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Jun 28, 2015

Kohlschreiber poses real threat to Djokovic

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic will not have long to wait to discover whether his risky pre-Wimbledon schedule was foolhardy or the perfect way to arrive fresh for the defense of his title.

As tradition demands the Serb will open play on Center Court on Monday as defending men’s champion but rather than a gentle loosener the 28-year-old faces a real danger in the form of Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber, the world number 33.

Jun 28, 2015

Tennis-Kohlschreiber poses real threat to Djokovic

LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic will not have long to wait to discover whether his risky pre-Wimbledon schedule was foolhardy or the perfect way to arrive fresh for the defence of his title.

As tradition demands the Serb will open play on Centre Court on Monday as defending men’s champion but rather than a gentle loosener the 28-year-old faces a real danger in the form of Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber, the world number 33.

Jun 28, 2015

Communicating with Becker not cheating, says Djokovic

LONDON (Reuters) – Coaches will come under nearly as much scrutiny as the players over the next fortnight at Wimbledon with every facial gesture captured on the TV cameras and repeated in super slow motion.

The relationships between the players and those in their box, which in home favorite Andy Murray’s case is packed to capacity, makes for fascinating viewing.

Jun 28, 2015

Tennis-Communicating with Becker not cheating, says Djokovic

LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) – Coaches will come under nearly as much scrutiny as the players over the next fortnight at Wimbledon with every facial gesture captured on the TV cameras and repeated in super slow motion.

The relationships between the players and those in their box, which in home favourite Andy Murray’s case is packed to capacity, makes for fascinating viewing.

Jun 26, 2015

Switch off if you’re in a rush, Wimbledon is here

LONDON (Reuters) – A simple plaque next to Court 18 at Wimbledon records the 11 hours and five minutes it took American John Isner to beat Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in a three-day epic in 2010.

That record-breaking duel, which Isner won 70-68 in a deciding fifth set, is unlikely ever to be surpassed but, even without the occasional freak match, watching tennis is becoming an increasingly time-consuming activity.

Jun 26, 2015

Tennis-Switch off if you’re in a rush, Wimbledon is here

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – A simple plaque next to Court 18 at Wimbledon records the 11 hours and five minutes it took American John Isner to beat Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in a three-day epic in 2010.

That record-breaking duel, which Isner won 70-68 in a deciding fifth set, is unlikely ever to be surpassed but, even without the occasional freak match, watching tennis is becoming an increasingly time-consuming activity.

Jun 26, 2015

Tough Wimbledon opener for Djokovic

LONDON (Reuters) – Defending champion Novak Djokovic will have to hit the ground running at Wimbledon next week after being drawn against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in round one.

The Serb, seeded one, has not played a competitive match since losing to Stanislas Wawrinka in the French Open final, and could then play former champion Lleyton Hewitt, who is making his Wimbledon farewell, in the second round.

Jun 26, 2015

Tennis-Tough Wimbledon opener for Djokovic

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – Defending champion Novak Djokovic will have to hit the ground running at Wimbledon next week after being drawn against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in round one.

The Serb, seeded one, has not played a competitive match since losing to Stanislas Wawrinka in the French Open final, and could then play former champion Lleyton Hewitt, who is making his Wimbledon farewell, in the second round.

Jun 26, 2015

Recharged Djokovic ready to switch back on

LONDON (Reuters) – Defending champion Novak Djokovic’s preparations for Wimbledon have been laid back in the extreme.

The world number one has not played a competitive match since a gut-wrenching defeat by Stanislas Wawrinka in the French Open final at the start of the month, opting out of the Wimbledon warmup events in what has been an extended grasscourt swing.

Jun 26, 2015

Tennis-Recharged Djokovic ready to switch back on

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – Defending champion Novak Djokovic’s preparations for Wimbledon have been laid back in the extreme.

The world number one has not played a competitive match since a gut-wrenching defeat by Stanislas Wawrinka in the French Open final at the start of the month, opting out of the Wimbledon warmup events in what has been an extended grasscourt swing.