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France's strength in depth gives them the edge against Goffin's Belgium

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PARIS France's strength in depth makes them the favourites for this week's Davis Cup final against Belgium, who will need David Goffin to be at his very best to stand a chance in the three-day showdown in Lille.

Australian Open to feature 25-second shot-clocks

LONDON Players will have an additional five seconds between points at next year's Australian Open but time-wasters will have nowhere to hide thanks to the introduction of shot-clocks.

21 Nov 2017

Goffin aims to ride the wave to Davis Cup glory

LONDON Beaten but exhilarated, Belgium's David Goffin believes his exceptional run at the ATP Finals has strengthened him for the last great challenge of his breakthrough season -- helping his country win the Davis Cup for the first time.

20 Nov 2017

Wimbledon champion Novotna dies after battle with cancer

PRAGUE/LONDON Czech tennis player Jana Novotna, who won the 1998 Wimbledon championship after falling short in two previous finals, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer.

20 Nov 2017

Novotna, a true winner, was famed for a sporting 'choke'

LONDON Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna was a true winner but it was the misfortune of the brilliant Czech, who died on Monday aged 49, to always be recalled for one of sport's most famous and heart-rending meltdowns despite her collection of 100 tennis titles.

20 Nov 2017

Bulgarians hail Dimitrov after London triumph

SOFIA Grigor Dimitrov has been hailed as the new lord of tennis by his home fans and media after the Bulgarian won the biggest title of his career when he captured the season-ending ATP Finals in London on Sunday.

20 Nov 2017

Dimitrov comes of age to win ATP Finals title

LONDON Grigor Dimitrov claimed the biggest title of his career and sent out a huge statement of intent as the stylish Bulgarian beat David Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-3 to win the ATP Finals on Sunday.

20 Nov 2017

Dimitrov delivers but this time he's ready to stay

LONDON As Grigor Dimitrov stood centre stage holding aloft the gleaming ATP Finals trophy and the tickertape rained down on Sunday it felt like a weight had finally been lifted from his shoulders.

19 Nov 2017

Kontinen and Peers retain ATP Finals doubles crown

LONDON Finland's Henri Kontinen and Australian partner John Peers won the doubles title at the ATP Finals for the second year running when they beat world number one duo Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 6-4 6-2 on Sunday.

19 Nov 2017

Goffin stuns Federer to set up London final against Dimitrov

LONDON As if clocking up a first victory over Rafael Nadal was not enough, David Goffin continued breaking new ground by stunning Roger Federer at the ATP Finals on Saturday to claim the biggest win of his career and reach the final.

18 Nov 2017

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