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Murray and Djokovic primed for July Davis Cup clash under Belgrade sun

Novak Djokovic

It could hardly be more ideal for the game and the competition if Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, the two best players in the world, duel over the Davis Cup quarter-final outdoors at high summer in Belgrade, even though that would present the Scot with the toughest possible impediment to leading Great Britain to a successful defence of the title they won in 2015 for the first time in 79 years.

Mark Cavendish dealt blow in Olympic quest after missing omnium medal

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish’s chances of going to Rio in search of an Olympic medal in the omnium look increasingly slender after the Manxman finished sixth in the world championships, failing to make an impact on the lengthy points race that decided the six-discipline event, where the gold medal went to the defending champion, Fernando Gaviria.

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Kyle Edmund's US Open run ends as Djokovic advances to quarter-finals

Kyle Edmund had his moments against Novak Djokovic in the fourth round of the US Open, but they were too few and and too short. The world No1, not exactly at his best and still favouring his right elbow, gathered his resources efficiently enough to win 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in just under two hours and move through to the quarter-finals on Tuesday against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who earlier on day seven beat the American Jack Sock with some to spare.