• Japan's Nishikori soars to ATP world number four

    Record-breaking Japan superstar Kei Nishikori rose to fourth in Monday's new world rankings, equalling Kimiko Date-Krumm as his country's highest-ranked tennis player. Nishikori, last year's US Open runner-up, now trails only Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal after leapfrogging Britain's…

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  • Nadal wants traditional clay events protected

    By Rex Gowar BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal wants tournament organizers to maintain the tradition of clay courts on the Tour and said the growing number of events switching to harder surfaces could increase the injury risk to players long after they finish their careers. Nadal, who won his…

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  • Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

    March 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 9592 2 (2) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 8215 3 (3) Simona Halep(Romania) 6571 4 (4) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 6395 5 (5) Caroline Wozniacki(Denmark) 4730 6 (6) Ana Ivanovic(Serbia) 4425 7 (7) Eugenie…

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  • Nishikori breaks into world's top four, Murray out

    Japan's Kei Nishikori broke into the top four of the ATP world rankings on Monday as the Asian trailblazer continued to shake up the top echelon of men's tennis. His run to the final in Acapulco, where he was beaten by Spain's David Ferrer, elevated him to a new career-high ranking of four, taking…

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  • Tennis - Safarova closes in on WTA top ten

    - The Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova is banging at the door of an otherwise unchanged top ten in Monday's WTA rankings thanks to her win in the Doha Open. The 28-year-old jumped four places after beating Belarus' Victoria Azarenka in Qatar on Saturday. She is now placed at a career-best 11th. The…

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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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  • Wimbledon: Tour the Historic Tennis Grounds

    Sample an exclusive tour of Wimbledon, usually reserved for members only.

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  • Skiing U-turn made me a champion, says Djokovic

    By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE (Reuters) - The dedication to sporting excellence which moulded Novak Djokovic into the world’s top tennis player was preceded by a passion for skiing which remains one of his greatest joys, the 27-year old Serb told Reuters on Sunday. Cutting a relaxed figure…

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  • Nadal ends title drought with Argentina win

    Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months after beating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open. Nadal's triumph was his first since he won a ninth French Open title at Roland Garros last June. It was Nadal's 65th career crown on all surfaces, moving him into sole possession of…

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  • Tennis-Nadal wins first title of year in Argentina

    By Rex Gowar BUENOS AIRES, March 1 (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal won his first title of the year with a 6-4 6-1 victory over Juan Monaco in a rain-interrupted Argentine Open final on Sunday. Nadal, showing marked progress in his comeback from injury and other woes last year, notched his 65th career…

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  • Ferrer downs Nishikori for fourth Mexico title

    (Reuters) - David Ferrer won a record-equaling fourth Mexican Open title with a 6-3 7-5 victory over Kei Nishikori in the Acapulco hardcourt final.     The Spanish world number nine's triumph put him level with Austrian Thomas Muster with four Mexican titles having also won the tournament three…

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  • Tennis-Nadal reaches first final of year in Argentine Open

    By Rex Gowar BUENOS AIRES, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal, pushed to the limit in a high octane first set, made up for his semi-final defeat at the Rio Open a week ago by reaching the Argentine Open final with a 7-6(7) 6-2 victory over Carlos Berlocq on Saturday. The world number four will meet a…

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  • Nadal to play Monaco in final of Argentina Open

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Rafael Nadal beat Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Saturday, setting up a final against Juan Monaco at the Argentina Open.

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  • Tennis - Nadal advances to Buenos Aires final

    - Reigning French Open champion Rafael Nadal reached his first final of the year by rolling over Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 at the ATP Argentina Open in Buenos Aires. The 28-year-old Spaniard will face Argentina's Juan Monaco in Sunday's final, where Nadal will be trying to equal Guillermo…

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  • David Ferrer, Timea Bacsinszky win Mexico Open titles

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- Second-seeded David Ferrer of Spain won his fourth Mexico Open title Saturday night, beating top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 7-5 in the hard-court event.

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  • Nadal aims for slice of clay-court history

    Reigning French Open champ Rafael Nadal defeated Carlos Berlocq in straight sets to reach the final of the Argentina Open where he will try to secure a slice of clay-court history. "I was serving short in the first set and he (Berlocq) was very aggressive," said Nadal, who won 7-6 (9/7), 6-2. Nadal…

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