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Madrid Open: Novak Djokovic beats Kei Nishikori in round one

Novak Djokovic secured his first win over a top-20 opponent in almost a year with victory against Kei Nishikori



Novak Djokovic said his first-round win over Kei Nishikori at the Madrid Open was "exactly" what he needed for his confidence after a run of poor form.

The 30-year-old former world number one has failed to reach the quarter-finals in five tournaments since returning from elbow surgery in January.

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Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic beaten by world number 109 Taro Daniel

Novak Djokovic has won 12 Grand Slam singles titles



Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat by world number 109 Taro Daniel of Japan as he was knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

The 30-year-old lost 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-1 in the second-round tie on his first appearance since an injury ended his Australian Open challenge in January.

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Andy Murray considers hip surgery after withdrawing from Brisbane International

Murray has won three Grand Slams, the last of which came at Wimbledon in 2016



Britain's Andy Murray says he may have to consider surgery after withdrawing from the Brisbane International because of his long-term hip injury.

The 30-year-old is down to 16th in the world, having not played since July.

Read more: Andy Murray considers hip surgery after withdrawing from Brisbane International

Australian Open 2018 to use 25-second shot clock

Shot clocks were used at the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan earlier this month



The Australian Open will use a 25-second shot clock and players may be fined for retiring or performing "below professional standards" in the first round of Grand Slams from next season.

The shot clock, trialled at US Open qualifying and the Next Gen ATP Finals, is used in between points to ensure players serve within 25 seconds.

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