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Rafael Nadal v Daniil Medvedev: ATP Finals group stage – live!

Game-by-game report from the early match in LondonDjokovic falls to Thiem before Federer showdownAnd feel free to email Tumaini or tweet @tumcarayol 2.09pm GMT The players are out on the court. Medvedev won the toss and chose to receive without thinkin…

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Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem: ATP Finals – live!

Game by game coverage of Tuesday evening’s matchZverev overwhelms Nadal in straight setsGet in touch with Tumaini by email or on Twitter 7.16pm GMT And here is Kevin Mitchell on Margaret Court and Serena Williams. An ominous reminder that still have tw…

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Will Margaret Court’s presence inspire Serena Williams to equal her record? | Kevin Mitchell

The 50th anniversary celebration of Court’s calendar grand slam in Melbourne in January would be a fitting moment for Williams to win that elusive slam No 24When Margaret Court threatened to boycott the 50th anniversary of her grand slam sweep at the 2…

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Roger Federer overpowers Matteo Berretini to warm up for Djokovic clash

• Swiss bounces back from Thiem defeat at ATP World Tour Finals• Berrettini beaten 7-6 (2), 6-3 in 78 minutes at the 02 ArenaRoger Federer warmed up for his hugely anticipated rematch with Novak Djokovic on Thursday by blunting the power of Matteo Berr…

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Roger Federer overpowers Matteo Berretini to warm up for Djokovic clash

• Swiss bounces back from Thiem defeat at ATP World Tour Finals• Berrettini beaten 7-6 (2), 6-3 in 78 minutes at the 02 ArenaRoger Federer warmed up for his hugely anticipated rematch with Novak Djokovic on Thursday by blunting the power of Matteo Berr…

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Andy Murray puts health and happiness over titles as he eyes Davis Cup return

• Former world No 1 confident of ‘playing at a high level’• ‘The reason why I’m playing is because I love it’Andy Murray believes his surprise victory in Antwerp last month showed that is able to consistently “play at a high level” as he sets his sight…

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Pacing his season helps Roger Federer believe he can progress in ATP Finals

Despite opening defeat to Dominic Thiem, Federer says other players in London are already ‘looking forward to the beach’Roger Federer will look to put his ATP Finals back on track on Tuesday when he faces Matteo Berrettini in a must-win battle after hi…

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Rafael Nadal v Alexander Zverev: ATP Finals group stage – live!

Live updates from the O2 Arena in London‘Goose bumps’ and ‘pure joy’ for Tsitsipas at ATP FinalsDrop Tumaini an email | Tweet @tumcarayol 7.02pm GMT So, who will win? The head-to-head suggests that Nadal enjoys this match-up greatly, and it is difficu…

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‘Goose bumps’ and ‘pure joy’ for Stefanos Tsitsipas at ATP Finals

• Tsitsipas beats Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (5), 6-4• ‘One of the most important victories of my career so far’They call it Stormy Monday – except in the literature for the ATP Tour Finals that labelled day two “momentous” – and, mightily as he tried to live…

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Roger Federer v Dominic Thiem: ATP Finals group stage – live!

Our game-by-game report of the action in LondonKevin Mitchell: Djokovic eyes history amid threats old and newFrance claim Fed Cup after decisive doubles winEmail tumaini.carayol@theguardian.com | Tweet @tumcarayol 6.13pm GMT Do check out Kevin Mitchell…

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Flawless Novak Djokovic swats aside Matteo Berrettini in ATP Finals

• Serb takes little more than an hour to see off Italian 6-2, 6-1• Roger Federer faces Dominic Thiem on Sunday eveningThe last time we saw Novak Djokovic in London he was wearing down Roger Federer in the longest final in Wimbledon’s history. On Sunday…

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France claim Fed Cup after decisive doubles win by Garcia and Mladenovic

• Garcia and Mladenovic overcome Barty and Stosur 6-4, 6-3• Final was tied at 2-2 before decisive doubles encounterFrance claimed their first Fed Cup title in 16 years on Sunday in a doubles decider against Australia in Perth. Related: ATP Tour Finals:…

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ATP Tour Finals: Novak Djokovic eyes history but threats old and new lurk

Serb will only end the year as No 1 for a record-equalling sixth time if he survives a brutal showdown in LondonNovak Djokovic, who enthusiastically embraces the concept of the privilege of pressure, should hold his nerve in London over the next seven …

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Australia’s Ashleigh Barty strikes back with crushing win in Fed Cup final

Barty brushes France’s Garcia 6-0, 6-0 to level scoresEarlier, Mladenovic outclassed Tomljanovic 6-1, 6-1World No.1 Ashleigh Barty obliterated Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-0 to even the ledger between Australia and France in the Fed Cup final in Perth.Barty’…

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ATP Tour Finals: big three wary of threat from tennis’ young contenders | Kevin Mitchell

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic face tough competition in London at the end of a gruelling seasonWhen the eight best players in men’s tennis gathered on the southern bank of the Thames on Friday, the three greatest of them – Roger Federe…

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Margaret Court calls on Tennis Australia to honour her grand slam anniversary

Record holder is waiting for Australian Open invitationCourt will not return until she is treated like Rod LaverThe Australian tennis summer is again facing controversy over Margaret Court after she called on Tennis Australia to celebrate her grand sla…

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Ticket sales for revamped Davis Cup tournament are struggling

• Controversial World-Cup style format starts this month• Djokovic and Federer drawn in same group for ATP FinalsDavis Cup organisers admit selling tickets for the revamped competition is proving a challenge with less than two weeks to go.Eighteen nati…

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‘Talent only gets you so far’: Ashleigh Barty’s success down to her character, says coach

‘Much better person than player,’ says Craig TyzerAustralian has enjoyed lucrative breakout seasonAshleigh Barty’s coach has paid a touching tribute to the world No 1, declaring the all-conquering Australian is “a much better person than she is a tenni…

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Ashleigh Barty claims biggest prize money pot in tennis history at WTA Finals – video

Ashleigh Barty said it was a “bizarre” feeling to win the WTA Finals in Shenzhen and claim the biggest winner’s cheque in tennis. Barty outclassed defending champion Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-3 in the US$4.42m (A$6.4m) Shenzhen final to become t…

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Ashleigh Barty beats Elina Svitolina in WTA Finals to win game’s largest purse

• World No1 earns $4.42m after winning title 6-4, 6-3 in Shenzhen• It was her first victory in six attempts against the UkrainianAshleigh Barty arrived for her final showdown in Shenzhen against Elina Svitolina having been beaten by her in all five of …