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Murray hails Lendl for inspiring Wimbledon glory

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Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2013. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-4.  AFP

Andy Murray dedicated his historic Wimbledon triumph to coach Ivan Lendl, the Czech who won eight Grand Slam titles but never cracked the mysteries of the All England Club.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tennis: Djokovic, Serena top bill on super Monday

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Serena Williams of the United States smiles after beating Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan in a Women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday, June 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams top the bill at Wimbledon’s super Monday when they attempt to capitalize on the shock exits of their heavyweight Grand Slam rivals.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tennis: Nadal considered French Open ‘impossible dream’

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Spain's David Ferrer returns the ball to compatriot Rafael Nadal during the men's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Sunday, June 9, 2013 in Paris. AP  FILE PHOTO

Rafael Nadal admitted that making history as an eight-time French Open champion was an impossible dream when he was desperately battling to reboot his career during a seven-month injury lay-off.

Posted: June 10th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tennis: Five-set Federer grabs 900th win to reach last eight

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Roger Federer. AP FILE PHOTO

Roger Federer racked up his 900th tour win and reached a 36th consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final Sunday while tearful Tommy Robredo also took the five-set route into the French Open quarter-finals.

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

No Serena, no Sharapova in tweaked Fed Cup

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Sloane Stephens, left, of the US is congratulated by compatriot Serena Williams after winning their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.   AP /Andy Wong

The 2013 Fed Cup World Group gets underway Saturday with the tournament missing marquee names Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova and with a late format tweak aimed at boosting the event’s appeal.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Sharapova heads for ice cream after Azarenka loss

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Maria Sharapova, of Russia, reacts after losing her match against Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, during a semifinal match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Maria Sharapova refused to lick her wounds after her US Open semi-final loss to Victoria Azarenka, opting instead for the consoling taste of a New York-style vanilla ice cream.

Posted: September 8th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Brilliant Djokovic into sixth US Open semi-final

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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, in a quarterfinal of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Defending champion Novak Djokovic stormed into a sixth successive US Open semi-final on Thursday with a breathtaking 6-2, 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 demolition of 2009 winner Juan Martin Del Potro.

Posted: September 7th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Tennis: Federer driven on by fatherhood, age

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Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates with the trophy after winning the men's singles final against Andy Murray of Britain at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Sunday, July 8, 2012. AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Roger Federer believes becoming a father and celebrating his 30th birthday inspired him to a record-equalling seventh Wimbledon title.

Posted: July 9th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Tennis: Murray beats curfew, Cilic wins second longest match

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Andy Murray of Britain falls as he plays Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in a third round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Saturday, June 30, 2012. AP/Anja Niedringhaus

Andy Murray reached the Wimbledon fourth round on Saturday with a 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 win over Marcos Baghdatis in a match which finished just past the 11:00pm Centre Court curfew.

Posted: July 1st, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Tennis: Fear of failure drives on record-breaking Nadal

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Rafael Nadal. AFP FILE PHOTO

Rafael Nadal admitted on Monday that a deep-seated fear of failure drove him to a record seventh French Open title and will keep him playing until his love of the sport finally drains away.

Posted: June 12th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Tennis: Besieged Murray ponders new Wimbledon approach

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Andy Murray. AP FILE PHOTO

Andy Murray hasn’t ruled out skipping his traditional Wimbledon warm-up duties if it helps him capture a first Grand Slam title and give Britain’s demanding media the slip.

Posted: June 7th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Djokovic, Federer in semis as Open gets Monday end

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Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. AFP FILE PHOTO

NEW YORK — World number one Novak Djokovic and five-time champion Roger Federer set up a US Open semi-final blockbuster on Thursday as the rain-ravaged event opted for a fourth successive Monday men’s final. Top seed Djokovic, the runner-up in 2007 and 2010, booked his place in a fifth successive semi-final when Serbian Davis Cup-winning [...]

Posted: September 9th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Sharapova restores order at shock-hit French Open

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PARIS—Maria Sharapova helped restore order at the French Open on Saturday after Roland Garros had been shellshocked by the loss of its top two seeds before the fourth round stage, a 40-year low point for Paris. The seventh seeded Russian, whose best performance here remains a 2007 semi-final place, comfortably reached the last 16 with [...]

Posted: May 29th, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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