Davis Cup: Rookie Daniel Brands keeps Germany in World Group
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Davis Cup: Rookie Daniel Brands keeps Germany in World Group

After Kohlschreiber and Florian Mayer picked up wins for Germany in Friday's singles rubbers, Brazil pulled the score back to 2-1 in Saturday's doubles, before Brands's decisive win.

Roger Federer struggles to win Hamburg opener
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Roger Federer struggles to win Hamburg opener

The 31-year-old, top-seeded Federer won 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 against the world number 58 Daniel Brands, who was celebrating his 26th birthday, to reach the third round of a tournament he last played in 2008.

Rafael Nadal successfully begins bid for 8th French Open title
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Rafael Nadal successfully begins bid for 8th French Open title

Nadal, who had lost only 14 sets in 53 previous matches at Roland Garros, fell behind when he was broken in the ninth game and was on the verge of digging a deeper hole on Monday.

Richard Gasquet starts the new year with a final
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Richard Gasquet starts the new year with a final

The world No.10 from France also produced an encouraging performance in overcoming Daniel Brands, the German giant-killer, 7-5, 7-5.

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