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Rafter questions Djokovic's desire in retirement wake
Melbourne, Jan 30 (DPA) Former tennis great Patrick Rafter has voiced his doubts about the desire of deposed Australian Open winner Novak Djokovic after the Serb's retirement during his quarter-final with Andy Roddick.

Friday, January 30, 2009 11:46:09 AM

Chocoholic Safina hopes to indulge her sweet tooth (Preview)
Melbourne, Jan 30 (DPA) Dinara Safina is prepared to celebrate with a chocolate cake should she deny Serena Williams a fourth title at the Australian Open when the pair meet in Saturday's women's final.

Friday, January 30, 2009 11:30:03 AM

Marathoners have elevated levels of protein linked to heart attacks
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) People running marathons are likely to have elevated levels of a protein linked to heart attacks, though it does not affect them adversely.

Friday, January 30, 2009 10:57:48 AM

Mobility test will gauge fitness of elderly
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Mobility test, like blood test or blood pressure readings, is also an important indicator of physical fitness and health status.

Friday, January 30, 2009 10:14:28 AM

Watching movies helps children exercise mind
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Parents need not overly worry about kids spending most of their time indoors. They could be watching their favourite movies and exercising their minds.

Friday, January 30, 2009 9:47:29 AM

Fans welcome decision to close roof
Melbourne, Jan 29 (IANS) Tennis fans have welcomed the decision to close the centre-court roof on another scorching hot day at the Australian Open.

Thursday, January 29, 2009 9:13:28 PM

Australian Open results
Melbourne, Jan 29 (DPA) The following are the results at the Australian Open here Thursday:

Thursday, January 29, 2009 8:55:25 PM

Federer one win short of making history in Australia
Melbourne, Jan 29 (DPA) Roger Federer continued his career domination of Andy Roddick Thursday, earning a place in an 18th career Grand Slam final with a 6-2, 7-5, 7-5 win over the American at the Australian Open.

Thursday, January 29, 2009 8:43:48 PM

Laver backs Federer to win Australian Open
Melbourne, Jan 29 (IANS) Tennis great Rod Laver has backed Swiss Roger Federer to win the Australian Open and equal Pete Sampras's 14 Grand Slam titles.

Thursday, January 29, 2009 6:27:50 PM

Bhupathi-Knowles in doubles final, Paes-Dlouhy bow out
Melbourne, Jan 29 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and his Bahamian partner Mark Knowles reached their first Grand Slam final together, while Leander Paes's run was halted in the Australian Open semi-final here Thursday.

Thursday, January 29, 2009 4:28:28 PM

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