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Oct 06

China Open: Rafael Nadal wins to set up Grigor Dimitrov semi-final

World number one Rafael Nadal beats John Isner to set up a semi-final against Grigor Dimitrov in the China Open.

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Oct 06

Davis Cup trial two-day best-of-three set matches for lower tiers in 2018

Two-day, best-of-three set matches will be trialled at Davis Cup Zone Groups I and II next year and changes could extend to the World Group.

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Oct 05

China Open: Rafael Nadal beats Karen Khachanov to reach quarter-finals

World number one Rafael Nadal reaches the China Open quarter-finals with victory over Russian Karen Khachanov.

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Oct 05

Konta not certain of WTA Finals qualification after Garcia win

Johanna Konta is still not certain of qualifying for the WTA Finals after Caroline Garcia reached the China Open quarter-finals.

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Oct 04

Nick Kyrgios storms into China Open quarter-finals

Kyrgios’s motivation in Beijing was to atone for the worst performance of his career

Nick Kyrgios has revealed his motivation for atoning for the worst performance of his career after storming into the quarter-finals of the China Open in Beijing.

The Australian recovered from a loose start to see off German serve-volleyer Mischa Zverev 3-6 6-2 6-2 in their second-round clash on Wednesday.

Related: Nick Kyrgios: Don’t put me in same box as ‘lost’ Bernard Tomic

Related: ‘I am not dedicated’: Nick Kyrgios questions commitment after first-round US Open exit

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/oct/05/nick-kyrgios-storms-into-china-open-quarter-finals

Oct 04

Halep seals landmark win over Sharapova at China Open

World number two Simona Halep reaches the China Open quarter-finals with her first win over Maria Sharapova.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41497050

Oct 04

China Open: Grigor Dimitrov through as Aljaz Bedene retires with knee injury

Grigor Dimitrov beats Juan Martin del Potro to reach the China Open quarter-finals, but Briton Aljaz Bedene retires from his match.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41498394

Oct 03

Dan Evans: British tennis player banned for one year for positive cocaine test

British tennis player Dan Evans is banned for one year after testing positive for cocaine – he can return in April 2018.

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Oct 03

Dan Evans banned for a year over positive cocaine test

• British player’s ban backdated and so can play again in April 2018
• Evans provided urine sample containing cocaine at Barcelona event

British tennis player Dan Evans has been banned for one year following his positive test for cocaine in April, the International Tennis Federation has announced.

The suspension has been backdated to the time of the 27-year-old’s failed test, which means Evans could return to action on 24 April 2018.

Related: Officer who tackled James Blake in mistaken arrest sues for defamation

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/oct/03/dan-evans-banned-for-year-positive-cocaine-test

Oct 03

Officer who tackled James Blake in mistaken arrest sues for defamation

  • Former tennis world No4 was slammed to ground outside New York hotel
  • James Frascatore says his reputation has been unfairly damaged

The police officer who tackled the former tennis player James Blake in a mistaken arrest filed a defamation lawsuit Monday against the athlete, the police department and the watchdog group prosecuting his misconduct case.

Officer James Frascatore says in court papers that city officials didn’t support him after video surfaced of the 2015 incident outside a Manhattan hotel. He says Blake painted him as an “out of control and corrupt officer” in a book he wrote Ways of Grace, in which the star athlete details the arrest. “The recriminations for mistakenly arresting a celebrity started immediately,” according to the lawsuit.

Related: Former US No1 James Blake ‘slammed to ground’ by police in mistaken detention

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Oct 03

Nadal through after saving match points – but Edmund out in China

British number two Kyle Edmund is beaten in straight sets by second seed Alexander Zverev in the first round of the China Open.

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Oct 03

Injured Konta pulls out of Hong Kong Open

British number one Johanna Konta pulls out of next week’s Hong Kong Open with a foot injury, but hopes to return in Moscow the following week.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41485566

Oct 03

China Open: Maria Sharapova beats Ekaterina Makarova, Simona Halep next

Maria Sharapova beats Ekaterina Makarova in three sets to set up a meeting with second seed Simona Halep at the China Open.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41482192

Oct 02

Aljaz Bedene defeats Marcel Granollers in China Open first round

British number three Aljaz Bedene defeated Marcel Granollers 6-4 6-2 in the first round of the China Open in Beijing.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41467211

Oct 02

Nadal & Guardiola concerned by Catalan vote clashes

Rafael Nadal and Pep Guardiola have spoken out after violence marred Catalonia’s independence referendum.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/41472348

Oct 02

Garbine Muguruza: Wimbledon champion retires at China Open feeling unwell

World number one Garbine Muguruza retires ill at the China Open, while US Open winner Sloane Stephens loses in round one.

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