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Jun 26, 2014

Fighting Tsonga just can’t stay away

LONDON (Reuters) – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga just cannot keep off the grass at Wimbledon this year, having played on all four days of the championships so far during a torturous route to the third round.

The popular Frenchman, twice a semi-finalist at the All England Club, needed two days and five sets to beat Austrian Jurgen Melzer in round one and came through another two-part thriller against American Sam Querrey on Thursday.

Jun 26, 2014

Tennis-Fighting Tsonga just can’t stay away

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga just cannot keep off the grass at Wimbledon this year, having played on all four days of the championships so far during a torturous route to the third round.

The popular Frenchman, twice a semi-finalist at the All England Club, needed two days and five sets to beat Austrian Jurgen Melzer in round one and came through another two-part thriller against American Sam Querrey on Thursday.

Jun 26, 2014

Nadal fights off bogeyman Rosol, Serena on a roll

LONDON (Reuters) – World number one Rafael Nadal pulled back from the abyss to reach the Wimbledon third round on Thursday just when it looked as though bogeyman Lukas Rosol had returned to haunt him.

Two years after being knocked out at the same stage by the hard-hitting Czech in a late night Center Court horror show, the Spaniard found himself a point away from falling two sets behind before fighting back to win 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 6-4.

Jun 26, 2014

Tennis-Nadal fights off bogeyman Rosol, Serena on a roll

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – World number one Rafael Nadal pulled back from the abyss to reach the Wimbledon third round on Thursday just when it looked as though bogeyman Lukas Rosol had returned to haunt him.

Two years after being knocked out at the same stage by the hard-hitting Czech in a late night Centre Court horror show, the Spaniard found himself a point away from falling two sets behind before fighting back to win 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 6-4.

Jun 25, 2014

Tennis-Murray in a hurry, Venus rolls back years

LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Murray obliterated the second obstacle blocking his path to consecutive Wimbledon titles on Wednesday as he ended Blaz Rola’s All England Club adventure in brutal fashion.

The home favorite, who last year ended Britain’s 77-year hunt for a men’s singles champion, flattened the Slovenian 6-1 6-1 6-0 to reach the third round without dropping a set and stretch his winning streak at the All England Club to 15.

Jun 25, 2014

Murray in a hurry, Venus rolls back years

LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Murray obliterated the second obstacle blocking his path to consecutive Wimbledon titles on Wednesday as he ended Blaz Rola’s All England Club adventure in brutal fashion.

The home favorite, who last year ended Britain’s 77-year hunt for a men’s singles champion, flattened the Slovenian 6-1 6-1 6-0 to reach the third round without dropping a set and stretch his winning streak at the All England Club to 15.

Jun 24, 2014

Warrior Hewitt buoyed by rise of Aussie young guns

LONDON (Reuters) – Australian standard bearer Lleyton Hewitt scrapped to his 145th victory in grand slam play at Wimbledon on Tuesday and, for a change, he will have plenty of company in the second round.

The 33-year-old former champion has all too often had to carry the fight alone for a nation once blessed with male grand slam champions but the signs are that a new generation are ready to finally come to the fore.

Jun 24, 2014

Tennis-Warrior Hewitt buoyed by rise of Aussie young guns

LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – Australian standard bearer Lleyton Hewitt scrapped to his 145th victory in grand slam play at Wimbledon on Tuesday and, for a change, he will have plenty of company in the second round.

The 33-year-old former champion has all too often had to carry the fight alone for a nation once blessed with male grand slam champions but the signs are that a new generation are ready to finally come to the fore.

Jun 24, 2014

Bartoli shines briefly before Federer steals limelight

LONDON (Reuters) – Former champions littered Wimbledon’s order of play, but it was Marion Bartoli who lit up proceedings first on Tuesday without having to wield a racket in anger.

Seven-time men’s winner Roger Federer found himself booked on Court One, where he crushed Italian Paolo Lorenzi 6-1 6-1 6-3 while 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt grafted away on an outside court to seal his place in the second round.

Jun 24, 2014

Tennis-Bartoli shines briefly before Federer steals limelight

LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – Former champions littered Wimbledon’s order of play, but it was Marion Bartoli who lit up proceedings first on Tuesday without having to wield a racket in anger.

Seven-time men’s winner Roger Federer found himself booked on Court One, where he crushed Italian Paolo Lorenzi 6-1 6-1 6-3 while 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt grafted away on an outside court to seal his place in the second round.