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Shanghai: Federer turns the tables on Djokovic, to set up Final with Simon

Roger Federer turned back the years to halt Novak Djokovic’s love affair with China, with victory in the SFs of Shanghai. Djokovic had won the last 2 years in the Chinese city as well as the last 3 years in Beijing. 454 more words

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Shanghai: Djokovic crushes Ferrer to reach SFs, as Simon stuns Berdych

Defending champ Novak Djokovic produced a master-class, to stroll past David Ferrer in the Shanghai QFs. The World No.1 has won the tournament for the past 2 years and was imperious against the Spaniard, who’s looking to qualify for the Tour Finals in London. 315 more words

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Shanghai: Murray loses to Ferrer to leave London hopes Hanging, as Djokovic fights back to reach quarters

Andy Murray’s chances of qualifying for the World Tour Finals in November were seriously dented, as he was crushed by Spaniard David Ferrer. Murray easily won the first set, with his usual dazzling display of tennis. 479 more words

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Beijing: Djokovic destroys Berdych for Title No.5, as Sharapova Rises to Number 2

Novak Djokovic annihilated Tomas Berdych in just 66 minutes, to win his 3rd successive China Open title and 5th overall. The World No.1 was in irresistible form through the match and was nearly on course for a seldom seen double bagel. 588 more words

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Beijing: Klizan comeback stuns Nadal, as Murray sets up SF Showdown with Djokovic: Plus Sharapova storms through to the last 4

Slovakian qualifier Martin Klizan came back from a set down, to stun World No.2 Rafael Nadal in the QFs of the China Open. Klizan had lost to the mighty Spaniard at Wimbledon this year and was headed for another loss, when he lost an epic first set breaker, 9-7. 736 more words

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Long way back to London for seething Murray

Andy Murray finally ended a 15 month title drought since winning Wimbledon in 2013 by claiming the Shenzhen Open last week, but it’s a long way back to the top eight despite this milestone. 496 more words


Return to Beijing

As China seems to be having a tennis moment right now with Li Na’s retirement and new tournaments popping up in Wuhan and Shenzhen, it’s no surprise that this week’s China Open feels like a big deal with big stories. 543 more words