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Novak Djokovic won the Serbia Open championship but the tournament title wasn't enough to allow him to retain the world No. 3 ranking. Djokovic was a 6-3, 7-6 (7-0) winner over Lukasz Kubot in the final Sunday of the inaugural Serbia Open.
Rafael Nadal tightened his hold on the tennis world's No. 1 ranking while Andy Murray moved closer to further improving his standing. Nadal won his third tournament of the year Sunday, taking the BNP Paribas Open, an ATP Masters Series tournament in Indian Wells, Calif.
Andy Murray and Roger Federer advanced to the semifinals Thursday at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., the first Masters series tournament of 2009. Murray, the fourth seed, improved to 19-1 for the year by getting past Ivan Ljubicic 7-5, 7-6 (8-6).
Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee failed on Monday in his bid to compete in Augustâ€™s Olympics and has been banned from competition against able-bodied athletes. Three-dimensional images helped to show that he receives considerable advantages from carbon fiber blade attachments. Scientists used high-speed cameras along with a 3d scanner to compare Pistorius with five able-bodied athletes.
By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - World number one Roger Federer is playing down talk of a great rivalry between him and French Open champion Rafael Nadal. "Let's take it slow with this rivalry thing," Federer said ahead of Roland Garros, which starts on Sunday.
By Simon Cambers BARCELONA (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal, in sight of Argentine Guillermo Vilas's record claycourt streak of 53 successive victories, is dreaming of a successful French Open title defense later this month.
By Eric Salliot MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - World number one Roger Federer stormed through to the third round of the Monte Carlo Open with a 6-0 6-1 demolition of Spanish baseliner Alberto Martin on Wednesday.
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