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Indian Wells (United States) (AFP) - Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova suffered shock third-round exits at the Indian Wells ATP Masters and WTA hardcourt tournament. Ukraine's 31st-ranked Alexandr Dolgopolov on Monday ended world number one Nadal's run of eight straight trips to the semi-finals or better at Indian Wells with 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5) triumph. Dolgopolov notched his first career win over Nadal after five prior defeats -- including a loss to the Spaniard in the claycourt final at Rio de Janeiro two weeks ago. Serving for the match at 5-3 in the third, Dolgopolov was broken at love with a double fault on break point.
Dangling his feet off the edge of a skyscraper more than fifty storeys above the streets of Hong Kong, Jonathan Tsang looks as relaxed as if he was kicking back in his own living room. But for 25-year-old Tsang, it brings a sense of calm. Tsang, who asked AFP to use a pseudonym, is one of a growing number of so-called "urban explorers", a subculture of adrenaline junkies, photographers and history enthusiasts who treat the world’s forgotten -- and often forbidden -- places as their own personal playgrounds. Hong Kong, a city with more skyscrapers than anywhere else in the world, is a particularly attractive destination for both local and international "rooftoppers", a daring subset of adventurers with a head for heights willing to risk arrest, injury and even death as they scale some of the world’s tallest buildings.