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  • Djokovic announces fiancee is pregnant

    Novak Djokovic is set to become a father after announcing that he and fiancee Jelena Ristic are expecting their first child.

    "Jelena and I are truly blessed to soon become parents! My love is pregnant!," the world number two and six-times Grand Slam champion wrote on Facebook.

    Djokovic, who got engaged to Ristic last September, is set to join Swiss players Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka as the only

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  • How Serena Williams has ‘learned to love her body’

    Tennis superstar Serena Williams has said how positive and proud she now feels about the body that has seen her dominate women's sport for so long.

    The world number one has revealed that she is now very happy with her curves and physique after receiving many compliments from fans and admirers.

    Serena, who is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players in the history of the sport, says she has not always had the easiest time accepting her athletic, powerful physique, but that now things have really changed.

    "When I was young I thought I should be built more like an athlete - long and lean -

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  • So why was Andy Murray covered in green gunge?

    (Nickelodeon's official Twitter account)

    Some sports stars take themselves all too seriously and the fans are often the ones who are left disappointed and disillusioned.

    That certainly can't be levelled at Andy Murray, who did not use his superstar status - or the fact that he is to announce his new coach on Wednesday - to put the brakes on an idea that left the joke firmly on him.

    Children's TV channel Nickelodeon made the British tennis legend the victim of a slime dunking after the Sony Open at Key Biscayne in Florida.

    The Wimbledon champion was at a press briefing at the Crandon Park Tennis Center when buckets of the sticky

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  • Is Nadal v Djokovic now a better rivalry than Nadal v Federer?

    While Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal may be the most trendy rivalry in men's tennis, the most enduring may be top ranked Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who clashed for the 40th time on Sunday in the final of the Sony Open.

    Any final featuring the world's two top ranked players automatically qualifies as significant but Nadal and Djokovic have elevated their clashes to something special.

    Despite Sunday's loss, Nadal continues to hold a slight edge, 22-18, in their head-to-head meetings, 20 of the matches having come with a title on the line, including six grand slam finals.

    With Djokovic's Miami

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  • Tomic walks off in shame after losing shortest ever match

    Poor Bernard Tomic.

    If it’s not a tendency to crumble under pressure, it’s his old man getting in brawls with training partners.

    And, after a two-month injury lay-off, the Australian’s comeback made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

    In the first round of the Miami Masters, Bernie contrived to lose 6-0 6-1 to Finnish veteran Jarko Nieminen in under half an hour.

    The match lasted 28 minutes and 20 seconds, to be precise, officially making it the shortest in ATP Tour history. Oooops.

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  • Murray chewed over split with Lendl over dinner

    Andy Murray will try to defend his Sony Open title without coach Ivan Lendl in his corner starting on Friday after the two abruptly ended their two-year partnership in a Miami restaurant.

    Murray, who will face Australian Matthew Ebden after receiving a first-round bye, offered few clues as to why he and Lendl had split when addressing a news conference on Thursday, although he reiterated that it had been a mutual decision.

    "We sat down Saturday evening. We went and had dinner," said Murray. "We chatted for an hour about other stuff, and then we chatted about us moving forward," Murray, who

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  • Doping? Not very significant in tennis, says Tim Henman

    Tennis must guard against doping even if performance enhancing drugs have not been a major problem in the sport, according to former world number four Tim Henman.

    "People have cheated, we've had positive drugs tests in tennis and we've got to be absolutely at the forefront of testing to make sure that the deterrent is great enough to put people off," the Briton told The Tennis Space website.

    High-profile men's players Marin Cilic of Croatia and Serbia's Viktor Troicki both fell foul of anti-doping regulations last year.

    Cilic served a four-month ban for taking a banned stimulant while Troicki

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  • BBC Sport presenter Gabby Logan slams Andy Murray

    Well, no one saw this coming, did they?

    Known for her amiable manner, it came as something of a shock when BBC sports presenter Gabby Logan described British Wimbledon champion Andy Murray as "the moodiest most miserable b******" she has ever met.

    In a speech for students at Leeds Trinity University, the 40-year-old TV star revealed she was once a fan of Murray, but formed a different opinion of the tennis star after interviewing him...

    "I was a big fan," she said. "Then at the Olympics he had just won a silver with Laura Robson and he was the moodiest most miserable b****** I've ever met in

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  • Roger Federer would rather win titles than improve his ranking – and doubts he could get back to the top anyway.

    World number eight Federer, who claimed a rejuvenating victory in Dubai last weekend, is undergoing another one of his mini-revivals, having beaten four top-10 players in the first quarter of 2014.

    This run – which included the Dubai semi-final scalp of Novak Djokovic – is remarkable given the 32-year-old’s poor 2013 campaign, which only featured one tournament win in Halle, and a failure to beat a single top-four player.

    Federer had seemed to be on an irreversible slide, even

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  • As a player Andre Agassi relied as much on a razor-sharp tennis brain as brute force to collect eight Major titles and join a select band of players to complete a career Grand Slam.

    There was nothing he relished more, it seemed, than out-witting the heavy hitters with his lightning fast reflexes, early-struck returns and superior strategies.

    At times he appeared to be playing a high-speed game of chess on a tennis court, constantly one or two moves ahead of the man on the other side of the net.

    No wonder then that the 43-year-old's eyes lit up at the prospect of following the likes of Ivan

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