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‘I’m all for peace’: World No 1 Daniil Medvedev says ‘just not easy’ to hear about Russia-Ukraine conflict
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‘I’m all for peace’: World No 1 Daniil Medvedev says ‘just not easy’ to hear about Russia-Ukraine conflict

Medvedev dislodged Novak Djokovic from the top of the ATP rankings on the same day that Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine

Russia's Andrey Rublev sends out message for peace, says victory in Dubai ATP quarters ‘not important’
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Russia's Andrey Rublev sends out message for peace, says victory in Dubai ATP quarters ‘not important’

In the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Rublev posted a photo on Instagram of two characters featuring the colours of the two nations' respective flags hugging each other.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Djokovic slips from No 1 spot in shock quarter-final loss to world No 123 Vesely
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Djokovic slips from No 1 spot in shock quarter-final loss to world No 123 Vesely

Competing in his first tournament of the season, and first since getting deported from Australia, Djokovic needed to at least reach the semi-finals in the Emirates to try and stop Daniil Medvedev from replacing him at the top of the rankings.

After Australian Open furore, Novak Djokovic starts his season in Dubai
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After Australian Open furore, Novak Djokovic starts his season in Dubai

The organisers have dubbed the first day of the ATP event 'Magnificent Monday' and a couple of other marquee entrants, Marin Cilic and Andy Murray, will also be in action.

Sania Mirza-Lucie Hradecka lose in doubles semi-finals of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
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Sania Mirza-Lucie Hradecka lose in doubles semi-finals of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

After dominating the first set, Sania Mirza and Lucie Hradecka lost 6-2, 2-6, 7-10 to Lyudmyla Kichenok of Ukraine and Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko on Friday night.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Aslan Karatsev beats Andrey Rublev to enter maiden ATP singles final
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Aslan Karatsev beats Andrey Rublev to enter maiden ATP singles final

The 27-year-old, who became the first man to reach the semi-finals on their Grand Slam debut in the Open era at the Australian Open last month, edged out his in-form compatriot 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Andrey Rublev overcomes Marton Fucsovics challenge; Denis Shapovalov enters semi-final
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Andrey Rublev overcomes Marton Fucsovics challenge; Denis Shapovalov enters semi-final

Second-seeded Rublev extended his winning streak at 500-level tournaments to 23 matches in a row after he overcame Hungarian Marton Fucsovics 7-5, 6-2.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Elina Svitolina crashes out against Svetlana Kuznetsova; 'fiery' Coco Gauff reaches last 16
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Elina Svitolina crashes out against Svetlana Kuznetsova; 'fiery' Coco Gauff reaches last 16

Kuznetsova rallied back from a set and an early break down to knock out the two-time champion and record her 21st match-win in Dubai

Roger Federer's the best but Novak Djokovic remains Rafael Nadal's most difficult opponent, says ex-coach Toni
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Roger Federer's the best but Novak Djokovic remains Rafael Nadal's most difficult opponent, says ex-coach Toni

The “GOAT” (Greatest of all Time) debate in men’s tennis has divided opinion for a decade and remains a hot topic as the trio continue to dominate, having won the last 13 majors.

Dubai Tennis Championships: World No 1 Novak Djokovic beats Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to win title for fifth time
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Dubai Tennis Championships: World No 1 Novak Djokovic beats Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to win title for fifth time

After saving match points to reach the final, top-ranked Novak Djokovic was scarcely troubled as he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to win the Dubai Championships for the fifth time.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Novak Djokovic saves three match points to beat Gael Monfils in semi-final
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Novak Djokovic saves three match points to beat Gael Monfils in semi-final

World No 1 Novak Djokovic saved three match points to beat France’s Gael Monfils 2-6, 7-6(8), 6-1 on Friday as he set up a final showdown at the Dubai Open with Greek second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Simona Halep’s newfound offense and Elena Rybakina’s risk-free power produce thrilling final
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Simona Halep’s newfound offense and Elena Rybakina’s risk-free power produce thrilling final

Halep's running forehand will always be a thing of pure joy. But now there’s the stand-and-deliver forehand too; that is the thing that will win her the big titles against the big hitters

Dubai Tennis Championships: Simona Halep captures 20th singles title with tiebreaker win over Elena Rybakina
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Simona Halep captures 20th singles title with tiebreaker win over Elena Rybakina

It was the second Dubai Tennis Championships title for the current Wimbledon champion Simona Halep

Dubai Tennis Championships: Simona Halep stages comeback against Aryna Sabalenka to reach semi-finals, will face Jennifer Brady
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Simona Halep stages comeback against Aryna Sabalenka to reach semi-finals, will face Jennifer Brady

Halep had to save a match point against Ons Jabeur on Wednesday and again found herself in trouble against the hard-hitting Sabalenka.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Top seed Simona Halep survives Ons Jabeur scare to reach quarter-finals
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Top seed Simona Halep survives Ons Jabeur scare to reach quarter-finals

Top seed Simona Halep survived an early scare and saved a match point to beat Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur 1-6, 6-2, 7-6(7) in the last 16 of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Sania Mirza and doubles partner Caroline Garcia advance to pre-quarter-final with hard-fought win
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Sania Mirza and doubles partner Caroline Garcia advance to pre-quarter-final with hard-fought win

Sania Mirza and her partner Caroline Garcia registered a hard-fought win over Russia's Alla Kudryavtseva and Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik to advance to the women's doubles pre-quarterfinals at the Dubai Open.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Sofia Kenin, Belinda Bencic lose first round matches on day of upsets
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Sofia Kenin, Belinda Bencic lose first round matches on day of upsets

Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, defending champion Belinda Bencic and third seed Elina Svitolina made swift exits at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after they all fell in the first round on Tuesday.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Kim Clijsters loses in straight sets against Garbine Muguruza on return to WTA Tour
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Kim Clijsters loses in straight sets against Garbine Muguruza on return to WTA Tour

Kim Clijsters' first WTA Tour match since 2012 ended with a 6-2, 7-6 (6) loss to Garbine Muguruza at the Dubai Championships.

Dubai Tennis Championships: Vintage Kim Clijsters shows glimpses of 2011 heyday in 'third coming'
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Dubai Tennis Championships: Vintage Kim Clijsters shows glimpses of 2011 heyday in 'third coming'

Kim Clijsters' long awaited return to the tennis court happened in front of a sizeable crowd in Dubai against Garbine Muguruza and at times it looked like it was 2011.

Indian Wells 2019: Petra Kvitova says meeting Monica Seles at last year's Wimbledon after horrific attack was critical
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Indian Wells 2019: Petra Kvitova says meeting Monica Seles at last year's Wimbledon after horrific attack was critical

Petra Kvitova says a meeting with former world number one Monica Seles at Wimbledon last year, where they discussed returning to the sport after a knife attack, had been one of the most important of her life.