Minister resolves coaching issue — All ends well

Published : 6:01 am  April 26, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara and the Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA) reached an amicable agreement yesterday to continue with the coaching programme run by the Dutch Coach Eric Pietersz, with the Minister promising his continued support towards it.

Minister to meet tennis officials on Tuesday

Published : 12:35 am  April 25, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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A crucial meeting on Tuesday (25) between Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara and officials of the Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA) could decide the future of the national tennis coach Eric Pietersz and end a long drawn out impasse between the association and a group of parents of aspiring tennis players.

Djokovic shrugs off injury as Serbia take Davis Cup control

Published : 11:49 am  April 8, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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World number two Novak Djokovic shrugged off his recent elbow injury to give Serbia a winning start in their Davis Cup quarter-final against Spain on Friday with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Albert Ramos Vinolas.

Federer downs Nadal to win Miami Open

Published : 8:25 pm  April 3, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Roger Federer defeated long-standing rival Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 to win the Miami Open on Sunday and continue his outstanding start to the year.

Federer, Kyrgios advance to Miami Open semis

Published : 10:09 am  March 31, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Roger Federer dramatically fought his way into the Miami Open semi-finals with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (8/6) victory over Czech 10th seed Tomas Berdych on Thursday.

Venus downs Kerber to set up Konta clash at WTA Miami

Published : 11:38 am  March 30, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Venus Williams rolled back the years to send world number one Angelique Kerber crashing out of the Miami Open on Wednesday and advance to a semi-final showdown with Britain’s Johanna Konta.

Nadal on track for Federer showdown at ATP Miami as Sock downed

Published : 11:06 am  March 30, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Rafael Nadal took a step closer to a possible final against long-time rival Roger Federer in the Miami Open after a straight sets win over American Jack Sock on Wednesday at Key Biscayne.

Federer, Wawrinka advance in Miami

Published : 7:24 pm  March 26, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Roger Federer survived a brave challenge from American qualifier Frances Tiafoe before emerging with a 7-6 (7/2) 6-3 victory as he got his Miami Open title bid underway.

Federer in full flight heading into Miami

Published : 7:22 pm  March 21, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Roger Federer keeps saying he’s still on the comeback trail, but he’s covering ground faster than he ever imagined.

Djokovic, Federer, Nadal advance at ATP Indian Wells

Published : 10:57 am  March 14, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Novak Djokovic launched his bid for a sixth ATP Indian Wells Masters crown with a two-set triumph over Kyle Edmund as the stars shone on Sunday in the California desert.

Djokovic seeks to turn up heat in California desert

Published : 11:39 am  March 11, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Five-time champion Novak Djokovic will be out to reassert his dominance on the hard courts of Indian Wells this week, seeking to shake off the slump that has dogged him into 2017.

Federer unfazed by treacherous Indian Wells draw

Published : 7:06 pm  March 9, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Roger Federer, riding high after an 18th Grand Slam triumph, isn’t rattled by the tennis version of the group of death.

Murray heads for Indian Wells after Dubai tennis triumph

Published : 11:04 am  March 5, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Andy Murray solidified his position at the top of the rankings through a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Fernando Verdasco to win the Dubai Tennis Championships for the first time on Saturday.

Murray survives seven match points in Dubai epic

Published : 10:25 pm  March 3, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Andy Murray saved seven match points to reach the semi-finals of the Dubai Championships with a marathon 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (20/18), 6-1 win over Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber on Thursday.

Djokovic battles into ATP Acapulco quarterfinals

Published : 9:06 pm  March 2, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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World No. 2 Novak Djokovic battled into the quarterfinals of the ATP Acapulco event on Wednesday, rallying for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 triumph over Juan Martin del Potro.

Djokovic through in Mexico on return

Published : 11:19 am  March 1, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Former world number one Novak Djokovic was made to work hard before finishing strongly to defeat Martin Klizan in straight sets on his return to competition at the ATP Acapulco event on Tuesday.

Murray says fully fit for Dubai ATP

Published : 10:33 am  February 27, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Andy Murray leads a trio of Grand Slam champions into the Dubai Tennis Championships, their first matches since the Australian Open, with the Scot now fully fit after a bout of shingles.

Federer wants Rafa as Laver Cup doubles partner

Published : 12:45 pm  February 21, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Roger Federer revealed on Monday he wants to join forces in doubles with arch rival Rafael Nadal at the inaugural Laver Cup this year.

Nishikori battles into Buenos Aires final

Published : 10:19 am  February 19, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Japanese top seed Kei Nishikori reached his second final of 2017 with a gruelling 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Argentina’s Carlos Berlocq at the Buenos Aires clay court tournament.

Sharapova handed Madrid Open wildcard

Published : 10:31 am  February 9, 2017 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has been handed a wildcard for the Madrid Open in May just weeks after completing a 15-month ban for doping, organisers confirmed on Wednesday.

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