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‘Thank you Andy Murray’: Australian Open players pay touching tribute – video

Andy Murray was shown an emotional tribute video featuring a host of tennis stars following his Australian Open exit.Murray, who plans to retire this year due to chronic hip pain, said he would be content if his five-set defeat to Roberto Bautista…

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Djokovic and Federer pay tribute to ‘friend, colleague, rival’ Andy Murray – video

World No 1 Novak Djokovic reflected on ‘friend and rival’ Andy Murray after the Briton revealed the Australian Open could be his last tournament due to a persistent hip injury. Roger Federer also paid tribute to Murray, saying he was ‘a little bit shoc…

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Fearsome foursome go to Australian Open aware the end could be near

Injuries and rise of a new generation threaten to expose Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray at the first slam of the yearThe four greatest players in modern tennis – who between them have won more than £300m across 16 years – a…

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Cool boarders and terrifying tee-offs: my sporting moments of 2018 | Sean Ingle

From Chris Froome’s breakaway to an epic Wimbledon showdown, my year in sports reporting featured a number of breathtaking highlightsWhen the New York columnist Jimmy Cannon was starting out in journalism, the playwright Damon Runyon gave him some impe…

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Alexander Zverev charms crowd after beating Novak Djokovic

Alexander Zverev landed the biggest win of his career by shocking Novak Djokovic to win the ATP Finals on Sunday. The 21-year-old German, who was booed by indignant Roger Federer fans after beating their idol 24 hours earlier, saw off the world No 1 6-…

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Alexander Zverev stuns Novak Djokovic to win ATP World Tour Finals title

• German 21-year-old storms to 6-4, 6-3 victory• World No 1 Djokovic denied record-equalling sixth titleJust 24 hours after being booed off court for having the temerity to beat Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev not only overpowered the world No 1 Novak …

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ATP World Tour finals: Novak Djokovic v Alexander Zverev in final – live!

All the latest from the 6pm GMT World Tour final at the O2 ArenaZverev denies Federer with stamina and styleFeel free to email John | or tweet @JohnBrewin_ 6.05pm GMT Here come the players. Zverev comes in, having donned a fetching peach headband. And …

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Novak Djokovic sweeps aside Alexander Zverev at ATP Finals

• Djokovic makes it two wins out of two with 6-4, 6-1 victory• ‘I don’t think it was breathtaking tennis but a win is a win’Novak Djokovic made it two wins from as many matches at the ATP Finals with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Alexander Zverev.The world N…

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Novak Djokovic sweeps aside Alexander Zverev at ATP Finals

• Djokovic makes it two wins out of two with 6-4, 6-1 victory• ‘I don’t think it was breathtaking tennis but a win is a win’Novak Djokovic made it two wins from as many matches at the ATP Finals with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Alexander Zverev.The world N…

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Novak Djokovic v Alexander Zverev: ATP World Tour Finals – live!

• World No 1 Djokovic faces world No 5 Zverev in London• Federer blows away Thiem in just over an hour• Tweet @JacobSteinberg or email jacob.steinberg@theguardian.com 2.04pm GMT The players are out. We’ll have tennis soon! 1.56pm GMT These two have met…

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Roger Federer in line of fire over scheduling and Davis Cup claims

• Veteran Julien Benneteau makes accusations against Swiss• Wins for Djokovic and Zverev at ATP World Tour finalsRoger Federer, reaching for the 100th tournament win of his 20-year career in London this week, found himself at the centre of an awkward c…

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Novak Djokovic v John Isner: ATP World Tour Finals 2018 – live!

Live tennis updates from the tournament in LondonFederer slumps to straight-sets loss against NishikoriSend Simon an email | Tweet @Simon_Burnton 8.55pm GMT First set: Isner 4-6 Djokovic* Isner is an excellent player, and he’s playing well tonight, but…

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Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal showdown in Saudi Arabia called off

• World’s top two were due to meet in Jeddah on 22 December• Match attracted controversy after Jamal Khashoggi’s murderThe doomed December exhibition match in Saudi Arabia next month between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal has been called off. The Span…

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Karen Khachanov shocks Novak Djokovic to win Paris Masters final

• Khachanov beats Djokovic 7-5 6-4• Russian ends Serbian’s 22-match winning streakKaren Khachanov caused one of the shocks of the tennis year by overpowering Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-4 in the Paris Masters final to end the Serbian’s remarkable spell of dom…

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Karen Khachanov v Novak Djokovic: Paris Masters final – live!

Game-by-game updates on the action from the AccorHotels ArenaDjokovic outlasts Federer in epic Paris Masters semi-finalFeel free to email John | Tweet @JohnBrewin_ 3.31pm GMT Second set: Khachanov 3-2 Djokovic* (*denotes server): There is a dog in Djok…

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Novak Djokovic outlasts Roger Federer in epic Paris Masters semi-final

• Four-times champion prevails 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (3) in three hours• Djokovic will play Russia’s Karen Khachanov for title on SundayNovak Djokovic ruined Roger Federer’s ambitions of a 100th career title as he outlasted his great adversary 7-6 (6), 5-7…

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Novak Djokovic sets up Paris Masters semi-final against Roger Federer

• Djokovic fights back to beat Marin Cilic 4-6, 6-2, 6-3• Federer beats Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-4 in quarter-finalsNovak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 21 matches and set up a semi-final against Roger Federer with a hard-fought 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 win …

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Rafael Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters making Novak Djokovic world No 1

• Nadal pulls out of tournament with abdominal injury• Djokovic certain of top spot regardless of Paris displayRafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Paris Masters because of an injury, a move that means Novak Djokovic will take over as world No 1 when th…

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Rafael Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters making Novak Djokovic world No 1

• Nadal pulls out of tournament with abdominal injury• Djokovic certain of top spot regardless of Paris displayRafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Paris Masters because of an injury, a move that means Novak Djokovic will take over as world No 1 when th…

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Nadal and Djokovic need to see bigger picture over Saudi exhibition match | Kevin Mitchell

The two players have at least addressed the situation but going ahead with December’s game in Jeddah given the global outrage over Jamal Khashoggi’s death is a mistakeOf the many withering put?downs John McEnroe uttered in his playing career, a favouri…