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Nadal edges out Cilic to reach Shanghai Masters final

Nadal edges out Cilic to reach Shanghai Masters final

Undated, Oct 14 (REUTERS) World number one Rafael Nadal squeezed past Marin Cilic into the Shanghai Masters final with a 7-5 7-6(3) victory over the big-serving Croatian on Saturday. Nadal, runner-up in 2009, was pushed hard by the battling fourth seed, who put his booming forehand to good use but failed to derail the Spaniard, who has now won 16 matches in a row. The 31-year-old Nadal, who will face Swiss Roger Federer or Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in Sunday's final, forced Cilic to save six break points in his first two service games. The Croat hung on and even had a chance to take the lead, but squandered three break points of his own with the score tied at 5-5 in the first set. Nadal then finally broke the world number five before serving out the set. The Spaniard looked set for a routine win when he broke again early in the second to go 2-1 up, but Cilic had other ideas, forcing him to cough up another break point in the sixth game. Nadal missed an easy volley with his opponent stranded and pounded the net cord with his racket in frustration as Cilic wheeled away pumping his fist after levelling things up. There was more drama to come as a flurry of Cilic errors gave Nadal three break points with the second set tied at 4-4. The Croatian, who made 40 unforced errors in total, got himself out of trouble with three big serves but double faulted to hand the initiative back to Nadal and skied a forehand to give his opponent the chance to serve out the match. Nadal failed to capitalise, squandering a match point before Cilic unleashed two massive forehands to level again at 5-5 as the set headed towards a tiebreak where Nadal's ability to hold his nerve in clutch situations proved the difference. REUTERS SDR 1809

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At 14, J&K’s Soham tops Fide rated player category

19 Jan 2018 | 2:39 PM

Jammu, Jan 19 (UNI) Just at the age of 14, Soham Kamotra of Jammu and Kashmir has becomes Top fide rated player of the State after his brilliant show in International Grandmaster events held in Bhopal and New Delhi recently.

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Dimitrov beats Rublev to reach last 16 in Aus Open

19 Jan 2018 | 2:30 PM

By Martyn Herman
Melbourne, Jan 19 (UNI) Surviving a tricky test in fierce heat, third seed Grigor Dimitrov defeated Andrey Rublev to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday.

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ICC U19 World Cup: India thrash Zimbabwe, enter quarters

ICC U19 World Cup: India thrash Zimbabwe, enter quarters

19 Jan 2018 | 2:13 PM

Mount Manganui, Jan 19 (UNI) Continuing their winning streak, India outclassed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets here on Friday to enter the quarterfinals of the ongoing ICC Under 19 World Cup.

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Djokovic is 'physically extraordinary' to win Aus Open: Agassi

Djokovic is 'physically extraordinary' to win Aus Open: Agassi

19 Jan 2018 | 2:06 PM

Melbourne, Jan 19 (UNI) Mentor Andre Agassi on Friday said that Novak Djokovic is 'physically extraordinary' to win the Australian Open by emulating Roger Federer in his first tournament for six months.

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Palace's Loftus-Cheek doubtful for World Cup after ankle injury

19 Jan 2018 | 2:03 PM

London, Jan 19 (UNI) Crystal Palace midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek down with ankle injury appears doubtful for the World Cup in Russia, informed club manager Roy Hodgson on Thursday.

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