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Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray book finals shootout for No1 spot

Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Japan's Kei Nishikori after their semi final math

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic meet for the 35th time on Sunday in a match loaded with more significance than even some of their many contests for majors: the championship of each other, as someone once described the trilogy of world heavyweight title fights between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.

Isaac Hayden and Newcastle on a high under Rafael Benítez

Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez celebrates scoring their sixth goal with Isaac Hayden and DeAndre Yedlin

If Isaac Hayden required proof of the benefits of “Rafaology” he received it after rejoining the England Under-21 squad during the international break. “The England staff have really picked up on the change in me,” reports the Newcastle United midfielder. “They say that, compared to last season, my ‘game understanding’ is massively different. They say it’s obvious it’s down to Rafa’s tutelage.”