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Rafael Nadal's return to the top of the world rankings is as impressive as any of his career achievements, men's tennis chief Chris Kermode has said.
An ATP tennis match involving world No 63 Dolgopolov is under investigation due to suspicious betting patterns, with the announcement coming just hours after it ended.
The 26-year-old, who is the world number 11, won 6-3 7-5 to claim his third title of the season. Both men were playing in their first Masters final and they played some impressive tennis.
Muguruza defeated Simona Halep 6-1, 6-0 for her first Cincinnati Open title, needing only 56 minutes for victory. She also denied Halep yet another chance to move to No 1.
Halep needed just 54 minutes to cruise past Sloane Stephens in the semi-finals, and can displace Karolina Pliskova as the top of the ranking with a victory over Garbine Muguruza on Sunday.
Seventh seed Konta, who beat Halep in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in July, did not go quietly, saving a series of match points and keeping Halep on court for almost two hours.
The 30-year-old, who has not been on court since losing in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, was on a plane to New York on Friday night to begin his preparations for the US Open.
Jo Konta won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, but did not have it all her own way in a tough battle against Dominika Cibulkova which took over an hour and a half.
Venus Williams' resurgent summer hit a bump Wednesday when she was knocked out of the Western & Southern Open by a qualifier in the second round.
The 23-times Grand Slam winner announced her pregnancy in April and will be on maternity leave for the rest of the year. The 35-year-old is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
World number nine Kei Nishikori withdrew from this week's Masters event in Cincinnati with a right wrist problem and scans have revealed a tear in one of the tendons.
The seventh seed advanced in straight sets, 6-3 6-3, and looked in impressive form as she forced 10 break points, converting four of them in a match that seemed all too easy for Jo.
Maria Sharapova is set to make her first Grand Slam appearance since serving her 15-month drugs ban after being handed a wildcard for the main draw of the US Open.
The All England Club has secured a £175million loan facility to finance the construction of a retractable roof at Wimbledon's Number One Court and other 'Master Plan' projects.
Kyle Edmund's tough build-up towards the US Open continued as he was beaten by Portugal's Joao Sousa in the first round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Monday.
Only Federer could have prevented the Spaniard from returning to the summit of the ATP Tour for the first time since 2014, with Murray guaranteed to be toppled as he recovers from hip issue.
Elina Svitolina beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-0 to win the Rogers Cup final Sunday, giving her a fifth WTA Tour title this season.
German fourth seed Alexander Zverev upset Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 in the Rogers Cup final in Montreal. The 20-year-old German has now claimed five titles this year.
Czech top seed Pliskova, under pressure from Romania's Simona Halep to stay at the top of the WTA rankings, lost 7-5 6-7 (3/7) 6-4 to Wozniacki in a thrilling contest, delayed by rain three times.
Second seed Federer, who turned 36 on Tuesday, is playing his first tournament since his latest Wimbledon success. He carried on his superb recent form and won 6-4, 6-4 in 68 minutes.