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Yuki Bhambri upsets Go Soeda to move to semis of Taipei Challenger
Yuki Bhambri upsets Go Soeda to move to semis of Taipei Challenger

Yuki Bhambri shocked third seed Japanese Go Soeda in a tight three-set contest to storm into the semifinals of the USD 75000 ATP Challenger tennis tournament here on Friday.

Robin Haase claims top seed Feliciano Lopez` scalp, Richard ​Gasquet eases through in Estoril
Robin Haase claims top seed Feliciano Lopez` scalp, Richard ​Gasquet eases through in Estoril

Dutch underdog Robin Haase produced a superb comeback to knock out top seed Feliciano Lopez in the second round of the Estoril Open on Wednesday 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4.

Winning return for Richard Gasquet after back injury
Winning return for Richard Gasquet after back injury

Fifth seed Richard Gasquet made a winning return after nearly six weeks out with a back injury as the Frenchman beat Marinko Matosevic of Australian 7-6 (9/7), 6-1 on Tuesday to open his account at the Estoril Open.

Novak Djokovic holds top spot in tennis singles rankings
Novak Djokovic holds top spot in tennis singles rankings

With 13,845 points, Serbian star Novak Djokovic held on for the 144th week the top spot in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles rankings issued on Monday.

Jack Sock lifts first ATP title at Houston
Jack Sock lifts first ATP title at Houston

Jack Sock captured his first ATP Tour title on Sunday, holding off eighth-seeded Sam Querrey 7-6 (11/9), 7-6 (7/2) in an all-American final in Houston.

Married Andy Murray missing as season shifts to Monte Carlo clay
Married Andy Murray missing as season shifts to Monte Carlo clay

While Andy Murray celebrates his weekend marriage, the rest of the ATP elite are girding for battle on the clay, with Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal leading the field as the Monte Carlo Masters which begins on Sunday.

Feliciano Lopez launches Houston ATP title defense
Feliciano Lopez launches Houston ATP title defense

Spain`s Feliciano Lopez got his ATP title defense in Houston off to a smooth start on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-3 win over American Sam Groth.

Novak Djokovic overpowers Andy Murray for fifth Miami Masters title
Novak Djokovic overpowers Andy Murray for fifth Miami Masters title

World number one Novak Djokovic roared home in a 7-6 (7/3), 4-6, 6-0 win over Andy Murray on Sunday to claim a fifth Miami Masters title.

Novak Djokovic favours reforms in Davis Cup format
Novak Djokovic favours reforms in Davis Cup format

Novak Djokovic has added his voice to those calling for a reform of the Davis Cup format, with the world number one favouring a more concentrated competition for the worldwide team event.

Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori reach 3rd round at Indian Wells
Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori reach 3rd round at Indian Wells

World number one Novak Djokovic kicked started his bid for a fourth Indian Wells title by beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-1, 6-3 in the second round of the WTA and ATP tournament.

Murray, Nishikori to play in Washington before US Open
Murray, Nishikori to play in Washington before US Open

Britain`s Andy Murray and Japan`s Kei Nishikori will stop at the ATP event in Washington in their August preparations for this year`s US Open, tournament officials announced Thursday.

Serena returns, Djokovic defends at Indian Wells
Serena returns, Djokovic defends at Indian Wells

Serena Williams returns to the WTA and ATP event at Indian Wells this week for the first time since 2001 while defending men`s champion Novak Djokovic is seeking his fourth title.

Andy Murray up to 4th in world rankings
Andy Murray up to 4th in world rankings

Andy Murray`s heroics for Britain in the Davis Cup at the weekend have seen him rise back up to fourth in the ATP world rankings.

Murray defeated both Donald Young and John Isner as he spearheaded his side to a win over the United States in Glasgow in a World Group first round tie.

David Ferrer downs Kei Nishikori for fourth Mexico title
David Ferrer downs Kei Nishikori for fourth Mexico title

David Ferrer won a record-equalling fourth Mexican Open title with a 6-3 7-5 victory over Kei Nishikori in the Acapulco hardcourt final.    

Argentina Open: Rafael Nadal aims for slice of clay-court history
Argentina Open: Rafael Nadal aims for slice of clay-court history

Reigning French Open champ Rafael Nadal defeated Carlos Berlocq in straight sets to reach the final of the Argentina Open where he will try to secure a slice of clay-court history.

Yuki breaks back to top-300, Somdev loses 2 spots despite win
Yuki breaks back to top-300, Somdev loses 2 spots despite win

Courtesy his final appearance at the Delhi Open, Yuki Bhambri jumped 117 places to get to 297 while his conqueror Somdev Devvarman lost two spots to be at 155 in the latest ATP singles ranking, issued on Monday.

Japanese teen Yoshihito Nishioka reaches Delray quarter-finals
Japanese teen Yoshihito Nishioka reaches Delray quarter-finals

Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka booked his first ATP quarter-final on Thursday with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Marinko Matosevic at Delray Beach.

Peng Shuai loses to Tsvetana Pironkova in Dubai Open tennis
Peng Shuai loses to Tsvetana Pironkova in Dubai Open tennis

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai lost in a neck-and-neck match against Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round of the women's annual Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships here.

Dominican Victor Estrella wins Ecuador ATP title
Dominican Victor Estrella wins Ecuador ATP title

Dominican Republic's tennis player Victor Estrella won his first Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) title after defeating Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in the final of ATP 250 Open Quito tournament, held here.

Soon, drugs to treat heart attack, brain injuries

There could soon be drug-based treatments for diseases as diverse as strokes, heart attacks and traumatic brain injuries as researchers have discovered a compound with the potential to halt the death of cells affected by these diseases.