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Jul 1, 2014

Nadal sent packing by Aussie ace machine Kyrgios

LONDON (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal’s charge towards a third Wimbledon title came to a juddering halt in the fourth round on Tuesday when he was sensationally beaten by 19-year-old Australian wildcard Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (5) 5-7 7-6 (5) 6-3.

Ranked 144th in the world, Kyrgios fired down 37 aces and played a fearless brand of tennis to topple the world number one following two hours 58 minutes of exhilarating action.

Jul 1, 2014

Tennis-Nadal sent packing by Aussie ace machine Kyrgios

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal’s charge towards a third Wimbledon title came to a juddering halt in the fourth round on Tuesday when he was sensationally beaten by 19-year-old Australian wildcard Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (5) 5-7 7-6 (5) 6-3.

Ranked 144th in the world, Kyrgios fired down 37 aces and played a fearless brand of tennis to topple the world number one following two hours 58 minutes of exhilarating action.

Jul 1, 2014

Lisicki’s Wimbledon love-affair keeps blossoming

LONDON (Reuters) – A sore shoulder could not prevent Sabine Lisicki’s love-affair with grass from blossoming further as she reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals with a 6-3 3-6 6-4 win over Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova on Tuesday.

For 50 weeks of the year, the 24-year-old German seems to get lost in the crowd by producing one non-descript performance after another.

Jul 1, 2014

Tennis-Lisicki’s Wimbledon love-affair keeps blossoming

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – A sore shoulder could not prevent Sabine Lisicki’s love-affair with grass from blossoming further as she reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals with a 6-3 3-6 6-4 win over Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova on Tuesday.

For 50 weeks of the year, the 24-year-old German seems to get lost in the crowd by producing one non-descript performance after another.

Jul 1, 2014

Djokovic makes no Tsonga and dance about injury

LONDON (Reuters) – If there were fears Novak Djokovic’s double-fisted backhands may malfunction after a heavy fall on his shoulder three days ago, they were allayed on Monday by a show-stopping crosscourt service return on match point.

That effort left Jo-Wilfried Tsonga praying for a Hawkeye miracle – after the linesman and umpire failed to agree on whether the ball had kissed the line – while the wide-eyed Serb nodded his head and lapped up the cheers with outstretched arms.

Jun 30, 2014

Middle Sunday off is a bad idea, says Djokovic

LONDON (Reuters) – Wimbledon’s routine of no play on the middle Sunday needs changing so that player interests are preserved and competitors do not have to endure best-of-five-set matches on successive days, said Novak Djokovic.

Two days of rain, on Saturday and Monday, at the grasscourt major have thrown the schedule into disarray and left players like Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka facing the prospect of three best-of-five-set matches in three days to reach the semi-finals.

Jun 30, 2014

Tennis-Middle Sunday off is a bad idea, says Djokovic

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Wimbledon’s routine of no play on the middle Sunday needs changing so that player interests are preserved and competitors do not have to endure best-of-five-set matches on successive days, said Novak Djokovic.

Two days of rain, on Saturday and Monday, at the grasscourt major have thrown the schedule into disarray and left players like Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka facing the prospect of three best-of-five-set matches in three days to reach the semi-finals.

Jun 30, 2014

Djokovic shoulder survives Tsonga test

LONDON (Reuters) – If there were fears that Novak Djokovic’s double-fisted backhands might start malfunctioning after a heavy fall on his shoulder three days ago, they were dismissed by a show-stopping crosscourt service return on match point on Monday.

That shot left Jo-Wilfried Tsonga praying for a Hawkeye miracle – after the linesman and umpire failed to agree on whether the shot had kissed the line or not – while a wide-eyed Djokovic nodded his head and lapped up the cheers with outstretched arms.

Jun 30, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic shoulder survives Tsonga test

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – If there were fears that Novak Djokovic’s double-fisted backhands might start malfunctioning after a heavy fall on his shoulder three days ago, they were dismissed by a show-stopping crosscourt service return on match point on Monday.

That shot left Jo-Wilfried Tsonga praying for a Hawkeye miracle – after the linesman and umpire failed to agree on whether the shot had kissed the line or not – while a wide-eyed Djokovic nodded his head and lapped up the cheers with outstretched arms.

Jun 30, 2014

‘Princess’ Eugenie aiming for Wimbledon coronation

LONDON (Reuters) – Named after a British princess and tipped by John McEnroe as a Wimbledon queen-in-waiting, there are not many things that intimidate Eugenie Bouchard.

That was certainly the case on Monday as the Canadian 20-year-old made her debut outing this year on Wimbledon’s famed Center Court in front of members of the British royal family and lapped up the adulation of the crowd as it rose to salute her 7-6(5) 7-5 win over Serena Williams’s conqueror Alize Cornet.