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Jul 9, 2015

Murray and Federer to resume Wimbledon rivalry

LONDON (Reuters) – A lot has happened to Andy Murray in the three years since he choked back the tears on Centre Court after a four-set defeat that handed Roger Federer the Wimbledon trophy for a seventh time.

As the home fans trooped away disappointed from a soaking wet All England Club that day, many were wondering whether the Briton, who had just lost a fourth successive major final, had what it took to get over the line when the real pressure was on.

Jul 9, 2015

Tennis-Murray and Federer to resume Wimbledon rivalry

LONDON, July 9 (Reuters) – A lot has happened to Andy Murray in the three years since he choked back the tears on Centre Court after a four-set defeat that handed Roger Federer the Wimbledon trophy for a seventh time.

As the home fans trooped away disappointed from a soaking wet All England Club that day, many were wondering whether the Briton, who had just lost a fourth successive major final, had what it took to get over the line when the real pressure was on.

Jul 6, 2015

Djokovic recovers as match suspended, Serena wins

LONDON (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 tantalizingly 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

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.