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THURSDAY, 24 APR 2014
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Comeback kings Swiss, Italy, France in Davis Cup semis 
By Dave James | April 06, 2014 10:43 PM
Switzerland, Italy and France all stage thrilling comebacks to reach the Davis Cup semifinals.
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Nieminen beats Tomic in record 28 minutes 
March 21, 2014 09:33 PM
Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen claimed the fastest ever ATP Tour win Thursday by crushing Australian Bernard Tomic 6-0 6-1 in 28 minutes and 20 seconds to advance to the second round of the Sony Open.
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Defiant Dellacqua keeps Australia flag flying 
By Ian Ransom | January 17, 2014 09:12 PM
The paucity of Australian success at Melbourne Park over the past four decades has not stopped tournament organizers from pushing local battlers onto center court, invariably for a thumping loss.
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Protection-shy players run risk of skin cancer 
By Simon Cambers | January 17, 2014 12:15 AM
Slapping on the sun cream may be second nature to Australians, but it seems some of the world’s leading players are taking unnecessary risks by not wearing any protection against skin cancer at the opening grand slam of the year.
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Nervy Rafter could ‘choke’ in doubles return with Hewitt 
January 13, 2014 12:28 AM
Australia’s Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter has enjoyed smiting foes in the senior’s tour since his retirement, but fears he may have bitten off more than he can chew by partnering with Lleyton Hewitt in the Australian Open doubles.
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Djokovic to rack Becker’s brain for mental gain 
January 10, 2014 12:41 AM
Boris Becker’s first priority will be to help Novak Djokovic gain a “mental edge” when the pressure rises at the grand slams, the Australian Open champion said in Melbourne Thursday.


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