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Tennis ‘21: Covid questions key; Nadal, Djokovic eye records – tennis

When the 2020 men’s tennis season ended at the ATP Finals, Rafael Nadal captured a common sentiment that still holds true as the 2021 tennis season is set to begin this week. “The world is suffering a lot, so we are very lucky that we can play tennis,” Nadal said in London in November. “That’s the real feeling that I ...

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Djokovic, Nadal set to return for 2nd ATP Cup in Australia – tennis

ATP Cup champion Novak Djokovic and runner-up Rafael Nadal are set to return for the season-opening men’s team tennis event starting Feb. 1, but the United States will be missing because of a change in format that has halved the field. The inaugural event last year featured 24 teams and was played in three Australian cities, with Djokovic’s Serbia team ...

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Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, Tiafoe win ATP awards for 2020 – tennis

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Frances Tiafoe were among the winners of the ATP’s top awards for 2020. Djokovic was the year-end No. 1 for a record-equaling sixth time after winning four titles including a record eighth Australian Open. U.S. Open champions Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares are the doubles No. 1s. Federer, who played only six singles ...

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Nadal adapts, ATP Finals title still remains elusive – tennis

In the seventh game of the deciding set against Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal resorted to serve and volley thrice, losing the point each time as the volley wasn’t short enough, handing Medvedev the break at 3-3. But think of it: when was the last time one saw Nadal serve and volley thrice in a single game, or even a set? ...

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Djokovic and Nadal sent packing by Thiem and Medvedev – tennis

Rafa Nadal’s dream of a first ATP Finals title and Novak Djokovic’s quest for a record-equalling sixth vanished in defeats by Daniil Medvedev and Dominic Thiem in two seismic semi-finals on Saturday. As the curtain comes down on London’s 12 years as host of the ATP Tour’s prestigious season-ender, it would have been fitting for Nadal and Djokovic to face ...

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Djokovic reaches ATP Finals semis, Nadal showdown still on – tennis

London’s farewell edition of the ATP Finals could still have its dream climax after world number one Novak Djokovic beat Alexander Zverev 6-3 7-6(4) to seal a last-four spot on Friday. Defeat by Russian Daniil Medvedev had left the five-time champion needing to beat Germany’s Zverev to avoid a group stage exit and he obliged with a relatively comfortable win. ...

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Djokovic reaches ATP Finals semis, Nadal showdown still on – tennis

London’s farewell edition of the ATP Finals could still have its dream climax after world number one Novak Djokovic beat Alexander Zverev 6-3 7-6(4) to seal a last-four spot on Friday. Defeat by Daniil Medvedev had left the five-time champion needing to beat Germany’s Zverev to avoid a group stage exit and he obliged with a relatively comfortable win. Djokovic ...

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Rafael Nadal overpowers Tsitsipas to reach ATP semis – tennis

Rafa Nadal’s hopes of winning the year-ending ATP Finals for the first time live on after the Spaniard beat defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 4-6 6-2 on Thursday. The last round-robin match in the London Group had become a straight knockout with both men having lost to Dominic Thiem and beaten Andrey Rublev earlier in the week. But it was ...

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ATP Finals: Thiem beats Nadal, Tsitsipas outlasts Rublev – tennis

Dominic Thiem mastered the tiebreakers again to get the better of Rafael Nadal, and defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas also won on Day 3 of the ATP Finals. Thiem beat the 20-time Grand Slam champion in straight sets and secured his spot in the semifinals when Tsitsipas outlasted tournament newcomer Andrey Rublev in the evening match at an empty O2 Arena. ...

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Inspired Thiem outshines Nadal at ATP Finals – tennis

Austria’s Dominic Thiem produced a stunning display of attacking tennis to beat Rafa Nadal 7-6(7) 7-6(4) in a high-quality duel at the ATP Finals and seize control of their group on Tuesday. World number three Thiem saved a couple of set points in the first tiebreak before whipping away a forehand to take an opening set in which there was ...

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