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Nadal set to seal year-end No 1 spot in Paris

Paris, France | AFP | Rafael Nadal will be crowned as the year-end world number one if he wins his first match at this week’s Paris Masters, after Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament. The two old rivals have both had stunning seasons, returning to form and fitness with two Grand …

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Nadal sues ex-French minister for 100,000 euros

Paris, France | AFP | Rafael Nadal is seeking 100,000 euros ($118,000) in damages from former French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot after she accused the Spanish tennis legend of a dope test cover-up. Nadal is suing Bachelot, who served as sports minister between 2007 and 2010, over remarks in March …

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Federer leads Europe to maiden Laver Cup title

  Prague, Czech Republic | AFP |  World number two Roger Federer handed Team Europe the maiden Laver Cup title after beating Team World’s Nick Kyrgios in a super tie-break thriller in Prague on Sunday. Federer, this year’s Australian Open and Wimbledon champion, won 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 11/9 to give …

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Nadal hails ‘best season’ and ‘incredible era’

  New York, United States | AFP |  Rafael Nadal described the year 2017 as “one of the best of his career” on Sunday after winning a third US Open and 16th Grand Slam. World number one Nadal defeated South Africa’s world number 32 Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in …

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Nadal eyes sweet sixteen against Anderson

New York, United States | AFP | Rafael Nadal can wrap up a 16th Grand Slam title and third at the US Open on Sunday but has to find a way past the almost unbreakable spirit of South Africa’s Kevin Anderson. The 31-year-old Spaniard, who captured a 10th Roland Garros …

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Anderson stands tall as South Africa trailblazer

New York, United States | AFP |  Kevin Anderson stands out at 6ft 8ins (2.02m) as the South African readies to tackle Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s US Open final. Tall in stature, the 31-year-old has also had to develop a thick skin. Born in Johannesburg, but a long-time resident of …

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Nadal shattered, Muguruza shocked by Barcelona attack

Cincinnati, United States | AFP | Spanish reigning Grand Slam champions Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza were shaken and saddened by Thursday’s attack in Barcelona that left 13 people dead and another 100 injured. “Shattered by what has happened in Barcelona! All my support for the families affected and the city,” …

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Nadal, Farah defend medical records after new hack

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Rafael Nadal and British Olympic great Mo Farah said they have nothing to hide after their medical records were the latest to be leaked by a cyber-hacking group on Monday. They are among more than 60 international athletes, including 17 from the British team …

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