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Fourth seed Medvedev outlasts Tiafoe to advance in Melbourne

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Australian Open – First Round – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 21, 2020. Russia’s Daniil Medvedev celebrates after his match against Frances Tiafoe of the U.S.. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Fourth seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia held his nerve in a war of attrition against American Frances Tiafoe to …

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Iranian chess ref accused of flouting dress code says she won’t return home

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – An Iranian chess referee who has been accused of violating her country’s Islamic dress code while adjudicating a women’s tournament said that she does not want to return home from Russia out of fear for her safety. Iranian chess referee Shohreh Bayat looks on during the Women’s World Chess Championship in …

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Djokovic faces Struff, Barty takes on Tsurenko at Australian Open

FILE PHOTO – Tennis – ATP Cup – Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney, Australia – January 12, 2020 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his Final singles match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Edgar Su MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic will begin his quest for an eighth Australian Open title against Jan-Lennard Struff, while Ash Barty’s bid …

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