• Federer stuns Djokovic in Dubai

    Roger Federer scored the 84th title win of his career, kept his nose in front in his personal rivalry with Novak Djokovic, and equalled his best achievement at any tournament by winning the Dubai Open for the seventh time. The Grand Slam record-holder from Switzerland beat the world number one from…

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  • Awesome Federer floors Djokovic in straight sets

    By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Roger Federer's enduring class shone through again as the Swiss maestro beat world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 to win the Dubai Championships for a seventh time on Saturday. The 33-year-old's serve is the least praised of his repertoire but it was his awesome…

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  • Agassi says would be happy for Serena if she usurps wife

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Andre Agassi says it would be a "beautiful thing to watch" if fellow American Serena Williams goes on to surpass his wife Steffi Graf's professional era record of 22 grand slam singles titles. Williams reached 19 with her Australian Open triumph last month and…

  • Sharap-ova and out as bug forces top seed to withdraw

    A stomach virus caused world number two Maria Sharapova to pull out of the Acapulco International in Mexico just hours before her semi-final on Friday. "I want to thank the tournament for organizing such a great event and most importantly the fans who were so passionate during all my matches."…

  • Djokovic to face defending champ Federer in Dubai final

    Top-seeded Novak Djokovic will face defending champion Roger Federer in the final of the Dubai Championships after a three-set win over Tomas Berdych on Friday. ''You don't expect anything less than hard work against someone who has been a top 10 player for many years,'' Djokovic said. ''Even when…

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  • Tennis-Djokovic close to scaling tennis's Everest - Agassi

    By Martyn Herman LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic may never have a better chance to complete his career grand slam than at this year's French Open but those predicting the decline of claycourt king Rafa Nadal should be wary, according to Andre Agassi. Had it not been for the Spaniard,…

  • Djokovic and Federer to renew rivalry in Dubai

    By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer renew their great rivalry when they meet in the final of the Dubai Championships on Saturday with both players fighting fit and ready for battle. A few months ago they were had been supposed to bring the curtain down on the ATP Tour…

  • Tennis - Bad back rules Gasquet out of Davis Cup

    - Edouard Roger-Vasselin, ranked 143rd in the world, was called up on Friday by France to replace injured Richard Gasquet for next month's Davis Cup clash with Germany. Gasquet was suffering from the problem at this week's Dubai Open when he was forced to retire when trailing Roger Federer 6-1 in…

  • Tennis-Acapulco International men's singles quarterfinal results

    Feb 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Acapulco International Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday 2-David Ferrer (Spain) beat Bernard Tomic (Australia) 6-4 3-6 6-1 Ryan Harrison (U.S.) beat 6-Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) 4-6 7-6(0) 7-6(4) 1-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat 5-Alexandr…

  • Maria Sharapova withdraws because of stomach virus

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia withdrew Friday before her Mexico Open semifinal against Caroline Garcia of France because of a stomach virus.

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  • Federer and Djokovic to meet in Dubai final

    By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic beat Tomas Berdych 6-0 5-7 6-4 at the Dubai Championships on Friday to set up a dream final with Roger Federer. The 27-year-old Djokovic entered Friday's contest with a 17-2 winning record against Berdych and the Serb dominated from…

  • Nadal crushes Delbonis to reach Argentine Open semi-final

    Nadal, who went down to a first defeat in 53 consecutive semi-finals on clay at the Rio Open last weekend, pumped his fist after winning a superb rally in the fifth game of the second set and again when the Argentine hit the ball wide on second match point. "It was very important for me to reach…

  • Robredo beats Olivo to reach quarters in Argentina Open

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Second-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain defeated Renzo Olivo of Argentina 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open on Thursday.

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  • Tennis-Acapulco International women's singles quarterfinal results

    Feb 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Acapulco International Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday 1-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) 6-1 4-6 6-2 3-Caroline Garcia (France) beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croatia) 6-2 2-1 (Lucic-Baroni retired) 5-Timea…

  • Kei Nishikori, Serena Williams, Ana Ivanovic, Chris Evert and Other World Renowned Tennis Players Hold Court at Sixth Annual Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami All-Star Charity Tennis Event

    The 2014 Miami Open men's and women's champions return to The Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami for the sixth consecutive year in an unprecedented, intimate gathering ...

  • Tennis - Tennis-star Rafael Nadal visits Buenos Aires children

    - Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal visited a poor neighborhood in Buenos Aires Thursday and exchanged a few volleys with excited children. In a T-shirt and high socks, the 14-time grand slam champion played on clay courts with a handful of boys and then offered autographs to the 100 children who…

  • Stomach virus takes Sharapova out of Mexico Open

    Russian tennis superstar Maria Sharapova pulled out of the Mexican Open in Acapulco on Friday due to a stomach virus, keeping her out of the semi-finals. World number two Sharapova, 27, was due to face Caroline Garcia of France at the Abierto Mexicano in the Pacific resort on Friday. I had a great…