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Blockbuster Italian Open final: Djokovic versus Nadal on Sunday

Blockbuster Italian Open final: Djokovic versus Nadal on Sunday

Rome, May 16 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia will take on No.3 Spaniard Rafael Nadal in their sixth Italian Open title clash on Sunday.In the second semi-final match, played on Saturday, top seed Djokovic beat local hope Lorenzo Sonego 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-2. Second seed Nadal had earlier beate...

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Djokovic sets up Nadal showdown in Italian Open final

Djokovic sets up Nadal showdown in Italian Open final

Rome, May 16 (IANS) Novak Djokovic will take on Rafael Nadal in the Italian Open final for a sixth time after backing up a dramatic victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas by seeing off home hope Lorenzo Sonego.Nadal holds the edge with three wins to Djokovic's two in previous finals, while the Spaniard is ...

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Italian Open: Nadal reaches final, eyes 10th title

Italian Open: Nadal reaches final, eyes 10th title

Rome, May 15 (IANS) Spain's world No. 3 Rafael Nadal extended his perfect Italian Open semi-final record to 12-0 on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-4 win against No. 47 ranked Reilly Opelka of the USA.In the final on Sunday, Nadal will take on the winner of the clash between Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovi...

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3-member Indian tennis team for world jr qualifying round

3-member Indian tennis team for world jr qualifying round

Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) A three-member Indian team has been announced for the ITF World Junior Tennis Championship (Under-14) Asia/Oceania final qualifying round, to be held in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, from June 7-12.Sajid Lodi is the non-playing captain while other team members are Rethin Pranav RS...

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Iga Swiatek to take on Karolina Pliskova in Italian Open final

Iga Swiatek to take on Karolina Pliskova in Italian Open final

Rome, May 15 (IANS) In a battle between the two best-ranked teenagers on the WTA singles rankings, No.15 seed Iga Swiatek of Poland ousted No. 35 Coco Gauff of the USA, 7-6(3), 6-3, to book a spot in the Italian Open final.Iga will take on Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova in the final. The world's...

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Are Olympics happening in 2021? Federer wants an answer

Are Olympics happening in 2021? Federer wants an answer

Lausanne, May 15 (IANS) Tennis legend Roger Federer said on Saturday that athletes around the world were waiting for the Tokyo Olympic Games organisers to decide whether the sporting extravaganza "will go ahead or not" due to the evolving global Covid-19 situation.The Olympics are scheduled to be he...

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Djokovic scripts comeback win over Tsitsipas, enters semis

Djokovic scripts comeback win over Tsitsipas, enters semis

Rome, May 15 (IANS) Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic raised his game after trailing 4-6, 1-2 on Friday to earn a 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 comeback victory against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in a rain-hit quarter-final match of the Italian Open on Saturday.Djokovic will take on Italian Lorenzo Sonego -- who ...

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Italian Open: World No. 1 Ashleigh retires, Karolina survives

Italian Open: World No. 1 Ashleigh retires, Karolina survives

Rome, May 14 (IANS) On a day when world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty was forced to retire due to injury, Czech Karolina Pliskova saved three match points to beat former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia to move into the semi-finals with a 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(1) win at the Italian Open on Friday.Karo...

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Nadal takes revenge, crushes Zverev in Italy

Nadal takes revenge, crushes Zverev in Italy

Rome, May 14 (IANS) Exactly one week on from his quarter-final loss to Alexander Zverev at the Madrid Open, Rafael Nadal took his revenge, defeating the German 6-3, 6-4 at the Italian Open on Friday.Nadal will attempt to extend his unbeaten 11-0 semi-final record at the Foro Italico when he faces fi...

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Italian Open: Ashleigh enters quarter-finals, to face Coco

Italian Open: Ashleigh enters quarter-finals, to face Coco

Rome, May 13 (IANS) World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty beat Veronika Kudermetova 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of Italian Open tennis on Thursday. She will now face Coco Gauff, who beat last week's Madrid Open champion Aryna Sabalenka 7-5, 6-3.Ashleigh's 27th win of the season took her one-hour and 2...

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