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Jul 3, 2015

Tennis-Nothing artificial about Djokovic’s crushing win

LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) – A regulation 6-3 6-3 6-3 Wimbledon victory in which he did not drop his serve contained very few eye-popping moments for Novak Djokovic on Friday.

The real surprise came after the champion had subdued Australian Bernard Tomic in the third round and one gentleman in the stands thrust forward his prosthetic leg for Djokovic to autograph.

Jul 2, 2015

Superman Dustin sends Nadal to the dustbin again

LONDON (Reuters) – A 30-year-old German journeyman who once traveled around Europe’s Challenger Circuit in a camper van joined a list of Wimbledon luminaries who go by the names of Lukas Rosol, Steve Darcis and Nick Kyrgios.

Dustin Brown and his waist-length dancing dreadlocks were taking a bow on Wimbledon’s Centre Court on Thursday after handing Rafa Nadal yet another shattering defeat on the most famous stage in tennis.

Jul 2, 2015

Tennis-Superman Dustin sends Nadal to the dustbin again

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) – A 30-year-old German journeyman who once travelled around Europe’s Challenger Circuit in a camper van joined a list of Wimbledon luminaries who go by the names of Lukas Rosol, Steve Darcis and Nick Kyrgios.

Dustin Brown and his waist-length dancing dreadlocks were taking a bow on Wimbledon’s Centre Court on Thursday after handing Rafa Nadal yet another shattering defeat on the most famous stage in tennis.

Jul 2, 2015

Briton Ward lands biggest payday

LONDON (Reuters) – After four magical days at Wimbledon, British journeyman James Ward was guaranteed to pocket the biggest check of his career — a princely sum of at least $120,000 for reaching the third round.

The amount was almost $30,000 more than what he had earned during the rest of 2015.

Jul 2, 2015

Tennis-Briton Ward lands biggest payday

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) – After four magical days at Wimbledon, British journeyman James Ward was guaranteed to pocket the biggest cheque of his career — a princely sum of at least $120,000 for reaching the third round.

The amount was almost $30,000 more than what he had earned during the rest of 2015.

Jul 2, 2015

Sublime Murray finds A-Game

LONDON (Reuters) – When a totally off-balance Andy Murray fashioned the most improbable lob winner to break Robin Haase in the first set on Thursday the Dutchman must have known that his 2015 Wimbledon journey was going to end sooner rather than later.

The delectable lob that bounced off the Scot’s racket gave him a 4-1 advantage and effectively broke Haase’s spirit as the 2013 champion sprinkled his opponent’s half of the court with 25 glorious winners to sprint to a 6-1 6-1 6-4 second-round win.

Jul 2, 2015

Tennis-Sublime Murray finds A-Game

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) – When a totally off-balance Andy Murray fashioned the most improbable lob winner to break Robin Haase in the first set on Thursday the Dutchman must have known that his 2015 Wimbledon journey was going to end sooner rather than later.

The delectable lob that bounced off the Scot’s racket gave him a 4-1 advantage and effectively broke Haase’s spirit as the 2013 champion sprinkled his opponent’s half of the court with 25 glorious winners to sprint to a 6-1 6-1 6-4 second-round win.

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.