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Del Potro into Delray Beach QFs

Del Potro into Delray Beach QFs

Top seed Juan Martin del Potro continued his good return from injury, reaching the last eight at the Delray Beach Open.The Argentine top seed next faces Mackenzie McDonald, who overcame Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-5 6-4. However, Kyrgios bowed out with a 6-2 3-6 6-3 loss to Radu Albot, who will meet Steve Johnson.

Silverwood in line for England job

Silverwood in line for England job

Ashley Giles revealed Chris Silverwood is a leading contender to take on the England job when Trevor Bayliss departs. Giles had previously been open to the idea of employing split coaches for the Test and limited-overs teams when Bayliss leaves his role in September. But he is now inclined to entrust the position to an individual.

Tiger Woods to skip Honda Classic

Tiger Woods to skip Honda Classic

There will be no Tiger Woods in the field at the Honda Classic after the former world number one announced his forthcoming schedule. The 14-time major winner is having to manage his playing time amid a busy schedule, with the 43-year-old now more selective than ever following his injury problems. Woods has completed two tournaments this season.

Coric, Verdasco humbled in Open 13

Coric, Verdasco humbled in Open 13

It was a mixed day for the seeded players in action at the Open 13 on Thursday. Borna Coric and Fernando Verdasco suffered surprise last-16 defeats, while there were no such issues for third seed David Goffin, who downed Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-2 6-3 to set up a quarter-final meeting with two-time winner Gilles Simon.

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