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Jul 10, 2015

Defeat by ‘real’ Federer easier to digest for Murray

LONDON (Reuters) – A year after Andy Murray’s reign as Wimbledon champion ended lamely at the hands of a man dubbed the new Roger Federer, he got a stark reminder on Friday that the original is the real threat to his grand slam ambitions.

Twice grand slam champion Murray went out with a whimper against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in the 2014 quarter-finals as he struggled to regain form after back surgery.

Jul 10, 2015

Tennis-Defeat by ‘real’ Federer easier to digest for Murray

LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) – A year after Andy Murray’s reign as Wimbledon champion ended lamely at the hands of a man dubbed the new Roger Federer, he got a stark reminder on Friday that the original is the real threat to his grand slam ambitions.

Twice grand slam champion Murray went out with a whimper against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in the 2014 quarter-finals as he struggled to regain form after back surgery.

Jul 10, 2015

Dazzling Federer sets up prime time repeat with Djokovic

LONDON (Reuters) – The problem with addictive TV box sets is that when the credits roll on the final episode it leaves a void.

That moment gnaws away at the millions of fans entranced by the magic of Roger Federer down the years, but on Friday he produced a display of such technicolor brilliance to crush Andy Murray in the Wimbledon semi-final that they can rest easy.

Jul 10, 2015

Tennis-Dazzling Federer sets up prime time repeat with Djokovic

LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) – The problem with addictive TV box sets is that when the credits roll on the final episode it leaves a void.

That moment gnaws away at the millions of fans entranced by the magic of Roger Federer down the years, but on Friday he produced a display of such technicolor brilliance to crush Andy Murray in the Wimbledon semi-final that they can rest easy.

Jul 10, 2015

Clinical Djokovic crushes Gasquet to reach final

LONDON (Reuters) – Clinical top seed Novak Djokovic crushed Frenchman Richard Gasquet’s hopes of a first grand slam final with a 7-6(2) 6-4 6-4 victory in their Wimbledon semi-final on Friday.

Gasquet offered fans on a sun-baked Centre Court plenty of “oooh” moments with the stylish single-handed backhand that helped him beat French Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka in the last eight, but Djokovic was unmoved.

Jul 10, 2015

Tennis-Clinical Djokovic crushes Gasquet to reach final

LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) – Clinical top seed Novak Djokovic crushed Frenchman Richard Gasquet’s hopes of a first grand slam final with a 7-6(2) 6-4 6-4 victory in their Wimbledon semi-final on Friday.

Gasquet offered fans on a sun-baked Centre Court plenty of “oooh” moments with the stylish single-handed backhand that helped him beat French Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka in the last eight, but Djokovic was unmoved.

Jul 9, 2015

Spanish finalist Muguruzu growing to love grass

LONDON (Reuters) – Spaniard Garbine Muguruza’s relationship with grasscourt tennis has not been smooth but it has blossomed so spectacularly that the now stands one win from being crowned Wimbledon champion.

The opponent in her way just happens to be Serena Williams, the ‘Grand Slam’-seeking five-times champion, but whatever the outcome the 21-year-old Venezuelan-born player will never again walk on to an All England Club lawn with trepidation.

Jul 9, 2015

Tennis-Spanish finalist Muguruzu growing to love grass

LONDON, July 9 (Reuters) – Spaniard Garbine Muguruza’s relationship with grasscourt tennis has not been smooth but it has blossomed so spectacularly that the now stands one win from being crowned Wimbledon champion.

The opponent in her way just happens to be Serena Williams, the ‘Grand Slam’-seeking five-times champion, but whatever the outcome the 21-year-old Venezuelan-born player will never again walk on to an All England Club lawn with trepidation.

Jul 9, 2015

Muguruza reaches final after Radwanska blunder

LONDON (Reuters) – Garbine Muguruza became the first Spanish woman to reach the Wimbledon final since 1996 as Agnieszka Radwanska was left rueing a botched Hawk-Eye challenge in the last game of her 6-2 3-6 6-3 Centre Court loss on Thursday.

As an enthralling duel neared its conclusion the 21-year-old Muguruza was serving at deuce, 5-3 and thumped a deep drive that Poland’s Radwanska scrambled back before stopping mid-rally to challenge after hearing shouts of “out” from her coaching team.

Jul 9, 2015

Spain’s Muguruza edges Radwanska to reach final

LONDON (Reuters) – Garbine Muguruza became the first Spanish woman to reach the Wimbledon final since 1996 as Agnieszka Radwanska was left to rue a botched Hawkeye challenge in the final game of her 6-2 3-6 6-3 Centre Court defeat on Thursday.

After an enthralling duel full of momentum shifts the 21-year-old Muguruza was serving for the match at 5-3 when at deuce she hit a deep drive that Poland’s Radwanska scrambled back before stopping to challenge after hearing shouts of “out” from her coaching team in the stands.