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Jun 23, 2014

Murray starts latest stat-attack in style

LONDON (Reuters) – The problem for Andy Murray is that every time he arrives at Wimbledon he is saddled with erasing a statistic.

Last year he did it in the most memorable fashion, ending 77 years of hurt for success-starved British tennis by beating Novak Djokovic to win the men’s singles.

Jun 23, 2014

Tennis-Murray starts latest stat-attack in style

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – The problem for Andy Murray is that every time he arrives at Wimbledon he is saddled with erasing a statistic.

Last year he did it in the most memorable fashion, ending 77 years of hurt for success-starved British tennis by beating Novak Djokovic to win the men’s singles.

Jun 23, 2014

Perfect start for Murray, the returning hero

LONDON (Reuters) – All was as it should be on the opening day of Wimbledon when returning British hero Andy Murray opened the defense of his historic title with an impressive first-round victory on Monday.

Under bright skies, with the Center Court grass glistening, his grandparents in the royal box and Murray resplendent in spotless white attire, the 27-year-old walked out to a standing ovation and rewarded his fans by dismantling Belgium’s David Goffin 6-1 6-4 7-5.

Jun 23, 2014

Gulbis has no time for vampires, but umpires are okay

LONDON (Reuters) – French Open semi-finalist Ernests Gulbis has never been afraid of causing a stir and the Latvian was inadvertently at it again after his first-round victory at Wimbledon on Monday.

The 25-year-old, who once called the big four of men’s tennis boring and has made racket smashing an art form, became embroiled in a bizarre exchange with journalists about vampires.

Jun 23, 2014

Tennis-Gulbis has no time for vampires, but umpires are okay

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – French Open semi-finalist Ernests Gulbis has never been afraid of causing a stir and the Latvian was inadvertently at it again after his first-round victory at Wimbledon on Monday.

The 25-year-old, who once called the big four of men’s tennis boring and has made racket smashing an art form, became embroiled in a bizarre exchange with journalists about vampires.

Jun 23, 2014

Hooked on the World Cup? Not early loser Stephens

LONDON (Reuters) – Soccer is a hot topic in the Wimbledon locker rooms this year, but American Sloane Stephens’s interest in the World Cup ended when friend Jozy Altidore was injured in her country’s opening match.

Altidore tore a hamstring during the United States’ defeat of Ghana, and though they still have a great chance of reaching the last 16, Stephens had other things on her mind after losing in the first round of the grasscourt grand slam.

Jun 23, 2014

Tennis-Hooked on the World Cup? Not early loser Stephens

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Soccer is a hot topic in the Wimbledon locker rooms this year, but American Sloane Stephens’s interest in the World Cup ended when friend Jozy Altidore was injured in her country’s opening match.

Altidore tore a hamstring during the United States’ defeat of Ghana, and though they still have a great chance of reaching the last 16, Stephens had other things on her mind after losing in the first round of the grasscourt grand slam.

Jun 23, 2014

Tennis-Perfect start for Murray the returning hero

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – All was as it should be on the opening day of Wimbledon as returning British hero Andy Murray began the defence of his historic title with a accomplished first-round victory on Monday.

Under bright skies, with the green Centre Court grass glistening and Murray resplendent in spotless white attire, the 27-year-old walked out to a standing ovation and proceeded to reward his fans by dismantling Belgium’s David Goffin.

Jun 22, 2014

I only miss last five seconds of my career, says Bartoli

LONDON (Reuters) – Apart from the final five seconds of her Wimbledon singles final last year Marion Bartoli is not missing her tennis career.

The Frenchwoman will be back at the All England Club next week minus her rackets, in the commentary box rather than trying to defend the title she won by beating Sabine Lisicki.

Jun 22, 2014

Tennis-I only miss last five seconds of my career, says Bartoli

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) – Apart from the final five seconds of her Wimbledon singles final last year Marion Bartoli is not missing her tennis career.

The Frenchwoman will be back at the All England Club next week minus her rackets, in the commentary box rather than trying to defend the title she won by beating Sabine Lisicki.