• Wimbledon 'all-white' clothing rule is too strict: Federer

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Players' efforts over the years to get Wimbledon's "all-white" clothing rule relaxed got a boost on Thursday when Roger Federer said he thought the policy as it stood was "quite extreme". Federer, whose remarks carry more weight than some other players because as…

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  • Roger Federer shows why he's the best

    The seven-time Wimbledon champ pulled off yet another amazing shot in his second-round victory.

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  • Nadal slumps to new Wimbledon humiliation

    Rafael Nadal was sent crashing out of Wimbledon by dread-locked German qualifier Dustin Brown on Thursday, his fourth successive humiliation at the All England Club. Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion, slumped to a 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 second round defeat against the world number 102 who hit 13 aces…

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  • Wimbledon Thursday: Keys survives, Federer amazes

    American Madison Keys is headed for the third round of Wimbledon for the third year in a row.

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  • Magician Federer pulls out the party tricks

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - It was not the first time Wimbledon had dissolved into a chorus 'oohs' and 'aahs' at the brilliance of Roger Federer but the Swiss ringmaster almost outdid himself when he flashed his racquet between his legs to lob Sam Querrey on Thursday. To Querrey's credit he…

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  • Watson defies death threats to shine at Wimbledon

    Heather Watson insists she will never let the "cowards" who send her death threats damage her career after the British number one equalled her best ever performance at Wimbledon. Watson defeated Slovakian world number 72 Daniela Hantuchova 6-4, 6-2 in the second round on Wednesday and is the only…

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  • Kyrgios courts Wimbledon trouble again

    Nick Kyrgios fired another verbal volley at Wimbledon officials during a heated 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-4 second round win over Argentina's Juan Monaco on Wednesday. Kyrgios has a reputation as one of the most volatile players on the men's tour and the Australian youngster is already facing a fine after…

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  • Nadal destroyer Brown stays true to his roots

    Dustin Brown insists he will remain true to his rasta roots after the dread-locked German qualifier stole the Wimbledon spotlight with a stunning upset of Rafael Nadal. Brown produced an almost flawless display of serve and volley tennis to beat two-time Wimbledon champion Nadal 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4…

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  • The Latest: At 30, Brown shows he can beat world's best

    The way Dustin Brown played against Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, it's a wonder the 30-year-old German hasn't had a big breakthrough earlier in his career. Before stunning Nadal on Centre Court on Thursday, Brown had only won consecutive tour-level matches once this year. Ivo Karlovic beat the fading…

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  • Tennis-Ivanovic dumped out of Wimbledon by American qualifier

    By Toby Davis LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Ana Ivanovic became the highest-profile casualty of Wimbledon's opening days as the seventh seed fell to 158th-ranked qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands in a second round clash on Wednesday. Ivanovic, a former French Open Champion and world number one, lost 6-3…

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  • Serena, Venus Williams advance to third round of Wimbledon

    Five American women are moving on to the third round, with two still to play on Thursday

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  • Dinner on Groth as Wimbledon flat-mates clash

    Sam Groth may have won the clash of the Wimbledon flat-mates, but the Australian knows his second round victory over James Duckworth will leave him with an expensive dinner cheque to pick up. Groth and Duckworth share a coach, travel together on the men's tour and have been living in a rented flat…

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  • Rain delays play as Wimbledon cools off

    Rain delayed the start of play at Wimbledon on Thursday just 24 hours after the All England Club sizzled in record temperatures. The mercury had climbed to a blistering 35.7C at the grass-court Grand Slam on Wednesday, leading one ball boy to be taken ill on court, while Australian star Bernard…

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  • Top-ranked Djokovic wins on Wimbledon's hottest day

    LONDON (AP) -- - Down a break at 3-1 in the first set, defending champion Novak Djokovic kept his cool on the hottest day in Wimbledon history. Running off 13 points in a row, Djokovic seized command and stayed in front the rest of the way on Centre Court as he beat Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-4,…

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  • Tennis-Duchess bags Murray souvenir

    Every fan visiting Wimbledon hopes to be lucky enough to walk out of the All England Club with more than just a memory of watching a tennis hero -- and Britain's royal family is no different. The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles's wife, opted to shun her usual place in the Centre Court's Royal…

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  • Tennis-Raonic cranks up power to beat veteran Haas

    Milos Raonic almost matched the Wimbledon serving speed record against German veteran Tommy Haas as the Canadian powerhouse moved into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday. Seventh seed Raonic, a semi-finalist last year on the west London lawns, boomed down one delivery at 145mph, just short of…

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  • 'Good loser' Nadal vows to carry on

    Rafael Nadal insisted he has no intentions of quitting tennis despite slumping to a fourth successive Wimbledon humiliation on Thursday. The 29-year-old Spaniard, who was Wimbledon champion in 2008 and 2010 and runner-up in 2006, 2007 and 2011, was humbled 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 by dreadlocked German…

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