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Tennis: Fognini stuns Murray to pull Italy level

Italy's world number 13 Fabio Fognini stunned a tiring Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to level their Davis Cup quarter-final tie 2-2 with Britain in Naples on Sunday. It means Britain's bid to make the semi-finals of the competition's World Group for the first time in 33 years will hinge on the final singles rubber between Andreas Seppi and James Ward. Fognini said: "Now it's 2-2, we need one more extra point. I'm really happy for my performance."

Tennis: Fognini stuns Murray to pull Italy level

Italy's world number 13 Fabio Fognini stunned a tiring Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to level their Davis Cup quarter-final tie 2-2 with Britain in Naples on Sunday. It means Britain's bid to make the semi-finals of the competition's World Group for the first time in 33 years will hinge on the final singles rubber between Andreas Seppi and James Ward. Murray started in positive fashion, breaking the Italian number one in the first game of the first set.

Tennis: Murray sweeps Seppi to revive Davis Cup bid

Andy Murray relaunched Britain's bid for a long-awaited place in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup after sweeping aside Italy's Andreas Seppi 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 in their postponed rubber to level the tie in Naples on Saturday. World number eight Murray had won the first set on Friday but had to save four set points on his way to levelling the second set at 5-5 before poor light stopped play.

Tennis: Murray sweeps Seppi to revive Davis Cup bid

Andy Murray relaunched Britain's bid for a long-awaited place in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup after sweeping aside Italy's Andreas Seppi 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 in their postponed rubber to level the tie in Naples on Saturday. World number eight Murray had won the first set on Friday but had to save four set points on his way to levelling the second set at 5-5 before poor light stopped play.

Tennis: Djokovic beats Murray to reach Miami semi-finals

World number two Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday to book his semi-final berth at the Miami ATP Masters. Djokovic recovered an early break in the second set to notch the victory in one hour and 29 minutes. It was the first meeting between the two since Murray defeated the Serbian in the Wimbledon final to become the first Briton since Fred Perry in 1936 to win the All England Club's men's singles title.

Tennis: Murray says Lendl split was on good terms

Andy Murray remained confident of defending his title at the ATP Miami Masters as he explained his surprise split from coach Ivan Lendl on Thursday after two years together. "It was mutual," Murray said. "We sat down Saturday evening, we went and had dinner, chatted for an hour about other stuff and then we chatted about us moving forward. "That had been planned for a few weeks. We planned to sit down when I got to Miami to discuss moving forward."

Murray says chewed over split with Lendl over dinner

By Steve Keating MIAMI (Reuters) - Andy Murray will try to defend his Sony Open title without coach Ivan Lendl in his corner starting on Friday after the two abruptly ended their two-year partnership in a Miami restaurant. Murray, who will face Australian Matthew Ebden after receiving a first-round bye, offered few clues as to why he and Lendl had split when addressing a news conference on Thursday, although he reiterated that it had been a mutual decision.

Tennis: Raonic downs Murray to reach Indian Wells quarters

Milos Raonic rallied in the third set to defeat out-of-sorts fifth seed Andy Murray on Wednesday and reach the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells ATP Masters. Raonic, seeded 10th, downed Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 to line up a quarter-final clash with giant-killer Alexandr Dolgopolov. The 28th-seeded Ukrainian avoided any letdown in the wake of his third-round upset of world number one Rafael Nadal, powering past 13th-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-4.

Tennis: Murray "shocked" at Baltacha cancer

Andy Murray has expressed his shock over the news that newly-retired tennis star Elena Baltacha has cancer, but believes she can beat the disease. The Wimbledon champion has known Baltacha since they were young children in Scotland, and she remains very close to his mother Judy. A long-time British number one who retired in November, 30-year-old Baltacha announced on Friday that she had been diagnosed with liver cancer. "I heard about it from my mum a couple of weeks ago, she'd gone in to see her in the hospital. You're obviously shocked to hear that," Murray said.

Tennis: Murray makes it through, Federer, too

Andy Murray avoided another early exit at Indian Wells on Saturday, rallying for a three-set victory over Lukas Rosol in his opening match at the ATP Masters and WTA hardcourt event. Murray, the Wimbledon Champion who has yet to reach a final since undergoing back surgery in September, asserted himself in the second and third sets for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over the 49th-ranked Czech. World number one Rafael Nadal was waiting in the wings to launch his title defence with a second-round night match against Czech Radek Stepanek.
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