Tennis

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    Wimbledon: Day 11

    July 5, 2014 at 11:35 am

    The number one seed Novak Djokovic beat Grigor Dimitrov in four sets to reach his third Wimbledon final in four years. The 2011 champion will face seven-time winner Roger Federer, who beat Milos Raonic, in the first men’s singles final at a Grand Slam without either Andy Murray or Rafael […]

     
  • Wimbledon: Day 10

    Wimbledon: Day 10

    July 4, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Eugenie Bouchard beat the third seed Simona Halep in straight sets to become Canada’s first ever Wimbledon singles finalist. Bouchard and Halep are the two women to have won most matches at Grand Slam events this year but the match never really developed into the close contest it promised to […]

     
  • Andy Murray crashed out of Wimbledon in the quarter-finals. Picture credit: John Walton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Wimbledon: Day 9

    July 3, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Defending champion Andy Murray crashed out of Wimbledon as he was comprehensively beaten by the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. The Scot failed to cope with Dimitrov early on and soon found himself a set down to his younger opponent after he was broken twice in his first three service games. Murray […]

     
  • Australia's Nick Kyrgios  in action against Rafael Nadal. Picture credit: MENG YONGMIN/LANDOV/Press Association Images

    Wimbledon: Day 8

    July 2, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Teenage wildcard Nick Kyrgios caused a huge upset as he beat world number one Rafael Nadal in four sets to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.  The 19-year-old Australian has never been past the second round of a Grand Slam before but he showed no signs of early nerves as his […]

     
  • Andy Murray in action against Kevin Anderson. Picture credit: MENG YONGMIN/LANDOV/Press Association Images

    Wimbledon: Day 7

    July 1, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Andy Murray swept into the quarter-finals with a comfortable victory against Kevin Anderson on another rain affected day at Wimbledon. The Scot had easily beat his first three opponents in this years tournament but the big-serving 20th seed looked like a step in class. However, last year’s champion continued his […]

     
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    Henman Hill, Tommy Robredo and Strawberries: A Day At Wimbledon

    June 29, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    As I travelled to SW19 with a friend, I set myself three objectives: to watch some world-class singles tennis, to enjoy strawberries and cream relaxing on Henman Hill, and to avoid getting sunburned. Two out of three isn’t bad. Another of those could quite easily have been not to fall […]

     
  • Wimbledon: Day 6

    Wimbledon: Day 6

    June 29, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Number one seed, Serena Williams has been knocked out of Wimbledon after suffering a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 defeat to France’s Alize Cornet on Court one. Rain forced the two off court, during the opening set, for over four hours at 1 game all but Williams returned and won five straight […]

     
  • Andy Murray, Britain's sole player in the top 100 of the men's world rankings. Picture credit: AP/Press Association Images

    Wimbledon: Day 5

    June 28, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Andy Murray breezed into the fourth round and the second week of Wimbledon, as he beat Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets. It took just 1 hour and 36 minutes to beat his opponent 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 and extend his 16 match unbeaten streak at Wimbledon. Agut was Murray’s […]

     
  • Heather Watson returns the ball in her match against Agelique Kerber. Picture credit: HUGO PHILPOTT/LANDOV/Press Association Images

    Wimbledon: Day 4

    June 27, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Another day and another Brit is out of Wimbledon as Heather Watson lost her second round match to Angelique Kerber on Centre Court. The 22 year old was outplayed in the first set before claiming a much deserved second. However it was Kerber who battled her way through the third […]

     
  • Andy Murray, Britain's sole player in the top 100 of the men's world rankings. Picture credit: AP/Press Association Images

    Wimbledon: Day 3

    June 26, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Andy Murray raced his way into the third round at Wimbledon by thrashing Slovenian Blaz Rola 6-1, 6-1, 6-0. Murray’s experience and ability on grass showed from the start as he broke the Slovenian three times before taking the first set after just 28 minutes. There wasn’t much to cheer […]