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Rafael Nadal return to world No 1 hailed by tennis chief

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.

Alexander Dolgopolov loss in match-fixing investigation

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.

Grigor Dimitrov wins first Masters title in straight sets

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.

Garbine Muguruza wins Cincinnati Open title

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.

Simona Halep can usurp Karolina Pliskova as world 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.

Jo Konta knocked out of Cincinnati Open by Simona Halep

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.

Andy Murray flies to New York ahead of US Open

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 beats Dominika Cibulkova at Cincinnati 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 beaten by qualifier Ashleigh Barty

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.

Serena Williams eyes Australian Open return

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.

Kei Nishikori to miss rest of season with wrist problem

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.

Johanna Konta downs Kiki Bertens 6-3 6-3 in Cincinnati

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 given wildcard entry into US Open

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.

Wimbledon Master Plan continues after securing £175m loan

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 loses first round clash at Cincinnati Open

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.

Rafael Nadal to replace Andy Murray as world No 1

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 wins women's singles title at Rogers Cup

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.

Alexander Zverev stuns Roger Federer to win Rogers Cup

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.

Caroline Wozniacki beats Karolina Pliskova in Rogers Cup

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.

Roger Federer on course for fourth Rogers Cup after win

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.

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