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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.

Jul 4, 2015

Tennis-Federer dodges Groth bullets to reach Wimbledon last 16

LONDON, July 4 (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.

Jul 4, 2015

Spoils go to Viktor as Brown exits Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) – Dustin Brown’s Wimbledon flame fizzled out in a four-set defeat by Viktor Troicki on Saturday, two days after the dreadlocked journeyman illuminated the All England Club by beating twice champion Rafa Nadal.

The 30-year-old German and his distinctive waist-length hair sent tremors through SW19 when he roughed up the Spaniard with a serve-volley barrage to reach the third round, but the 22nd-seeded Troicki brought the fairytale to an abrupt end.

Jul 4, 2015

Tennis-Spoils go to Viktor as Brown exits Wimbledon

LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) – Dustin Brown’s Wimbledon flame fizzled out in a four-set defeat by Viktor Troicki on Saturday, two days after the dreadlocked journeyman illuminated the All England Club by beating twice champion Rafa Nadal.

The 30-year-old German and his distinctive waist-length hair sent tremors through SW19 when he roughed up the Spaniard with a serve-volley barrage to reach the third round, but the 22nd-seeded Troicki brought the fairytale to an abrupt end.

Jul 3, 2015

Tennis-Serena survives, Djokovic, Sharapova ease through

LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) – The needle on the Wimbledon Richter scale sat poised and ready but Serena Williams dug deep into her battle-hardened playbook to ensure there was no earth-shuddering shock at the hands of scurrying Briton Heather Watson on Friday.

With the shockwaves of Rafa Nadal’s exit at the hands of maverick journeyman Dustin Brown 24 hours earlier still rippling around the All England Club, Williams stood on the brink of an even more astonishing reverse.

Jul 3, 2015

Djokovic, Sharapova restore order at Wimbledon

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova restored order to a shaken Wimbledon on Friday, imposing brutal authority on their battered opponents a day after Rafa Nadal’s exit at the hands of maverick journeyman Dustin Brown.

Any danger that Brown’s victory would spark an uprising was swiftly quashed as Djokovic turned executioner to dispatch a beleaguered Bernard Tomic 6-3 6-3 6-3 and Sharapova polished off Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu.