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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.

Jun 24, 2015

Wimbledon qualifying no place for the faint-hearted

LONDON (Reuters) – Red-faced from exertion, a pony-tailed tennis player with a German accent gestured angrily at her coach before marching through the door marked “Prize Money” into a green Portakabin.

Her hopes of playing at Wimbledon dashed for another year, she had not even made it to the All England Club.

Jun 24, 2015

Tennis-Wimbledon qualifying no place for the faint-hearted

LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – Red-faced from exertion, a pony-tailed tennis player with a German accent gestured angrily at her coach before marching through the door marked “Prize Money” into a green Portakabin.

Her hopes of playing at Wimbledon dashed for another year, she had not even made it to the All England Club.

Jun 20, 2015

Anderson powers into Queen’s final, Murray delayed

LONDON (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 20, 2015

Anderson powers into Queen’s Club final

LONDON (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 Center Court grass but hung on to stretch the towering South African into a decider before succumbing.

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.