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Rafael Nadal, marked his 1,000th match in his professional career, defeating German Philipp Kohlschreiber 0-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the third round to advance in the Masters 1000 tournament in Miami.

Nadal won his 14th match against Kohlschreiber on Sunday, Germany's second highest ranked player after Alexander Zverev. 

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Two of the best tennis players of their generation, Switzerland's Roger Federer and Spain's Rafael Nadal won in the third round to set-up a pre-quarter-final clash at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells.

Nadal defeated countryman Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 7-5 on Tuesday while Federer got the better of the United States' Steve Johnson 7-6(3), 7-6(4).

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Sam Querrey upset Spanish star Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) in the final of the Mexican Open, becoming the first American to win the title in the tennis tournament's 24-year history.

The 29-year-old Querrey ended Nadal's unbeaten streak in the Mexican Pacific resort city in Saturday night's final.

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Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal continued his strong start to 2017 by routing Marin Cilic 6-1, 6-2 to the final of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel. Next up for the sixth-ranked Spaniard in the championship match will be big-serving American Sam Querrey, who rallied to defeat Australian rising star Nick Kyrgios 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 on Friday.

In the first set of Friday night's first semi-final, Nadal won all but one of Cilic's seven second-serve points en route to breaking the Croat's serve on two occasions. The eighth-ranked Cilic then lost all rhythm on his biggest weapon in the second set, putting just 37 percent of his first serves in play and leaving him defenceless against the Spaniard's potent return game.

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British tennis star Sir Andy Murray and America's Serena Williams stayed at the top of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world rankings and Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday.

The 29-year-old Scot led the rankings for the first time in his career on November 7 and has kept the lead since with 11,540 points. Serbia's Novak Djokovic is in second place with 9,735 points, followed by Swiss Stan Wawrinka. Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga jumped four places to occupy seventh position in the rankings courtesy of his title triumph in Marseille on Sunday. Swiss legend Roger Federer as a result fell a place to 10th with 3,260 points.

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Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has announced he will not be able to play next week at the Rotterdam Open because he needs rest to avoid possible injuries.

"I am very sorry to announce I won't be able to play in Rotterdam," Nadal said on social media, reports Efe.

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Tennis star Rafael Nadal told Spanish bank Banco Sabadell's customers in this northwestern city that living in Spain did not make sense from a tax standpoint, but he was happy in his homeland.

"In terms of managing assets, perhaps it would be better to go to another country with more beneficial conditions, but Spain is where I'm happy, with my family and friends," he said.

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