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Dimitrov beats Goffin to win ATP Finals – highlights & report

Media playback is not supported on this device Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov became the first man for 19 years to win the ATP Finals on his debut appearance with victory over Belgian David Goffin. Sixth seed Dimitrov, 26, claimed the biggest title of his career as he won 7-5 4-6 6-3 at London’s O2 Arena. The Bulgarian collected £1.9m in prize money for coming through the tournament unbeaten in five matches across the group stage, semi-finals and final. He will end the year ranked third in the world, with Goffin up…

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Grigor Dimitrov beats David Goffin to win ATP Finals in London

Grigor Dimitrov Sunday, November 19, 2017 Grigor Dimitrov claimed the biggest title of his career by edging a three-set thriller with David Goffin to win the ATP Finals in London. For years Dimitrov has struggled to deliver on his supreme technical talent but the Bulgarian may finally be living up to the hype after he beat Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-3 at The O2. Fans may have hoped for a re-run here of Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal, the veteran grandees who dominated the sport in 2017, but Dimitrov and Goffin…

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ATP Finals: Roger Federer beats Jack Sock, Alexander Zverev defeats Marin Cilic

Media playback is not supported on this device ATP Finals Venue: The 02 Arena, London Dates: 12-19 November Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, Red Button, BBC Sport website and mobile app, listen on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and follow text updates online. Six-time champion Roger Federer opened with a straight-set win over Jack Sock at the ATP Finals in London. The 36-year-old Swiss, making his 15th appearance at the season-ending event for the top eight players in the world, won 6-4 7-6 (7-4) at the O2 Arena….

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Rekindling wins Melbourne Cup as trainer O'Brien beats father Aidan

Rekindling won the Melbourne Cup as young Irish trainer Joseph O’Brien’s horse dramatically beat his father Aidan’s Johannes Vermeer into second. Max Dynamite finished third in a 1-2-3 for Irish-trained horses at Flemington. Johannes Vermeer looked set to bring another big triumph for record-breaking trainer Aidan O’Brien. But it was his son Joseph, 24, who won at the first attempt with jockey Corey Brown taking the lead on 14-1 shot Rekindling in the closing stages. Known as the “race that stops a nation”, the event is the world’s richest two-mile…

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Blue Planet II beats Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor

The opening episode of Blue Planet II won the TV ratings battle on Sunday evening – beating both Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor. The documentary series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, was watched by an average of 10.3 million live viewers. The Strictly Come Dancing results show, broadcast just before Blue Planet II, attracted an average of 9.6 million viewers. Sunday evening’s X Factor was seen by 4.3 million live viewers on average. The figures for all shows will increase when viewers watching catch up services like iPlayer…

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Wozniacki beats Venus Williams to win WTA Finals

Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki beat Venus Williams to claim the biggest title of her career at the WTA Finals in Singapore. Williams – at 37, the oldest woman to ever reach the final – lost 6-4 6-4. After a tight first set, number six seed Wozniacki stormed into a 5-0 lead in the second. Williams then won four straight games but Wozniacki, 27, converted her second Championship point to beat the American for the first time. “It feels amazing, I can’t believe I am here as the winner,” she told BT…

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Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Fifa best player award

Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world’s best player at the 2017 Best Fifa Football Awards in London. The Real Madrid and Portugal forward beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Paris St-Germain’s Neymar to the honour. Ronaldo, 32, helped Real to a Champions League-La Liga double in 2016-17. Lieke Martens of Barcelona and the Netherlands won best female player, Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane was named best men’s coach and Netherlands’ Sarina Wiegman the best female coach. Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud received the Puskas award for the best goal of 2017 for his ‘scorpion…

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