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Jun 16, 2015

Tennis-Nadal sent packing at Queen’s, Wawrinka and Murray win

LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) – Just when it seemed safe for Rafa Nadal devotees to peer up from behind the sofa the Spaniard suffered another horror show at the hands of Ukrainian spin wizard Alexandr Dolgopolov at Queen’s Club on Tuesday.

Former world number one Nadal looked rejuvenated last week when he won the Stuttgart grasscourt title having endured a title-less run on his beloved European claycourts and arrived at the Aegon Championships with a spring in his step.

Jun 16, 2015

Struggling Kyrgios wants to switch off

LONDON (Reuters) – Australian trailblazer Nick Kyrgios lasted just 49 minutes against Stanislas Wawrinka at Queen’s Club on Tuesday before saying he wanted to forget all about tennis in the run-up to Wimbledon.

“Probably going to stay in my house for a couple of days and sleep, play computer games and chill out,” the 20-year-old told reporters after losing 6-3 6-4 on his debut at the Aegon Championships, the traditional pre-Wimbledon warm-up event.

Jun 16, 2015

Tennis-Struggling Kyrgios wants to switch off

LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) – Australian trailblazer Nick Kyrgios lasted just 49 minutes against Stanislas Wawrinka at Queen’s Club on Tuesday before saying he wanted to forget all about tennis in the run-up to Wimbledon.

“Probably going to stay in my house for a couple of days and sleep, play computer games and chill out,” the 20-year-old told reporters after losing 6-3 6-4 on his debut at the Aegon Championships, the traditional pre-Wimbledon warm-up event.

Jun 16, 2015

Wawrinka races to victory over Kyrgios at Queen’s

LONDON (Reuters) – Stanislas Wawrinka took only 49 minutes to beat Australian Nick Kyrgios in the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club on Tuesday as he continued to bask in the glow of his French Open triumph.

The Swiss, who stunned Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros earlier this month to claim a second grand slam title, picked up where he left off in Paris with a 6-3 6-4 victory on the sun-drenched west London grasscourts.

Jun 10, 2015

From startled rabbits, England roar like lions

LONDON (Reuters) – England’s transformation from “startled rabbits” at this year’s World Cup to record-breakers against New Zealand on Tuesday has left fans and pundits shaking their heads in disbelief.

The 408 for nine a rampant England amassed in 50 overs at Birmingham was their highest ODI total and set up their biggest ever margin of victory in the 50-over format, a 210-run rout.

Jun 10, 2015

Cricket-From startled rabbits, England roar like lions

LONDON, June 10 (Reuters) – England’s transformation from “startled rabbits” at this year’s World Cup to record-breakers against New Zealand on Tuesday has left fans and pundits shaking their heads in disbelief.

The 408 for nine a rampant England amassed in 50 overs at Birmingham was their highest ODI total and set up their biggest ever margin of victory in the 50-over format, a 210-run rout.

Jun 3, 2015

Cash-rich Premier League remains in a league of its own

LONDON (Reuters) – The Premier League continues to pull away from its European rivals in terms of total revenue, if not quality on the pitch, and the bubble looks unlikely to burst any time soon.

English clubs were eclipsed by the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Paris St Germain in this season’s blue-riband Champions League, with none of them reaching the quarter-finals, yet they continue to be the envy of the continent when it comes to the size of their banCOOLk accounts.

Jun 3, 2015

Soccer-Cash-rich Premier League remains in a league of its own

LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) – The Premier League continues to pull away from its European rivals in terms of total revenue, if not quality on the pitch, and the bubble looks unlikely to burst any time soon.

English clubs were eclipsed by the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Paris St Germain in this season’s blue-riband Champions League, with none of them reaching the quarter-finals, yet they continue to be the envy of the continent when it comes to the size of their banCOOLk accounts.

Jun 3, 2015

Sense of anti-climax as Nadal’s reign ended by Djokovic

By Martyn Herman

(Reuters) – An almost deathly hush descended as Serbian Novak Djokovic administered the last rites on Rafa Nadal’s reign of dominance at the French Open on Wednesday.

On the same dusty rectangle of Parisian clay on which the marauding Mallorcan struck fear into opponents for a decade, Djokovic made him suffer, handing out a straight-sets quarter-final beating — 7-5 6-3 6-1 — that, by the end, was awkward to watch.

Jun 3, 2015

Tennis-Sense of anti-climax as Nadal’s reign ended by Djokovic

June 3 (Reuters) – An almost deathly hush descended as Serbian Novak Djokovic administered the last rites on Rafa Nadal’s reign of dominance at the French Open on Wednesday.

On the same dusty rectangle of Parisian clay on which the marauding Mallorcan struck fear into opponents for a decade, Djokovic made him suffer, handing out a straight-sets quarter-final beating — 7-5 6-3 6-1 — that, by the end, was awkward to watch.