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LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova restored order to a shaken Wimbledon on Friday, imposing brutal authority on their battered opponents a day after Rafa Nadal's exit at the hands of maverick journeyman Dustin Brown.
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios was grateful for advice from a fan wearing a Batman T-shirt as he produced a brutal serving display to bludgeon his way past Canadian seventh seed Milos Raonic at Wimbledon on Friday.
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka continued his stealthy progress through the Wimbledon draw with another clinical victory on Friday as the Swiss dispatched Fernando Verdasco 6-4 6-3 6-4 to reach the fourth round.
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - France's Richard Gasquet eased into the last 16 at Wimbledon on Friday, comfortably winning a battle of the backhands with misfiring Bulgarian 11th seed Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets.
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios produced a brutal serving display to bludgeon his way past seventh seed Milos Raonic and reach the fourth round of Wimbledon with a 5-7 7-5 7-6(3) 6-3 victory on Friday.
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Dread-locked German Dustin Brown was nowhere to be seen at Wimbledon on Friday, at least into the early afternoon, but his shock upset of Rafa Nadal the night before remained the talk of the tournament.
MADRID, July 3 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal is likely to end the year without a grand slam singles title for the first time since his debut French Open crown in 2005 following his shock Wimbledon exit on Thursday, his uncle and coach Toni has conceded.
LONDON, July 2 (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".
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - A 30-year-old German journeyman who once travelled around Europe's Challenger Circuit in a camper van joined a list of Wimbledon luminaries who go by the names of Lukas Rosol, Steve Darcis and Nick Kyrgios.
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts at the Wimbledon Championships on Friday (play begins at 1200 GMT unless stated). Centre Court 11-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) v 21-Richard Gasquet (France) 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) v 27-Bernard Tomic (Australia) 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) v Heather Watson (Britain) - - Court One 4-Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) v Fernando Verdasco (Spain) 4-Maria Sharapova (Russia) v 29-Irina-Camelia Begu (Romania) 9-Marin Cilic (Croatia
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - It was a clearly deflated Rafa Nadal who admitted he has no idea whether he can ever reproduce the form that helped him win two Wimbledon titles after maverick Dustin Brown inflicted a fourth successive embarrassment on Thursday.
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Two-times champion Rafa Nadal's appalling recent run at Wimbledon continued on Thursday as he crashed out in the second round after being out-muscled and out-thought in four sets by an inspired Dustin Brown of Germany.