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Novak Djokovic told reporters at the Miami Open that he has trained pain-free for the last two days, a welcome change from two years of struggling with a pesky elbow injury. "It's quite refreshing," Djokovic said on the eve of the tournament he's won six times. "I can actually start focusing on the game instead of thinking about whether the pain is going to reappear or not." The world No. 12 had a "small medical intervention" on his right elbow after the Australian Open. He will play his first match in Key Biscayne on Friday and hope it goes better than his most recent outing, a second-round loss at Indian Wells.

Bonnie D. Ford, ESPN Senior Writer

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Osaka 'was really stressed' in match against Halep.

After beating Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka says she tried to make her No. 1 opponent "really irritated" and looks ahead to playing in the final of the BNP Paribas Open.

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Indian Wells final


After saving three match points in the third set, Juan Martin Del Potro hands Roger Federer his first loss of 2018 in a tiebreaker, and wins his first Masters 1000 title at the BNP Paribas Open. "I am still shaking," Del Potro said after the match. "I cannot believe I'm here with this trophy, beating Roger. I was really hungry after the second set. But I was lucky in the last tiebreak, I play well and finally I got the trophy." Said Federer: "You were the better player at the end today. Well done and enjoy the moment."

Alyssa Roenigk, ESPN The Magazine senior writer

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Del Potro tops Federer, wins BNP Paribas Open.

Juan Martin del Potro defeats Roger Federer in three sets (6-4, 6-7, 7-6) to win the BNP Paribas Open.

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del Potro's tweener all for not, Federer wins point.

During a rally in the second set, Roger Federer sends the ball over the head of Juan Martin del Potro, who happens to pull off a brilliant tweener. Unfortunately, Federer is right there for the return and wins the point.

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del Potro says he fought to beat Federer.

Juan Martin del Potro reacts to defeating Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open and explains if he is ready to win grand slams again.

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Indian Wells women's final


World No. 44 Naomi Osaka, 20, wins the first WTA singles title of her young career, beating Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the BNP Paribas Open. "I would like to thank Daria for being super nice and a really cool person," Osaka said through giggles. "I think we are going to play a lot of finals. I'd also like to thank Daria's team because they're super nice, too. I'd like to thank my team for putting up with me." Osaka then thanked her parents, the ball kids, her sponsors and the fans. "This is going to be, like, the worst acceptance speech of all time."

Alyssa Roenigk, ESPN The Magazine senior writer

The Dominant 20

Choosing ESPN's 20 most dominant athletes.

The formula that determined ESPN The Magazine's 20 most dominant athletes of the past two decades.

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Venus beats Serena


Venus beats Serena for first time in nearly four years.

In the third round in Indian Wells, Venus Williams beats Serena Williams in straight sets.

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Reaction: Venus takes out sister Serena


Serena on Venus: 'This is the best she's played.'

Serena Williams says she's missing shots she rarely misses and praises her sister after Venus Williams' 6-3, 6-4 win.

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Venus calls matchup against Serena 'a treat.'

Venus Williams attributes her victory over her sister to the fact that she has played more matches of late and talks about being a role model to the youth.

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Tiafoe's moment

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Trick-shot artist nails tennis boomerang.

Pablo Schurig shows off "the boomerang trick shot volley" in this amazing tennis trick.

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WTA results

Meet your new ATP No. 1, Roger Federer


Players congratulate Federer on return to No. 1.

Tennis players share well wishes to Roger Federer as he becomes the oldest player to be ranked No. 1 in the world.

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Federer defying odds with resurgence at 36 years old.

Mike Golic and Adnan Virk weigh in on Roger Federer becoming the oldest player to claim ATP's No. 1 ranking.

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Kvitova prevails

The return of Serena

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Rotterdam preview

Davis Cup

Federer on latest Slam win

Final say from the Aussie OPen

Winners and losers in Melbourne.

Jerry Bembry from The Undefeated provides his take on the winners and losers at the Australian Open.

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Australian Open Men's Final

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Wozniacki captures first major

Woz wins memorable final

Reax to Wozniacki's Aussie title

Who benefits from Serena's absence?

Sandgren under the microscope


Sandgren's heated news conference.

Tennys Sandgren opened his news conference with a prepared statement about his social media activity, then took questions about only his quarterfinal loss.

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Racket Science

Behind the scenes with the Yonex stringing team.

Stephanie Brantz meets the guys with possibly the most important job at the Australian Open - the Yonex racquet stringing team.

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Union talk

Fed set for 2018

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