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Smooth start for Nadal, Djokovic

Claycourt king Rafael Nadal and French Open favourite Novak Djokovic had no difficulty winning their first round matches.

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Kvitova forced to dig deep

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova needed two and a half hours to see off New Zealand's world number 80 Marina Erakovic at the French Open.

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Early French Open exit for Venus

Former world number one Venus Williams suffered another early French Open exit when she was beaten by Sloane Stephens.

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Murray now a French Open contender
May 11 2015 at 15:04

Andy Murray will travel to Roland Garros with many backing the Briton to go all the way on the back of his recent claycourt success.

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Nadal on the slide in latest rankings
May 11 2015 at 10:46

Rafael Nadal has dropped three places to number seven in the latest ATP rankings released a day after his defeat in the Madrid Open final to Andy Murray.

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Nadal upbeat despite Madrid defeat
May 11 2015 at 08:12

Rafa Nadal slumped to one of his worst defeats in a clay final but said his week in Madrid had been positive.

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Murray leaves Nadal in the dust
May 11 2015 at 04:13

Briton Andy Murray dethroned home favourite Rafael Nadal with ease in the Madrid Masters final in Spain.

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Raonic out of Rome Masters
May 10 2015 at 10:24

Milos Raonic has pulled out of the Rome Masters and is a doubt for the French Open because of foot surgery,

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Nadal eases past Dimitrov in Madrid
May 9 2015 at 09:44

Rafa Nadal remains on course for a third straight Madrid Open title after sweeping past Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals.

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Kvitova ends Serena’s unbeaten run
May 8 2015 at 14:50

Kvitova ended Serena Williams's unbeaten streak at 27 matches by inflicting the American's first defeat of the year to reach the Madrid Open final.

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Sharapova sent packing in Madrid
May 8 2015 at 13:28

Svetlana Kuznetsova scored her first victory over Maria Sharapova in seven years to reach the final of the Madrid Open.

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Nadal slowly rebuilding his game
May 8 2015 at 09:34

Rafael Nadal regained further control of his revitalised clay-court game with victrory against Simone Bolelli at the Madrid Masters.

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Nadal advances at Madrid Open
May 7 2015 at 19:13

Rafa Nadal raced into the last eight of the Madrid Open when he brushed aside Simone Bolelli to set up a quarter-final clash against Grigor Dimitrov.

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Sharapova advances in Madrid
May 7 2015 at 14:07

Defending champion Maria Sharapova moved into the semi-finals of the Madrid Open for a third consecutive year with victory over Caroline Wozniacki.

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Federer succumbs to Kyrgios in Madrid
May 7 2015 at 08:05

Roger Federer became the latest big name to get sucked up by a whirlwind called Nick Kyrgios, when the Australian sent him packing at the Madrid Masters.

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Azarenka suffers match-point meltdown
May 6 2015 at 21:07

Victoria Azarenka blew three match points with consecutive double faults to lose against world number one Serena Williams.

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Battling Sharapova advances in Madrid
May 6 2015 at 14:33

Holder Maria Sharapova struggled to see off Caroline Garcia, with the third seed finally posting a three-set win to advance to the quarter-finals of the Madrid Masters.

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Kvitova struggles in Madrid
May 6 2015 at 07:58

Fourth seed Petra Kvitova's stuttering form continued at the Madrid Open as she reached the third round with victory against CoCo Vandeweghe.

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‘Serena on course to break record’
May 5 2015 at 16:33

Serena Williams' coach believes she can break Margaret Court's record of 24 grand slam singles, despite her age.

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Murray wins first clay-court title
May 4 2015 at 14:13

Andy Murray won the first clay-court title of his career when he saw off Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in a tough three-setter during the rain-delayed final of Munich's ATP tournament.

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Djokovic leads unchanged top ten
May 4 2015 at 11:04

Novak Djokovic continues to lead the men’s world tennis rankings released by the ATP.

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Nadal dealing with rankings slide
May 4 2015 at 08:14

Rafael Nadal is preparing to play at the Madrid Open in front of his home fans on the back of his worst run of results.

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Murray reaches Munich semi-finals
May 2 2015 at 15:31

Andy Murray remained on course for a first career clay court title after reaching the semi-finals of the Munich Open.

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