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Jul 6, 2014

Federer fights back to force decider against Djokovic

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer kept alive his hopes of a record eighth Wimbledon title after levelling Sunday’s final against Novak Djokovic, saving a match point to force a decisive fifth set.

Djokovic led 5-2 in the fourth set before Federer fought back and, despite facing match point on his own serve at 4-5, he held, then hit back to level the encounter at 7-6(7) 4-6 6-7(4) 7-5.

Jul 6, 2014

Tennis-Federer fights back to force decider against Djokovic

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) – Roger Federer kept alive his hopes of a record eighth Wimbledon title after levelling Sunday’s final against Novak Djokovic, saving a match point to force a decisive fifth set.

Djokovic led 5-2 in the fourth set before Federer fought back and, despite facing match point on his own serve at 4-5, he held, then hit back to level the encounter at 7-6(7) 4-6 6-7(4) 7-5.

Jul 5, 2014

Brutal Kvitova stamps authority on Canadian upstart

LONDON (Reuters) – After delivering a final devastating blow, Petra Kvitova lay sprawled on the turf, her arms raised in celebration having crushed tennis’s would-be princess in a Wimbledon final closer to a coronation than a contest.

It took just 55 minutes of thundering forehands and savage serves to hand the Czech a second All England Club title and leave her unwilling victim Eugenie Bouchard licking the wounds of a 6-3 6-0 mauling.

Jul 5, 2014

Tennis-Brutal Kvitova stamps authority on Canadian upstart

LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) – After delivering a final devastating blow, Petra Kvitova lay sprawled on the turf, her arms raised in celebration having crushed tennis’s would-be princess in a Wimbledon final closer to a coronation than a contest.

It took just 55 minutes of thundering forehands and savage serves to hand the Czech a second All England Club title and leave her unwilling victim Eugenie Bouchard licking the wounds of a 6-3 6-0 mauling.

Jul 4, 2014

Federer eyes record eighth title after crushing Raonic

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer reached a ninth Wimbledon final after emerging unscathed from the crosshairs of the bullet-serving Milos Raonic, winning 6-4 6-4 6-4 with a masterly display of the grasscourt arts on Friday.

Chasing a record eighth title at the All England Club, Federer set up a mouthwatering final against top seed and 2011 champion Novak Djokovic with an almost casual demolition of the 23-year-old Canadian, who looked overawed by the magnitude of the occasion.

Jul 4, 2014

Federer crushes Raonic to reach ninth Wimbledon final

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer reached a ninth Wimbledon final after emerging unscathed from the crosshairs of bullet-serving giant Milos Raonic, winning 6-4 6-4 6-4 with a masterful display of the grasscourt arts on Friday.

Chasing a record eighth title at the All England Club, Federer set up a mouthwatering final against top seed and 2011 champion Novak Djokovic with an almost casual demolition of the 23-year-old Canadian, who looked overawed by the magnitude of the occasion.

Jul 4, 2014

Tennis-Federer crushes Raonic to reach ninth Wimbledon final

LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) – Roger Federer reached a ninth Wimbledon final after emerging unscathed from the crosshairs of bullet-serving giant Milos Raonic, winning 6-4 6-4 6-4 with a masterful display of the grasscourt arts on Friday.

Chasing a record eighth title at the All England Club, Federer set up a mouthwatering final against top seed and 2011 champion Novak Djokovic with an almost casual demolition of the 23-year-old Canadian, who looked overawed by the magnitude of the occasion.

Jun 30, 2014

Meticulous Pinto plots Costa Rica’s Netherlands plan

RECIFE Brazil (Reuters) – Organization, preparation and desire – it may be a simple mantra, but it has taken Costa Rica from unfancied underdogs to World Cup dark horses who are within one more upset of the semi-finals.

A penalty shootout victory against Greece having played almost an hour with 10 men to draw 1-1 ensured the relative minnows from Central America reached the quarter finals for the first time where the Netherlands now lie in wait.

Jun 30, 2014

Soccer-Meticulous Pinto plots Costa Rica’s Netherlands plan

RECIFE, Brazil, June 30 (Reuters) – Organisation, preparation and desire – it may be a simple mantra, but it has taken Costa Rica from unfancied underdogs to World Cup dark horses who are within one more upset of the semi-finals.

A penalty shootout victory against Greece having played almost an hour with 10 men to draw 1-1 ensured the relative minnows from Central America reached the quarter finals for the first time where the Netherlands now lie in wait.

Jun 30, 2014

Shootout hero Navas helps Costa Rica reach quarters

RECIFE Brazil (Reuters) – Keylor Navas produced one of the best goalkeeping displays at the World Cup as Costa Rica reached the quarter-finals for the first time by beating Greece 5-3 on penalties on Sunday having played almost an hour with 10 men.

After the Ticos had conceded a stoppage time equaliser and extra time had finished in a 1-1 draw, it was left to Navas to make the defining contribution with a superb one-handed stop to keep out Theofanis Gekas’s fourth spot-kick.