800 for No­vak

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Ten­nis: No­vak Djokovic be­came the 10th man to reg­is­ter 800 vic­to­ries since the Open Era be­gan in 1968 when he beat France’s Adrian Man­nar­ino 7-5 6-1 to reach the Queen’s Club semi­fi­nals in Lon­don yes­ter­day. Djokovic, a 12-time grand slam cham­pion, fol­lows in the foot­steps of Jimmy Con­nors (1256), Roger Fed­erer (1156), Ivan Lendl (1068), Guillermo Vi­las (949), Rafael Nadal (903), John McEn­roe (881), An­dre Agassi (870), Ilie Nas­tase (846) and Ste­fan Ed­berg (801). ‘‘It’s a great achieve­ment,’’ said the 31-yearold Serb. ‘‘I should be happy for it and proud of it.’’

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