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SOFIA, May 8 (Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov has been hailed as Bulgaria's new sports hero by local media after the 21-year-old pulled off a stunning upset over world tennis number one Novak Djokovic at the Madrid Open on Tuesday.
MADRID, May 7 (Reuters) - John Tomic, the father and coach of Australian world number 53 Bernard Tomic, has been suspended from ATP events after he was involved in an altercation with his son's practice partner in a Madrid street at the weekend.
MADRID, May 7 (Reuters) - World number one and defending champion Serena Williams continued her serene progress at the Madrid Open tennis when she eased past Spanish wild card Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-2 7-5 in the second round on Tuesday.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Mian Hussain is fighting for his political life from a deserted party headquarters, where two telephones sit silently beside him and the footsteps of a tea boy echo down the corridor.
BAGHDAD/ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A lasting solution to Iraq's dispute with its Kurdish north is unlikely even if recent talks between the two sides lead to a resumption of oil exports from the autonomous region.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has quietly curbed new building projects in Jewish settlements, an Israeli watchdog group and media reports said on Tuesday, in an apparent bid to help U.S. efforts to revive peace talks with the Palestinians.
May 7 (Reuters) - May 7 (Reuters) - ATP World Tour rankings on Tuesday (last week's positions in brackets): 1. (1) Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 12900 points 2. (2) Roger Federer (Switzerland) 8670 3. (3) Andy Murray (Scotland) 8570 4. (4) David Ferrer (Spain) 6920 5. (5) Rafa Nadal (Spain) 5985 6. (6) Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) 4760 7. (7) Juan Martin Del Potro