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Tennis: Clinical Djokovic ousts Istomin to reach last 16

Three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic fought off Denis Istomin to win in straight sets and reach the fourth round at the Australian Open on Friday. The second seed beat the 49th-ranked Uzbek 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 in just under two hours. It was Djokovic's 24th straight win at the Australian Open as he bids to become only the second man after Australia's Roy Emerson to win the event four times in a row.

Tennis: Djokovic into fourth round in straight sets

Second seed Novak Djokovic fought off Denis Istomin to win in straight sets and reach the fourth round at the Australian Open on Friday. The three-time defending champion beat the 49th-ranked Uzbek 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 in just under two hours. rsm/th

Murray grinds past Istomin into U.S. Open quarters

By Simon Evans NEW YORK (Reuters) - Defending champion Andy Murray ground his way past Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin with a 6-7(5) 6-1 6-4 6-4 victory on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open where he will face Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka. Murray's consistency in the top tournaments is such that he has now reached the quarter-finals in each of his last 10 grand slam tournaments.

Tennis: Queen's Club results

Results from the second day of the ATP tournament at Queen's Club (x denotes seeding): 1st rd Lukas Rosol (CZE x12) bt Samuel Groth (AUS) 6-7 (7/9), 6-3, 6-2 Denis Istomin (UZB x14) bt Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/3) afp

Tennis: Tomic clinches Davis Cup tie for Australia

Bernard Tomic clinched victory for Australia in their Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group One second-round tie against Uzbekistan with a four-set victory over Denis Istomin on clay in Namangan on Sunday. The 20-year-old downed Istomin 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in the fourth rubber to clinch Australia a place in September's World Group playoffs. The 28-time Davis Cup champions are bidding to return to the competition's top tier for the first time since 2007.

Tennis: Defending champ Federer races into third round

Defending champion and second seed Roger Federer raced into the third round of the Indian Wells ATP Masters tournament on Saturday with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Denis Istomin. The Swiss great, whose triumph over American John Isner in last year's final gave him a fourth Indian Wells title, needed just 57 minutes to subdue Uzbekistan's Istomin, ranked 43rd in the world. "I'm happy to start so strong," said Federer, who was launching his defense after a first-round bye. "Istoman can play really well, so I'm pleased I came out and played exceptionally well."

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Memphis International men's singles semifinal results

Feb 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Memphis International Men's Singles Semifinal matches on Saturday Feliciano Lopez (Spain) beat Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) 6-2 3-6 6-3 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Marinko Matosevic (Australia) 6-4 (Matosevic retired)

UPDATE 4-Tennis-Memphis International men's singles round 2 results

Feb 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Memphis International Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Donald Young (U.S.) 6-3 6-3 1-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Igor Sijsling (Netherlands) 7-6(2) 3-6 7-6(7) 7-Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) beat Rhyne Williams (U.S.) 6-4 4-6 6-4 Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) 6-1 6-2 Michael Russell (U.S.) beat Lukasz Kubot (Poland) 6-2 6-4

Tennis: Istomin advances at San Jose tennis

Denis Istomin capitalized on all five break point chances as he advanced to the ATP Tour's SAP Open quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 win over Benjamin Becker Thursday. The sixth seeded Istomin, who finished runner-up in the event last year, needed one hour and 49 minutes to continue his mastery over Germany's Becker. He has now beaten Becker in three of four career meetings.

UPDATE 2-Tennis-San Jose Open men's singles round 2 results

Feb 15 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the San Jose Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 1-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Michael Russell (U.S.) 6-2 7-5 3-Sam Querrey (U.S.) beat Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) 7-6(6) 1-6 7-6(4) Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat Tim Smyczek (U.S.) 6-3 6-3 8-Xavier Malisse (Belgium) beat Matthew Ebden (Australia) 5-7 7-5 7-6(1) Alejandro Falla (Colombia) beat 7-Marinko Matosevic (Australia) 6-4 6-4 6-Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat Benjamin Becker (Germany) 6-3 6-7(5) 6-2
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