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Jul 6, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic recovers as match suspended, Serena wins

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – After three hours and two minutes of combat, Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson were forced off court in the twilight with their last 16 clash tantalisingly poised at two sets all and their Wimbledon audience begging for more.

The match was halted as dusk closed in after world number one and defending champion Djokovic had fought back from two sets down having been thoroughly outplayed by a fired up Anderson before rediscovering his A-game.

Jul 6, 2015

Murray through as giant-serving Ivo comes unstuck

LONDON (Reuters) – Like the archetypal outlaw in a Western, Ivo Karlovic sprayed bullets around Centre Court before being driven out of Wimbledon to raucous cheers as local hero Andy Murray reached the quarter-finals on Monday.

Karlovic’s serve, which arrows out of the ether from his giant 2.11 meter frame, is one of tennis’s most terrifying weapons, but it was not enough to stop the third seed moving on comfortably with a 7-6(7) 6-4 5-7 6-4 victory.

Jul 6, 2015

Tennis-Murray through as giant-serving Ivo comes unstuck

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – Like the archetypal outlaw in a Western, Ivo Karlovic sprayed bullets around Centre Court before being driven out of Wimbledon to raucous cheers as local hero Andy Murray reached the quarter-finals on Monday.

Karlovic’s serve, which arrows out of the ether from his giant 2.11 metre frame, is one of tennis’s most terrifying weapons, but it was not enough to stop the third seed moving on comfortably with a 7-6(7) 6-4 5-7 6-4 victory.

Jul 6, 2015

Sharapova into last eight after downing battling Diyas

LONDON (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova came through a spirited test from Zarina Diyas to reach the quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Monday, eventually subduing the tenacious scrambler from Kazakhstan 6-4 6-4 after a brief scare in the second set.

The Russian, who had not been past the fourth round since 2011 at the tournament she won for the only time as a teenager 11 years ago, will now face American Coco Vandeweghe in the last eight.

Jul 6, 2015

Tennis-Sharapova into last eight after downing battling Diyas

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova came through a spirited test from Zarina Diyas to reach the quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Monday, eventually subduing the tenacious scrambler from Kazakhstan 6-4 6-4 after a brief scare in the second set.

The Russian, who had not been past the fourth round since 2011 at the tournament she won for the only time as a teenager 11 years ago, will now face American Coco Vandeweghe in the last eight.

Jul 5, 2015

Upsets unlikely as big guns set for Wimbledon last 16

LONDON (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal may have left the stage but the smooth progress into Wimbledon’s second week of the remaining members of tennis’s established powerbase suggests further upsets are unlikely in the men’s last 16 on Monday.

The ‘Big Four’ have been whittled down to a top three, but for Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, who were largely untroubled in their opening matches, there seems no end on the horizon to their dominance at the All England Club.

Jul 5, 2015

Tennis-Upsets unlikely as big guns set for Wimbledon last 16

LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal may have left the stage but the smooth progress into Wimbledon’s second week of the remaining members of tennis’s established powerbase suggests further upsets are unlikely in the men’s last 16 on Monday.

The ‘Big Four’ have been whittled down to a top three, but for Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, who were largely untroubled in their opening matches, there seems no end on the horizon to their dominance at the All England Club.

Jul 4, 2015

Massaged Murray bites back to reach Wimbledon last 16

LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Murray reprised his familiar role of being the last British singles player heading into Wimbledon’s second week but he needed a reboot to come through Saturday’s four-set tussle with Andreas Seppi in a tale of two timeouts.

For almost three sets of Murray’s 6-2 6-2 1-6 6-1 victory, the third seed was utterly dominant while his opponent looked forlorn, but the momentum of the encounter swung violently following two opportune visits to the court by the trainer.

Jul 4, 2015

Tennis-Massaged Murray bites back to reach Wimbledon last 16

LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) – Andy Murray reprised his familiar role of being the last British singles player heading into Wimbledon’s second week but he needed a reboot to come through Saturday’s four-set tussle with Andreas Seppi in a tale of two timeouts.

For almost three sets of Murray’s 6-2 6-2 1-6 6-1 victory, the third seed was utterly dominant while his opponent looked forlorn, but the momentum of the encounter swung violently following two opportune visits to the court by the trainer.

Jul 4, 2015

Federer dodges Groth bullets to reach Wimbledon last 16

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer showed that you need more in your arsenal than a bullet serve if you want to seriously trouble the grasscourt masters these days as he snuffed out the threat of Sam Groth in four sets at Wimbledon on Saturday.

Federer’s Australian opponent holds the record for the fastest ever delivery in tennis and regularly launched 140mph missiles but only briefly threatened the Swiss’s serene progress to the fourth round and eventually succumbed 6-4 6-4 6-7(5) 6-2.