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Jordan Spieth sets the bar high at the Australian Open
Jordan Spieth sets the bar high at the Australian Open

Jordan Spieth has another tough act to follow at the Australian Open. Spieth won the tournament in 2014 in his first appearance Down Under when it was played at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney. Beginning Thursday at The Australian, Spieth will attempt to make it three Australian Open titles in four

Australian Open to feature 25-second shot-clocks
Australian Open to feature 25-second shot-clocks

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Players will have an additional five seconds between points at next year's Australian Open but time-wasters will have nowhere to hide thanks to the introduction of shot-clocks. The Grand Slam Board, responsible for the rules at the four majors, confirmed on Tuesday

1st-round withdrawals at Grand Slams could lose prize money
1st-round withdrawals at Grand Slams could lose prize money

A player who withdraws or performs below professional standards during a first-round singles match at a Grand Slam tournament could be fined under new rules introduced Tuesday. The Grand Slam Board says a player who is unfit to compete and withdraws before the draw will receive 50 percent of the first-round

Sharapova named in India luxury housing fraud probe
Sharapova named in India luxury housing fraud probe

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is under investigation by Indian police for cheating and criminal conspiracy after the collapse of a luxury housing project that she endorsed, a lawyer said Tuesday. Piyush Singh, a lawyer representing one of the buyers, told AFP that police had filed initial

British royal pays tribute to late Jana Novotna
British royal pays tribute to late Jana Novotna

British royal the Duchess of Kent has paid tribute to former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna following the Czech player's death from cancer, saying the tournament "will not be the same without her". Novotna captured hearts in Britain in 1993 when she featured in one of the most enduring

Federer, Nadal set for repeat show in 2018?
Federer, Nadal set for repeat show in 2018?

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have utterly dominated during 2017 but as the season ends there is a palpable sense that the top of the men's game is in a state of rare flux. Federer and world number one Nadal rolled back the years to reclaim the top two ranking spots and hogged the four Grand Slam

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49
Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49

Jana Novotna, who won the hearts of the tennis world when she sobbed on the shoulder of a member of the British royal family after a heartbreaking loss in the Wimbledon final, has died at the age of 49. The WTA announced Novotna's death on Monday, saying she died Sunday in her native Czech Republic

Goffin aims to ride the wave to Davis Cup glory
Goffin aims to ride the wave to Davis Cup glory

Beaten but exhilarated, Belgium's David Goffin believes his exceptional run at the ATP Finals has strengthened him for the last great challenge of his breakthrough season -- helping his country win the Davis Cup for the first time. After his three-set defeat by Grigor Dimitrov in Sunday's final

Novotna, a true winner, was famed for a sporting 'choke'

By Ian Chadband LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna was a true winner but it was the misfortune of the brilliant Czech, who died on Monday aged 49, to always be recalled for one of sport's most famous and heart-rending meltdowns despite her collection of 100 tennis titles. After

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies aged 49: WTA
Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies aged 49: WTA

Emotional tributes poured in for former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna after she died at the age of 49 following a long battle with cancer. Novotna, who won the Wimbledon title in 1998 when she defeated France's Nathalie Tauziat in the final, died on Sunday in her native Czech Republic surrounded

Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies after battle with cancer
Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies after battle with cancer

Czech tennis player Jana Novotna, a Wimbledon champion in 1998 and 16-time grand slam winner in doubles and mixed doubles, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer, the Women's Tennis Association said on Monday. Novotna, who entered the tennis Hall of Fame in 2005, died surrounded

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49
Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49

PRAGUE (AP) -- The WTA says 1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49.

Women's Tennis Association says 1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at age 49

PRAGUE (AP) -- Women's Tennis Association says 1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at age 49.

Jana Novotna, former Wimbledon champion, dies aged 49 after long cancer battle
Jana Novotna, former Wimbledon champion, dies aged 49 after long cancer battle

Jana Novotna, the 1998 Wimbledon champion, has died aged 49 after a long cancer battle. The WTA announced the news this morning, saying she passed away surrounded by her family in Czech Republic. Novotna was at the peak of her powers in the 1990s, winning 24 singles titles, but her success at SW19 was

The Tennis Podcast:
The Tennis Podcast: 'Daredevil' Grigor Dimitrov passes biggest test yet by winning ATP Finals

The Tennis Podcast has been raving about the potential of Grigor Dimitrov since it began in 2012, and after years of disappointment and underachievement, is he finally ready to meet expectations? In the latest show, in which presenters Catherine Whitaker (Eurosport) and David Law (BBC 5 Live) were joined

Golden State
Golden State's Lee retires after 12 seasons

David Lee, who helped the Golden State Warriors to the 2015 NBA title during a 12-season career, announced his retirement Sunday on Instagram. Lee, whose fiancee is Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, averaged 13.5 points and 8.8 rebounds over 829 games with New York, Golden State, Boston, Dallas

Brady Schnell interview after winning the 112 VISA Open de Argentina
Brady Schnell interview after winning the 112 VISA Open de Argentina

Following his playoff victory at the 2017 VISA Open de Argentina presentado por Macro, Brady Schnell talks about the win that secured him an exemption for The 147th Open Championship.

Tennis great Pancho Segura dies at 96; coached Jimmy Connors

Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships and was one of the world's top amateur players in the 1940s and professionals in the 1950s, has died. Segura died Saturday from complications of Parkinson's disease at his home at the Omni La Costa Resort

Dimitrov delivers but this time he's ready to stay

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - As Grigor Dimitrov stood centre stage holding aloft the gleaming ATP Finals trophy and the tickertape rained down on Sunday it felt like a weight had finally been lifted from his shoulders. Back in 2008 the Bulgarian won the junior Wimbledon title against Henri Kontinen

Dimitrov comes of age to win ATP Finals title
Dimitrov comes of age to win ATP Finals title

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov claimed the biggest title of his career and sent out a huge statement of intent as the stylish Bulgarian beat David Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-3 to win the ATP Finals on Sunday. The 26-year-old recovered from losing his opening two service games to finally

Dimitrov defeats Goffin to win ATP Finals title
Dimitrov defeats Goffin to win ATP Finals title

Grigor Dimitrov claimed the biggest title of his career at the season-ending ATP Finals on Sunday, prevailing on his fifth match point to beat David Goffin of Belgium 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. ''It's such an honor to play here,'' Dimitrov said. Goffin saved three match points on his own serve

Dimitrov beats Goffin to win ATP Finals
Dimitrov beats Goffin to win ATP Finals

Grigor Dimitrov beat David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in a gripping title decider at the ATP Finals on Sunday to become the first debutant to win the season finale since 1998. In a surprise final match-up, the Bulgarian sixth seed held his nerve under intense pressure at London's O2 Arena to seal the

Grigor Dimitrov vs David Goffin: Live updates from ATP World Tour Finals 
Grigor Dimitrov vs David Goffin: Live updates from ATP World Tour Finals 

7:01PM Dimitrov* 5-5 Goffin (*next server)  Goffin looks to be losing his footing in this first set after going down 0-15 here, but he steels himself to take the next three points with two good first serves and a backhand crosscourt winner. Dimitrov then nets a backhand return, and Goffin completes the

Kontinen, Peers retain ATP Finals doubles crown
Kontinen, Peers retain ATP Finals doubles crown

Henri Kontinen and John Peers brushed aside top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 6-4, 6-2 to retain their ATP Finals doubles crown on Sunday. The Finnish-Australian pairing came into the match with a 3-1 head-to head record against their opponents, winning the past two meetings in Washington and

Andy Murray doesn
Andy Murray doesn't need new coach says Henman

Andy Murray doesn't need to hire a new coach following his latest split with Ivan Lendl, according to former British number one Tim Henman. Murray announced he was parting company with Lendl again on Friday after two spells together which yielded three Grand Slam titles and two Olympic singles golds

Grigor Dimitrov vs David Goffin: What time is the ATP World Tour Finals final, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds?
Grigor Dimitrov vs David Goffin: What time is the ATP World Tour Finals final, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds?

What is it? It's the ATP Finals final between Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin at the O2 Arena in London. When is it? It's on Sunday November 19 - ie today. What time does it start? It's a 6pm GMT start. What TV channel is it on? It will be broadcast live on BBC Two and the Sky Sports

Dimitrov snaps Sock jinx, rises to world number three
Dimitrov snaps Sock jinx, rises to world number three

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov stood one win away from the biggest title of his career on Saturday after ending his Jack Sock jinx to reach the final of the season-ending ATP Finals at the 02 Arena. The Bulgarian, finally beginning to look the real deal after year's weighed

Federer eager to get back on court after shock defeat
Federer eager to get back on court after shock defeat

Roger Federer says he "can't wait" to get back on court in Australia after an inspired David Goffin destroyed his chance to finish a golden season with a flourish at the ATP Finals. The Swiss world number two went into his semi-final on Saturday as the overwhelming favourite to ease past

Goffin ousts Federer in ATP Finals semifinal comeback
Goffin ousts Federer in ATP Finals semifinal comeback

A set up against a man he'd never lost to, Roger Federer looked to be cruising toward a shot at a seventh ATP Finals title. David Goffin had other ideas. Federer was on course to reach his 11th final at the elite season-ending tournament when he cruised through the first set, but Goffin took advantage

Goffin stuns Federer to reach London final
Goffin stuns Federer to reach London final

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - As if clocking up a first victory over Rafael Nadal was not enough, David Goffin continued breaking new ground by stunning Roger Federer at the ATP Finals on Saturday to claim the biggest win of his career and reach the final. It was the first time against Rafa.

Roger Federer stunned by David Goffin as Swiss suffers shock defeat at ATP World Tour Finals
Roger Federer stunned by David Goffin as Swiss suffers shock defeat at ATP World Tour Finals

Well, this was unexpected. Awkward, even, for the legions of fans who had bought tickets for this afternoon's final in the hope of seeing Roger Federer. But David Goffin, the Belgian who had looked so short of energy in midweek, rewrote the script yesterday by overcoming Federer in one of the O2's biggest

Federer expects great things from returning trio
Federer expects great things from returning trio

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer expects great things from the likes of Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray when they return from long injury layoffs at the start of next season. Swiss maestro Federer took the second half of 2016 off to fully recover from a knee and back

Goffin shocks Federer to reach final at ATP Finals
Goffin shocks Federer to reach final at ATP Finals

David Goffin produced a dazzling comeback to beat hot favourite and six-time champion Roger Federer 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday and reach the final of the ATP Finals. Federer was quickly into his stride in front of a packed house at London's O2 Arena, winning the first set with ease and the chances

Love game: Serena Williams reportedly marries in New Orleans
Love game: Serena Williams reportedly marries in New Orleans

The game is love for tennis star Serena Williams and her new husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

How to Watch Roger Federer vs. David Goffin: ATP Finals Live Stream, TV Channel, Time
How to Watch Roger Federer vs. David Goffin: ATP Finals Live Stream, TV Channel, Time

Roger Federer will meet David Goffin in the semifinals of the 2017 ATP Finals on Saturday in London. The winner of Saturday's match will play either Jack Sock or Grigor Dimitrov in Sunday's final. Federer won all three of his group stage matches, beating Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic and Sock

Federer serene as pretenders dream at ATP Finals
Federer serene as pretenders dream at ATP Finals

Roger Federer will walk out on court for his 14th semi at the ATP Finals against David Goffin on Saturday as the hot favourite, with the Swiss veteran bidding for a seventh end-of-season title. In the absence of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, the event at London's O2 Arena was billed as a potential

Andy Murray, coach Ivan Lendl end 2nd stint together
Andy Murray, coach Ivan Lendl end 2nd stint together

Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl are calling it quits for a second time, ending a partnership that produced three Grand Slam titles and two Olympic gold medals. All of Murray's greatest triumphs as a tennis player have come with Lendl guiding him as his coach. Before that, Lendl helped Murray win the

Murray splits with coach Ivan Lendl for 2nd time
Murray splits with coach Ivan Lendl for 2nd time

Former world number one Andy Murray announced Friday he has split with coach Ivan Lendl for the second time as he works towards regaining full fitness for the 2018 season. The 30-year-old Scot has enjoyed all of his Grand Slam success under the guidance of Lendl, securing a second Wimbledon title last

Andy Murray splits with coach Ivan Lendl for a second time as Scot focuses on return from injury in new year
Andy Murray splits with coach Ivan Lendl for a second time as Scot focuses on return from injury in new year

Andy Murray's long injury lay-off has put paid to his coaching relationship with Ivan Lendl, it emerged on Friday night. In a statement, Murray thanked his stony-faced mentor, and said that he was working towards a return to the tour in the new year. This is the end of Murray's second stint with Lendl

Murray splits with coach Lendl for second time
Murray splits with coach Lendl for second time

Andy Murray has mutually agreed to end his relationship with coach Ivan Lendl for a second time, the British former world number one said on Friday. Murray was coached by Lendl from 2011-14 before he rejoined his team in June last year, helping Murray capture his second Wimbledon title and his second

Bryan brothers exit ATP Finals after surprise loss
Bryan brothers exit ATP Finals after surprise loss

LONDON (Reuters) - Four-times ATP Finals doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan bowed out of the tournament after a surprise 6-4 6-4 defeat by alternates Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic on Friday. The American twins, seeded fifth, finished their round-robin matches with only one win and their exit was confirmed

Subdued Thiem could learn from Sock's fun approach

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Dominic Thiem might want to take a leaf out of Jack Sock's book when he sits down to ponder a disappointing end to his year. While Sock played with a smile and on his face and some sparkle on his racket strings to reach this weekend's last four of the ATP

Johanna Konta planning on Brisbane return after Briton resumes training
Johanna Konta planning on Brisbane return after Briton resumes training

Johanna Konta, the British No 1, is back in training after the foot injury that kept her out of the last five weeks of the season. Yet Konta said on Friday that she is still some way from replacing her recently departed coach, Wim Fissette. The final stretch of 2017 turned out disappointingly for Konta

Federer awaits after Goffin completes unusual semi-final cast
Federer awaits after Goffin completes unusual semi-final cast

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - At the start of the year there would have been long odds on Jack Sock, Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin all earning enough points to qualify for the ATP Finals, let alone reaching the last four. Belgian Goffin completed that trio, however, on Friday when he recovered

Goffin admits
Goffin admits 'I don't know what to do' against Federer

David Goffin admitted on Friday he doesn't "know what to do" against semi-final opponent Roger Federer at the ATP Finals. Goffin dismantled fourth seed Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 to set up a last-four contest against the Swiss great on Saturday, but was not full of confidence about his chances

Goffin sets up Federer semi at ATP Finals
Goffin sets up Federer semi at ATP Finals

David Goffin pummelled his good friend Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 to advance to the semi-finals of the ATP Finals on Friday, where he will have the daunting task of facing Roger Federer. The Belgian, who was soundly beaten in his previous round-robin match by group winner Grigor Dimitrov, had a shaky start

Goffin beats Thiem to set up ATP Finals semi with Federer
Goffin beats Thiem to set up ATP Finals semi with Federer

LONDON (AP) -- David Goffin is through to face Roger Federer in the last four of the ATP Finals after defeating Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 on Friday.

Kerber appoints Fissette as new coach
Kerber appoints Fissette as new coach

(Reuters) - Former world number one Angelique Kerber is hoping to bounce back from a disappointing campaign with the announcement that Belgian Wim Fisette will replace Torben Beltz as her coach in 2018, the German said on Thursday. After winning two grand slams and an Olympic silver medal in 2016, the

Year-end top ranking not realistic, says Federer
Year-end top ranking not realistic, says Federer

Roger Federer admits earning the year-end world number one ranking is no longer a realistic ambition despite his remarkable renaissance this year. Federer is already certain to finish behind Rafael Nadal in the final rankings of 2017, but the world number two appears poised to push his old rival for

New Orleans abuzz over Serena Williams wedding
New Orleans abuzz over Serena Williams wedding

Music royalty Beyonce, legendary Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, actress Eva Longoria and singer Ciara were all also seen arriving at the arts complex. Security for the event, anticipated to last into the wee hours, was tight.

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