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Djokovic strolls into Monte Carlo third round


- Novak Djokovic opened his Monte Carlo Masters title defense with a 6-1 6-0 demolition of Spanish qualifier Albert Montanes on Tuesday to reach the third round.

Federer floors Djokovic in Dubai semis

DUBAI - Roger Federer rolled back the years to stun Novak Djokovic 3-6 6-3 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Championship on Friday, his first victory in four meetings with the world number two.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 28 Feb 2014

Djokovic says Becker hired to improve mental toughness

DUBAI - Coach Boris Becker can help Novak Djokovic acquire a greater mental toughness to better his recent record in grand slam finals, the Serb said ahead of the Dubai Championships which begin on Monday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 23 Feb 2014

Unhappy Del Potro says won't play Davis Cup this year

BUENOS AIRES - Juan Martin del Potro said on Monday he will not play in Argentina's Davis Cup playoff tie in September due to his differences with the Argentine Tennis Association (AAT).

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 17 Feb 2014

Ferrer lands third Buenos Aires clay title in a row

BUENOS AIRES - David Ferrer won his third consecutive Buenos Aires ATP claycourt title, and the sixth in a row by a Spaniard, when he beat Italian Fabio Fognini 6-4 6-3 in the final on Sunday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 16 Feb 2014

Monfils beats holder Gasquet to win Montpellier title

PARIS - Frenchman Gael Monfils overwhelmed compatriot and defending champion Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-4 in the Montpellier International tournament final on Sunday to claim his first title in more than two years.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 09 Feb 2014

Nadal out of Buenos Aires tournament

BARCELONA - Rafael Nadal will miss next week's ATP tournament in Buenos Aires following a stomach bug that has hindered his recovery from the back injury he sustained at the Australian Open.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 06 Feb 2014

Federer hopeful of great year despite Nadal defeat

MELBOURNE - A defiant Roger Federer said he still believes his best tennis is ahead of him, despite going down in straight sets to Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 24 Jan 2014

Berdych blames tiebreak 'lottery' for semi-final defeat

MELBOURNE - Tomas Berdych blamed the "lottery" of the tiebreak as he was beaten by Stanislas Wawrinka in the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Thursday night.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 23 Jan 2014

Five teams for inaugural league unveiled

MELBOURNE - Bangkok, Singapore, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur and a city in the Middle-East will be home to the first five teams of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) later this year, its organizers said on Tuesday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 21 Jan 2014
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows in New York, in this August 31, 2008 file photo.  REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

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