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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.

Jun 30, 2015

Federer and Kvitova feast on Wimbledon prey

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 prey

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.

Jun 29, 2015

Venus still a shining light for old stagers

LONDON (Reuters) – Venus Williams blazed a trail for Wimbledon’s elders on the opening day of the championships on Monday with a 6-0 6-0 hammering of fellow American Madison Brengle.

In her 18th main draw appearance at the All England Club where she has triumphed five times in a glittering career, the 35-year-old rolled back the years with a devastating display against a star-struck rival 10 years her junior.

Jun 29, 2015

Tennis-Venus still a shining light for old stagers

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Venus Williams blazed a trail for Wimbledon’s elders on the opening day of the championships on Monday with a 6-0 6-0 hammering of fellow American Madison Brengle.

In her 18th main draw appearance at the All England Club where she has triumphed five times in a glittering career, the 35-year-old rolled back the years with a devastating display against a star-struck rival 10 years her junior.

Jun 29, 2015

Warrior Hewitt waves goodbye after thriller

LONDON (Reuters) – Fighting tooth and nail as only he knows how old warrior Lleyton Hewitt waved an emotional goodbye to Wimbledon after losing a dramatic five-set match to Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen on Monday.

Thirteen years after beating Argentina’s David Nalbandian to win the title, the 34-year-old, who will retire after next year’s Australian Open, went toe to toe with fellow veteran Nieminen but went down 3-6 6-3 4-6 6-0 11-9.

Jun 29, 2015

Tennis-Warrior Hewitt waves goodbye after thriller

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Fighting tooth and nail as only he knows how old warrior Lleyton Hewitt waved an emotional goodbye to Wimbledon after losing a dramatic five-set match to Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen on Monday.

Thirteen years after beating Argentina’s David Nalbandian to win the title, the 34-year-old, who will retire after next year’s Australian Open, went toe to toe with fellow veteran Nieminen but went down 3-6 6-3 4-6 6-0 11-9.

Jun 29, 2015

Birdman Djokovic soars past Kohlschreiber

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic displayed his usual killer instinct against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round at Wimbledon on Monday but took pity on a tiny bird on Centre Court.

The defending champion pounced at the key moments to see off a dangerous opponent 6-4 6-4 6-4 but was more compassionate when it came to the disorientated sparrow which seemed determined to hog the limelight.

Jun 29, 2015

Tennis-Birdman Djokovic soars past Kohlschreiber

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic displayed his usual killer instinct against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round at Wimbledon on Monday but took pity on a tiny bird on Centre Court.

The defending champion pounced at the key moments to see off a dangerous opponent 6-4 6-4 6-4 but was more compassionate when it came to the disorientated sparrow which seemed determined to hog the limelight.