Sport: Tennis

The 12-times Grand Slam champion, seeded an unfamiliar 14, was too strong for American Donald Young.
Top seed Rafael Nadal clinically took apart the 81st-ranked Dominican to forge a 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 win in 94 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.
Kevin Anderson is the favourite to triumph in Monday’s ‘Battle of the Joburg-borns’ by virtue of his strong form in recent months.
In Thursday's draw, 36-year-old Roger Federer, bidding for a record 20th Grand Slam title, has a first round encounter with the 51st-ranked Bedene.
Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, told Vogue she is determined to win more major titles and surpass the record of 24 Slams held by Australia's Margaret Court.
A week after retiring from the Brisbane International with cramps, leading Australian Open contender Garbine Muguruza had another early medical timeout for a thigh injury.
The Wimbledon champion accepted a wildcard into the tournament after retiring with leg cramps during her opening match at the Brisbane International last week.
World number one Rafael Nadal's knee injury hampered the end of his 2017 season and forced him to skip last week's Brisbane International.
Given a superb string of wins in the latter half of 2017, the 31-year-old Kevin Anderson has moved into an 11th spot.
Last week, Anderson lifted the Mubadala World Tennis Championship crown in Abu Dhabi in his final event for 2017.
The tournament's number one seed was due to play Frenchman Gael Monfils on Friday evening in Doha. Instead, wildcard Monfils proceeds straight to Saturday's final.
Cilic, the world number six and overwhelming pre-tournament favourite, comfortably took the first set 6-1 but Simon stunned the 2014 US Open champion to win the next two 6-3, 6-2.
The Russian will return to the top 50 next week with the Australian Open looming at the end of the month.
The 30-year-old, currently ranked 112 in the world, failed a dope test for the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide while playing at the Bastad tournament in Sweden in July.
Rublev, the current world number 39, will see his ranking rise to at least 33 after Doha.
Cilic, the 2014 US Open Champion, smashed seven aces as he won the quarter-final match in just over an hour.
The former number one will face the Czech sixth seed and defending champion Katerina Siniakova in the last four in southern China.
Former world number one Andy Murray has not played on the ATP tour since losing in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
The Asian number one has not played competitively since last August after suffering a torn tendon in his right wrist during a practice session at Cincinnati.
Anderson earlier on Wednesday reached the quarter-finals of the ATP Maharashtra Open in Pune.
Djokovic, now ranked 12th in the world, will play in the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne and then at the Tie Break Tens tournament at Melbourne Park.
The Austrian is one of only two seeds left in the competition and could face the other, veteran Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the last eight.
Coric saved three match points and came from a set behind to win in a final set tie-break 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (10/8) to record a notable victory in an enthralling match.
Andy Murray issued a statement Tuesday announcing his withdrawal from the tournament, and did not say whether he would be able to play the year's first Grand Slam. would like to send you push notifications.
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