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Tennis-Middle Sunday off is a bad idea, says Djokovic

Jul 1st 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Wimbledon's routine of no play on the middle Sunday needs changing so that player interests are preserved and competitors do not have to endure best-of-five-set matches on successive days, said Novak Djokovic.






WRAPUP 3-Tennis-Bouchard sparkles as Murray reigns supreme

Jul 1st 2014
* Bouchard becomes Wimbledon's first Canadian quarter-finalist






Tennis-Wimbledon order of play on Tuesday

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Order of play on selected show courts on the eighth day of the Wimbledon championships on Tuesday. Centre Court (play starts at 1200GMT) 5-Maria Sharapova (Russia) v 9-Angelique Kerber (Germany) 2-Rafael Nadal (Spain) v Nick Kyrgios (Australia) 6-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) v Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Czech Republic) Court One 4-Roger Federer (Switzerland) v 23-Tommy Robredo (Spain) 22-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) v 23-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) Court Two (fr






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Champion Murray in a hurry on Centre Court

Jun 30th 2014
* Murray wary of next opponent Dimitrov (Recasts with quotes)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Impressive Dimitrov sets up Murray meeting

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov set up a mouth-watering quarter-final clash with Wimbledon title holder Andy Murray after a 6-4 7-6(6) 6-2 victory against Argentine Leonardo Mayer on Monday.






Tennis-Djokovic shoulder survives Tsonga test

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic's left shoulder was in perfect working order on Monday as the top seed cranked up the power to blast past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 6-4 7-6(5) and reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the sixth year running.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Rejuvenated Cilic hails 'mental toughness' after ban

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - A steely-eyed Marin Cilic blasted his way past Jeremy Chardy and into the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the first time on Monday, a year after failing a drugs test and pulling out of the tournament.






UPDATE 6-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles results

Jun 30th 2014
June 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles matches on Monday Round 4 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat 14-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) 6-3 6-4 7-6(5) 11-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) 6-4 7-6(6) 6-2 3-Andy Murray (Britain) beat 20-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 6-4 6-3 7-6(6) 26-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Jeremy Chardy (France) 7-6(8) 6-4 6-4 Round 3 19-Feliciano Lopez (Spain) beat 9-John Isner (U.S.) 6-7(8) 7-6(6) 7-6(3) 7






Tennis-Rejuvenated Cilic hails 'mental toughness' after ban

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - A steely-eyed Marin Cilic blasted his way past Jeremy Chardy and into the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the first time on Monday, a year after failing a drugs test and pulling out of the tournament.






Tennis-Impressive Dimitrov sets up Murray meeting

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Eleventh seed Grigor Dimitrov set up a mouth-watering quarter-final clash with Wimbledon title holder Andy Murray after a 6-4 7-6(6) 6-2 victory against Argentine Leonardo Mayer on Monday.






REFILE-UPDATE 1-Tennis-Aces high as Lopez outguns Isner in big-serving duel

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - It wasn't much fun for Spain's Feliciano Lopez but he could finally raise a smile after finding his rhythm just when he needed it to outgun ninth seed John Isner in a brutal battle of big servers at Wimbledon on Monday.






Tennis-Murray races into quarters with victory over Anderson

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Title holder Andy Murray neutralised the big-swinging game of lofty South African Kevin Anderson to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals 6-4 6-3 7-6(6) on Monday.






UPDATE 6-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles results

Jun 30th 2014
June 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles matches on Monday Round 4 22-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) beat 4-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 6-3 6-0 6-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Peng Shuai (China) 6-3 6-2 13-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat 25-Alize Cornet (France) 7-6(5) 7-5 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Czech Republic) beat 16-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6-2 7-5 23-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat






UPDATE 1-Tennis-'Princess' Eugenie aiming for Wimbledon coronation

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Named after a British princess and tipped by John McEnroe as a Wimbledon queen-in-waiting, there are not many things that intimidate Eugenie Bouchard.






CORRECTED-WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Bouchard powers into quarters as Wimbledon plays catch-up

Jun 30th 2014
* Bouchard becomes Wimbledon's first Canadian quarter-finalist






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Lisicki draws on crowd support to beat Ivanovic

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Dry-eyed and businesslike, last year's runner-up Sabine Lisicki disposed of 11th seed Ana Ivanovic 6-4 3-6 6-1 in a stop-go third-round match at Wimbledon on Monday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wawrinka blasts gruelling schedule after win

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Fifth seed Stanislas Wawrinka breezed through his delayed third-round match with Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin on Monday before blasting his Wimbledon schedule, a run his coach labelled "not humanly possible".






Tennis-United States hit 103-year Wimbledon low as Isner goes out

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - John Isner's defeat against Spain's Feliciano Lopez at Wimbledon on Monday left the United States with no survivors in the fourth round of the men's or women's singles for the first time since 1911.






Tennis-Aces high as Lopez outguns Isner in big-serving duel

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Spain's Feliciano Lopez outgunned ninth seed John Isner 6-7 (8) 7-6 (6) 7-6 (3) 7-5 in a third-round match dominated by big serves at Wimbledon on Monday.






Tennis-Canadian trailblazer Bouchard scorches into quarter-finals

Jun 30th 2014
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard became the first Canadian to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon with a 7-6(5) 7-5 win over Serena Williams's conqueror Alize Cornet on Monday.