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Nadal ready to shun Madrid after rare defeat

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Rafael Nadal suffered his first claycourt defeat in 23 matches on Thursday and threatened to boycott next year's Madrid Open if officials did not ditch the blue clay that players have labelled 'too sl

Federer comes through tough test as Nadal cruises home

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World number three Roger Federer had to use all his guile and experience to battle back from a set down to see off fast-rising Canadian Milos Raonic 4-6 7-5 7-6 in the Madrid Open second round on Wedn

Bhupathi-Bopanna in quarters of Madrid Masters

Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna overcame a late resistance from Santiago Gonzalez and Christopher Kas to move to the quarterfinals of the ATP Madrid Masters.

The seventh seed Indian pair took one

Djokovic fuming after debacle on blue clay

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Novak Djokovic scraped and slid to an opening victory at the Madrid Masters on Tuesday, then let loose with a blistering appraisal of the event's controversial blue clay courts.

"That was not tennis,

Sania-Rodionova out of Madrid Open

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Sania Mirza and Anastasia Rodionova suffered an upset first round exit from the Madrid Open, a premier WTA event, after losing to Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Shuai Zhang, here.

The sixth seed Indo-Austr

Serena sails through, Venus crashes out

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Serena Williams marked her first European appearance of the season with victory on the Madrid Open's striking blue clay courts on Monday, but her sister Venus crashed out in the second round.

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Azarenka, Sharapova advance in Madrid

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The top two seeds advanced to the Madrid Open second round on Sunday when Victoria Azarenka dispatched Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-6 6-4 and Maria Sharapova crushed Irina-Camelia Begu 6-0 6-2.

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Messi makes history with 50 goals in Spanish league

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Lionel Messi scored four goals to take his La Liga tally to 50 this season as Barcelona hammered Espanyol 4-0 on Saturday in an emotional last game at the Nou Camp for outgoing coach Pep Guardiola.

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Real Madrid crowned Spanish champions

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Real Madrid won the Spanish league title for the first time since 2008 on Wednesday after beating Athletic Bilbao 3-0.

Their victory leaves them seven points clear of last season's champions Barcelon

Real Madrid crowned Spanish champions

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Real Madrid won the Spanish league title for the first time since 2008 on Wednesday after beating Athletic Bilbao 3-0.

Their victory leaves them seven points clear of last season's champions Barcelon

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