Roger Federer said that his devoted band of Chinese supporters helped pull him through a tough first set and into the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals on Thursday.
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.
Rafael Nadal handed rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas a tennis lesson Thursday as he drubbed him 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in the Australian Open semi-final.-5

Rafa Nadal pulls out of Laver Cup with hand injury

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of his Laver Cup matches on Sunday due to inflammation in his hand.
Tennis - Newly crowned US Open champion Bianca Andreescu received a customised World Wrestling Championship (WWE) belt after her US Open win.

US Open champion Bianca Andreescu honoured in hometown

Bianca Andreescu, who beat Serena Williams in the US Open final to become Canada’s first Grand Slam singles champion, was honoured with a rally in her hometown on Sunday.
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.
Andy Murray

Andy Murray hopes to be fit to play Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal

Former world number one Andy Murray said he still needs four or five months to play top-level tennis so that he can again take on old rivals Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal after career-saving hip surgery earlier this year.

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