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Jun 21, 2014

Nadal ready for another dangerous liaison with Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) – To most tennis players, Wimbledon’s inviting lush lawns represent green and pleasant land. For Rafa Nadal, however, dangers lurk around every nook and cranny of the famed grass arena.

A champion at the All England Club in 2008 and 2010, memories of those joyous days when he lifted the gilded Challenge Cup now seem like a lifetime ago.

Jun 21, 2014

Tennis-Nadal ready for another dangerous liaison with Wimbledon

LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – To most tennis players, Wimbledon’s inviting lush lawns represent green and pleasant land. For Rafa Nadal, however, dangers lurk around every nook and cranny of the famed grass arena.

A champion at the All England Club in 2008 and 2010, memories of those joyous days when he lifted the gilded Challenge Cup now seem like a lifetime ago.

Jun 21, 2014

I feel much better than I did for Wimbledon 2013: Federer

LONDON (Reuters) – A year after having his “butt kicked” at Wimbledon, a fitter and healthier Roger Federer was back at the All England Club on Saturday eager to kick butt himself over the next fortnight.

Little-known Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky enjoyed more than 15 minutes of fame after he condemned the seven-times champion to a brutal second-round defeat last June.

Jun 21, 2014

Tennis-I feel much better than I did for Wimbledon 2013 – Federer

LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – A year after having his “butt kicked” at Wimbledon, a fitter and healthier Roger Federer was back at the All England Club on Saturday eager to kick butt himself over the next fortnight.

Little-known Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky enjoyed more than 15 minutes of fame after he condemned the seven-times champion to a brutal second-round defeat last June.

Jun 9, 2014

Record-collector Nadal closes in on Federer’s hoard

PARIS (Reuters) – When Roger Federer won his 17th grand slam title in 2012, it seemed his record haul would last forever as it took more than a century of trying for a super-human male athlete to come along and win that many major trophies.

Yet only two years later, a younger, fitter, hungrier rival by the name of Rafa Nadal is now threatening to topple the Swiss from his perch after hoisting his 14th major silverware at Roland Garros on Sunday.

Jun 9, 2014

Tennis-Record-collector Nadal closes in on Federer’s hoard

PARIS, June 9 (Reuters) – When Roger Federer won his 17th grand slam title in 2012, it seemed his record haul would last forever as it took more than a century of trying for a super-human male athlete to come along and win that many major trophies.

Yet only two years later, a younger, fitter, hungrier rival by the name of Rafa Nadal is now threatening to topple the Swiss from his perch after hoisting his 14th major silverware at Roland Garros on Sunday.

Jun 8, 2014

Nadal on cloud nine after soaring new heights

PARIS (Reuters) – One man’s despair was another man’s ecstasy as the most inopportune of double faults propelled a world-beating Rafa Nadal into a nine-times French Open champion on Sunday.

Waiting to launch into a second serve on match point down, a yell from the stands, followed by another, left a distracted Novak Djokovic to fire down the most costly of double faults and see his hopes of completing a career grand slam pounded into the red dust.

Jun 8, 2014

Tennis-Nadal on cloud nine after soaring to new heights

PARIS, June 8 (Reuters) – One man’s despair was another man’s ecstasy as the most inopportune of double faults propelled a world-beating Rafa Nadal into a nine-times French Open champion on Sunday.

Waiting to launch into a second serve on match point down, a yell from the stands, followed by another, left a distracted Novak Djokovic to fire down the most costly of double faults and see his hopes of completing a career grand slam pounded into the red dust.

Jun 8, 2014

Shrieking Sharapova silences Halep in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Her 12 double faults were a nuisance and the non-stop shrieks that punctured the air for more than three hours even made a baby wail, yet all Maria Sharapova will want to remember from the French Open is the moment she sunk to her knees in triumph.

The Russian had scrapped in eight major finals, winning four of them, but never before had she been taken to three sets in a showpiece match until she ran into a tireless Romanian named Simona Halep on Saturday.

Jun 7, 2014

Tennis-Shrieking Sharapova silences Halep in Paris

PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) – Her 12 double faults were a nuisance and the non-stop shrieks that punctured the air for more than three hours even made a baby wail, yet all Maria Sharapova will want to remember from the French Open is the moment she sunk to her knees in triumph.

The Russian had scrapped in eight major finals, winning four of them, but never before had she been taken to three sets in a showpiece match until she ran into a tireless Romanian named Simona Halep on Saturday.