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Tennis-Slumping Nadal set for first slam-less year since 2005

3 hours 24 min ago
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.








REFILE-Tennis-Wimbledon 'all-white' clothing rule is too strict-Federer

Jul 2nd 2015
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".








Tennis-Superman Dustin sends Nadal to the dustbin again

Jul 2nd 2015
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.








Tennis-Order of play for Wimbledon on Friday

Jul 2nd 2015
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








Tennis-Nadal unsure if best Wimbledon days are over

Jul 2nd 2015
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.








WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Nadal loss sends shockwaves round Wimbledon

Jul 2nd 2015
* Murray, Federer, Kvitova cruise through (Updates after Nadal defeat)








UPDATE 15-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 2 results

Jul 2nd 2015
July 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 23-Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) beat Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) 5-7 6-3 6-4 6-7(4) 13-11 Pablo Andujar (Spain) beat Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) 6-4 1-6 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4 Dustin Brown (Germany) beat 10-Rafa Nadal (Spain) 7-5 3-6 6-4 6-4 22-Viktor Troicki (Serbia) beat Aljaz Bedene (Britain) 6-4 3-6 6-2 6-4 18-Gael Monfils (France) beat Adrian Mannarino (Franc








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Qualifier Brown hammers Nadal out of Wimbledon

Jul 2nd 2015
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.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Magician Federer pulls out the party tricks

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (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.








Motor racing-Rosberg side by side with Hamilton at Silverstone

Jul 2nd 2015
SILVERSTONE, England, July 2 (Reuters) - Mercedes team mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have parked their motorhomes side by side in the British Grand Prix campsite and may well line up next to each other at both the start and finish on Sunday.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Briton Ward lands biggest payday

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - After four magical days at Wimbledon, British journeyman James Ward was guaranteed to pocket the biggest cheque of his career -- a princely sum of at least $120,000 for reaching the third round.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Spanish federation chief to step down amid probe

Jul 2nd 2015
* Fernandez-Ladreda takes over as president (Adds new president appointed)








UPDATE 15-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles round 2 results

Jul 2nd 2015
July 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday Kristyna Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat 26-Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 3-6 6-3 6-4 Monica Niculescu (Romania) beat Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) 6-3 6-3 28-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) beat Evgeniya Rodina (Russia) 6-7(4) 6-1 6-3 Tatjana Maria (Germany) beat Duan Yingying (China) 1-6 6-2 10-8 21-Madison Keys (U.S.) beat Elizaveta Kulichkova (Russia) 6








Tennis-Nadal beaten by German qualifier in second round

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Twice champion Rafa Nadal was beaten 7-5 3-6 6-4 6-4 by Germany's Dustin Brown in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday.








UPDATE 2-Tennis-Sublime Murray finds A-Game

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - When a totally off-balance Andy Murray fashioned the most improbable lob winner to break Robin Haase in the first set on Thursday the Dutchman must have known that his 2015 Wimbledon journey was going to end sooner rather than later.








Tennis-Duchess bags Murray souvenir

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - 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.








Tennis-Flashy Federer eases past Querrey

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Roger Federer's effortless stroll through the early stages at Wimbledon continued as he brought out the party tricks in a 6-4 6-2 6-2 victory over Sam Querrey to reach the third round on Thursday.








Tennis-Wildcard Ward joins Murray in Wimbledon third round

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - British wildcard James Ward battled past Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic on Thursday to reach the third round of Wimbledon for the first time, delighting a vociferous home crowd.








Tennis-Murray finds A-Game to down Haase

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Andy Murray was at his imperious best as he jettisoned Dutchman Robin Haase 6-1 6-1 6-4 to reach the third round of Wimbledon on Thursday.








Tennis-Wimbledon back to normal as rain delays start

Jul 2nd 2015
LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - After a three-day heatwave and all-time record temperatures it was back to normal at Wimbledon on Thursday as light showers delayed the start of play on the outside courts.