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Djokovic vows to win fans’ love with Federer record in view

Despite being outplayed by the 37-year-old Swiss for large parts of the knife-edge encounter, the top seed emerged victorious 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 13-12 (7/3).
Serbia's Novak Djokovic raises the winner's trophy after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer(AFP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic raises the winner's trophy after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer(AFP)
Published on Jul 15, 2019 09:32 AM IST
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Roger Federer rues ‘missed opportunity’ to win ninth Wimbledon title

Roger Federer rued the “missed opportunity” when he held the match points on his serve in the 16th game of the decider but ended up losing 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 13-12 (7/3).
Roger Federer looks dejected after losing the final against Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
Roger Federer looks dejected after losing the final against Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 12:12 AM IST
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Serena Williams powers past Barbora Strycova into Wimbledon final

Serena Williams will become the oldest woman to contest a Grand Slam final in the professional era and victory will take her alongside Margaret Court’s record 24 singles majors.
Serena Williams defeated Barbora Strycova in the Wimbledon semifinal.(REUTERS)
Serena Williams defeated Barbora Strycova in the Wimbledon semifinal.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 11, 2019 09:16 PM IST
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Tennis champ Ashleigh Barty is on the ball

The fighting, diminutive Australian has brought new excitement to women’s tennis
Published on Jul 05, 2019 05:37 PM IST
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French Open 2019: Novak Djokovic crushes Henri Laaksonen to enter last 32

Djokovic, bidding to become just the second man to hold all four Slams at the same time twice, cruised to a 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 win over Swiss lucky loser Henri Laaksonen.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning against Switzerland's Henri Laaksonen.(AFP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning against Switzerland's Henri Laaksonen.(AFP)
Updated on May 30, 2019 08:28 PM IST
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Rafael Nadal knocked out by Fabio Fognini in Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals

Rafael Nadal’s loss ended a series of 25 consecutive sets won on his favourite clay as Fognini set up a final showdown against Serbian Dusan Lajovic.
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during the semi final tennis match against Italy's Fabio Fognini.(AFP)
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during the semi final tennis match against Italy's Fabio Fognini.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 20, 2019 10:34 PM IST
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Guido Pella pounds Marin Cilic for Monte Carlo Masters upset win

Guido Pella, who won his first career match at the event in the first round on Sunday, emerged a winner as he played on the idyllic centre court for the first time.
Argentina's Guido Pella celebrates winning his second round match against Croatia's Marin Cilic.(REUTERS)
Argentina's Guido Pella celebrates winning his second round match against Croatia's Marin Cilic.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 17, 2019 01:28 AM IST
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After Wimbledon, real tennis cuts to the chase

On a court originally built in 1530 for king Henry VIII, the top players of “real tennis” are laying chases and hitting boomerangs, giraffes and railroads -- some of the sport’s quirky moves.
Real tennis, the historic forerunner of the modern sport, is still played on a few dozen courts across the globe, including at Hampton Court Palace in London.(AFP)
Real tennis, the historic forerunner of the modern sport, is still played on a few dozen courts across the globe, including at Hampton Court Palace in London.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 21, 2018 10:14 AM IST
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Novak Djokovic eats grass to celebrate fourth Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) to add the 2018 title to his wins in 2011, 2014 and 2015.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic eats some grass from the court as he celebrates after beating South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 in their men's singles final match.(AFP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic eats some grass from the court as he celebrates after beating South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 in their men's singles final match.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 16, 2018 08:34 AM IST
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Novak Djokovic downs Rafael Nadal in epic to reach Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic took five sets to defeat rival Rafael Nadal to enter the men’s singles final where he will take on Kevin Anderson on Sunday.
Serbian Novak Djokovic reacts after beating Spain's Rafael Nadal in the men’s singles semi-final at Wimbledon, played at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Saturday.(Reuters)
Serbian Novak Djokovic reacts after beating Spain's Rafael Nadal in the men’s singles semi-final at Wimbledon, played at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Saturday.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 14, 2018 08:36 PM IST
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Advantage Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon semi-final thriller vs Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic led 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(9) Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon semi-final when play was suspended
Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning a point during his Wimbledon semi-final against Rafael Nadal.(REUTERS)
Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning a point during his Wimbledon semi-final against Rafael Nadal.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 14, 2018 03:03 PM IST
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Serena Williams sets up Wimbledon final clash against Angelique Kerber

Serena Williams reached the Wimbledon final for the 10th time on Thursday and will face Germany’s Angelique Kerber for the title.
Serena Williams celebrates winning her Wimbledon semi-final match against Julia Goerges on Thursday.(REUTERS)
Serena Williams celebrates winning her Wimbledon semi-final match against Julia Goerges on Thursday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 08:58 PM IST
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Angelique Kerber beats Jelena Ostapenko, storms into second Wimbledon final

Angelique Kerber reached her second Wimbledon final on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko.
Angelique Kerber celebrates during her semi final match against Jelena Ostapenko on Thursday.(REUTERS)
Angelique Kerber celebrates during her semi final match against Jelena Ostapenko on Thursday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 07:07 PM IST
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Rafael Nadal to face Novak Djokovic after Juan Martin del Potro Wimbledon epic

Rafael Nadal defeated Juan Martin del Potro in five sets to set up a men’s singles semi-final against rival Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon.
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his quarterfinal against Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro at Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Wednesday.(Reuters)
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his quarterfinal against Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro at Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on Wednesday.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 12:40 PM IST
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‘It’s terrible’: Stunned Roger Federer feeling low after Wimbledon shock

Roger Federer suffered one of the most stunning defeats of his career on Wednesday, blowing a two-set lead and wasting a match point in a 6-2, 7-6(5), 5-7, 4-6, 11-13 loss to Kevin Anderson in Wimbledon quarter-final.
Roger Federer was knocked out of this year’s Wimbledon by South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.(REUTERS)
Roger Federer was knocked out of this year’s Wimbledon by South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 12:42 PM IST
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Serena Williams fights back to set up Wimbledon semi-final against Julia Goerges

Serena Williams stayed on track for an eighth Wimbledon title as she fought back to beat Italian Camila Giorgi while Julia Goerges defeated Kiki Bertens in the other quarter-final on Tuesday.
Serena Williams celebrates after winning against Camila Giorgi during their Wimbledon quarter-final encounter.(AFP)
Serena Williams celebrates after winning against Camila Giorgi during their Wimbledon quarter-final encounter.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 12:32 PM IST
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Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic face Wimbledon Centre Court dilemma

Novak Djokovic has featured just once on Centre Court -- against British home favourite Kyle Edmund in the last 32 -- in the opening four rounds. By contrast, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have played exclusively on the 15,000-seater Centre Court.
Novak Djokovic practices at the training courts on the eighth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships.(AFP)
Novak Djokovic practices at the training courts on the eighth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 10, 2018 07:53 PM IST
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Rafael Nadal, Kevin Anderson march into Wimbledon quarter-finals

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal closed in on a dream Wimbledon final as the sport’s two greatest players swept into the last-eight on Monday.
Rafael Nadal celebrates after beating Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in their Wimbledon fourth round encounter.(AFP)
Rafael Nadal celebrates after beating Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in their Wimbledon fourth round encounter.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 09, 2018 11:45 PM IST
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Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori advance to fourth round at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic beat Kyle Edmund 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, while Kei Nishikori beat Nick Kyrgios 6-1, 7-6 (3), 6-4 to advance to the fourth round of Wimbledon.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after winning against Britain's Kyle Edmund during their men's singles third round match on the sixth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon.(AFP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after winning against Britain's Kyle Edmund during their men's singles third round match on the sixth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 08, 2018 02:57 AM IST
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Roger Federer, Karolina Pliskova enter Wimbledon fourth round

Roger Federer beat Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets, while Karolina Pliskova came back from a set down to beat Mihaela Buzarnescu to enter the fourth round of Wimbledon
Switzerland's Roger Federer returns to Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff in their men's singles third round match on the fifth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon.(AFP)
Switzerland's Roger Federer returns to Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff in their men's singles third round match on the fifth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 07, 2018 02:05 PM IST
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Serena Williams advances, Caroline Wozniacki knocked out of Wimbledon

Serena Williams defeated Viktoriya Tomova while Caroline Wozniacki suffered fresh Wimbledon woe as the world number two was beaten 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 by Ekaterina Makarova.
Serena Williams waves as she celebrates defeating Bulgaria's Viktoriya Tomova at Wimbledon on Wednesday.(AP)
Serena Williams waves as she celebrates defeating Bulgaria's Viktoriya Tomova at Wimbledon on Wednesday.(AP)
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 11:30 PM IST
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Maria Sharapova ousted, top-seed Simona Halep advances at Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova was beaten by unseeded Russian Viatia Diatchenko, while Number one seed and French Open champion Simona halep advanced to the second round at Wimbledon.
Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts during the first round match against Russia's Vitalia Diatchenko.(REUTERS)
Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts during the first round match against Russia's Vitalia Diatchenko.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 12:10 PM IST
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Rafael Nadal kills curse of 100 club to advance to Wimbledon second round

Rafael Nadal moved into the second round of Wimbledon with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win over Dudi Sela of Israel on Tuesday.
Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning a point during his Wimbledon match against Dudi Sela on Tuesday.(AP)
Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning a point during his Wimbledon match against Dudi Sela on Tuesday.(AP)
Updated on Jul 03, 2018 10:11 PM IST
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Grigor Dimitrov downs mystery man at French Open, Elina Svitolina through

Both Grigor Dimitrov and Elina Svitolina went their first round matches at the French Open in Paris on Sunday.
Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina celebrates during her first round match against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic at the French Open in Paris on Sunday.(Reuters)
Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina celebrates during her first round match against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic at the French Open in Paris on Sunday.(Reuters)
Updated on May 27, 2018 11:54 PM IST
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