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    Nadal to miss Basel in boost to Federer's No.1 bid

  • Sharapova in shock Kremlin Cup 1st-round exit

    Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova crashed out in the first round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Tuesday, losing in straight sets to Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova.

  • Nadal to miss Basel in boost to Federer's No.1 bid

    Rafael Nadal on Tuesday announced he will miss this month's Swiss Indoors tournament, boosting arch rival Roger Federer's dream of ending the season as world number one.

  • Federer eyes ATP Finals title, top ranking after Shanghai triumph

    Roger Federer is eyeing a seventh ATP Finals crown and has not ruled out pinching the world number one ranking from Rafa Nadal if he maintains the form that won him his second Shanghai Masters trophy.

  • Federer bests Nadal again

    Roger Federer got one over his old rival Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Masters 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday in a showdown between the two best players on the planet.

  • Sharapova wins first title after return

    Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova was made to fight by 102nd-ranked teenager Aryna Sabalenka at the Tianjin Open on Sunday before winning her first title since her 15-month doping ban.

  • Federer beats great rival Nadal to win Shanghai Masters

    Roger Federer gets one over his old rival Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Masters 6-4, 6-3 in a showdown between the two best players on the planet.

  • Nadal, Federer to face off for Shanghai title

    Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will meet in Sunday's final of the Shanghai Masters, just the latest chapter in their storied rivalry.

  • Sharapova triumphs in Tianjin opener

    Maria Sharapova made an impressive start to the Tianjin Open on Wednesday by beating Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets.

  • Federer leads Europe to maiden title

    World number two Roger Federer handed Team Europe the maiden Laver Cup title after beating Team World's Nick Kyrgios in a super tie-break thriller in Prague on Sunday.

  • Fedal lives up to hype

    Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal took care of business in their singles matches before teaming up in an eagerly anticipated doubles pairing to extend Europe's lead over players from the rest of the world in the inaugural Laver Cup on Saturday.

  • 'Nadal win changed my mindset'

    Roger Federer has admitted his year would have been "very different" had he not battled back from a 1-3 fifth-set deficit in his

  • Rafa, Roger to team up

    Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will put their epic rivalry to the side as they team up for the Laver Cup.

  • table tennis

    National jr TT from tomorrow

    The South Bangla Agriculture and Commerce Bank Fourth National Junior (U-18) Table Tennis Championship gets underway tomorrow at

  • Nadal hails 'incredible era'

    Rafael Nadal described the year 2017 as "one of the best of his career" on Sunday after winning a third US Open and 16th Grand Slam.

  • Nadal savours being part of the dream generation

    World number one Rafael Nadal's third U.S. Open and 16th grand slam title which he bagged with a 6-3 6-3 6-4 demolition of South African Kevin Anderson, triggers speculations on his chances of surpassing Federer's record of 19 major championships.

  • Nadal thumps Anderson

    A relentless Rafa Nadal thumped Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 to win the U.S. Open on Sunday, earning the Spaniard his second grand slam title of the season and 16th of his career.

  • 'I wish it could have been a draw'

    US Open champion Sloane Stephens said she wished her US Open final triumph over close friend Madison Keys could have been a draw

  • Nadal battles Anderson in conflict of styles at U.S. Open

    World number one Rafa Nadal's quest for a 16th grand slam title will lead to a barrage of big serves when he battles South African Kevin Anderson in a conflict of styles at the U.S. Open final.

  • Sloane routs Keys in US Open final

    Sloane Stephens captures her first Grand Slam title by routing fellow American Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 in the US Open final.

  • Anderson stands between Nadal and 16th

    Rafael Nadal moved one win away from a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown Friday when he defeated weary Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2.

  • Nadal ends Del Potro‚Äôs dream run

    It took eight years but Rafa Nadal gained his revenge, ending Juan Martin del Potro's hopes of another dream run to the US Open final with a shockingly ruthless semi-final victory on Friday.

  • Anderson ends South Africa's 52-year wait

    Kevin Anderson becomes the first South African in 52 years to reach the US Open final, downing Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.

  • Stephens ousts Venus

    Americans Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys, both struggling with serious injuries just three months ago, advanced to their first

  • Stephens beats Williams, Keys crushes Vandeweghe

    Sloane Stephens stun two-times U.S. Open winner Venus Williams to ensure a new grand slam champion is crowned at the Flushing Meadows while Madison Keys hammer CoCo Vandeweghe to set up an all-American final.

  • 'I didn't deserve to win'

    Roger Federer, foiled once again one match from a first-ever US Open match against Rafael Nadal, said he just didn't deserve to beat

  • Del Potro eyes another Rafa-Roger double

    Juan Martin Del Potro has done it once so why can't he do it again?

  • Del Potro 'not in best condition' to face Nadal

    Juan Martin del Potro admits he will not be physically 100 percent fit to face world number one Rafael Nadal in Friday's potentially blockbuster US Open semifinal.

  • Murray out for season

    Britain's Andy Murray said on Wednesday he is unlikely to play again this season due to a nagging hip injury that forced him to pull out of

  • Venus powers into semis

    Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams became the oldest semi-finalist in US Open history at age 37 on Tuesday by