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Djokovic not to play at Paris Masters

Djokovic not to play at Paris Masters

Belgrade, Oct 21 (IANS) World no.1 Novak Djokovic said that he will not defend his Paris Masters title this season as he doesn't stand to lose any points due to the ATP Tour's revised ranking system."I won't play in Paris as I can't add to my points tally but I will go to Vienna and London," Djokovi...

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Australian Open chief wants quarantine rules relaxed for players

Australian Open chief wants quarantine rules relaxed for players

Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) The Australian Open will only go ahead as planned in 2021 if players could be exempt from the 14-day strict hotel quarantines currently in place for inbound passengers, Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley has said.Although tennis stars Roger Federer and Serena Williams have alread...

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Indian pair of Purav Raja, Ramkumar Ramanathan cruise to quarters in Ferrero Challenger Open

Indian pair of Purav Raja, Ramkumar Ramanathan cruise to quarters in Ferrero Challenger Open

Alicante [Spain], October 15 (ANI): Indian tennis duo of Purav Raja and Ramkumar Ramanathan progressed to the quarter-finals of the Ferrero Challenger Open doubles event with a comfortable 6-4, 6-0 win over Spain's David Marrero and Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic here in Alicante on Wednesday.Playing again...

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Being consistent biggest challenge: French Open champ Iga

Being consistent biggest challenge: French Open champ Iga

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The challenge for Iga Swiatek will be to repeat her French Open-winning performance, the 19-year-old has said. The Polish player won her maiden Grand Slam title at the Roland Garros on Sunday, becoming the 11th player to be crowned champion in 14 Grand Slams.American superst...

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Tsitsipas pulls out of St. Petersburg Open due to injury

Tsitsipas pulls out of St. Petersburg Open due to injury

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) World number five Stefanos Tsitsipas has pulled out of the St. Petersburg Open -- the main draw of which started on Monday -- due to a leg injury.In a statement on Twitter, Tsitsipas revealed that he picked up the injury during last week's semi-final clash against Novak Djok...

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Stefanos Tsitsipas pulls out of St. Petersburg Open

Stefanos Tsitsipas pulls out of St. Petersburg Open

Vouliagmeni [Greece], October 12 (ANI): Greece's tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas on Monday pulled out of the St. Petersburg Open due to a "minor" leg injury.Tsitsipas picked the injury during the semi-final match against Novak Djokovic in the French Open on Friday."Hey everyone, Just wanted to say ...

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Djokovic's loss to Nadal may have hit his confidence: Matts Wilander

Djokovic's loss to Nadal may have hit his confidence: Matts Wilander

Paris, Oct 12 (IANS) Novak Djokovic's confidence may have taken a big hit after his loss to Rafael Nadal at the French Open final, says multiple Grand Slam champion Matts Wilander.Djokovic was thrashed by Nadal in the final on Sunday night, losing 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 as the Spaniard cruised to his 20th Gr...

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Rafael Nadal shares 'nice picture' with Roland Garros trophy

Rafael Nadal shares 'nice picture' with Roland Garros trophy

New Delhi [India], October 12 (ANI): After winning the 13th Roland Garros crown, Rafael Nadal on Monday shared a 'nice picture' with the trophy.Nadal took to Twitter to share the picture and captioned the post as "Wanted to share a nice picture with you @rolandgarros #Paris #13."Nadal won the title ...

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Unnamed tennis player tests positive for coronavirus at St. Petersburg Open

Unnamed tennis player tests positive for coronavirus at St. Petersburg Open

St Petersburg [Russia], October 12 (ANI): A unnamed tennis player has been withdrawn from the St. Petersburg Open after the player was tested positive for COVID-19."Following the return of a postive COVID-19 test result on Sunday, 11 October at the ATP 500 tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia, a pla...

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Tennis rankings: Djokovic remain on top; Iga jumps 37 spots

Tennis rankings: Djokovic remain on top; Iga jumps 37 spots

Paris, Oct 12 (IANS) Despite losing the French Open final to Rafael Nadal on Sunday, Novak Djokovic stayed ahead of his Spanish rival in the latest men's tennis rankings released on Monday.Djokovic (11,740 points) was 1,890 points ahead of Nadal (9,850) in the ATP rankings. Dominic Thiem retained th...

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