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Thiem ends Nadal’s 17-match win streak in Italy

Rafael Nadal’s winning streak ended at 17 matches as he lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals of the Italian Open.

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Shock as convicted doper, world No.211 denied French Open wildcard

Two-time former champion Maria Sharapova has been snubbed by French Open organisers, who opted against handing the Russian a wildcard into this month’s clay court grand slam.

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Roger Federer to skip French Open

Roger Federer has announced he will not contest the French Open at Roland Garros.

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Nadal teaches Kyrgios a lesson in Madrid

Nine-time French Open champion has handed Australia’s Nick Kyrgios a clay court lesson at the Madrid Open.

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Bernard Tomic’s latest loss blows chance of showdown with Nick Kyrgios

A highly-anticipated first ATP match-up between Australians Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic has failed to eventuate with the latter bowing out of his opening round match at the Madrid Open.

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Sharapova makes winning comeback from ban

Former world No.1 Maria Sharapova has made a winning comeback to the tour following her 15-month doping ban, beating Italian Roberta Vinci in straight sets in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix.

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Rafael Nadal romps to victory for 10th Monte Carlo success

Rafael Nadal claimed a record 10th Monte Carlo Masters title as he geared up for his beloved French Open with a 6-1 6-3 victory against fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos on Sunday.

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Serena Williams confirms her pregnancy, will miss rest of 2017

Serena Williams is expecting a baby and will not play again in 2017, her representative has confirmed.

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Serena Williams hints at pregnancy

Tennis superstar Serena Williams has appeared to reveal she is pregnant, posting a photo of herself in a bathing suit on Snapchat with the caption “20 weeks.”

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Novak Djokovic survives second round scare in Monaco

Novak Djokovic survived a second-round scare to beat Frenchman Gilles Simon at the Monte Carlo Masters.

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Jack Sock into US men’s clay ATP semi-finals

Top-seeded Jack Sock led three Americans into the US Men’s Clay Court Championship semi-finals, beating sixth-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain 7-6 (6) 1-6 6-4.

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Nick Kyrgios is top five material: Courier

Jim Courier has tipped Nick Kyrgios to become one of the world’s top five players by the end of the year if he continues at his current trajectory.

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Kyrgios sends Aust into Davis Cup semis

Nick Kyrgios has sent Australia through to the Davis Cup semi-finals with an emphatic straight-sets win over American Sam Querrey.

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Nick Kyrgios continues good form in Davis Cup victory

Nick Kyrgios has continued his stellar form to defeat big-serving American John Isner in straight sets and put Australia on the brink of the Davis Cup’s final four.

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Jack Sock offers 27 words after loss to Jordan Thompson

American Jack Sock was in no mood to talk after his shock Davis Cup defeat to Jordan Thompson on Friday.

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Thompson scores huge Davis Cup upset

Jordan Thompson has scored the biggest win of his career over top-ranked American Jack Sock to give Australia an unexpected 1-0 lead in their Davis Cup quarter-final in Brisbane.

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Nick Kyrgios celebrates

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Samantha Stosur

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Tennis player Jack Sock

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds the Wimbledon trophy

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Nick Kyrgios

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Bernard Tomic

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The Roar of the crowd

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Sharapova out, draw wide open: Who will win the French Open?

With the French Open just over a week away, the tournament, already reeling from the absences of Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka, will now be without another drawcard in Maria Sharapova.

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Rafael Nadal’s greatest triumph

By Karlo Tychsen, 18 May 2017
Rafael Nadal’s greatest triumph

For those who weren’t paying attention, in rather unceremonious fashion Rafael Nadal won the French Open on Tuesday.

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Don’t count on France, but it’s semi-finals or bust at Wimbledon for Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios is in the form of his life and while it’s hard to know what to expect from the clay-court season and French Open, anything less than a semi-final appearance won’t be good enough come Wimbledon.

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Feder’s last grab for the grail?

By MonkeyMayes, 15 May 2017
Feder’s last grab for the grail?

Friday, September 11, 2015, Flushing Meadows, New York. Serena Williams has just won the first set 6-2 in 31 minutes, in her semi-final against Roberta Vinci.

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2020 vision: The future entertainers of tennis

The average age of tennis’ top 40 is 29.25. The average age of the top ten is on par with that at 29.10.

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Croissants or strawberries and cream for Federer?

As the world’s tennis top players leave their footprints all over clay courts in lead up events to the French Open, there is one notable absence.

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Hail Rafa, the Emperor of Clay

By Anindya Dutta, 25 Apr 2017
Hail Rafa, the Emperor of Clay

When Rafael Nadal raised his hands to the Monte Carlo sky in victory with fists clinched this Sunday, he had a smile on his face that reflected relief more than ecstasy.

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Can Maria Sharapova return to her best?

By mastermind5991, 21 Apr 2017
Can Maria Sharapova return to her best?

Next week, former world number one Maria Sharapova will make her return to professional tennis after serving a 15-month ban for taking a banned substance at last year’s Australian Open.

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For Jack Sock to go to the next level, he needs to make a change

Jack Sock is having a career year.

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Greatest of all time? Who cares, men’s tennis currently has the greatest five of all time!

The intrigue surrounding men’s tennis at the moment is at an all-time high.

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Reflecting on the career of doubles maestro Leander Paes

26 years as a professional tennis player. 140 different doubles partners. 18 Grand Slam doubles titles. Five Asian Games gold medals, and one Olympics bronze.

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Australia through to Davis Cup semi-finals after win over United States

Australia is one step closer to ending its 14-year Davis Cup drought after defeating the United States by 3-2 to progress to the semi-finals for just the second time in the last eleven years.

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Nick Kyrgios vs Sam Querrey: Davis Cup Tennis live scores, blog

Match Results: Nick Kyrgios has completed a straight sets victory over Sam Querrey to hand Australia victory in their Davis Cup tie over the United States of America.

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Kyrgios is the athlete Australian sport needs

Yesterday, Malcolm Knox wrote what I would loosely describe as a ‘think piece’ urging the Australian public to turn their backs on Nick Kyrgios, as he has “zero regard for what we think.”

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Australia vs USA: Davis Cup doubles Tennis live scores, blog

It’s do or die for the United States of America in the Davis Cup when doubles hits the Pat Rafter Arena after Nick Kyrgios and Jordan Thompson got Australia off to the perfect start yesterday. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 1pm (AEST).

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Nick Kyrgios vs John Isner: Davis Cup tennis live scores, blog

Nick Kyrgios meets the big-serving John Isner in the second Davis Cup tie between Australia and the United States of America. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from around 3pm (AEDT).

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Australian tennis player Jordan Thompson

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Sam Groth

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Sam Groth Australia Tennis Davis Cup 2016

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Nick Kyrgios

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Nick Kyrgios celebrates

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Roger Federer

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Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Nick Kyrgios celebrates

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