Novak Djokovic was quick to praise both Branislav Ivanovic and Nemanja Matic on the Europa League final appearance last night.
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Novak Djokovic stood tall again in Rome on Thursday, as his peers floundered around him.
Serena Williams proved one sister too many for Laura Robson but theLondon teenager, who took four games off the American with 15 grand slams to her name, leaves the ATP Rome Masters event with the encouragement that she is not out of her depth at or near the top of women's tennis.
Andy Murray, as disconsolate as he has been for some time after being struck down again by a chronic back injury, said on Wednesday, his 26th birthday, that he would be "surprised" if he were ready to play in the French Open, which starts a week this Sunday.
Maria Sharapova famously once likened her court movement to "a cow on ice".