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Novak Djokovic pulls out of next week's Madrid Open to rest

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World number one Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next week's Madrid Open to rest before the Rome Masters and French Open at the end of May.

It is the second consecutive year the Serb has pulled out of the tournament.

A statement issued by the organisers read: "He'll take time out before continuing with his planned calendar."

Read more: Novak Djokovic pulls out of next week's Madrid Open to rest

Wimbledon prize money increases by £120,000 for singles

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The 2015 Wimbledon singles champions will win £1.88m, an increase of £120,000 on last year.

The overall prize fund at the All England Club will rise from £25m to £26.75m, a 7% increase year on year.

Courts 14 and 15 will come back into use after being re-laid following development works, bringing the total ground capacity at SW19 to 39,000, compared to 38,500 in 2014.

Read more: Wimbledon prize money increases by £120,000 for singles



Kei Nishikori & David Ferrer advance to Barcelona semi-final

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Japan's Kei Nishikori recovered after losing the second set to keep his Barcelona Open title defence intact with a 6-2 3-6 6-1 quarter-final win over Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.

The world number five will face Martin Klizan next after the Slovak beat Spaniard Tommy Robredo 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.

Spain's David Ferrer showed his clay-court nous as he beat Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 7-6 (7-5).

Read more: Kei Nishikori & David Ferrer advance to Barcelona semi-final


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