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17 ( ANI ): World number one Rafael Nadal continued his quest for 17th Grand Slam title by clinching a hard-fought straight sets victory over Argentina's Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Australian Open here on Wednesday.
And then, exactly one minute later, Badr Mubarak tapped into an empty net to secure a hard-fought victory and third place.
TJFA Under-11s Division One Grangetown 2 21st Allstars 1 GRANGETOWN earned a hard-fought win over one of their title rivals.
BEIRUT: Rony Fahed scored a two-pointer on the buzzer to lead Champville to a hard-fought 79-77 victory in overtime against Homenetmen in a postponed game from round three of the Lebanese Basketball League in Dik El Mehdi Monday.
Earlier in the senior girls' semifinals, Erica defeated Tanvi Joshi 11-7, 9-11, 13-11, 11-5 and Diya Sanghani beat Rh Bhatia with a hard-fought 11-8, 15-13, 11-13, 11-8, 11-5 verdict.
Radyr Rangers, however, kept up their challenge with a hard-fought 3-2 home win against Cardiff Hibernians.
PLACED Conwy Borough took full advantage of the forced inactivity of their rivals in the Cymru Alliance by gaining the points through a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Llanidloes Town, whose goal came from Mike Gilbert.
The category is hard-fought - as the "north region" covers agents across Yorkshire, Lancashire and all areas to the borders of Scotland and the Midlands.
2 Delighted Stenny gaffer Davie Irons praised his side's battling qualities after a hard-fought win at Station Park.
In a hard-fought game, Ross MacKeney netted for Embleton, but two Neil Jefferson finishes and a Craig Grieve effort gave Belford the points to keep them in touch at the top of the table.
WILL POWER Venus on her way to a hard-fought victory
NEWBRIDGE extended their lead at the top of Swalec Division One East with a hard-fought 12-6 win over Llanharan.
EAST Riffa put an end to their miserable losing start with a hard-fought 3-2 win over previously unbeaten Dar Kulaib last night in the Bahrain Premier Division Volleyball League, being held at Juffair Youth Centre.
Summary: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted Jack Wilshere deserved his red card in a hard-fought 2-1 win over Birmingham.
TENNIS: Marin Cilic successfully defended his Zagreb Indoors crown yesterday with a hard-fought 6-4 6-7 (5/7) 6-3 win over Michael Berrer of Germany.