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Zverev: A major force or another young pretender?

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Alexander Zverev is looking for a maiden Grand Slam title in 2019 to cement his place as leader of a pack of hungry young players ready to end the old guard’s monopoly in majors. Zverev won the biggest crown of his career when he overpowered Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals last […]

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History beckons for Serena

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Serena Williams is back in Melbourne as hot favorite to repeat her 2017 Australian Open win and claim a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam with rivals, including defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, battling health issues and poor form. Williams won her 23rd title and seventh at Melbourne Park while eight weeks pregnant two years […]

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Tomic slips past Sock

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Bernard Tomic won his first competitive outing of the season Tuesday, beating American Jack Sock in a pre-Australian Open tune-up that will also see him take on fellow livewire Australian Nick Kyrgios. In the opening match of the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne, 83rd-ranked Tomic –who bounced back after on-and-off court issues to […]

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Djokovic’s conqueror bags title

Roberto Bautista Agut followed up his shock victory over world number one Novak Djokovic by lifting the Qatar Open title on Saturday.

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Federer powers Swiss to victory in Hopman Cup

Roger Federer won the Hopman Cup for a record third time after defending champion Switzerland beat Germany 2-1 on Saturday.

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Germany gains Hopman Cup final

PERTH, Australia (AP) – Angelique Kerber and Alexandar Zverev sent Germany into the Hopman Cup final with straight-sets victories over Ash Barty and Matt Ebden of Australia on Friday. Kerber defeated Barty 6-4, 6-4 to give Germany the lead and Zverev followed with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Ebden to set up a rematch of […]

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