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Italian Open: Andy Murray expects to turn form around after Fabio Fognini defeat

Andy Murray has now lost five of his last 10 matches



World number one Andy Murray can find "no reason" for his "struggle" with form following defeat in the second round of the Italian Open.

The 30-year-old lost 6-2 6-4 to Fabio Fognini in Rome and has now won one title from eight events in 2017.

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Roger Federer: Swiss 18-time Grand Slam winner to miss French Open

Roger Federer won the Miami Open at the start of April



Eighteen-time major winner Roger Federer will sit out the French Open and the rest of the clay-court season.

The 35-year-old, fifth in the world rankings, says he made the decision in an attempt to continue playing on the ATP Tour "for many years to come".

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Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win fifth title

Rafael Nadal is a 14-time Grand Slam champion



Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 to win his fifth Madrid Open title and move into the world's top four.

The Spaniard has now won three straight titles, after his Barcelona Open and Monte Carlo Masters victories, while his record on clay this year is 15-0.

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Madrid Open 2017: Rafael Nadal to face Novak Djokovic in semi-finals, Halep through

Nadal won the last of his four Madrid titles in 2014



Four-time champion Rafael Nadal will take on two-time winner Novak Djokovic in the Madrid Open semi-finals after the Spaniard saw off David Goffin.

Nadal, seeded fourth, beat the Belgian ninth seed 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 after Djokovic earlier had a walkover when Kei Nishikori withdrew with a wrist injury.

Read more: Madrid Open 2017: Rafael Nadal to face Novak Djokovic in semi-finals, Halep through

Maria Sharapova to face Eugenie Bouchard at Madrid Open

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova was banned for taking meldonium




Maria Sharapova set up a match against Eugenie Bouchard with a first-round win at the Madrid Open on Sunday.

Canadian Bouchard called Sharapova "a cheater" prior to the Russian's return to competitive action in April after a 15-month doping ban.

Read more: Maria Sharapova to face Eugenie Bouchard at Madrid Open


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