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Tennis-Del Potro to defend Sydney title after Brisbane return

Dec 4th 2014
SYDNEY, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro has confirmed he will defend his Sydney International title in January after making his return from 10 months on the sidelines in Brisbane the previous week.






Tennis-Berdych inspires Singapore to first IPTL win

Dec 3rd 2014
SINGAPORE, Dec 3 (Reuters) - The Singapore Slammers took their first International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) victory at the fifth time of asking when Tomas Berdych led the home side to a thrilling 24-23 victory over the previously unbeaten Indian Aces on Wednesday.






Tennis-Fans will warm to new tournament in time - Agassi

Dec 3rd 2014
SINGAPORE, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Andre Agassi has seen many tournaments come and go in his long and illustrious career and the American great believes the new International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) has all the ingredients to be a long-term success.






Tennis-Serena's Slammers lose again as Aces continue to dominate

Dec 2nd 2014
SINGAPORE, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Serena Williams returned to the scene of her WTA Finals win but could not prevent her Singapore Slammers team slumping to a fourth straight defeat in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) on Tuesday.






Tennis-Clement to stay on as France Davis Cup captain

Dec 2nd 2014
PARIS, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Arnaud Clement's contract as France Davis Cup captain has been extended by two years, the French federation (FFT) said on Tuesday, setting the record straight after Yannick Noah hinted he would be interested in the job.






Tennis-IPTL is no holiday for U.S. Open champion Cilic

Dec 2nd 2014
SINGAPORE, Dec 2 (Reuters) - U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic is a firm believer in the new International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), insisting the four-city mixed team tournament is a perfect addition to his preparations for the new season.






REFILE-Tennis-Anyone for fast-forward tennis? Welcome to the IPTL

Dec 2nd 2014
SINGAPORE, Dec 2 (Reuters) - It's tennis, but not as we know it.






Tennis-Australian Open tweaks heat policy for 2015

Dec 2nd 2014
MELBOURNE, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Australian Open organisers have tweaked their 'Extreme Heat Policy' for next year's tournament after being accused of forcing players to perform in "inhumane" conditions during a heatwave in January.






Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

Dec 1st 2014
Dec 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 8485 2 (2) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 7050 3 (3) Simona Halep(Romania) 6292 4 (4) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 5966 5 (5) Ana Ivanovic(Serbia) 4820 6 (6) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 4810 7 (7)






Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

Dec 1st 2014
Dec 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 11360 2 (2) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 9775 3 (3) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 6835 4 (4) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5370 5 (5) Kei Nishikori(Japan) 5025 6 (6) Andy Murray(Britain) 4675 7 (7) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4600 8






Tennis-Murray outlines marriage plans as Manila lose again

Nov 30th 2014
MANILA, Nov 30 (Reuters) - British number one Andy Murray hopes to marry Kim Sears next year after the former Wimbledon champion announced their engagement last week after nine years together.






Tennis-French official banned for life for betting offences

Nov 25th 2014
PARIS, Nov 25 (Reuters) - French tennis official Morgan Lamri has been banned for life due to multiple betting-related offences, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Tuesday.






INTERVIEW-Tennis-Nadal will surprise us again, says Kuerten

Nov 25th 2014
LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Three-times French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten knows what it is like to have a career plagued by injury but believes Rafael Nadal will come back strong from his latest ailments.






Tennis-Federer throws weight behind Aussie 'fast' tennis

Nov 25th 2014
Nov 25 (Reuters) - Roger Federer will help launch an Australian-developed fast format of tennis when he plays an exhibition match against Lleyton Hewitt in Sydney in January, Tennis Australia said on Tuesday.






Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

Nov 24th 2014
Nov 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 11360 2 (2) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 9775 3 (3) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 6835 4 (4) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5370 5 (5) Kei Nishikori(Japan) 5025 6 (6) Andy Murray(Britain) 4675 7 (7) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4600 8






Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

Nov 24th 2014
Nov 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 8485 2 (2) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 7050 3 (3) Simona Halep(Romania) 6292 4 (4) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 5966 5 (5) Ana Ivanovic(Serbia) 4820 6 (6) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 4810 7 (7)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-This one's for the boys, says gracious Federer

Nov 23rd 2014
LILLE, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Having stolen the limelight from Davis Cup stalwart Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer quickly turned attention towards his Switzerland team mates after securing the winning point in the final against France on Sunday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-France just could not contain Federer and Wawrinka

Nov 23rd 2014
LILLE, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Even though they had started the Davis Cup final confident of victory, the defeated France team were forced to concede on Sunday that a Roger Federer-inspired Swiss outfit had simply been too strong for them.






Tennis-France just could not contain Federer and Wawrinka

Nov 23rd 2014
LILLE, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Even though they had started the Davis Cup final confident of victory, the defeated France team were forced to concede on Sunday that a Roger Federer-inspired Swiss outfit had simply been too strong for them.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Vintage Federer seals first Davis Cup for Switzerland

Nov 23rd 2014
LILLE, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Roger Federer produced a vintage performance to crush Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2 and seal Switzerland's maiden Davis Cup title with a 3-1 win over hosts France on Sunday.