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The Hindu
Australian Open Day 3: great escapes and a blooming flowerTop seed Rafa Nadal continued his marauding path through the Australian Open, h
The Hindu / Posted 15 hours ago
Top seed Rafa Nadal continued his marauding path through the Australian Open, hammering Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(4) to reach the third round on Wednesday. Channelling his early years with a sleeveless shirt, the muscular Mallorcan... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Sharapova gets patience test with Melbourne set to sizzleGerman Jan-Lennard Struff with top five seeds Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thie
Reuters Sports News / Posted 18 hours ago
German Jan-Lennard Struff with top five seeds Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem also in action on day four. Top seed Rafa Nadal, who will play his third round match against Bosnian 28th seed Damir Dzumhur on another scorcher on Friday, urged... Read more
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dna
Rafael Nadal mows down Leonardo Mayer to reach third roundTop seed Rafa Nadal continued his marauding path through the Australian Open, h
dna / Posted yesterday
Top seed Rafa Nadal continued his marauding path through the Australian Open, hammering Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-3 6-4 7-6 (4) to reach the third round on Wednesday. Channelling his early years with a sleeveless shirt, the muscular Mallorcan threw... Read more
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Daily Mail
Rafael Nadal cruises past Leonardo Mayer at Australian Openbut he came through a tiebreak He joins Kyle Edmund, Marin Cilic, Jo-Wilfried
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
but he came through a tiebreak He joins Kyle Edmund, Marin Cilic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Co in the next round Top seed Rafa Nadal continued his marauding path through the Australian Open, hammering Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4) to... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Nadal mows down Mayer to reach third roundMELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Rafa Nadal continued his marauding path through
Reuters Sports News / Posted yesterday
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Rafa Nadal continued his marauding path through the Australian Open, hammering Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-3 6-4 7-6 (4) to reach the third round on Wednesday. Channelling his early years with a sleeveless shirt, the... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Nadal takes center stage ahead of Kyrgios clashMELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal takes center stage on Rod Laver Arena for his
Reuters Sports News / Posted yesterday
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal takes center stage on Rod Laver Arena for his Australian Open second round match against Leonardo Mayer on Wednesday but anyone looking for a wild atmosphere would be better off waiting for the last match on Hisense... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Australian Open 2018: Roger Federer breezes through opener with win over Aljaz Bedenehave to be pretty special on this evidence. Federer looked just as imperious a
Decclan Chronicle / Posted yesterday
have to be pretty special on this evidence. Federer looked just as imperious as when he won the last five games to beat Rafa Nadal in last year’s thrilling final and end a five-year wait for his 18th major. Poor Bedene, no mean performer at... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Sublime Federer breezes through Melbourne openerhave to be pretty special on this evidence. Federer looked just as imperious a
Reuters Sports News / Posted yesterday
have to be pretty special on this evidence. Federer looked just as imperious as when he won the last five games to beat Rafa Nadal in last year’s final. Tennis - Australian Open - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 16, 2018. Roger... Read more
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The Week
Australian Open day two: Federer, Djokovic and Konta progress to second roundabout the new season: “I am hoping for another good year. I am not sure it will
The Week / Posted yesterday
about the new season: “I am hoping for another good year. I am not sure it will go that well because I’m a year older, Rafa [Nadal] is looking in tip-top shape and others guys are coming back. “Last year was a fairytale and I can’t control... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Federer breezes through opener in Melbournehave to be pretty special on this evidence. Federer looked just as imperious a
Reuters Sports News / Posted yesterday
have to be pretty special on this evidence. Federer looked just as imperious as when he won the last five games to beat Rafa Nadal in last year’s final. Tennis - Australian Open - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 16, 2018. Roger... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Tennis: My brother still makes fun of me, says Zverevof the 6ft-6in tyro, who has been touted one of the young players most likely t
Reuters Sports News / Posted 2 days ago
of the 6ft-6in tyro, who has been touted one of the young players most likely to upset the old cartel of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal. Zverev announced himself with a third round appearance at the tournament last year, giving Spanish great Nadal a... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Djokovic in action on day of returns in Melbournespell on the sidelines at last year’s tournament and went on to win his 18th gr
Reuters Sports News / Posted 2 days ago
spell on the sidelines at last year’s tournament and went on to win his 18th grand slam title by beating his great rival Rafa Nadal in the final. Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2018. Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Nadal happy with rollicking start at Melbourne ParkMELBOURNE (Reuters) - A ruthless Rafa Nadal preserved his creaky knees for toug
Reuters Sports News / Posted 2 days ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A ruthless Rafa Nadal preserved his creaky knees for tougher tests down the road by routing Dominican journeyman Victor Estrella Burgos 6-1 6-1 6-1 to sail into the second round of the Australian Open on Monday. Playing his... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Nadal charges into second round at Australian OpenMELBOURNE (Reuters) - A ruthless Rafa Nadal preserved his creaky knees for toug
Reuters Sports News / Posted 2 days ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A ruthless Rafa Nadal preserved his creaky knees for tougher tests down the road by routing Dominican journeyman Victor Estrella Burgos 6-1 6-1 6-1 to sail into the second round of the Australian Open on Monday. Playing his... Read more
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DW
Australian Open underway with exits for Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens |he said Sunday. "That's why I see things more relaxed at a later stage of my ca
DW / Posted 3 days ago
he said Sunday. "That's why I see things more relaxed at a later stage of my career. "I feel like maybe somebody like a Rafa Nadal, with the year that he's had, and Novak Djokovic with the six titles he's had here, even if it's unknown how he's... Read more
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Gulf News
A 36-old should not be the favourite, Federer sayson court against Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene on Tuesday, when he kicks off the defe
Gulf News / Posted 3 days ago
on court against Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene on Tuesday, when he kicks off the defence of the title he won against great rival Rafa Nadal last year.That unforgettable triumph ended a five-year hiatus in Federer’s grand slam collection and a few months... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Venus to battle Bencic as Australian Open gets underwayveteran American into long rallies and find moments to unleash her fierce backh
Reuters Sports News / Posted 3 days ago
veteran American into long rallies and find moments to unleash her fierce backhand down the line. The 2009 men’s champion Rafa Nadal, who was beaten in a classic five-set final by long-time rival Roger Federer last year, headlines the evening... Read more
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dna
A 36-old should not be a favourite, says Roger Federerthe court against Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene on Tuesday when he kicks off the defe
dna / Posted 4 days ago
the court against Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene on Tuesday when he kicks off the defence of the title he won against great rival Rafa Nadal last year. That unforgettable triumph ended a five-year hiatus in Federer's grand slam collection and a few... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Federer says he should not be favorite at 36on court against Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene on Tuesday, when he kicks off the defe
Reuters Sports News / Posted 4 days ago
on court against Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene on Tuesday, when he kicks off the defense of the title he won against great rival Rafa Nadal last year. That unforgettable triumph ended a five-year hiatus in Federer’s grand slam collection and a few... Read more
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News.com.au
Federer plays down title hopesTennis: Rafa Nadal says that he has plenty of motivation to succeed in the 2018
News.com.au / Posted 4 days ago
Tennis: Rafa Nadal says that he has plenty of motivation to succeed in the 2018 season. Roger Federer is relaxed ahead of the Australian Open. Picture: APSource:AP AN overwhelming favourite to land a 20th major, Roger Federer has moved to temper... Read more
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Gulf News
Nadal braces for life without uncle ToniFormer world No. 1 Moya to head Spaniard’s coaching team now Melbourne: World
Gulf News / Posted 4 days ago
Former world No. 1 Moya to head Spaniard’s coaching team now Melbourne: World number one Rafa Nadal embarks on a new era without his coach and uncle in the players’ box at the Australian Open but the Spaniard said he would always welcome advice from... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Tennis: Uncle Toni still 'more than anything' for NadalMELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal embarks on a new era without
Reuters Sports News / Posted 5 days ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal embarks on a new era without his coach and uncle in the players’ box at the Australian Open but the Spaniard said he would always welcome advice from his lifelong mentor with open arms. Nadal returns... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Tennis: Wawrinka feared for career during long layoffweek leading into the grand slam than he had in months but still needed to be “
Reuters Sports News / Posted 5 days ago
week leading into the grand slam than he had in months but still needed to be “careful” about his knee. “I practiced with Rafa (Nadal), I practiced with Novak (Djokovic), with (Tomas) Berdych, with (Gael) Monfils, with (Grigor) Dimitrov,” he... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Federer still the man to beat at Melbourne Parkif the tournament ends in a repeat of last year’s final with Federer up against
Reuters Sports News / Posted 5 days ago
if the tournament ends in a repeat of last year’s final with Federer up against his great Spanish rival and top seed Rafa Nadal. The pair split the four grand slam trophies between them last year, with Nadal, at 31, finishing the season as... Read more
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Central Chronicle
Federer to open Australian Open against BedeneFederer will open his Australian Open title defence against Slovenian Aljaz Bed
Central Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
Federer will open his Australian Open title defence against Slovenian Aljaz Bedene next week, while top seed Rafa Nadal, the losing finalist last year, was paired with Dominican Victor Estrella Burgos at the draw on Thursday. Women’s... Read more
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asianage
Australian Open 2018: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer earn top 2 seedsRoger Federer will open his Australian Open title defence against Slovenian Alj
asianage / Posted 6 days ago
Roger Federer will open his Australian Open title defence against Slovenian Aljaz Bedene next week, while top seed Rafa Nadal, the losing finalist last year, was paired with Dominican Victor Estrella Burgos at the draw on Thursday. Women’s... Read more
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dna
Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal get easy opponents in Australian Open drawRoger Federer will open his Australian Open title defence against Slovenian Alj
dna / Posted 6 days ago
Roger Federer will open his Australian Open title defence against Slovenian Aljaz Bedene next week, while top seed Rafa Nadal, the losing finalist last year, was paired with Dominican Victor Estrella Burgos at the draw on Thursday. "I don't like... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Federer to open Australia Open against Bedene- Roger Federer will open his Australian Open title defense against Slovenian A
Reuters Sports News / Posted 6 days ago
- Roger Federer will open his Australian Open title defense against Slovenian Aljaz Bedene next week, while top seed Rafa Nadal, the losing finalist last year, was paired with Dominican Victor Estrella Burgos at the draw on Thursday. Women’s... Read more
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dna
Is Dominic Thiem's participation under doubt?Kei Nishikori have already withdrawn from the Australian Open through injury an
dna / Posted 7 days ago
Kei Nishikori have already withdrawn from the Australian Open through injury and there have been doubts over the fitness of Rafa Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and Djokovic. The draw for the Jan. 15-28 tournament, the first grand slam of the year, takes... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Thiem an Australian Open doubt after Kooyong withdrawalKei Nishikori have already withdrawn from the Australian Open through injury an
Reuters Sports News / Posted 7 days ago
Kei Nishikori have already withdrawn from the Australian Open through injury and there have been doubts over the fitness of Rafa Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and Djokovic. The draw for the Jan. 15-28 tournament, the first grand slam of the year, takes... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Evergreen Federer is clear Australian Open favoriteabsences of Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori, as well as lingering injuries to top
Reuters Sports News / Posted 7 days ago
absences of Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori, as well as lingering injuries to top players who are still expected to play like Rafa Nadal and Stan Wawrinka. But more so than the competition, it is the 36-year-old Federer’s dominant play at this... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Wawrinka, Nadal give Australian Open huge boostMELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former champions Stan Wawrinka and Rafa Nadal gave Austra
Reuters Sports News / Posted 9 days ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former champions Stan Wawrinka and Rafa Nadal gave Australian Open organizers a massive boost on Tuesday when they both said they were looking forward to next week’s season opening grand slam after battling long-term... Read more
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Herald Sun
Nadal’s fashion sends tennis world abuzztops again? Lots of thirst already on my timeline, back to the good old days h
Herald Sun / Posted 9 days ago
tops again? Lots of thirst already on my timeline, back to the good old days https://t.co/8Xzy3QvulI 10 years later, Rafa Nadal will play with a sleeveless shirt in the Australian Open 2018 pic.twitter.com/FStHwYxamQ “Been waiting for it to... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Wawrinka gives Australian Open huge boostslam has been hit hard by absences with Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Kei Ni
Reuters Sports News / Posted 9 days ago
slam has been hit hard by absences with Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Kei Nishikori among those to have withdrawn, while Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic have also been struggling with long-term injuries. Wawrinka has been battling a knee injury... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Australia impatient for home champion at Melbourne Parkin the second week, in what might seem a formality for a player who has beaten
Reuters Sports News / Posted 9 days ago
in the second week, in what might seem a formality for a player who has beaten Federer, and twice upset Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal. His form is encouraging too, having won the Brisbane title last week to start his year with a bang. Yet few... Read more
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News.com.au
What is Tie Break Tens?with a margin of two * Other traditional tennis rules apply * It is knock-out
News.com.au / Posted 9 days ago
with a margin of two * Other traditional tennis rules apply * It is knock-out format culminating in a final FIRST ROUND: Novak Djokovic v Lleyton Hewitt Lucas Pouille v Rafa Nadal Tomas Berdych v Nick Kyrgios Stan Wawrinka v Domi... Read more
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Gulf News
Grand Slam breakthrough beckons for Zverevcomprehensive tennis resume that features six titles, including five in a break
Gulf News / Posted 9 days ago
comprehensive tennis resume that features six titles, including five in a breakout 2017.In the age of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, the tyro touted the ‘Next Big Thing’ can generally expect a beat-down from the game’s modern greats.But Zverev... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Grand slam breakthrough beckons for Next Gen leader Zverevcomprehensive tennis resume that features six titles, including five in a break
Reuters Sports News / Posted 10 days ago
comprehensive tennis resume that features six titles, including five in a breakout 2017. In the age of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, the tyro touted the ‘Next Big Thing’ can generally expect a beat-down from the game’s modern greats. But Zverev... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Monfils back in business with Doha titleover promising Russian Andrey Rublev on Saturday. Monfils had lost three times
Reuters Sports News / Posted 11 days ago
over promising Russian Andrey Rublev on Saturday. Monfils had lost three times in the final, most recently in 2014 against Rafa Nadal, but left nothing to chance this time as he outclassed Rublev in 61 minutes. The 31-year-old former world number... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Simon stuns top seed Cilic to reach Pune finaltop players including Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori are out of the grand slam e
Reuters Sports News / Posted 12 days ago
top players including Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori are out of the grand slam event due to injury while world number one Rafa Nadal and Serb Novak Djokovic remain injury doubts, leaving the field open for other top contenders to take... Read more
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heraldscotland
Colin Fleming: It's inevitable Andy Murray's time will come to an end, but you don't want it to be like thiswhat he is right now because of what he was prepared to put himself through to
heraldscotland / Posted 13 days ago
what he is right now because of what he was prepared to put himself through to succeed. With the likes of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic around, this isn’t just the greatest era in the history of the sport, it is the most gruelling... Read more
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dna
I will need a little more time: Serena Williams pulls out of Australian Open(wrist) having already said they would not compete. There is also uncertainty
dna / Posted 13 days ago
(wrist) having already said they would not compete. There is also uncertainty over whether former champions Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Rafa Nadal, the latter of which arrived in Melbourne earlier on Friday, will be fit to take to the... Read more
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heraldscotland
Colin Fleming: It's inevitable that Andy Murray's time at the top will come to an end at some point. But you just don't want it to end like thiswhat he is right now because of what he was prepared to put himself through to
heraldscotland / Posted 13 days ago
what he is right now because of what he was prepared to put himself through to succeed. With the likes of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic around, this isn’t just the greatest era in the history of the sport, it is the most gruelling... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Murray pulls out of Australian Open with hip injuryhis way down here now so he’ll be ready. It’s not dissimilar from last year...L
Reuters Sports News / Posted 13 days ago
his way down here now so he’ll be ready. It’s not dissimilar from last year...Last year we were talking about the health of Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer and Serena Williams and two weeks later they were playing each other in the final.” Reporting by... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Murray faced with huge decision over whether to undergo career-saving surgeryare now he will not reach another. With Kei Nishikori already withdrawn from t
Daily Mirror / Posted 13 days ago
are now he will not reach another. With Kei Nishikori already withdrawn from the Australian Open and Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and Stan Wawrinka all doubts, it feels like the end of an era in men's tennis. Only Roger Federer is defying the... Read more
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The Hindu
Murray pulls out of Australian Open with hip injuryfrom an elbow injury after pulling out of the Qatar Open. Tiley confirmed both
The Hindu / Posted 14 days ago
from an elbow injury after pulling out of the Qatar Open. Tiley confirmed both Djokovic and current world number one Rafa Nadal, who is recovering from a knee injury, will be ready for the first grand slam of the year starting on Jan. 15. “I... Read more
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Reuters Sports News
Tennis: Murray pulls out of Australian Open with hip injuryfrom an elbow injury after pulling out of the Qatar Open. Tiley confirmed both
Reuters Sports News / Posted 14 days ago
from an elbow injury after pulling out of the Qatar Open. Tiley confirmed both Djokovic and current world number one Rafa Nadal, who is recovering from a knee injury, will be ready for the first grand slam of the year starting on Jan. 15. “I... Read more
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Herald Sun
Millman poised to take on Dimitrovlike to test myself against the best players in the world and sometimes it is c
Herald Sun / Posted 15 days ago
like to test myself against the best players in the world and sometimes it is challenging, as I found when I played Rafa (Nadal on court one at Wimbledon last year). Sometimes it can rewarding to see how you match up. “I hope I can play... Read more
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News.com.au
Millman poised to take on Dimitrovlike to test myself against the best players in the world and sometimes it is c
News.com.au / Posted 15 days ago
like to test myself against the best players in the world and sometimes it is challenging, as I found when I played Rafa (Nadal on court one at Wimbledon last year). Sometimes it can rewarding to see how you match up. “I hope I can play... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Top seed Thiem wins opening match in Qatarhe denied there was more pressure on players such as himself to succeed this ye
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
he denied there was more pressure on players such as himself to succeed this year, because of injuries to Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray and an ageing Roger Federer. "It was the same situation last year, and then Roger... Read more
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