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Djokovic eases into Rome Masters quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic cruised into the quarter-finals of the Rome Masters with a straight-set demolition of Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on Thursday. Djokovic took an hour and 10 minutes to wrap up an emphatic 6-2 6-1 victory at the Foro Italico. Davidovich Fokina broke the top seed’s serve in the first game …

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Match-fixing Scandal Hits French Open

Prosecutors in France have opened an investigation into match-fixing at the ongoing French Open, according to French news service AFP. The target is a double match featuring Romanian pair, Andreea Mitu and Patricia Maria Tig, as well as Yana Sizikova of Russia and her American partner, Madison Brengle. No individual …

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Nigeria, Egypt for ITTF Team World Cup

Nigeria and Egypt will represent the African continent at the 2019 ITTF Team World Cup holding at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. The five-day serves off on November 6 to 10 and it is a table tennis test event for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to be hosted by Japan. Nigeria secured …

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Murray Battles Wawrinka For European Open Title

Britain’s Andy Murray produced a fine comeback to beat Ugo Humbert at the European Open and reach his first ATP final for two years. Murray, who had career-saving hip surgery in January, showed his trademark stubbornness to win 3-6 7-5 6-2 in two hours 23 minutes. He will face fellow …

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Osaka Cruises Into Third Round At US Open

Top-ranked defending champion Naomi Osaka advanced to the third round of the US Open on Thursday by defeating Poland’s 53rd-ranked Magda Linette 6-2, 6-4. The 21-year-old Japanese star, also the reigning Australian Open champion, will next face either US 15-year-old Coco Gauff, the world number 140 who reached the fourth …

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