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Jul 1, 2015

Cilic survives scare to reach third round

LONDON (Reuters) – A double fault by the narrowest of margins allowed Marin Cilic to complete a great escape at Wimbledon on Wednesday as the U.S. Open champion lived to fight another day with a five-set victory over Richard Berankis.

The Lithuanian journeyman appeared to be on the verge of pulling off a shock upset when he held two break points at 5-5 in the fifth set.

Jul 1, 2015

Tennis-Cilic survives scare to reach third round

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – A double fault by the narrowest of margins allowed Marin Cilic to complete a great escape at Wimbledon on Wednesday as the U.S. Open champion lived to fight another day with a five-set victory over Richard Berankis.

The Lithuanian journeyman appeared to be on the verge of pulling off a shock upset when he held two break points at 5-5 in the fifth set.

Jul 1, 2015

Djokovic, Sharapova turn up heat as Wimbledon sizzles

LONDON (Reuters) – With everyone “feeling hot, hot, hot” at the All England Club on Wednesday it was little wonder that Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova were eager to escape the Wimbledon furnace as quickly as possible.

Spectators sitting under the blazing sun on Wimbledon’s Henman Hill were heard breaking out into the Buster Poindexter anthem that aptly summed up the hottest day of the year in Britain — with the mercury hitting 93 degrees Fahrenheit.

Jul 1, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic, Sharapova turn up heat as Wimbledon sizzles

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – With everyone “feeling hot, hot, hot” at the All England Club on Wednesday it was little wonder that Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova were eager to escape the Wimbledon furnace as quickly as possible.

Spectators sitting under the blazing sun on Wimbledon’s Henman Hill were heard breaking out into the Buster Poindexter anthem that aptly summed up the hottest day of the year in Britain — with the mercury hitting 93 degrees Fahrenheit.

Jul 1, 2015

Nishikori pulls out of Wimbledon with calf strain

LONDON (Reuters) – Kei Nishikori’s Wimbledon campaign ended abruptly on Wednesday when the Japanese fifth seed was forced to pull out with a troublesome calf injury.

On Monday it was clear the problem that first flared up in Halle 11 days ago, when he had to quit midway through his semi-final, was again troubling him as he was stretched into a fifth set by Italy’s Simone Bolelli.

Jul 1, 2015

Tennis-Nishikori pulls out of Wimbledon with calf strain

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Kei Nishikori’s Wimbledon campaign ended abruptly on Wednesday when the Japanese fifth seed was forced to pull out with a troublesome calf injury.

On Monday it was clear the problem that first flared up in Halle 11 days ago, when he had to quit midway through his semi-final, was again troubling him as he was stretched into a fifth set by Italy’s Simone Bolelli.

Jun 30, 2015

Halep checks out of hotel Wimbledon early

LONDON (Reuters) – Simona Halep lost her chance to go on a court she likened to “a very nice hotel” after she checked out of Wimbledon early on Tuesday following a shock 5-7 6-4 6-3 defeat by 106th-ranked Slovakian Jana Cepelova.

The Romanian third seed made it to the semi-finals 12 months ago but came unstuck under a flurry of unforced errors, her tally of 34 including seven double faults.

Jun 30, 2015

Tennis-Halep checks out of hotel Wimbledon early

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Simona Halep lost her chance to go on a court she likened to “a very nice hotel” after she checked out of Wimbledon early on Tuesday following a shock 5-7 6-4 6-3 defeat by 106th-ranked Slovakian Jana Cepelova.

The Romanian third seed made it to the semi-finals 12 months ago but came unstuck under a flurry of unforced errors, her tally of 34 including seven double faults.

Jun 30, 2015

Tsonga shows he has the stomach for five-set win

LONDON (Reuters) – An abdomen injury that scuppered Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s Wimbledon warm-up plans stood up to the test of a five-set battle as he reached the second round with a nerve-jangling 7-6(8) 6-7(3) 6-4 3-6 6-2 win over Gilles Muller.

The French 13th seed was a no-show at Den Bosch, Halle and Nottingham but the lack of preparation did little to dim his desire as he traded blows for almost four hours in sweltering conditions with the left-hander from Luxembourg.

Jun 30, 2015

Tennis-Tsonga shows he has the stomach for five-set win

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – An abdomen injury that scuppered Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s Wimbledon warm-up plans stood up to the test of a five-set battle as he reached the second round with a nerve-jangling 7-6(8) 6-7(3) 6-4 3-6 6-2 win over Gilles Muller.

The French 13th seed was a no-show at Den Bosch, Halle and Nottingham but the lack of preparation did little to dim his desire as he traded blows for almost four hours in sweltering conditions with the left-hander from Luxembourg.