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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.
Mens champion Novak Djokovic (SRB) poses with the trophy following his win over Milos Raonic (CAN) in the Western & Southern Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Robert Deutsch

Novak Djokovic says new players’ body will welcome women

Women professionals are taking part in discussions on joining Novak Djokovic’s breakaway tennis players association, the men’s world number one said on Friday, adding that he was “unpleasantly surprised” at the opposition from some players.
American Sam Querrey confirmed after his first round exit at the US Open on Tuesday that he had resigned from the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Players Council.

Sam Querrey quits ATP Council to join new players association

American Sam Querrey confirmed after his first round exit at the US Open on Tuesday that he had resigned from the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Players Council.
Tennis star Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the Western and Southern Open tournament in protest over Jacob Blake's shooting.

Naomi Osaka withdraws from WTA over black man shooting

Naomi Osaka said she has pulled out of the semi-finals of the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament in protest at racial injustice.
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.
World number two Rafael Nadal stepped up his bid for a third ATP Mexico Open title with an impressive display of serving and shotmaking to beat Serbian youngster Miomir Kecmanovic on Wednesday

Rafael Nadal pessimistic about return to action before 2021

Rafael Nadal does not expect to return to play competitive tennis until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated much of this year’s calendar.
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

Rafael Nadal into seventh Wimbledon quarter-final

Rafael Nadal reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the seventh time on Monday as the evergreen 30-somethings of men’s tennis threatened to take a stranglehold at the All England Club.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 22: Serena Williams of the United States in action during her match against Rebecca Peterson of Sweden during Day 5 of the Miami Open Presented by Itau at Hard Rock Stadium on March 22, 2019 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP / Michael Reaves / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / A

Serena Williams remains America’s best hope at French Open

Serena Williams, a three-time French Open champion who has a 28-4 record on the red clay of Roland Garros, could be dangerous if she is pain free and can get off to a good start.
Stan Wawrinka

Stan Wawrinka ends finals drought, faces Gael Monfils in Rotterdam

Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka defeated top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the championship match of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Borna Ćorić

Croatia beat US to set up Davis Cup final with France

Croatia will meet France in the Davis Cup final after defeating the United States 3-2 as Borna Coric triumphed in the decisive match in Zadar on Sunday.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams ruthless in Cincinnati Masters, Andy Murray ousted

Serena Williams re-established her customary superiority, hammering Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 to reach the second round of the Cincinnati Masters on Monday.
TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 07- Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a shot against Mirza Basic of Bosnia and Herzegovina during a 1st round match on Day 2 of the Rogers Cup at Aviva Centre on August 7, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Vaughn Ridley-Getty Images-AFP

Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic advance in Toronto

Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic reached the second round of the Toronto Masters on Tuesday, with both men polishing their pre-US Open form.
Serena Williams is under the watchful eye of the USADA. (OLI SCARFF - AFP-Getty Images)

Serena’s chances boosted as Wimbledon seeds keep falling

Serena Williams’s chances of winning an eighth Wimbledon and 24th Grand Slam title were boosted Friday when Madison Keys became the seventh top 10 seed to be eliminated.
Rafa Nadal

Rafael Nadal holds onto top spot ahead of Wimbledon

Spain’s Rafael Nadal retained the top spot in the men’s ATP rankings in front of his old rival Roger Federer as Wimbledon kicks off on Monday.
Andy Murray

Roger Federer: Not the end of world for Andy Murray

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.
Andy Murray

Andy Murray drawn to face Benoit Paire in Wimbledon first round

Andy Murray has been drawn to face France’s Benoit Paire in the Wimbledon first round after the two-time champion entered the All England Club draw on Friday.
Rafa Nadal

Rafael Nadal ousts Roger Federer to regain top spot

Spain’s Rafael Nadal regained the top spot in the men’s ATP rankings from old rival Roger Federer on Monday after the latter’s surprise final loss on the grass in Halle.

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Bayern star David Alaba rejects lucrative Liverpool offer

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