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Jun 27, 2015

Interview: Acrobatic Dimitrov hopes to turn Wimbledon upside down

LONDON (Reuters) – With his knees looped over the yellow handrails of a moving London Underground train, Grigor Dimitrov raised some curious glances from fellow passengers as he hung upside down from the horizontal bars this week.

“Feeling silly!” he tweeted to his 200,000 plus followers as he headed for Wimbledon’s All England Club.

Jun 27, 2015

Acrobatic Dimitrov hopes to turn Wimbledon upside down

LONDON (Reuters) – With his knees looped over the yellow handrails of a moving London Underground train, Grigor Dimitrov raised some curious glances from fellow passengers as he hung upside down from the horizontal bars this week.

“Feeling silly!” he tweeted to his 200,000 plus followers as he headed for Wimbledon’s All England Club.

Jun 27, 2015

Tennis-Acrobatic Dimitrov hopes to turn Wimbledon upside down

LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) – With his knees looped over the yellow handrails of a moving London Underground train, Grigor Dimitrov raised some curious glances from fellow passengers as he hung upside down from the horizontal bars this week.

“Feeling silly!” he tweeted to his 200,000 plus followers as he headed for Wimbledon’s All England Club.

Jun 26, 2015

Williams must avoid drama to complete Serena Slam

LONDON (Reuters) – Twelve months on from making the most bizarre of exits from Wimbledon, drama queen Serena Williams will be back at the All England Club next week eager to complete the “Serena Slam”.

As the holder of the U.S., Australian and French Open titles, the American is seven wins away from holding all four majors at the same time — a feat she last achieved as a 21-year-old.

Jun 26, 2015

Tennis-Williams must avoid drama to complete Serena Slam

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – Twelve months on from making the most bizarre of exits from Wimbledon, drama queen Serena Williams will be back at the All England Club next week eager to complete the “Serena Slam”.

As the holder of the U.S., Australian and French Open titles, the American is seven wins away from holding all four majors at the same time — a feat she last achieved as a 21-year-old.

Jun 24, 2015

Tenth-seeded Nadal lurks as dangerous Wimbledon foe

LONDON (Reuters) – Former Wimbledon champion Rafa Nadal could be heading for a clash with one of his Big Four rivals as early as the fourth round after the Spaniard was seeded 10th for the grasscourt championships on Wednesday.

Nadal’s indifferent form this season means he has dropped to 10th in the world, his lowest ranking in over a decade, which means he could run into holder Novak Djokovic, second seed Roger Federer or number three Andy Murray in the last 16.

Jun 24, 2015

Tennis-Tenth-seeded Nadal lurks as dangerous Wimbledon foe

LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – Former Wimbledon champion Rafa Nadal could be heading for a clash with one of his Big Four rivals as early as the fourth round after the Spaniard was seeded 10th for the grasscourt championships on Wednesday.

Nadal’s indifferent form this season means he has dropped to 10th in the world, his lowest ranking in over a decade, which means he could run into holder Novak Djokovic, second seed Roger Federer or number three Andy Murray in the last 16.

Jun 15, 2015

Grass provides perfect tonic for Nadal’s wounded pride

LONDON (Reuters) – The grass has never been greener for Rafa Nadal.

Whereas once it used to be the claycourts of Europe that turned him into an unbeatable force, the Spaniard has turned to the lush green surface to heal his wounded pride.

He failed to win a title on his beloved clay in Europe this year and was dethroned as French Open champion in a triple whammy that could have floored Nadal for the rest of the season.

Jun 15, 2015

Tennis-Grass provides perfect tonic for Nadal’s wounded pride

LONDON, June 15 (Reuters) – The grass has never been greener for Rafa Nadal.

Whereas once it used to be the claycourts of Europe that turned him into an unbeatable force, the Spaniard has turned to the lush green surface to heal his wounded pride.

He failed to win a title on his beloved clay in Europe this year and was dethroned as French Open champion in a triple whammy that could have floored Nadal for the rest of the season.

Jun 8, 2015

Wawrinka bursts Big Four’s bubble with backhand bullets

PARIS (Reuters) – Stan Wawrinka and his wondrous one-handed backhand managed to pull off a feat no man outside tennis’s Big Four had achieved in the past 40 grand slams — to win two major titles.

It has been 10 long years since anyone not named Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray had been able to boast of being anything other than a one-hit wonder.