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Murray already qualified for Tour finals in London
Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in straight sets to book his place in the semi-finals of the Paris Masters on Friday night. The Serb edged into the lead after claiming a hard-fought first set before easing to victory in the second with three breaks of the Murray serve.
Djokovic triumphed 7-5, 6-2 in a match time of one hour and 41 minutes to line up a last-four meeting with David Ferrer or Kei Nishikori. The first set progressed on serve, although Murray survived a scare in the eighth game after a successful review when Djokovic had appeared to have claimed the first break of the match, only for the ball to be shown to be out.Continue reading...
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Hello from Santa Anita, where a 10-race card which includes the first four of the weekends 13 Breeders Cup races is already underway beneath a sky which can only be described as ... well, rather grey and cloudy actually. There is even some rain forecast tomorrow - one website suggests that there is a 100 per cent chance of rain at 1pm local time on Saturday, which shows impressive confidence - but nothing like enough to make any difference to either of the tracks, which receive countless gallons from tanker trucks every day anyway.
Europe is represented in three of the four Breeders Cup events today, including the feature race, the $2m Distaff at 23.35GMT, when Pia Brandts LAmour De Ma Vie and Maxime Guyon take on the best 10-furlong fillies and mares in America.
Join Greg Wood from 8pm GMT/1PM local time.
Jeptoo now awaiting results of B sample
Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo failed a doping test in September, the Kenyan runners agent said Friday.
Federico Rosa told The Associated Press that Jeptoo tested positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition test in Kenya weeks before she won a second straight Chicago Marathon title on 12 October.Continue reading...
Tomas Berdych secures his place in London
Roger Federers hopes of finishing the season as world No1 took a hit when the Swiss second seed was dumped out of the Paris Masters with a 7-6, 7-5 defeat by the Canadian Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals on Friday.
Raonic, seeded seventh, served 21 aces to keep alive his hopes of securing a place at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals, for which Tomas Berdych qualified earlier with a 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory over the South African Kevin Anderson.Continue reading...
You just keep that intensity that youve seen
Lee Westwood hits hole in one at CIMB Classic
Nicolas Colsaerts revealed how he was inspired by Europes Ryder Cup victory at Gleneagles after taking the halfway lead in the BMW Masters in Shanghai.
Colsaerts was part of the winning team at Medinah in 2012 but failed to make the team this year and had to settle for commentating on the event instead on radio.Continue reading...