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Davis Cuppers Jeson Patrombon and Johnny Arcilla set out as the top picks while Aileen Rogan and Clarice Patrimonio banner the women’s singles cast in the PPS-PEPP Actifit Open Tennis Championships unfolding Jan. 21 at the Actifit Sports Center in Valenzuela City. A huge field is vying for top honors in the R300,000 event which […]

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It’s over in 49 minutes for Serena

MELBOURNE (AFP) – A focused Serena Williams sent an ominous Australian Open warning with a 49-minute first-round demolition Monday as Japanese star Kei Nishikori survived a huge scare to stay alive. The American giant is bidding to match Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles on her first return to Melbourne Park since winning […]

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Aussie Open: Nadal shows no mercy; Sharapova issues own warning

MELBOURNE (AFP) – A ruthless Rafael Nadal showed no mercy in a clinical first round thumping at the Australian Open Monday as fellow veteran Maria Sharapova issued her own warning with a “double bagel” demolition. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, who cut short his 2018 season to have surgery on a foot injury, cruised through […]

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Federer, Djokovic gun for 7th

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are both gunning for a record seventh Australian Open crown from Monday, but Andy Murray will make his last appearance in Melbourne as the era of the ‘‘Big Four’’ draws to a close

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Murray retiring after Australian Open

MELBOURNE (AFP) – A tearful Andy Murray on Friday announced he would likely retire this year due to severe pain from a hip injury, saying next week’s Australian Open could be the last tournament of a glittering career. The former world number one and three-time Grand Slam winner broke down at a press conference in […]

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Roger, Novak eye 7th title

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Thirtysomethings Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic share the Australian Open record with six wins, but either could make history with a magnificent seventh when the first Grand Slam of the year begins in Melbourne on Monday. The pair face a stern challenge from youthful force Alexander Zverev, looking for a first major […]

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