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Too defensive, no fight: Becker lashes Djoker

NOVAK Djokovic’s former coach Boris Becker has criticised the former world No.1 for lacking fight and playing too defensively during his Australian Open defeat to Denis Istomin. MASSIVE UPSET: six-time champ bows out to bolter Becker and Djokovic split at the end of last year following a disappointing run of …

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Handscomb: I’m far from just a Test specialist

Cricket: A sensational century from Steve Smith has led Australia to a comfortable win in their third one-dayer against Pakistan at The WACA. Peter Handscomb scored 82 on his ODI debut. PETER Handscomb wants to prove he’s more than just a one-trick pony, but he knows he faces a stiff …

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Novak praised for ‘classy’ acts

Tennis: Marcos Baghdatis was not happy with the state if the balls in his match against Rafa Nadal. All class even in defeat. THE day belonged to Denis Istomin. The world No. 117 gave us the biggest upset of this year’s Australian Open when he beat second seed Novak Djokovic …

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Too defensive, no fight: Becker lashes Djoker

Tennis: Novak Djokovic is out of the Australian Open. Novak Djokovic split with Boris Becker last year. NOVAK Djokovic’s former coach Boris Becker has criticised the former world No.1 for lacking fight and playing too defensively during his Australian Open defeat to Denis Istomin. MASSIVE UPSET: six-time champ bows out …

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Raging Bull bullies fan favourite

Tennis: Marcos Baghdatis was not happy with the state if the balls in his match against Rafa Nadal. Rafael Nadal celebrates his win. IT IS so far, so good for 2009 Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal, but a date with the world’s best teenager awaits the 30-year-old. Nadal has taken …

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Insane luck for Aussie debutant

Cricket: Highlights from the ODI between Australia and Pakistan. Well done, Pete. AUSTRALIA rarely looked troubled on their way to victory at the WACA. A trailblazing innings of 101 not out from skipper Steve Smith — who was supported by an impressive debut knock of 82 from debutant Peter Handscomb …

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‘That wasn’t very kind. You should apologise’

SHE starred on the court, advancing to the third round of the Australian Open, and Serena Williams was also in fine form after the match. The world No.2, who made light work of the dangerous Lucie Safarova in their second-round clash, had a spring in her step after Thursday night’s …

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Mum who masterminded Open’s greatest upset

Mother and coach of Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan, Klaudiya Istomin, looks on during a practice session. WHEN Denis Istomin walked off court after upsetting Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open — without a doubt the biggest win of his career — his mother had just two words for him: “Good …

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All ‘class’: Djoker does it right

Tennis: Marcos Baghdatis was not happy with the state if the balls in his match against Rafa Nadal. All class even in defeat. THE day belonged to Denis Istomin. The world No. 117 gave us the biggest upset of this year’s Australian Open when he beat second seed Novak Djokovic …

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‘That wasn’t very kind. You should apologise’

Tennis: Highlights from the AUS Open. Serena cruised by Lucie Safarova. Picture: Mark Stewart SHE starred on the court, advancing to the third round of the Australian Open, and Serena Williams was also in fine form after the match. The world No.2, who made light work of the dangerous Lucie …

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