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Jul 7, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic offers to apologise to upset Wimbledon ballgirl

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic promised to apologise to a shaken ball girl for an outburst during his tough five set victory over big-serving South African Kevin Anderson on Tuesday.

The world number one, who had fought back from two sets down on Monday in a match halted by bad light, let rip midway through the tense final set.

Jul 7, 2015

Screaming Djokovic pulls off the great escape

LONDON (Reuters) – Top seed and reigning champion Novak Djokovic pulled off a great escape at Wimbledon in beating South African Kevin Anderson on Tuesday after five tense sets to reach his 25th successive grand slam quarter-final.

In a match spanning two days, with the top seed fighting back to two sets all in fading light on Monday before play was stopped and carried over, Djokovic walked away a mightily relieved man with a 6-7(6) 6-7(6) 6-1 6-4 7-5 win.

Jul 7, 2015

Tennis-Screaming Djokovic pulls off the great escape

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – Top seed and reigning champion Novak Djokovic pulled off a great escape at Wimbledon in beating South African Kevin Anderson on Tuesday after five tense sets to reach his 25th successive grand slam quarter-final.

In a match spanning two days, with the top seed fighting back to two sets all in fading light on Monday before play was stopped and carried over, Djokovic walked away a mightily relieved man with a 6-7(6) 6-7(6) 6-1 6-4 7-5 win.

Jul 6, 2015

Bad light stops Djokovic after epic fightback

LONDON (Reuters) – Holder and top seed Novak Djokovic suffered an almighty scare against South African giant Kevin Anderson before bad light halted play with the score tied at two sets all in their fourth round match at Wimbledon on Monday.

The world number one lost the first two sets 7-6(8) 7-6(8) on tiebreaks before roaring back to win the next two 6-1 6-4 and remain on course for a 25th successive grand slam quarter-final.

Jul 6, 2015

Tennis-Bad light stops Djokovic after epic fightback

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – Holder and top seed Novak Djokovic suffered an almighty scare against South African giant Kevin Anderson before bad light halted play with the score tied at two sets all in their fourth round match at Wimbledon on Monday.

The world number one lost the first two sets 7-6(8) 7-6(8) on tiebreaks before roaring back to win the next two 6-1 6-4 and remain on course for a 25th successive grand slam quarter-final.

Jul 6, 2015

Lotus F1 team have winding-up petition adjourned

LONDON (Reuters) – A winding-up petition brought by creditors against the Lotus Formula One team has been adjourned for two weeks.

A spokeswoman for the Companies Court in London said on Monday that the claim against the Enstone-based team, title winners in a previous existence as Benetton and Renault, would be heard on July 20.

Jul 6, 2015

Lotus Formula one team have winding-up petition adjourned

LONDON (Reuters) – A winding-up petition brought by creditors against the Lotus Formula One team has been adjourned for two weeks.

A spokeswoman for the Companies Court in London said on Monday that the claim against the Enstone-based team, title winners in a previous existence as Benetton and Renault, would be heard on July 20.

Jul 6, 2015

Motor racing-Lotus F1 team have winding-up petition adjourned

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – A winding-up petition brought by creditors against the Lotus Formula One team has been adjourned for two weeks.

A spokeswoman for the Companies Court in London said on Monday that the claim against the Enstone-based team, title winners in a previous existence as Benetton and Renault, would be heard on July 20.

Jul 6, 2015

Silverstone lifts F1 gloom, if only for a day

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One has many problems, but Sunday’s British Grand Prix, a thrilling race won by tearful home hero Lewis Hamilton in front of a record 140,000 strong crowd, was not one of them.

“Crisis called off?” asked Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff, relieved not to be facing questions about domination, falling viewing figures and a lack of competition after his team took their sixth one-two finish in nine races.

Jul 6, 2015

Silverstone lifts Formula One gloom, if only for a day

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One has many problems, but Sunday’s British Grand Prix, a thrilling race won by tearful home hero Lewis Hamilton in front of a record 140,000 strong crowd, was not one of them.

“Crisis called off?” asked Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff, relieved not to be facing questions about domination, falling viewing figures and a lack of competition after his team took their sixth one-two finish in nine races.

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      "I am Reuters London-based motor racing correspondent, writing mostly about Formula One from around the world and covering my first race at Silverstone in 1991. I also report on other sports when not at grands prix."
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