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Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal: Match in Saudi Arabia off as Spaniard injured

Novak Djokovic (left) replaced Rafael Nadal at the top of the world rankings in October



A planned exhibition match between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in Saudi Arabia has been called off because of the Spaniard's ankle injury.

The world's top two ranked players were due to meet in Jeddah on 22 December.

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Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko banned from tennis for life for match fixing




Ukrainian twins Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko have been banned from tennis for life and each fined $250,000 (£190,018) for match fixing.

The pair were found guilty of multiple match-fixing offences at a number of ITF Futures tournaments between June 2015 and January 2016.

Read more: Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko banned from tennis for life for match fixing

Fernando Verdasco gesture to ball boy prompts call for greater respect

World number 28 Verdasco became frustrated after a delay in receiving his towel between points



A Wimbledon chief has called for greater "mutual respect" after a video clip showed Fernando Verdasco gesturing at a ball boy to hurry up with a towel during last month's Shenzhen Open.

Mick Desmond, commercial and media director of the All England Club, added he was "not afraid" to fine players.

Read more: Fernando Verdasco gesture to ball boy prompts call for greater respect


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