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Jul 2, 2014

Kyrgios out but not down

LONDON (Reuters) – The adrenaline rush of slaying Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon was replaced by dejection and despondency only 24 hours later but Australian tyro Nick Kyrgios should take plenty of heart from what he described as the “best couple of weeks of my life”.

The 19-year-old who survived nine match points against Richard Gasquet in the third round, then sent world number one Nadal spinning out of the tournament on Tuesday, finally met his match in Milos Raonic on Wednesday.

Jul 2, 2014

Tennis-Kyrgios out but not down

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) – The adrenaline rush of slaying Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon was replaced by dejection and despondency only 24 hours later but Australian tyro Nick Kyrgios should take plenty of heart from what he described as the “best couple of weeks of my life”.

The 19-year-old who survived nine match points against Richard Gasquet in the third round, then sent world number one Nadal spinning out of the tournament on Tuesday, finally met his match in Milos Raonic on Wednesday.

Jul 2, 2014

Tennis-Dimitrov casts spell over Wimbledon, and Murray

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) – “Wake up Andy” – rang out the booming cry of desperation from the crowd.

That plea, and those from 14,999 other Centre Court fans fell on deaf ears as Andy Murray’s 12-month reign as Wimbledon champion was ended by a player who until Wednesday had been better known as “Baby Fed” or “Mr Sharapova”.

Jul 2, 2014

Dimitrov casts spell over Wimbledon, and Murray

LONDON (Reuters) – “Wake up Andy” – rang out the booming cry of desperation from the crowd.

That plea, and those from 14,999 other Center Court fans fell on deaf ears as Andy Murray’s 12-month reign as Wimbledon champion was ended by a player who until Wednesday had been better known as “Baby Fed” or “Mr Sharapova”.

Jul 2, 2014

Defending champion Murray crushed by Dimitrov at Wimbledon

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

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?”.