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Nov 2, 2014

Tennis-Cilic cannot get enough of seeing his new friend

PARIS, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Marin Cilic cannot get enough of pursuing his new number one hobby — polishing the life-size replica U.S. Open trophy that now sits proudly on a mantelpiece in his Zagreb home.

“I have to (polish it myself), it’s my friend now. I have to see it every day,” the 26-year-old Croatian told Reuters in an interview as he broke into laughter.

Oct 28, 2014

Spanish federation made a mess of Leon appointment, says Murray

PARIS (Reuters) – British number one Andy Murray believes Gala Leon’s appointment as Spain’s Davis Cup captain was handled “horribly”.

The British number one publicly congratulated Leon on Twitter when she was announced as Carlos Moya’s successor in September to become Spain’s first female Davis Cup captain.

Oct 28, 2014

Tennis-Spanish federation made a mess of Leon appointment, says Murray

PARIS, Oct 28 (Reuters) – British number one Andy Murray believes Gala Leon’s appointment as Spain’s Davis Cup captain was handled “horribly”.

The British number one publicly congratulated Leon on Twitter when she was announced as Carlos Moya’s successor in September to become Spain’s first female Davis Cup captain.

Oct 8, 2014

Pietersen blames Flower for ‘choking’ England

LONDON (Reuters) – There were many villains in the England dressing-room but none was bigger than coach Andy Flower, Kevin Pietersen said as he launched a fresh attack on the man he blames for master-minding a covert operation to get rid of him.

Forty-eight hours of Flower-bashing did not seem enough to satisfy Pietersen as even when he was asked about his so-called ‘back-stabbing’ team mates or the England and Wales Cricket Board’s desire to produce “choir boy” players, the 34-year-old turned the focus back to his nemesis-in-chief.

Oct 8, 2014

Cricket-Pietersen blames Flower for ‘choking’ England

LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – There were many villains in the England dressing-room but none was bigger than coach Andy Fowler, Kevin Pietersen said as he launched a fresh attack on the man he blames for master-minding a covert operation to get rid of him.

Forty-eight hours of Flower-bashing did not seem enough to satisfy Pietersen as even when he was asked about his so-called ‘back-stabbing’ team mates or the England and Wales Cricket Board’s desire to produce “choir boy” players, the 34-year-old turned the focus back to his nemesis-in-chief.

Oct 8, 2014

Reuters Q&A – Pietersen the misunderstood maverick

LONDON (Reuters) – Maverick, innovator, game-changer, big-hitter, showman – accolades that Kevin Pietersen has lapped up ever since he decided to up sticks from his native South Africa and try his luck in England.

But when the axe fell on his decade-long England career following last winter’s 5-0 Ashes humiliation, everyone involved in the gentleman’s game knew that the one thing Pietersen was not capable of was staying tight-lipped.

Oct 8, 2014

Pietersen the misunderstood maverick

LONDON (Reuters) – Maverick, innovator, game-changer, big-hitter, showman – accolades that Kevin Pietersen has lapped up ever since he decided to up sticks from his native South Africa and try his luck in England.

But when the axe fell on his decade-long England career following last winter’s 5-0 Ashes humiliation, everyone involved in the gentleman’s game knew that the one thing Pietersen was not capable of was staying tight-lipped.

Oct 8, 2014

Reuters Q&A-Cricket-Pietersen the misunderstood maverick

LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Maverick, innovator, game-changer, big-hitter, showman – accolades that Kevin Pietersen has lapped up ever since he decided to up sticks from his native South Africa and try his luck in England.

But when the axe fell on his decade-long England career following last winter’s 5-0 Ashes humiliation, everyone involved in the gentleman’s game knew that the one thing Pietersen was not capable of was staying tight-lipped.

Jul 7, 2014

Becker gamble pays off for Djokovic

LONDON (Reuters) – When Novak Djokovic jumped on the super-coach bandwagon and hired Boris Becker, the appointment came straight out of left field and appeared to be a baffling one.

Three-times Wimbledon champion Becker had never shown any inclination towards coaching, was neck deep with his media and business commitments and as a classic serve-and-volleyer, his playing style could not have been more different to Djokovic’s baseline power game.

Jul 7, 2014

Tennis-Becker gamble pays off for Djokovic

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) – When Novak Djokovic jumped on the super-coach bandwagon and hired Boris Becker, the appointment came straight out of left field and appeared to be a baffling one.

Three-times Wimbledon champion Becker had never shown any inclination towards coaching, was neck deep with his media and business commitments and as a classic serve-and-volleyer, his playing style could not have been more different to Djokovic’s baseline power game.