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  1. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Rafael Nadal takes Rio Open title on comeback tournament from back injury

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:49am by Associated Press

    ... declined to talk about his back, focusing instead on the victory. “Clearly, it was important for me to get back and win after what happened in the final in Australia,” Nadal said. He said the heat, ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Phillip King turns attention to Davis Cup after Fed Cup success

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 10:10pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com After Fed success, King turns focus to Davis Cup Having engineered Hong Kong's rise to Group One in the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone, Phillip King will have his hands full again in his next assignment- leading the men's Davis Cup campaign against favourites Thailand in Phuket this weekend. King, who is the number one singles player ...

  3. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Australian Open king Novak Djokovic focuses on Davis Cup, French Open

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Melbourne Djokovic jets off to prepare for Davis Cup and French Open challenges after securing record-breaking third consecutive Australian Open title King of Melbourne stays focused In years past, Novak Djokovic marked his victories at the Australian Open with rowdy late-night celebrations, followed by bleary-eyed photo shoots the next morning. ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Hong Kong's Zhang Ling loses out in doubles final

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 12:09am by Staff Reporter

    ... have. Zarina was still a little bit tired from her singles match earlier and I just couldn't really focus as well as I did in our earlier games." "Over the week, I am happy though. This is only the fourth tournament I have paired with [Diyas] and this is the first tournament we have won a match. It has given us more confidence. We focus more on singles than doubles, ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Zhang Ling bows out, but not without a fight

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 12:43am by Staff Reporter

    ... will look back on the match with frustration as she converted only four of 11 break points. She will now focus on the doubles competition after partnering Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan to a stunning ...

  6. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Quantitative analysts turning sports betting into more of a science

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 09:22pm by Bloomberg

    ... education officer. Such quantitative analysts, or so-called quants, are focusing on tennis in the same way their counterparts are employed by hedge funds to predict moves for stocks, bonds and other ...

  7. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Serena Williams sets up Brisbane semi-final with Maria Sharapova

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 10:10pm by AFP

    ... champion was so focused beforehand she almost went on court without her racquets, with WTA supervisor Donna Kelso having to remind her to take them with her. "I was just ready to get ...

  8. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Czechs win doubles to lead Davis Cup final

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 03:29pm by Associated Press in Belgrade, Serbia

    ... have to stay humble, focused and concentrated. If it comes down to the fifth match, I will be ready to fight to the last point.”  Zimonjic said “they were better in every aspect of the game.” ...

  9. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Stepanek steps up to secure Davis Cup victory for Czechs

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 11:30am

    ... as the stadium started to empty long before the 34-year-old Stepanek sealed victory with a searing smash down the line. The result focused attention on the decision to leave Djokovic out of Saturday’s ...

  10. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Roger Federer admits he 'fell into a negative spiral'

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 10:33am

    ... with fatigue. “The focus is totally on this tournament. I’ll take it step by step in Basel and in Paris. I’m starting to focus on the first match [France’s Adrian Mannarino] and I hope it goes well.” ...




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