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PREVIEW-Tennis-New kids on the block ready for Wimbledon semis

Jul 3rd 2014
July 3 (Reuters) - Young upstarts Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov have caused quite a stir at Wimbledon over the last two weeks with a string of fine performances but the pair know they must rise to the challenges that await them in the men's semi-finals on Friday.






Tennis-Murray's Wimbledon exit not so surprising, according to IBM analysis

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - Andy Murray's defeat at Wimbledon on Wednesday should have come as no surprise, according to a new IBM system that claims the Briton was a less aggressive player than opponent Grigor Dimitrov.






Tennis-'Brand Kyrgios' on the rise, but Australian must tread carefully

Jul 3rd 2014
MELBOURNE, July 3 (Reuters) - Teenager Nick Kyrgios's ranking is not the only thing that will soar after his electrifying run at Wimbledon. The Australian's brand has also shot into the stratosphere, according to marketing experts.






Tennis-Wild things ready to start re-arranging the furniture

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - The problem with allowing a bunch of rowdy gate crashers into the party is they will repay you by re-arranging your furniture.






Tennis-Raonic sees Federer is merely an obstacle to overcome

Jul 3rd 2014
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Milos Raonic will not be overawed by seven-times Wimbledon champion Roger Federer when the men take to Centre Court for Friday's semi-final, the eighth seed said after seeing off Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios.






Tennis-Kyrgios out but not down

Jul 2nd 2014
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - The adrenaline rush of slaying Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon was replaced by dejection and despondency only 24 hours later but Australian tyro Nick Kyrgios should take plenty of heart from what he described as the "best couple of weeks of my life".






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Federer finds room for sentiment when friend becomes foe

Jul 2nd 2014
* Sets up semi-final with big-serving Canadian Raonic (Adds quotes, detail)






Tennis-Wimbledon order of play on Thursday

Jul 2nd 2014
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Order of play on Centre Court on the 10th day of the Wimbledon championships on Thursday (both matches semi-finals, prefix numbers denote seedings):






WRAPUP 4-Tennis-Murray dethroned as youthful uprising continues

Jul 2nd 2014
* Dimitrov ends Briton's winning streak at All England Club






UPDATE 2-Tennis-New shoes please - Djokovic stumbles his way into semi-finals

Jul 2nd 2014
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic slipped and slid his way into the Wimbledon semi-finals on Wednesday, overcoming Marin Cilic and the distractions of Henman Hill to win 6-1 3-6 6-7(4) 6-2 6-2 with the help of a new pair of shoes.






Tennis-Raonic rockets propel him to first semi-final

Jul 2nd 2014
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Big-serving Milos Raonic powered past Nick Kyrgios 6-7(4) 6-2 6-4 7-6(4) to end the Australian teenager's Wimbledon adventure on Wednesday and book his first grand slam semi-final.






PREVIEW-Tennis-Halep, Bouchard offer glimpse of future in semis

Jul 2nd 2014
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - The women's semi-finals at Wimbledon on Thursday will provide a glimpse into the future of the women's game and a nod to its recent past.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles quarterfinal results

Jul 2nd 2014
July 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Wednesday 8-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Nick Kyrgios (Australia) 6-7(4) 6-2 6-4 7-6(4) 4-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat 5-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 3-6 7-6(5) 6-4 6-4 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat 26-Marin Cilic (Croatia) 6-1 3-6 6-7(4) 6-2 6-2 11-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat 3-Andy Murray (Britain) 6-1 7-6(4) 6-2






Tennis-Wimbledon's fabled "Hill" saw Murray defeat coming

Jul 2nd 2014
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - It's not been a good year for British sport. First England exited the World Cup in unseemly haste, and now defending champion Andy Murray has left Wimbledon almost as fast.






Tennis-Federer drops set on way to semi-finals

Jul 2nd 2014
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Roger Federer finally blotted his copybook on Wednesday, dropping a set for the first time at this year's Wimbledon before reaching the semi-finals with a 3-6 7-6(5) 6-4 6-4 win over fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Dimitrov casts spell over Wimbledon, and Murray

Jul 2nd 2014
* Murray misses out on semi-final place for the first time since 2008






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Bouchard overpowers Kerber to reach Wimbledon semis

Jul 2nd 2014
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard struck another blow for the new kids on the block when she overpowered Germany's Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-4 to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals on Wednesday.






Tennis-Djokovic stumbles on his way to Wimbledon semi-finals

Jul 2nd 2014
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic suffered some jittery moments under the big-serving onslaught of Marin Cilic on Wednesday before pulling his game together to win 6-1 3-6 6-7(4) 6-2 6-2 and take his place in the Wimbledon semi-finals.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Wimbledon men's doubles results

Jul 2nd 2014
July 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Doubles matches on Wednesday Quarterfinal 12-Michael Llodra/Nicolas Mahut (France) beat 4-Julien Benneteau/Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) 6-4 6-4 5-7 6-4 1-Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (U.S.) beat 9-Julian Knowle/Marcelo Melo (Austria/Brazil) 3-6 7-6(6) 6-4 6-4 Round 3 5-Leander Paes/Radek Stepanek (India/Czech Republic) beat 11-Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau (Netherlands/Romania) 6-4 6-7(






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Halep dismantles Lisicki to book mouthwatering semi-final

Jul 2nd 2014
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Romania's Simona Halep continued her impressive season with a businesslike dismantling of Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon on Wednesday to set up what should be an enthralling semi-final against surprise package Eugenie Bouchard.