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Simona Halep will have to overcome the Czech Republic`s Nicole Vaidisova should her bid to win her first Miami Masters title start off on the right foot. The Romanian world number three, who is one of the favourites for Miami success, has never reached the final of the competition, her best finishes being recorded in successive years in 2012 and 2013 when reaching ...
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Fernando Verdasco will take on James Duckworth in the second round of the Miami Masters tomorrow, a competition that the Spaniard has twice reached the quarter-final of. The last eight first came calling for Verdasco back in 2009 when he saw off Benjamin Becker (6-3, 6-4), Feliciano Lopez (3-6, 6-3, 6-4) and Radek Stepanek (6-2, 6-2) before losing out to eventual t...
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World number eight Stan Wawrinka will face off against Carlos Berlocq of Argentina in the Miami Masters tomorrow. The Swiss seed will be aiming to reach the tournament`s last eight for the first time this year, his best Miami finishes being recorded in 2009 and last year when reaching the fourth round. Alexandr Dolgopolov was the opponent who saw him exit the compe...
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Andy Murray will look to kick off his Miami Masters campaign in style in his second round match with American Donald Young. Murray is a two-time Miami Masters winner following his successes in 2009 and 2013. The Dunblaine-born star has also finished the tournament as runner-up, losing out to Novak Djokovic in 2012 in straight sets (6-1, 7-6). Young, contrarily, has...
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Serena Williams will kick off her Miami Masters campaign with a second round match against Romania`s Monica Niculescu tomorrow. The American, who has secured 19 Grand Slam singles titles, was a doubt for the tournament after sustaining a knee injury prior to her Indian Wells semi-final clash with Simona Halep. An injury bad enough to force her to withdraw from the ...
Football
The Republic of Ireland will host Poland on Sunday looking to make further headway in their bid to qualify for the European Championships from Group D. The hosts currently sit in fourth position in the table, one of three teams on seven points after their first four games. A win would see them move to 10 points, seeing them move onto the same number of points as th...
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Wales will travel to Israel on Saturday aiming to cement their position as contenders to qualify from Euro 2016 qualification Group B. Chris Coleman`s men currently occupy second position in this table, just one point off Saturday`s opponents who currently lead the way with a game in hand. Whilst victory would see them topple Israel, defeat would see Wales potentia...
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England will host Lithuania on Friday looking to cement their position at the top of the European Championship Group E qualification table. Roy Hodgson`s men are currently leading the group by a mammoth six points and could pull nine clear with a victory on Friday. Lithuania, on the other hand, sit in fourth position though are one of three clubs currently with six...
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American Donald Young will face Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei tomorrow in the first round of the Miami Masters. The former has qualified for the competition on five previous occasions but has only once ever made it past this opening stage. That relative success came about last year when beating Carlos Berlocq 6-2, 6-2. In the second round, Young would beat his comp...
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Novak Djokovic is the current odds-on favourite to pick up this year`s ATP Miami Masters. Whilst the Serbian is the tournament`s reigning champion after scooping the 2014 renewal, he has also picked up the top honours back in 2007, 2011 and 2012. He was the runner-up in 2009 when losing out to Andy Murray in straight sets (6-2, 7-5). Winning his fifth Miami Masters...
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France will host Brazil in an international friendly on Thursday in what has potential to be one of the most entertaining matches of the week. France are currently ranked in eighth position in the FIFA World Rankings and are gearing up to have next season`s European Championships on their doorstep, they winning the chance to host the competition. They can be backed...
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Scotland will host Northern Ireland tomorrow as the teams take part in something of a local friendly before continuing with their Euro 2016 qualifiers. The former currently sit in 39th place in the FIFA World Rankings, having moved down one place following the last reconfiguration. In Euro 2016 qualification group C, they lie in third position, three points off lea...