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Davis Cup: ‘Incredible’ Ward puts GB on brink

Tennis Updates: Great Britain captain Leon Smith praised James Ward’s “courage” after the world number 111 beat John Isner in five thrilling sets in the Davis Cup. Ward came through 6-7 (5-7) 5-7 6-3 7-6 (7-3) 15-13 in almost five hours. It gave Britain a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five World Group tie in Glasgow, with the doubles to come ...

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Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to meet in Dubai final

Tennis Updates: Roger Federer will meet world number Novak Djokovic in his 126th Tour final in Dubai on Saturday after cruising to a 6-2 6-1 victory over Borna Coric. Teenager Coric, world ranked 84, never reached the heights of his 6-1 6-3 shock win over Andy Murray in the previous round. “I never thought I would play that many finals,” ...

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Andy Murray beats Gilles Muller in Dubai first round

Tennis Updates: Britain’s Andy Murray began his Dubai Championships campaign with a 6-4 7-5 win over Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller. The Scot, 27, came through in one hour and 45 minutes and will play Joao Sousa in round two, three weeks after beating the Portuguese at the Australian Open. Muller, coached by Briton Jamie Delgado, held on gamely in the face ...

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Rio Open: David Ferrer and Sara Errani triumph

Tennis Updates: David Ferrer recorded a 6-2 6-3 victory over Fabio Fognini to secure his first Rio Open title on Sunday. World number 28 Fognini reached the final after ending Rafael Nadal’s 52-match winning streak in semi-finals on clay on Saturday. Spaniard Ferrer took just an hour and 23 minutes to wrap up the win. The 32-year-old twice broke his ...

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Rio Open: Rafael Nadal suffers defeat to Fabio Fognini

Tennis Updates: Rafael Nadal lost his first semi-final on clay for 12 years as he was beaten by Fabio Fognini at the Rio Open. Reigning champion Nadal, 28, started strongly but went down 1-6 6-2 7-5 in two hours and 17 minutes. The defeat in Brazil ended a 52-match winning streak in semi-finals on clay for the Spaniard. Compatriot David ...

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Rio Open: Rafael Nadal into semi-finals after beating Pablo Cuevas

Tennis Updates: Top seed Rafael Nadal survived a scare to book his place in the semi-finals of the Rio Open by beating Pablo Cuevas. The 14-time Grand Slam winner lost the first set 6-4 against his Uruguayan opponent at Jockey Club Brasileiro. However, Nadal battled back to win the second set 7-5, and a 6-0 rout in the final set ...

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Rio Open: Nadal makes quarterfinals

Tennis Updates: Rafael Nadal kept rolling in his first clay-court of the season with a 7-5, 6-3 victory on Thursday over fellow Spaniard and friend Pablo Carreno Busta to reach the quarterfinals of the Rio Open. Nadal had already suffered two early-season losses away from his favored clay surface, so the red clay was a welcome change. The Spaniard has ...

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On pins and needles for the Rio Open, Brazil

Tennis Updates: Tennis in Brazil faces a challenge in taking on the might of football, but organizers of the Rio Open tournament being held in the city this week believe the sport is set for expansion in the country. Having returned for a second year, the open is the biggest tennis tournament in South America, and is the only combined ...

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