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Jun 26, 2014

Tennis-Federer holds all the aces as he downs Muller

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – If Roger Federer believes in omens, he is guaranteed to walk off with an eighth Wimbledon trophy on July 6.

Never mind that the Swiss only reached round three on Thursday – or that possible duels with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray await – but the fact he beat Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller was enough to convince some that the Wimbledon Gods were once again smiling on him.

Jun 25, 2014

Djokovic delighted not to follow in Becker’s footsteps

LONDON (Reuters) – There were plenty of reasons why Novak Djokovic hired Boris Becker as his coach.

He wanted to emulate the three-time Wimbledon champion by winning more titles at the All England Club.

Jun 25, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic lives to fight another day

LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic showed that Wimbledon was no place for a 35-year-old warrior as he beat battle-scarred Czech Radek Stepanek 6-4 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(5) in a hugely entertaining contest to reach the third round of Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Bidding to become the oldest man to reach the third round at the All England Club since 2007, Stepanek tried practically every shot known to mankind, and then some, as he tried to topple the top seed.

Jun 25, 2014

Djokovic lives to fight another day

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic showed that Wimbledon was no place for a 35-year-old warrior as he beat battle-scarred Czech Radek Stepanek 6-4 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(5) in a hugely entertaining contest to reach the third round of Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Bidding to become the oldest man to reach the third round at the All England Club since 2007, Stepanek tried practically every shot known to mankind, and then some, as he tried to topple the top seed.

Jun 24, 2014

Internet dating? I’m not that desperate, exclaims Wozniacki

LONDON (Reuters) – Dumped publicly by her former boyfriend, surely internet dating will mend Caroline Wozniacki’s broken heart?

“I’m not that desperate!” quipped the bubbly Dane after she walloped Shahar Peer 6-3 6-0 to reach the second round of Wimbledon.

Jun 24, 2014

Tennis-Internet dating? I’m not that desperate, exclaims Wozniacki

LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – Dumped publicly by her former boyfriend, surely internet dating will mend Caroline Wozniacki’s broken heart?

“I’m not that desperate!” quipped the bubbly Dane after she walloped Shahar Peer 6-3 6-0 to reach the second round of Wimbledon.

Jun 24, 2014

Federer back with a flourish

LONDON (Reuters) – They walked on to Court One as fellow 32-year-olds, but that’s where the similarity between Roger Federer and Paolo Lorenzi ended as the Swiss began his pursuit of a record eighth Wimbledon title with a 6-1 6-1 6-3 romp on Tuesday.

A year after leaving the All England Club as a shell-shocked second-round loser, Federer was back to his sublime best as he teased and tormented Italian Lorenzi with a heady mix of laser-sighted serves and venomous volleys.

Jun 24, 2014

Tennis-Federer back with a flourish

LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – They walked on to Court One as fellow 32-year-olds, but that’s where the similarity between Roger Federer and Paolo Lorenzi ended as the Swiss began his pursuit of a record eighth Wimbledon title with a 6-1 6-1 6-3 romp on Tuesday.

A year after leaving the All England Club as a shell-shocked second-round loser, Federer was back to his sublime best as he teased and tormented Italian Lorenzi with a heady mix of laser-sighted serves and venomous volleys.

Jun 23, 2014

No more Mr Nice Guy as Djokovic demolishes Golubev

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic is usually considered one of the “Mr Nice Guys” of the tennis circuit, always game for a laugh and ready to applaud the winners flying off his opponents’ rackets.

It was just too bad that Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev failed to witness any of those qualities on Monday.

Jun 23, 2014

Tennis-No more Mr Nice Guy as Djokovic demolishes Golubev

LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic is usually considered one of the “Mr Nice Guys” of the tennis circuit, always game for a laugh and ready to applaud the winners flying off his opponents’ rackets.

It was just too bad that Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev failed to witness any of those qualities on Monday.