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Thiem ends Nadal's unbeaten run on clay

Undated, May 20 (REUTERS) Austria's Dominic Thiem dumped seven-times champion Rafael Nadal out of the Italian Open 6-4 6-3 to reach the semi-finals, but will have to wait to find out his opponent at the Foro Italico.
Yesterday the Austrian will face either world number two Novak Djokovic or Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro, whose quarter-final was suspended till today after rain halted play with the Serb leading del Potro 6-1 1-2.
Beaten twice by Nadal in the space of a month, in the Barcelona and Madrid Open finals, Thiem took his revenge by handing the 30-year-old Spaniard a first clay court defeat of the season in Rome.
The upset, after one hour and 51 minutes, ended Nadal's 17-match unbeaten run on clay.
The aggressive eighth seed had Nadal rattled from the start and broke the Spaniard in the first and fifth games to go 5-1 up before Nadal fought back to 5-4.
Thiem then broke for a 4-3 lead in the second set with successive backhand and forehand winners and held on to leave Nadal serving in vain to stay in the match. The Austrian clinched victory on his first matchpoint as Nadal hit wide.
The Spaniard will now focus on the French Open, where he will be aiming for a 10th title at Roland Garros.
Despite the loss to Thiem, Nadal's current form makes him the favourite heading into the second Grand Slam of the year.
ā€œIā€™m very happy with how I played during these four weeks and now remains Roland Garros,ā€ said Nadal.
Rising German star Alexander Zverev earlier reached the semi-finals with a 7-6(4) 6-1 defeat of world number six Milos Raonic.
Zverev, 20, will face John Isner for a place in the final after the American beat Croatian Marin Cilic 7-6(3) 2-6 7-6(2).
"It's another stepping stone in my career," Zverev told the ATP's website. "I feel like I have played very well today. I returned very well.
"So I'm happy to be in the semis and playing John tomorrow, who I know very well from our Saddlebrook (Florida) days. It's going to be a great match."
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England all out for 58 after Boult, Southee wreak havoc

22 Mar 2018 | 9:06 AM

AUCKLAND, Mar 22 (Reuters) England were all out for 58 runs in just over 90 minutes of the first test against New Zealand on Thursday, with the tourists narrowly avoiding their record lowest score in a test innings.

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Boult rips through England, tourists on 23-8

22 Mar 2018 | 7:45 AM

AUCKLAND, Mar 22 (Reuters) New Zealand's Trent Boult ripped through England's top-order to reduce the visitors to 23 for eight inside the first hour of the day-night first test at Eden Park on Thursday.

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Mattek-Sands loses on comeback but earns warm applause

22 Mar 2018 | 4:49 AM

Undated, Mar 22 (Reuters) Bethanie Mattek-Sands's comeback ended in a 6-2 7-5 loss to Alize Cornet in the Miami Open first round on Wednesday but the American wildcard walked off court to applause which she was unable to do the last time she played.

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Man United apply to establish professional women's team

22 Mar 2018 | 4:47 AM

LONDON, Mar 22 (Reuters) Manchester United have applied to the Football Association to establish a professional team in the second tier of the Women's Super League, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.

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