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World No.1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Asian star Kei Nishikori and No.4 seed Milos Raonic of Canada were among the notable winners in second round action at the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Wednesday.

29-year-old Djokovic defeated Gilles Muller of Luxemburg in two hard fought sets, 7-5 7-6(3), to advance to the third round of the tournament.

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Second seed Stanislas Wawrinka headlined the seeded players to advance on the second day of action in Rogers Cup Main Draw tournament at Aviva Centre in Toronto.

The 31-year-old Swiss battled Russia's Mikhail Youzhny in a two-hour match that went to tie break in both sets on Tuesday. Wawrinka won 7-3 in the first tie break and 8-6 in the second to secure his spot in the third round of the tournament.

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The official draw for the 2016 Rogers Cup in Toronto was conducted on Friday at Rogers Centre. Canadian star and recent Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic will take on the winner of Yen-Hsun Lu and rising star, 19-year-old Alexander Zverev in his opening match, while top-seeded Novak Djokovic will face either Dimitry Tursunov or Gilles Muller in the second round.

The Top 8 seeds all receive a first-round bye. Djokovic and Raonic have been placed in the same half of the draw, meaning they could meet in the semifinals. En route, Djokovic could see No. 5 seed Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals. The world No. 1 will be aiming to clinch his fourth Rogers Cup title following his wins in 2007, 2011, and 2012. Raonic, a 2013 Rogers Cup finalist, has a potential quarter-final duel with No. 7 seed David Goffin.

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The Western & Southern Open announced today the 43 highest-ranked men on the ATP World Tour are entered to play the event in August. Joining them are four of the Top 5, and 33 of the highest ranked eligible 37 women on the WTA.

ESPN commentator Chris Fowler helped make the announcement at a media event held in downtown Cincinnati. Organizers also announced additional fan experience upgrades including an updated smartphone app, new Family Zone, and increased broadcast coverage.  The event will be held August 13-21 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. 

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World no.1 Novak Djokovic stretched his unbeaten record at Grand Slams to 30 straight matches, dispatching Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in straight sets to advance to the round of 32 at Wimbledon. Joining the defending champion in the third round is Roger Federer, also a straight sets winner over overnight British sensation Marcus Willis, as the two biggest names in the men's draw made their way through on another rain ruined day at the Championships.

Only a host of other singles matches were completed on another wet Wednesday at Wimbledon with the tournament struggling to get through the first round for most players.

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic and legendary Swiss Roger Federer led the way for the men's seeds into the secound round of Wimbledon, registering straight set wins on the opening day of the Championships. Joining the two big guns in the Round of 32 were 5th seeded Asian superstar Kei Nishikorim, 6th seeded Canadian Milos Raonic and the no.9 seed Marin Cilic.

There were a few upsets on Day 1 as well of Wimbledon with popular Frenchman Gael Monfils, big serving South African Kevin Anderson and the always dangerous Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany all crashing out.

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Djokovic WinsIt has been a while coming, but world no.1 Novak Djokovic has finally completed his long awaited career Grand Slam, adding the only trophy missing from his overflowing cabinet, beating Andy Murray in four sets in a lopsided final at Roland Garros this afternoon.

Having been beaten three times previously in the Final at Paris in the last four years, Djokovic finally picked up his maiden French Open title an outcome which also makes him the first man since Rod Laver to hold all four majors at the same time.

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