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New Zealand's Megan Craig has been awarded the PSA Women's Player of the Month award for June after a succession of fine performances. Craig, from Blenheim, made the most of a series of events on home soil, reaching two finals and a semifinal in the space of three weeks on ...
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ATP World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will bid to become the first player in history to capture four successive Barclays ATP World Tour Finalssingles titles after sealing his qualification for this year's prestigious season-ending tournament, held from 15-22 November at The O2 in L...
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French Open Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 24 May - 7 June Coverage: Live text and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra commentaries on every Andy Murray match and other key matches. Serena Williams fought back to beat Timea Bacsinszky and re...
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It hasn't all been about tennis for players this week. ATPWorldTour.com provides a recap of the highlights. Internazionali BNL d'Italia (Rome, Italy) Novak Djokovic joinedLuca Vanni, Caroline Wozniacki and footballers Francesco Totti and Alessandro Florenzi on Pietrangeli c...
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SUCCESSION PLAN

Left, Tennis NZ's club coach of the year Mike Frankle, and right, his successor at Cockle Bay Tennis Club Jono Frankle. Times file photos. IT'S game, set and match for New Zealand's top tennis club coach. Cockle Bay Tennis Club's Mike Frankle was named Club Coac...
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New Zealander Paul Coll has been named Player of the Month for May by the authoritative London-based Squash Player magazine for his win in the Paris Open in April. Coll, who is from Christchurch and has been spending time in Europe, said: "For the last 18 months I have been...
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Top seed Roger Federer lost in the second round of the Madrid Open to 20-year-old Australian Nick Kyrgios. The Swiss world number two, a three-time winner of the tournament, was beaten 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (7-5) 6-7 (14-12). Federer, 33, took the first set on a tie-break but it is...
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Andy Murray began his clay-court season with a comfortable win over Germany's Mischa Zverev at the Munich Open. The British number one, playing under new coach Jonas Bjorkman for the first time, won 6-2 6-2 in 75 minutes. Murray, who had a bye in the first round, is the to...
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Monte Carlo Masters

April 24, 2015

Monte Carlo Masters: Roger Federer & Stan Wawrinka bow out

World number two Roger Federer and defending champion Stan Wawrinka both suffered third-round defeats at the Monte Carlo Masters. World number nine Wawrinka, who beat fellow Swiss Federer in last year's final, lost 6-1 6-2 to Bulgaria's world number 11 Grigor Dimitrov. Sec...
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Rafael Nadal says he "played poorly" after his earliest defeat in 12 years at the Barcelona Open as he went down in straight sets to Fabio Fognini. The Italian, seeded 13th, won 6-4 7-6 (8-6) in the third round - Nadal's worst result in Barcelona since 2003, when he was 16 ...
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