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Jul 1, 2015

Raonic cranks up power to beat veteran Haas

LONDON (Reuters) – Milos Raonic almost matched the Wimbledon serving speed record against German veteran Tommy Haas as the Canadian powerhouse moved into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday.

Seventh seed Raonic, a semi-finalist last year on the west London lawns, boomed down one delivery at 145mph, just short of the 148mph missile American Taylor Dent produced five years ago.

Jul 1, 2015

Tennis-Raonic cranks up power to beat veteran Haas

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Milos Raonic almost matched the Wimbledon serving speed record against German veteran Tommy Haas as the Canadian powerhouse moved into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday.

Seventh seed Raonic, a semi-finalist last year on the west London lawns, boomed down one delivery at 145mph, just short of the 148mph missile American Taylor Dent produced five years ago.

Jul 1, 2015

Broady and beard cut down to size by Goffin

LONDON (Reuters) – British wildcard Liam Broady, whose bushy beard and family dramas have received as much attention as his first-round win, was cut down to size by Belgium’s David Goffin at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Broady, one of four home players through to the second round of the men’s singles for the first time since 2006, stayed with 16th seed Goffin in the opening set but could not maintain the pace in searing heat and went down 7-6(3) 6-1 6-1.

Jul 1, 2015

Tennis-Broady and beard cut down to size by Goffin

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – British wildcard Liam Broady, whose bushy beard and family dramas have received as much attention as his first-round win, was cut down to size by Belgium’s David Goffin at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Broady, one of four home players through to the second round of the men’s singles for the first time since 2006, stayed with 16th seed Goffin in the opening set but could not maintain the pace in searing heat and went down 7-6(3) 6-1 6-1.

Jul 1, 2015

Dizzy Tomic questions Wimbledon heat rule

LONDON (Reuters) – Bernard Tomic questioned Wimbledon’s heat rule which allows women players some respite but not men as on-court temperatures edged over 41 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

The Australian 27th seed beat Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 7-6(3) 6-4 7-6(5) to reach the third round but needed treatment after toiling under the blazing sun.

Jul 1, 2015

Tennis-Dizzy Tomic questions Wimbledon heat rule

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Bernard Tomic questioned Wimbledon’s heat rule which allows women players some respite but not men as on-court temperatures edged over 41 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

The Australian 27th seed beat Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 7-6(3) 6-4 7-6(5) to reach the third round but needed treatment after toiling under the blazing sun.

Jul 1, 2015

Cycling-Sky to split with British Cycling after 2016

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – British Cycling’s partnership with broadcaster Sky will end in 2016 after eight extraordinary years which led to a golden run of Olympic success, two Tour de France champions and put a cynical public back on two wheels.

The split, confirmed on Wednesday, will have no impact on pro cycling outfit Team Sky, which hopes to be celebrating another Tour win for Briton Chris Froome in Paris later this month.

Jul 1, 2015

Cycling-Sky to split with British Cycling after 2016

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – British Cycling’s partnership with broadcaster Sky will end in 2016 after eight extraordinary years which led to a golden run of Olympic success, two Tour de France champions and put a cynical public back on two wheels.

The split, confirmed on Wednesday, will have no impact on pro cycling outfit Team Sky, which hopes to be celebrating another Tour win for Briton Chris Froome in Paris later this month.

Jul 1, 2015

Federer and Kvitova feast on Wimbledon starters

LONDON (Reuters) – When Roger Federer’s game flows at Wimbledon and his opponent knows his place you half expect him to slide into a deckchair at changeovers, pour cream on to some strawberries and tuck in.

It was like that on Centre Court on Tuesday as the King of Cool began his quest for an eighth title at the All England Club with a nonchalant dismantling of Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur.

Jun 30, 2015

Tennis-Federer and Kvitova feast on Wimbledon starters

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – When Roger Federer’s game flows at Wimbledon and his opponent knows his place you half expect him to slide into a deckchair at changeovers, pour cream on to some strawberries and tuck in.

It was like that on Centre Court on Tuesday as the King of Cool began his quest for an eighth title at the All England Club with a nonchalant dismantling of Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur.