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Jul 6, 2014

Djokovic wins epic tussle with Federer to claim Wimbledon title

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic claimed a second Wimbledon title after coming out on top in an extraordinary battle of wills against seven-times winner Roger Federer, eventually triumphing 6-7(7) 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 6-4 in a gripping encounter on Sunday.

The Serb, who has now won seven grand slam titles, denied Federer the opportunity to win a record eighth All England Club trophy but was pushed all the way by the Swiss who faced a match point in the fourth set before forcing a decider.

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.