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Nadal crushes Fognini to reach Shanghai quarters

Nadal crushes Fognini to reach Shanghai quarters

Undated, Oct 12 (REUTERS) Rafael Nadal continued to scythe his way through the Shanghai Masters on Thursday, reaching the quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-1 thrashing of temperamental Italian Fabio Fognini. The Spaniard needed two minutes over the hour to dispatch Fognini, taking his winning streak to 14 matches since the start of the US Open where he claimed a 16th grand slam title. The 31-year-old is closing in on finishing the year as world number one for the first time since 2013. Fognini was playing the day after being handed a suspended ban from two grand slams and 96,000 dollar fine for verbally abusing a female umpire at the US Open. Roger Federer, who was up against tricky Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov later at the Qi Zhong Centre, is the only player who can stop Nadal sealing the year-end honour for a fourth time. Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro won the match of the day by stopping third seed Alexander Zverev, recovering from losing the opener to win 3-6 7-6(5) 6-4. Sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov, who saved match points on Wednesday against Ryan Harrison, had a more comfortable day as he beat American 10th seed Sam Querrey 6-3 7-6(3). Dimitrov, closing in on a first appearance at the ATP World Tour Finals, plays Nadal next. Wimbledon runner-up Marin Cilic also eased into the quarter-finals with a 7-6(1) 6-4 defeat of American Steve Johnson. REUTERS SDR 1840

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Turkey's Selin Ovunc outclass India's Amineni by a clean 6-1,6-3 in Girls Singles U-18

19 Jan 2018 | 10:32 PM

Kolkata, Jan 19 (UNI) India's only hope, Shivani Amineni, seeded 3 in the Girls Singles
Under 18 draw went down against Turkey's Selin Ovunc without much of a fight, in the
semi finals of the ongoing DKS ITF Juniors 2018, been held at the red clay courts of the
Dakshin Kalikata Sansad here today.

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Wasim Khan surges ahead in round three of Final Qualifying Stage

19 Jan 2018 | 10:19 PM

Ahmedabad, Jan 19 (UNI) Delhi’s Wasim Khan surged ahead in round three of the PGTI’s
Final Qualifying Stage for the 2018 season being held at the Kensville Golf & Country Club
near here today.

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Gujarat survive Mizoram threat in PQF; Delhi girls let RBI off the hook

19 Jan 2018 | 10:15 PM

Durgapur, Jan 19 (UNI) Gujarat escaped by the skin of their teeth to reach the Youth
Boys quarterfinals in the 11Sports 79th Junior and Youth National Table Tennis
Championships at the Sidhu Kanu Indoor Stadium here today.

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430 Triathletes register for 5th Goa Triathlon 2018

19 Jan 2018 | 9:59 PM

Panaji, Jan 19 (UNI) A record 430 triathletes from India and across the world have registered for the forthcoming 5th Goa Triathlon which is to be held at Bambolim near the city on February 11.

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Sanchez deal not done yet, says Mourinho

19 Jan 2018 | 7:49 PM

Undated, Jan 19 (Reuters) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said the club are still trying to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal but added that the deal, which British media report could involve Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving in the other direction, was not done at all.

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