Tennis / Sports

Tuesdays Set Points, WTA Dubai: Mladenovic scores 3rd top 5 win, Kerber sets up Puig rematch

Feb 21 2:30pm Moo's Tennis Blog
The start of Tuesday’s bumper order of play was delayed an hour by rain but soon got underway with the number three seed, Dominika Cibulkova up against Ekaterina Makarova. Prior to 2017, Makarova had never beaten Cibulkova – now she has two hard fought three set wins to her name as she claimed the upset…...
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Marseille R2 previews and predictions: Kyrgios vs. Jaziri, Simon vs. Benneteau

Feb 21 2:13pm The Grandstand
Nick Kyrgios will be back in action for the first time since the Australian Open when he faces Malek Jaziri in the Marseille second round on Wednesday. Frenchmen Gilles Simon and Julien Benneteau are also aiming for a place in the quarterfinals. [...] The post Marseille R2 previews and predictions: Kyrgios vs. Jaziri, Simon vs. Benneteau appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Finally, Ryan Harrison

Feb 21 1:43pm TENNIS.com - Podcast
The well-spoken and very talented American claimed a long-awaited first title—and he's still just 24. We discuss his winning in Memphis, Karolina Pliskova and Roger Federer, who will apparently play through 2019.
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Roger Federer commits to Swiss Indoors in Basel until 2019

Feb 21 11:51am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Eighteen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer signs a new three-year deal to play at the Basel event until the age of 38.
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Keep Up with K-Swiss New Styles

Feb 21 11:39am TENNIS EXPRESS
Keep Up With K-Swiss’ New Styles   I’ve been paying attention to the most recent styles in the latest Spring collection from a brand that’s represented classic tennis since 1966: K-Swiss. Now, they are “outfitting the next generation of go...
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Federer signs on to play Basel tournament through 2019

Feb 21 11:06am The Grandstand
Get ready for at least three more years of Roger Federer. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Federer will be on tour through at least the 2019 season. That much became clear when the 35-year-old Swiss announced on Tuesday that he has signed a new three-year contract to play the Swiss Indoors Basel. [...] The post Federer signs on to play Basel tournament through 2019 appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Rio de Janeiro R1 previews and predictions: Ferrer vs. Dolgopolov, Thiem vs. Tipsarevic

Feb 21 10:51am The Grandstand
David Ferrer and Dominic Thiem are desperately trying to pick up some momentum for 2017 on the clay courts of Rio de Janeiro this week. They are set for respective openers on Tuesday against Alexandr Dolgopolov and Janko Tipsarevic. [...] The post Rio de Janeiro R1 previews and predictions: Ferrer vs. Dolgopolov, Thiem vs. Tipsarevic appeared first on The Grandstand.
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On Tennis: Retirement? Roger Federer, Still Celebrating, Says Hes Not Done Yet

Feb 21 10:16am NYT > Tennis
“The goal, when I took my break of six months, was doing this for the next couple years, not just for one tournament,” Federer said.
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Roger Federer Was In Prague Monday To Promote The Laver Cup

Feb 21 9:38am The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Roger Federer launched the Laver Cup Monday in Prague.
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Roger Federer To Play Three More Years?

Feb 21 9:23am The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Roger Federer plans to play through 2019!...
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Biggest movers: Ebden recovering lost ground

Feb 20 11:22pm Tennis Australia
Former top-100 Aussie Matt Ebden continued his rapid rise up the rankings after a quarterfinal showing last week…...
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Delray Beach R1 previews and predictions: Del Potro vs. Anderson, Karlovic vs. Young

Feb 20 10:35pm The Grandstand
Juan Martin Del Potro will get his season started when he takes the court against fellow oft-injured big man Kevin Anderson on Tuesday in Delray Beach. No. 2 seed Ivo Karlovic, meanwhile, is facing Memphis semifinalist Donald Young. [...] The post Delray Beach R1 previews and predictions: Del Potro vs. Anderson, Karlovic vs. Young appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Marseille R1 previews and predictions: Zverev vs. Mahut, Benneteau vs. Shapovalov

Feb 20 9:17pm The Grandstand
Alexander Zverev will kick off his Marseille campaign when he goes up against Nicolas Mahut on Tuesday. Another intriguing first-rounder features fellow wild cards Julien Benneteau and Denis Shapovalov. [...] The post Marseille R1 previews and predictions: Zverev vs. Mahut, Benneteau vs. Shapovalov appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Tough test looms for Stosur in Dubai

Feb 20 5:47pm Tennis Australia
Sam Stosur will take on one of the WTA's rising stars next up in Dubai while Nick Kyrgios…...
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Edmund wins as another opponent defaults

Feb 20 4:32pm BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Adrian Mannarino becomes Kyle Edmund's second opponent in succession to default after an angry outburst at Delray Beach.
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Mondays Set Points, WTA Dubai, Budapest: Riske ousts Vandeweghe, Safarova holds on for R1 win

Feb 20 3:36pm Moo's Tennis Blog
The final match of the day on Monday’s order of play in Dubai produced the biggest upset by seeding as Alison Riske maintained her excellent start to the year with a 6-4 6-4 victory over the number 11 seed, CoCo Vandeweghe. There’s no sugar coating this match which was an absolute shocker. Vandeweghe was in…...
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Davis Cup: Great Britain quarter-final tie in France to be held indoors on clay

Feb 20 12:09pm BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Great Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final against France in April will be played on an indoor clay court in Rouen.
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WTA Dubai, 2nd Round Preview: Angelique Kerber v Mona Barthel

Feb 20 2:59am Moo's Tennis Blog
The world number two, Angelique Kerber will be aiming to get her year on track when she plays fellow compatriot, Mona Barthel in the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Championships on Tuesday. Kerber is 4-4 for the year and yet to make it past the quarter-finals at any of the four tournaments that…...
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Kyrgios returns to defend Marseille title

Feb 20 12:37am Tennis Australia
As Nick Kyrgios prepares to defend an ATP title for the first time in his career, Bernard Tomic…...
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A Rising Serbian Tennis Star Gets His Footing in Florida

Feb 20 12:30am NYT > Tennis
Moving abroad at 13 was difficult for Miomir Kecmanovic, but three and a half years later, he is the No. 1 junior player.
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Unseeded American Harrison Wins Emotional 1st Title at ATP Memphis

Feb 19 10:51pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
I don't think I had a single easy hold in the second set, Harrison said. He came out and was playing really good tennis.
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Harrison captures first career ATP title at Memphis Open

Feb 19 10:25pm The Grandstand
Ryan Harrison's first-ever ATP title was a long time coming. Although he is still just 24 years old, Harrison had hype heaped upon him back when he picked up his maiden ATP match victory at 15. Nine years and all kinds of ups-and-downs later, Harrison is a champion. [...] The post Harrison captures first career ATP title at Memphis Open appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Tsonga triumphs in Rotterdam, Dolgopolov upsets Nishikori for Buenos Aires titles

Feb 19 8:29pm The Grandstand
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga picked up one of the biggest titles of his career when he beat David Goffin in the Rotterdam final on Sunday. Alexandr Dolgopolov also found the winners’ circle, as he took down Kei [...] The post Tsonga triumphs in Rotterdam, Dolgopolov upsets Nishikori for Buenos Aires titles appeared first on The Grandstand.
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New Wheelchair Tennis Hub in Sydney

Feb 19 8:01pm Tennis Australia
Wheelchair tennis hub opens in Sydney, NSW...
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Mix and Match with the Varsity

Feb 19 8:00pm Universal Tennis
In upstate New York, generations mingled for singles...
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Nishikori, Thiem, Clay Floaters Make ATP Rio a Tough Slough; Preview

Feb 19 5:44pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
First-round matches that deserve a second look are a gassed (1) Nishikori vs. Brazil's Bellucci, (4) Carreno Busta vs. Brazil's Souza who he lost to in their only career meeting, (6) Ferrer vs. the Buenos Aires winner Dolgopolov who he lost to three years ago at this event, a Robredo vs. Fognini veteran match-up (winner to face (5) Ramos Vinolas), (7) Lorenzi vs. Delbonis who he is 0-3 career against, and (2) Thiem vs. the back-from-injury Tipsarevic in a first-time meeting...
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No. 66-ranked Dolgopolov Stuns Top-seeded Nishikori for ATP Buenos Aires Title

Feb 19 5:23pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
I think you can call it a perfect week, Dolgopolov said. I didn't lose a set and beat Kei for the first time. ...
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Pliskova Powers Past Steady Wozniacki to Win WTA Doha

Feb 19 5:03pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
I think I'm having a great start to the year, which is always important, Pliskova said. To beat players like [Dominika] Cibulkova and Wozniacki is something amazing. I've never beat them before, but I was trying really hard this week so I'm really happy with my wins here. ...
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Tsonga Lets Hair Down, Power Game Out to Beat Goffin for ATP Rotterdam Title

Feb 19 4:48pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
The effort ended a two-year title drought for Tsonga. In the third set the Frenchman ran to a 5-0 lead before closing out the championship effort. He was also a Rotterdam finalist in 2011, losing to Robin Soderling in the final.
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Stosur breezes into Dubai second round

Feb 19 3:37pm Tennis Australia
Sam Stosur has continued her impressive form in the Middle East, advancing to the second round of the…...
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Sundays Set Points, WTA Dubai: Osaka starts strong, a Kr. Pliskova comeback & Jabeurs best win

Feb 19 2:31pm Moo's Tennis Blog
The 2017 Dubai Duty Free Championships began on Sunday with the number 15 seed, Caroline Garcia opening up proceedings on Centre Court against Johanna Larsson. It wasn’t an entertaining match but Garcia was good value for the win, 6-3 6-3. The Frenchwoman saved break points in three of her five service games in the first set and closed…...
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Jo Wilfried-Tsonga beats David Goffin to win Rotterdam Open

Feb 19 12:49pm BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga engineers a comeback to beat David Goffin 4-6 6-4 6-1 at the Rotterdam Open and earn a first title since 2015.
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Struggling Kerber, 5 of Top 10 at WTA Dubai; Budapest; Previews

Feb 19 11:45am The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Interesting starts for the struggling (1) Kerber after a bye vs. the Jankovic-Barthel winner, (3) Cibulkova after a bye vs. Makarova, (10) Woz vs. the Russian riser Kasatkina, and (11) Vandeweghe vs. her U.S. Fed Cup teammate Riske...
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Rio de Janeiro, Delray Beach, and Marseille previews and predictions

Feb 19 10:22am The Grandstand
Juan Martin Del Potro’s last comeback began in Delray Bech and his latest return to tennis will be hosted by the same event in 2017. The layoff is not as long this time around, as Del Potro led Argentina to the Davis Cup title this past November before opting for some extended rest. [...] The post Rio de Janeiro, Delray Beach, and Marseille previews and predictions appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Bouzkova top Czech in Perth

Feb 19 4:43am Tennis Australia
Czech teen Marie Bouzkova has recovered from a one-set deficit to claim the first $25,000 ITF event in…...
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Finals previews and predictions: Nishikori vs. Dolgopolov, Harrison vs. Basilashvili

Feb 18 11:24pm The Grandstand
Three of the four finalists in Buenos Aires and Memphis are unseeded, with Kei Nishikori being the only exception. Nishikori will battle Alexandr Dolgopolov for the Buenos Aires title on Sunday, while Ryan Harrison and Nikoloz Basilashvili are the last two standing in Memphis. [...] The post Finals previews and predictions: Nishikori vs. Dolgopolov, Harrison vs. Basilashvili appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Rotterdam final preview and prediction: Goffin vs. Tsonga

Feb 18 5:07pm The Grandstand
David Goffin and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will be facing each other for the sixth time in their careers when they battle for the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament title on Sunday. Tsonga is leading the head-to-head series 3-2, but Goffin won their only previous hard-court encounter. [...] The post Rotterdam final preview and prediction: Goffin vs. Tsonga appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Goffin, Tsonga dominate en route to Rotterdam title match

Feb 18 3:39pm The Grandstand
David Goffin got off to a fast start in his Rotterdam semifinal showdown against Pierre-Hugues Herbert and never looked back, clobbering the qualifier 6-1, 6-3 in one hour and 14 minutes on Saturday. Goffin will reach the top 10 even if he loses to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Sunday. [...] The post Goffin, Tsonga dominate en route to Rotterdam title match appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Qatar Open: Karolina Pliskova beats Caroline Wozniacki in final

Feb 18 2:37pm BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
World number three Karolina Pliskova beats Caroline Wozniacki in the Qatar Open final to win her second title of 2017.
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WTA Dubai Duty Free Championships 2017: Main Draw Preview

Feb 18 1:46pm Moo's Tennis Blog
Doha was a big soggy mess but thankfully, the weather is set fair for the Dubai Duty Free Championships which is where the women are playing next week with main draw action starting on SUNDAY. Dubai is the Premier 5 event this year with a 56-player draw. There have been quite a few withdrawals including Simona Halep,…...
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Johanna Konta withdraws from Dubai with a foot injury

Feb 18 12:52pm BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
British number one Johanna Konta withdraws from the Dubai Duty Free Championships with a foot injury.
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Match Points, Highlights of the Qatar Total Open, Doha: Pliskova wins second title of 2017

Feb 18 12:24pm Moo's Tennis Blog
The 2017 Qatar Total Open in Doha will be remembered as one of the wettest tournaments of the year… that’s not a sentence I expected to write at the start of the week considering Doha is in the desert! Despite all the stoppages, they did well to get the tournament finished on time. This post is…...
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Raonic Top Seed at Delray Beach; French Flair at Marseille; ATP Previews

Feb 18 10:52am The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
First-round matches to look for are (4) Querrey vs. Sela who he is 2-2 against career, (7) Del Potro vs. Anderson in a meeting of former Delray champions, (4) Johnson vs. crafty fellow American (WC) Kozlov, and (1) Karlovic vs. Young in a rematch of the 2015 Delray final (winner to possibly meet Fritz)...
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Semifinal previews and predictions: Carreno Busta vs. Dolgopolov, Harrison vs. Young

Feb 18 12:53am The Grandstand
Semifinal action in Buenos Aires will take place on Saturday, when Pablo Carreno Busta goes up against Alexandr Dolgopolov. In Memphis, meanwhile, fellow Americans Ryan Harrison and Donald Young are battling for a place in the title match. [...] The post Semifinal previews and predictions: Carreno Busta vs. Dolgopolov, Harrison vs. Young appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Goffin Finally Stops Dimitrov, Thiem Upset In Rotterdam; Tsonga v Berdych Saturday

Feb 18 12:19am The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
The Top 2 seeds fell Friday in Rotterdam.
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Wozniacki, Pliskova Advance To Rainy Doha Final

Feb 18 12:08am The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Doha will have a new women's champion crowned on Saturday.
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Ebden bows out in Memphis

Feb 17 11:23pm Tennis Australia
Matt Ebden's four-match winning streak at the Memphis Open came to an end on Friday night at the…...
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Rotterdam SF previews and predictions: Berdych vs. Tsonga, Goffin vs. Herbert

Feb 17 8:03pm The Grandstand
The top two seeds and the hottest player on tour are gone, but some big names remain in Rotterdam heading into semifinal action on Saturday. Tomas Berdych is going up against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, while David Goffin is set to face good friend Pierre-Hugues Herbert. [...] The post Rotterdam SF previews and predictions: Berdych vs. Tsonga, Goffin vs. Herbert appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Dimitrov goes down to Goffin in Rotterdam, Tsonga advances to semifinals

Feb 17 7:35pm The Grandstand
The third time was the charm for David Goffin against Grigor Dimitrov in 2017. Goffin beat the Bulgarian for the first time in three attempts this season to reach the semifinals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament on Friday. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also advanced. [...] The post Dimitrov goes down to Goffin in Rotterdam, Tsonga advances to semifinals appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Fridays Set Points, WTA Doha: Schedule back on track, a Pliskova v Wozniacki final awaits

Feb 17 4:57pm Moo's Tennis Blog
After five damp days in Doha, the rain finally disappeared long enough for the semi-finals in both singles and doubles to be completed. It’s the first time all week that the tournament has been on schedule! It did require three of the four semi-finalists in singles to play two matches in a long, long day.…...
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Genie Bouchard's date bought her a present that's way better than flowers

Feb 17 12:31pm Tennis | For The Win
Their blind date did not disappoint.
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Bouchard to have second date with Twitter bet winner

Feb 17 9:36am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
A fan whose Twitter wager won him a date with tennis star Genie Bouchard has secured a rematch.
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Hon bows out in Perth quarters

Feb 17 4:05am Tennis Australia
Returning Queensland teen Priscilla Hon has been defeated in the quarterfinals at the first of two $25,000 ITF…...
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Ebden upsets Fritz to reach Memphis quarters

Feb 16 10:52pm Tennis Australia
Matt Ebden has continued his stunning run at the Memphis Open to reach his first ATP quarterfinal in…...
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Masur takes over Performance reins from Rafter

Feb 16 10:31pm Tennis Australia
Tennis Australia Performance Director Pat Rafter has stepped down, with former Davis Cup captain and coach, Wally Masur,…...
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Stunning Serena Williams In SI Swimsuit Issue [Video]

Feb 16 8:14pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Serena Williams looking good in SI Swimsuit issue.
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Caroline Wozniacki Bares All Again In SI Swimsuit Issue [Video]

Feb 16 8:03pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Caroline Wozniacki looking hot in SI's Swimsuit issue.
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Topless Eugenie Bouchard Scorches In SI Swimsuit Issue [Video]

Feb 16 7:58pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Eugenie Bouchard bared nearly all for the SI Swimsuit issue.
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Wednesday Was Date Night For Genie Bouchard And Her Twitter Beau [Video]

Feb 16 7:53pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
A successful blind twitter date for Eugenie Bouchard?...
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Aussie results daily update, 17 February 2017

Feb 16 7:41pm Tennis Australia
All the latest Aussie results from home and abroad.
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