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Tennis-Ferrer a surprise inclusion in Spain team for Russia tie

Jul 7th 2015
BARCELONA, July 7 (Reuters) - Spain's new Davis Cup captain Conchita Martinez sprung a surprise on Tuesday by naming world number seven David Ferrer in her team for next week's Group I tie away to Russia.








UPDATE 2-Tennis-Kyrgios slams 'racist' Olympic great Fraser

Jul 7th 2015
SYDNEY, July 7 (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios has accused Olympic great Dawn Fraser of being a "blatant racist" after she said tennis players should "go back to where their parents came from" if they did not set a better example to Australian youth.








Tennis-Dimitrov splits with coach Rasheed

Jul 7th 2015
MELBOURNE, July 7 (Reuters) - World number 11 Grigor Dimitrov has split with coach Roger Rasheed, days after his disappointing third-round exit from Wimbledon.








Tennis-Order of play for Wimbledon on Tuesday

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Singles order of play at the Wimbledon Championships on Tuesday (play begins at 1200 GMT)








RPT-WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Djokovic recovers as match suspended, Serena wins

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - After three hours and two minutes of combat, Novak Djokovic and Kevin Anderson were forced off court in the twilight with their last 16 clash tantalisingly poised at two sets all and their Wimbledon audience begging for more.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Serene Federer in seventh heaven at Wimbledon

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - It was a case of 7-7-7 for Roger Federer at Wimbledon on Monday as he fired down seven aces, won seven games on the trot and sat through a seven-minute injury timeout in an otherwise serene 6-2 6-2 6-3 win over Roberto Bautista Agut.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Bad light stops Djokovic after epic fightback

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Holder and top seed Novak Djokovic suffered an almighty scare against South African giant Kevin Anderson before bad light halted play with the score tied at two sets all in their fourth round match at Wimbledon on Monday.








Tennis-Bad light stops Djokovic after epic fightback

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Holder and top seed Novak Djokovic suffered an almighty scare against South African giant Kevin Anderson before bad light halted play with the score tied at two sets all in their fourth round match at Wimbledon on Monday.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wimbledon all the quieter as Kyrgios bows out

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - To the disappointment of those bemoaning a lack of "characters" at Wimbledon, Nick Kyrgios was beaten in four sets by Richard Gasquet on Monday, bowing out of the tournament with his usual mix of brilliance and belligerence.








Tennis-Reporter asks beaten Berdych how it felt to go through

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Tomas Berdych was not in the best of moods after losing to Frenchman Gilles Simon at Wimbledon on Monday so the journalist who asked him whether he was looking forward to his quarter-final was playing with fire.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Evidence mounting that Wawrinka belongs to elite

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Stanislas Wawrinka still refuses to talk about himself as a member of tennis's elite but the evidence in favour of that argument is becoming increasingly hard to ignore.








Tennis-No stopping Federer as he glides into quarters

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Roger Federer's pursuit of an 18th grand slam title gathered momentum at Wimbledon on Monday as the Swiss reached his 45th major quarter-final with a serene 6-2 6-2 6-3 victory over Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.








UPDATE 6-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 4 results

Jul 6th 2015
July 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 4 matches on Monday 2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat 20-Roberto Bautista (Spain) 6-2 6-2 6-3 12-Gilles Simon (France) beat 6-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-3 6-2 9-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Denis Kudla (U.S.) 6-4 4-6 6-3 7-5 3-Andy Murray (Britain) beat 23-Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) 7-6(7) 6-4 5-7 6-4 4-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat 16-David Goffin (Belgiu








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray through as giant-serving Ivo comes unstuck

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Like the archetypal outlaw in a Western, Ivo Karlovic sprayed bullets around Centre Court before being driven out of Wimbledon to raucous cheers as local hero Andy Murray reached the quarter-finals on Monday.








Tennis-Wawrinka beats Goffin to stay on course for rare double

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Stanislas Wawrinka continued his pursuit of a rare double with an air of calm authority, beating dangerous Belgian David Goffin 7-6(3) 7-6(6) 6-4 to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday.








Tennis-Murray through as giant-serving Ivo comes unstuck

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Third seed Andy Murray dropped a set but emerged unharmed from the sights of bullet-serving Croat Ivo Karlovic to reach the quarter-finals at Wimbledon for the eighth consecutive time with a 7-6(7) 6-4 5-7 6-4 victory on Monday.








Tennis-Woof, woof, it's a dog's life for Serena

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Serena Williams describes elder sibling Venus as "the perfect sister" and her "best friend".








Tennis-Serena proves she is leading lady in Williams sister act

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - It was yet another awkward encounter that is unlikely to live long in the memory but Venus Williams showed that she was no sore loser when she whispered some "sisterly words" into Serena's ear as they embraced at the net at Wimbledon on Monday.








UPDATE 7-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles round 4 results

Jul 6th 2015
July 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Round 4 matches on Monday 20-Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) beat 5-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6-4 6-4 23-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat 30-Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) 6-2 6-3 15-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) beat Monica Niculescu (Romania) 1-6 7-5 6-2 13-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat 28-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 7-5 6-4 4-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) 6-4 6-4 1








Tennis-CoCo and Keys make it three Americans in last eight

Jul 6th 2015
LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - Coco Vandeweghe and Madison Keys proved that when it comes to American tennis there is life beyond the Williams sisters as both reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Monday.