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Jun 20, 2015

Tennis-Anderson powers into Queen’s Club final

LONDON, June 20 (Reuters) – Kevin Anderson produced a devastating display of serving power to reach the final of the Aegon Championships with a 6-3 6-7(6) 6-3 defeat of gallant Frenchman Gilles Simon at Queen’s Club on Saturday.

Seventh seed Simon watched 34 aces fly past him on the slick Centre Court grass but hung on to stretch the towering South African into a decider before succumbing.

Jun 18, 2015

Murray stays on course for fourth Queen’s title

LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Murray eased past Fernando Verdasco at the Aegon Championships on Thursday but an expected quarter-final showdown with the man who beat him at Wimbledon last year was scuppered by Luxembourg left-hander Gilles Muller.

Top seed Murray, bidding for a record-equaling fourth title at the prestigious Queen’s Club, fended off some typically ferocious hitting by Spaniard Verdasco to win 7-5 6-4 and delight a large Center Court crowd.

Jun 18, 2015

Tennis-Murray stays on course for fourth Queen’s title

LONDON, June 18 (Reuters) – Andy Murray eased past Fernando Verdasco at the Aegon Championships on Thursday but an expected quarter-final showdown with the man who beat him at Wimbledon last year was scuppered by Luxembourg left-hander Gilles Muller.

Top seed Murray, bidding for a record-equalling fourth title at the prestigious Queen’s Club, fended off some typically ferocious hitting by Spaniard Verdasco to win 7-5 6-4 and delight a large Centre Court crowd.

Jun 17, 2015

Wawrinka belongs in top four now, says Anderson

LONDON (Reuters) – Stanislas Wawrinka should stop being so modest and put himself on a par with the so-called Big Four, according to Kevin Anderson, the man who beat the newly-crowned French Open champion at Queen’s Club on Wednesday.

Despite a sensational display to beat world number one Novak Djokovic in the Roland Garros final last week to claim his second grand slam title, Wawrinka is self-deprecating when it comes to comparing himself with the best.

Jun 17, 2015

Tennis-Wawrinka belongs in top four now, says Anderson

LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – Stanislas Wawrinka should stop being so modest and put himself on a par with the so-called Big Four, according to Kevin Anderson, the man who beat the newly-crowned French Open champion at Queen’s Club on Wednesday.

Despite a sensational display to beat world number one Novak Djokovic in the Roland Garros final last week to claim his second grand slam title, Wawrinka is self-deprecating when it comes to comparing himself with the best.

Jun 17, 2015

Apologetic Kokkinakis misses a gear in Queen’s exit

LONDON (Reuters) – Australian teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis apologized to his growing fan club after becoming a little star-struck during his defeat by Frenchman Gilles Simon on Center Court at the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old wildcard could not repeat the form that saw him beat Jeremy Chardy for his first Tour level victory on grass the previous day, stalling to a 6-4 6-2 defeat on Center Court as the effects of a dash back Down Under to visit his ailing grandmother appeared to catch up with him.

Jun 17, 2015

Tennis-Apologetic Kokkinakis misses a gear in Queen’s exit

LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – Australian teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis apologised to his growing fan club after becoming a little star-struck during his defeat by Frenchman Gilles Simon on Centre Court at the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old wildcard could not repeat the form that saw him beat Jeremy Chardy for his first Tour level victory on grass the previous day, stalling to a 6-4 6-2 defeat on Centre Court as the effects of a dash back Down Under to visit his ailing grandmother appeared to catch up with him.

Jun 17, 2015

Wawrinka stopped in his tracks by Anderson bombardment

LONDON (Reuters) – French Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka was scythed back to earth by big-serving South African Kevin Anderson on the Queen’s Club grasscourts as the Swiss bowed out of the Aegon Championships on Wednesday.

Wawrinka, the second seed at the prestigious Wimbledon curtain-raiser, saved five match points and missed a golden opportunity to win the second set before losing 7-6(4) 7-6(11).

Jun 17, 2015

Tennis-Wawrinka stopped in his tracks by Anderson bombardment

LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – French Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka was scythed back to earth by big-serving South African Kevin Anderson on the Queen’s Club grasscourts as the Swiss bowed out of the Aegon Championships on Wednesday.

Wawrinka, the second seed at the prestigious Wimbledon curtain-raiser, saved five match points and missed a golden opportunity to win the second set before losing 7-6(4) 7-6(11).

Jun 17, 2015

Bournemouth host Villa, Chelsea start against Swansea

LONDON (Reuters) – Bournemouth’s first ever top-flight fixture will be at their humble south coast seaside home when they host former European champions Aston Villa in the Premier League on the weekend of Aug. 8-9.

The Cherries, close to liquidation in 2008, follow up their opener with a trip to Liverpool a week later, according to the 2015-16 fixtures released on Wednesday.