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LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Wimbledon's head groundsman Neil Stubley is relaxed and calm as he watches the cream of international tennis battle it out on his turf - a far cry from a year ago, when a spate of injuries took an extraordinary toll on players.
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Defending champion Andy Murray's match will complete a heavyweight Centre Court lineup on Friday that boasts four former Wimbledon winners and includes Venus Williams' return to the main stage.
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - World number one Rafael Nadal pulled back from the abyss to reach the third round at Wimbledon on Thursday just when it looked as though bogeyman Lukas Rosol had returned to haunt him.
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - A few of the past Wimbledon champions watching this year's tournament would disagree, but big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic reckons grass courts do not allow for great tennis.
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main show courts on the fifth day of the Wimbledon championships on Friday (all matches third round, prefix numbers denote seedings): Centre Court (play starts at 1200 GMT) 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) v Gilles Simon (France) 6-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) v 30-Venus Williams (U.S.) 3-Andy Murray (Britain) v 27-Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) Court One 2-Li Na (China) v Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Czech Republic) 11-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgar
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - The support was familiar but the face was not as teenager Nick Kyrgios ushered in a new era for Australian tennis on the lush grass of Wimbledon with an epic five-set triumph against 13th seed Richard Gasquet.
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Sharp-shooter Roger Federer fired down 25 aces as he flattened Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 6-3 7-5 6-3 under a closed Centre Court roof on Thursday to reach the third round of Wimbledon.
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga just cannot keep off the grass at Wimbledon this year, having played on all four days of the championships so far during a torturous route to the third round.
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - A few of the past Wimbledon champions watching this year's championships would disagree but big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic reckons grass courts do not allow for great tennis.
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Serena Williams showed no ill-effects from a late-night doubles outing, barely breaking sweat in a 6-1 6-1 thrashing of South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers to reach the third round on Thursday.
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios staged a stunning comeback to beat French 13th seed Richard Gasquet 3-6 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5 10-8 in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday after surviving nine match points.
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - French Open champion Rafael Nadal will face his 2012 Wimbledon nemesis, Lukas Rosol, on Thursday, knowing he will have to up his game to avoid another second-round exit at the hands of the Czech world number 52.