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Jul 2, 2014

Murray’s Wimbledon reign ended by Dimitrov

LONDON (Reuters) – Grigor Dimitrov broke British hearts by ending Andy Murray’s reign as Wimbledon champion with a sublime and serene 6-1 7-6(4) 6-2 victory in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

The third seed had confidently marched into the last eight without dropping a set, but his meek abdication on Wednesday left the Centre Court crowd, which included Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, stunned into silence.

Jul 2, 2014

Dimitrov ends Murray’s Wimbledon reign

LONDON (Reuters) – Grigor Dimitrov broke British hearts by ending Andy Murray’s reign as Wimbledon champion with a sublime and serene 6-1 7-6(4) 6-2 victory in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

The third seed had confidently marched into the last eight without dropping a set, but his meek abdication on Wednesday left the Centre Court crowd, which included Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, stunned into silence.

Jul 2, 2014

Tennis-Murray’s Wimbledon reign ended by Dimitrov

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) – Grigor Dimitrov broke British hearts by ending Andy Murray’s reign as Wimbledon champion with a sublime and serene 6-1 7-6(4) 6-2 victory in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

The third seed had confidently marched into the last eight without dropping a set, but his meek abdication on Wednesday left the Centre Court crowd, which included Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, stunned into silence.

Jul 1, 2014

Disbelieving mum fires up angry Kyrgios

LONDON (Reuters) – When Norlaila Kyrgios checks her mobile phone for messages on Wednesday morning in Canberra there will be a “smiley-face text” waiting for her.

That text from 19-year-old son Nick in London isn’t a simple greeting that means ‘hi mum’ or ‘miss you mum’. What it really means is “huh, so much for you thinking I wasn’t good enough to beat Rafa Nadal?”.

Jul 1, 2014

Tennis-Disbelieving mum fires up angry Kyrgios

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – When Norlaila Kyrgios checks her mobile phone for messages on Wednesday morning in Canberra there will be a “smiley-face text” waiting for her.

That text from 19-year-old son Nick in London isn’t a simple greeting that means ‘hi mum’ or ‘miss you mum’. What it really means is “huh, so much for you thinking I wasn’t good enough to beat Rafa Nadal?”.

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.