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  1. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Novak Djokovic rules Paris after downing Canadian ace Milos Raonic

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 10:04am

    ... a dad had already made him feel like number one, but he is also doing his talking on the court, breezing through an elite field in the French capital without dropping a set. His 6-2, 6-3 victory ... late by then with Djokovic the man to beat heading to London. “Two successive titles in London in the last two years gives me reason to believe that I can do well,” said Djokovic after his 27th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1631029/novak-djokovic-rules-paris-after-downing-canadian-ace-milos-raonic
  2. Sport - TENNIS

    Listless Li Na flirts with disaster against Lucie Safarova before scrambling through at Australian Open

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 11:04am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Melbourne Listless Li Na flirts with disaster before scrambling through Never-say-die Li Na saved a match point before battling back and overcoming Czech Lucie ... the Monte Carlo-based Safarova made the most of some early Li double faults to get a break in the first game then held for a 2-0 lead. Li, using ice to cool down barely 10 minutes into the match, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1407524/listless-li-na-flirts-disaster-against-lucie-safarova-scrambling-through
  3. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    ATP Challenger Tour event perfect build-up for Asian Games

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 09:52pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... going across the border." The event, which is slated to be a 32-man main draw plus a 32-man qualifying draw, will offer the five men in the 10-strong Asian Games squad the chance to hone ... will be the first major professional tournament in more than a decade. It was made possible after the government helped the HKTA buy a licence for US$2 million. The HKTA has ambitions of one day hosting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1528855/atp-challenger-tour-event-perfect-build-asian-games
  4. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Novak Djokovic sets up quarter-final with 'old man' Tommy Haas at French Open

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... German in 17 years to reach the quarter-finals and the oldest man to make the last eight at any grand slam since Andre Agassi at the 2005 US Open. Haas, who made history in the third round when ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Serbian ace stays on course for career slamas German veteran takes place in record books Djokovic sets up clash with 'old man' Haas World number one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1252894/novak-djokovic-sets-quarter-final-old-man-tommy-haas-french-open
  5. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Quantitative analysts turning sports betting into more of a science

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

    ... an algorithm that he says would have made a 3.8 per cent return on bets on 2,173 matches in 2011. Feustel, who says he puts in a 60-hour week checking and improving his model, works with a computer ... according to Warwick Bartlett, chief executive officer of Isle of Man-based Global Betting and Gaming Consultancy. There could be as many as 20 professional tennis gamblers betting on a similar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1408495/quantitative-analysts-turning-sports-betting-more-science
  6. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Roger Federer admits he 'fell into a negative spiral'

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 10:33am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Basel, Switzerland But 17-time grand slam winner vows to keep playing and fight for spot in World Tour Finals Roger Federer admitted he made serious errors in his ... is something I’d like to achieve. That doesn’t mean I’m going to end my career there, or earlier or later. It’s just an idea.” Federer also said his decision to split with Annacone – the man who helped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1336426/roger-federer-admits-he-fell-negative-spiral
  7. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Big-serving Berdych reaches Thai Open semi-finals

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 11:34am by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Yen-Hsun. The top seed was made to sweat for his 7-6 (9/7), 6-4 win against his Taiwanese rival, who has lost all 10 of his career quarter-finals. “Credit to the opponent,” said the big-serving ... strong and played very, so it is a great win for me,” said Gasquet, who sits ninth in the race for a spot in the eight-man ATP World Championships in London in November. “I will hopefully do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1319833/big-serving-berdych-reaches-thai-open-semi-finals
  8. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    For Andy Murray, grand slams are more important than being world No 1

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... to get to number one, but I would rather win another a grand slam or two and not get to number one." Serbia's Novak Djokovic, the man Murray beat to the Wimbledon crown, now occupies ... said. "Speaking to him made me feel more normal. He went on to become a great tennis player, one of the best of all time … Being able to speak to him on an emotional level really ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1294585/andy-murray-grand-slams-are-more-important-being-world-no-1
  9. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Flair outshines flare as Rafael Nadal seals great eight

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris King of clay shrugs off security breach as he swats aside Ferrer in French Open final to become first man to achieve grand slam feat Flair outshines flare as Nadal seals great eight Rafael Nadal defied David Ferrer as well as a worrying security breach to become the first man to capture the same grand slam title eight times with victory in the French ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1257420/rafael-nadals-flair-outshines-flare-he-becomes-first-man-win-eight
  10. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    40 years on, women's tennis still fights for credibility

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... years?" asked King. "What started as a few women and a dollar has grown to thousands, living the dream- our dream. "We were athletes who wanted to compete and along the way we made ... King won, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, running the older man ragged. The Sunday Times in London described the victory as "the drop shot and volley heard around the world". King insisted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1266026/40-years-womens-tennis-still-fights-credibility

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