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Six years ago, Murray became the first British player to win at home at Wimbledon after defeating Novak Djokovic in the 2012 US Open final, since Fred Perry in 1936.

London: Tennis player Rafael Nadal was presented the ATP World Number 1 award on court at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena here. The 31-year-old Spaniard, who replaced Andy Murray of Britain at Number 1 on August 21, has guaranteed the year-end Number 1 ranking for a fourth time following 2008, 2010 and …

  New York: Maria Sharapova’s first Grand Slam tournament in 19 months ended with defeat by Anastasija Sevastova in the US Open fourth round. Latvia’s Sevastova, the 16th seed, won 5-7 6-4 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals in New York on Sunday. The 27-year-old will play Sloane Stephens in the quarter-finals, after the American beat Julia …

Rio de Janeiro: Indian men’s Tennis doubles duos Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna faced a defeat in their opening game of the Rio Olympics 2016 by 4-6 and 6-7 against Poland Tennis pair Marcin Matkowski and Lukasz Kubot at the Olympic Tennis Centre in Rio de Janeiro of Brazil. With this loss, India made an …

New York: Despite her two-year suspension from tennis, sports giant Nike has extended support to Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova. Nike in an official statement said that ‘it will continue to partner with Maria Sharapova’. ‘We hope to see Maria back on court,’ read the official statement which was released on Wednesday night. Sharapova has been suspended for …