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Australian Open 2023: ‘Greek warrior’ Stefanos Tsitsipas battles his way into final
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Australian Open 2023: ‘Greek warrior’ Stefanos Tsitsipas battles his way into final

Stefanos Tsitsipas had been to the semi-finals four times but never been able to cross the last-four hurdle up until a warm, sunny evening on Day 12 of the 2023 Australian Open.

Australian Open 2023: Karen Khachanov reaches semi-finals after Sebastian Korda retires
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Australian Open 2023: Karen Khachanov reaches semi-finals after Sebastian Korda retires

Karen Khachanov's reward is a clash with either Greek third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas or unseeded Czech Jiri Lehecka, who play later, for a spot in Sunday's final.

Novak Djokovic says Alexander Zverev punishment 'correct', Andy Murray blasts 'reckless' German
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Novak Djokovic says Alexander Zverev punishment 'correct', Andy Murray blasts 'reckless' German

Zverev went on a tirade over a disputed call during his doubles opener alongside Marcelo Melo, verbally abusing the official and repeatedly hitting the umpire's chair with his racquet at the end of the match.

Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov respect Novak Djokovic's vaccination stance
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Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov respect Novak Djokovic's vaccination stance

Khachanov came through a two-hour 46-minute duel with Australian Alex de Minaur, 6-3, 6-7 (1/7), 7-5, to book a last-16 meeting with the top-seeded Djokovic.

Australian Open 2022: Rafael Nadal feared he would never play again after foot injury
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Australian Open 2022: Rafael Nadal feared he would never play again after foot injury

Nadal suffers from Mueller-Weiss syndrome, a degenerative disease that causes a deformity of one of the bones in the central part of the foot.

Gael Monfils claims 11th singles title with win over Karen Khachanov
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Gael Monfils claims 11th singles title with win over Karen Khachanov

The 35-year-old Monfils has admitted he has struggled for motivation during the pandemic because he does not enjoy playing in empty stadiums

Kremlin Cup 2021: Anett Kontaveit faces Ekaterina Alexandrova in Moscow final
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Kremlin Cup 2021: Anett Kontaveit faces Ekaterina Alexandrova in Moscow final

In Sunday's final, Kontaveit will bid to win a third title in as many months after beating Marketa Vondrousova 6-3, 6-4 in the other semifinal match.

Kremlin Cup 2021: Aryna Sabalenka knocked out by Ekaterina Alexandrova, Maria Sakkari beats Simona Halep
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Kremlin Cup 2021: Aryna Sabalenka knocked out by Ekaterina Alexandrova, Maria Sakkari beats Simona Halep

Sabalenka was playing in her first tournament since reaching the semi-finals of the US Open last month. She then missed the tournament in Indian Wells, California, after a positive test for the coronavirus.

Andy Murray rebounds past Ugo Humbert in Moselle Open
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Andy Murray rebounds past Ugo Humbert in Moselle Open

The Scot, 34, won seven straight games en route to a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 comeback victory in two hours and 24 minutes.

ATP Toronto Masters: Canadians Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov exit in second round
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ATP Toronto Masters: Canadians Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov exit in second round

Shapovalov has now dropped three matches in a row, at Wimbledon and last month in the Swiss alpine village of Gstaad where he was top seed.

Tokyo Olympics gold-medallist Alex Zverev won't play for Germany in Davis Cup
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Tokyo Olympics gold-medallist Alex Zverev won't play for Germany in Davis Cup

After knocking out World No 1 Novak Djokovic in the semi-final, Zverev, 24, beat Russia's Karen Khachanov in straight sets to win the men's Olympic gold medal in Tokyo earlier this month.

ATP Toronto Masters: Daniil Medvedev beats Alexander Bublik, foot injury fells Rafael Nadal
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ATP Toronto Masters: Daniil Medvedev beats Alexander Bublik, foot injury fells Rafael Nadal

Top-seeded Russian Medvedev opened his week in the second round after a bye and staged a fightback to overhaul Kazakh Alexander Bublik 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Alexander Zverev eases past Karen Khachanov in straight sets to clinch men's singles gold
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Alexander Zverev eases past Karen Khachanov in straight sets to clinch men's singles gold

The fifth-ranked German overwhelmed Russian opponent Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-1 at the Tokyo Games on Sunday for the biggest title of his career.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'Expect the unexpected', Twitter in awe of Alexander Zverev as he upsets Novak Djokovic
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'Expect the unexpected', Twitter in awe of Alexander Zverev as he upsets Novak Djokovic

Here are a few reactions on Twitter after Zverev's shocking win over Djokovic

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Alexander Zverev ends Novak Djokovic's bid for a calendar Golden Grand Slam
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Alexander Zverev ends Novak Djokovic's bid for a calendar Golden Grand Slam

The World No 1 collapsed from a set and a break ahead as German fourth seed Zverev won 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 to set up a Sunday final against Russian Karen Khachanov.

Wimbledon 2021: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic's regular appearances aside, record number of first-timers in QF at SW19
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Wimbledon 2021: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic's regular appearances aside, record number of first-timers in QF at SW19

There will be a record 12 first-time Wimbledon quarter-finalists this year — two more than the previous best in 2014. Six appear on the men's side and six on the women's.

Wimbledon 2021: With strong family ties, American Sebastian Korda heads to fourth round
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Wimbledon 2021: With strong family ties, American Sebastian Korda heads to fourth round

With an aggressive style that's built for grass courts, Korda got past Britain's Dan Evans 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to become the youngest US man to reach the round of 16 at the All England Club since Andy Roddick got to the semifinals in 2003.

French Open 2021: Kei Nishikori says he feels like he’s ‘played five matches already’ after winning back-to-back five-setters
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French Open 2021: Kei Nishikori says he feels like he’s ‘played five matches already’ after winning back-to-back five-setters

Nishikori needed four hours to see off Russian 23rd seed Karen Khachanov 4-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Court Philippe Chatrier. In the first round, he also needed four hours to beat Italian qualifier Alessandro Giannessi.

Lyon Open: Cameron Norrie beats Karen Khachanov in straight sets to set up final against Stefanos Tsitsipas
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Lyon Open: Cameron Norrie beats Karen Khachanov in straight sets to set up final against Stefanos Tsitsipas

In Sunday's final, the 22-year-old Greek will face Britain's Cameron Norrie who raced past Karen Khachanov 6-1, 6-1 in the other semi-final.