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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.

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.