• 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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  • Golf-Berger so close to remarkable rookie win

    Rookie Daniel Berger came from nine strokes behind the lead to enter a playoff for the Honda Classic on Monday but lost out on the second sudden-death hole to Ireland's Padraig Harrington. The 21-year-old Floridian, whose father Jay was a professional tennis player, reaching the quarter-finals in…

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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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  • Jovanovski out, Nara advances in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Little-known Elizaveta Kulichkova knocked seventh-seed Bojana Jovanovski out in the first round of the WTA Malaysian Open on Monday.

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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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  • Del Potro sees comeback by late March

    By Rex Gowar BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Former world number four Juan Martin Del Potro, having drawn confidence from his brief Sydney return in January, said on Monday he was confident of a full comeback “very soon”. If my hand responds well, I’ll come back as soon as possible but that depends…

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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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  • Wimbledon: Tour the Historic Tennis Grounds

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

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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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  • Tennis - Nadal back in ATP top three

    - Former world number one Rafael Nadal climbed back into third place in the latest ATP Rankings thanks to his Argentine Open win, while Novak Djokovic remains on top of the pile. In Buenos Aires on Sunday, the Spanish superstar ended a title drought that stretched all the way back to his ninth…

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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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  • Nadal beats Monaco to win 1st title in nearly 9 months

    Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard hadn't reached a final since winning at Roland Garros last year. It was Nadal's 46th title on clay, moving him within three of the record set by…

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  • Tennis - Nadal grabs 46th clay title with Argentina win

    - Rafael Nadal beat Juan Monaco on Sunday to win the Argentina Open, claiming his first title since Roland Garros last year which moved him closer to a slice of tennis history. Nadal's 6-4, 6-1 victory gave him the 46th claycourt title of his career, three behind Guillermo Vilas's all-time record.…

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