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Petra Kvitova: No 'concrete date' set for return after knife attack

Kvitova needed four hours of surgery on her hand to repair tendon and nerve damage



Petra Kvitova has regained the use of her racquet hand but there is still no "concrete date" for her return after a knife attack at her home in December.

Kvitova, 27, was stabbed by an intruder in Prostejov in the Czech Republic.

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Indian Wells: Roger Federer powers past Rafael Nadal, Kyrgios beats Djokovic

Federer returned to action in January after a six-month injury lay-off




Roger Federer played superbly to claim a third straight win over Rafael Nadal for the first time in his career and reach the last eight in Indian Wells.

The Swiss, 35, won 6-2 6-3 to follow up his Australian Open final victory over the Spaniard two months ago, when Federer won his 18th Grand Slam title.

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Indian Wells: Rafael Nadal to play Roger Federer in last 16

Nadal has won three titles at Indian Wells, while Federer is a four-time champion




Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have set up a fourth-round tie at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells - a re-run of this year's Australian Open final.

Fifth seed Nadal beat fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-3 7-5.

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Davis Cup: Ties to be played over three sets as part of ITF reform


Andy Murray miss Britain's first-round tie against Canada in February.



Davis Cup matches are very likely to be played over three sets in future - and ties could last just two days.

The International Tennis Federation's Board of Directors has unanimously endorsed a "package of comprehensive reforms" for both Davis Cup and Fed Cup at a meeting in Indian Wells.

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Roger Federer beats Benoit Paire on return to action at Dubai Championships

This is Roger Federer's 13th year playing at the Dubai Tennis Championships



Roger Federer won his first match since winning an 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open as he saw off France's Benoit Paire in just 54 minutes at the Dubai Championships.

The 35-year-old Swiss, ranked 10th, won 6-1 6-3 and goes on to face Mikhail Youzhny or Evgeny Donskoy.

Read more: Roger Federer beats Benoit Paire on return to action at Dubai Championships


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