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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.

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Roger Federer commits to Swiss Indoors in Basel until 2019

Federer (left) beat Rafael Nadal in his most recent win in Basel in 2015



Roger Federer has signed a three-year deal to play at his hometown event in Basel until the age of 38.

The 35-year-old, who missed the second half of last season with a knee injury, has committed to Swiss Indoors until 2019.

Read more: Roger Federer commits to Swiss Indoors in Basel until 2019

Venus Williams: ESPN's Doug Adler sues over Australian Open sacking

Venus Williams was beaten by sister Serena in the Australian Open final



Sacked tennis commentator Doug Adler is to sue broadcaster ESPN, claiming he compared Venus Williams' tactics to a "guerilla", rather than a "gorilla".

During Williams' Australian Open second-round tie with Stefanie Voegele in January, Adler said: "Venus moved in and put the guerilla effect on."

Read more: Venus Williams: ESPN's Doug Adler sues over Australian Open sacking


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