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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Broady and beard cut down to size by Goffin

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - British wildcard Liam Broady, whose bushy beard and family dramas have received as much attention as his first-round win, was cut down to size by Belgium's David Goffin at Wimbledon on Wednesday.








Tennis-Dimitrov out to prove doubters wrong

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - It would be fair to say that 2015 has not worked out as planned for Grigor Dimitrov, but that has just made the Bulgarian more determined to prove his doubters wrong.








Tennis-Wimbledon in meltdown as temperatures soar

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - When tennis fans from Arizona say it is hot at the Wimbledon championships, then it must be.








Tennis-Dizzy Tomic questions Wimbledon heat rule

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Bernard Tomic questioned Wimbledon's heat rule which allows women players some respite but not men as on-court temperatures edged over 41 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic keeps cool to douse Nieminen's fire

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic gave himself seven or eight marks out of 10 after outclassing Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-4 6-2 6-3 on a scorching Centre Court to move safely into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday.








Tennis-Sharapova has serve meltdown, but wins easily

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - A routine second-round Wimbledon victory would not normally live long in the memory of Maria Sharapova but she might preserve a small space for a bizarre cameo in Wednesday's match when she served three successive double faults to lose serve to love.








Tennis-Raonic cranks up power to beat veteran Haas

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Milos Raonic almost matched the Wimbledon serving speed record against German veteran Tommy Haas as the Canadian powerhouse moved into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday.








Tennis-Subdued Djokovic eases into third round

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - A strangely lethargic Novak Djokovic outclassed Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-4 6-2 6-3 to move safely into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday.








Tennis-Broady and beard cut down to size by Goffin

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - British wildcard Liam Broady, whose bushy beard and family dramas have received as much attention as his first-round win, was cut down to size by Belgium's David Goffin at Wimbledon on Wednesday.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nishikori pulls out of Wimbledon with calf strain

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori's Wimbledon campaign ended abruptly on Wednesday when the Japanese fifth seed was forced to pull out with a troublesome calf injury.








Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 2 results

Jul 1st 2015
July 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) beat 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) walkover 21-Richard Gasquet (France) beat Kenny De Schepper (France) 6-0 6-3 6-3








Tennis-Japan's Nishikori pulls out of Wimbledon with calf strain

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori pulled out of Wimbledon before his second round match on Wednesday after failing to recover from a calf strain.








Tennis-Wimbledon top grand slam for social media - survey

Jul 1st 2015
LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Wimbledon is the top grand slam championship for attracting social media-savvy tennis fans, with more followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram than any of the other three, a survey released on Wednesday said.








UPDATE 28-Tennis-Wimbledon men's singles round 1 results

Jun 30th 2015
June 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 6-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Jeremy Chardy (France) 6-2 6-7(8) 7-6(3) 7-6(5) Jiri Vesely (Czech Republic) beat Paolo Lorenzi (Italy) 7-6(7) 7-6(6) 6-4 James Ward (Britain) beat Luca Vanni (Italy) 6-7(4) 6-2 6-4 6-3 Aljaz Bedene (Britain) beat Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic) 7-5 1-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 Adrian Mannarino (France) beat Michael Be








WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Federer and Kvitova feast on Wimbledon starters

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - When Roger Federer's game flows at Wimbledon and his opponent knows his place you half expect him to slide into a deckchair at changeovers, pour cream on to some strawberries and tuck in.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Misfiring Murray does enough to advance

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - As Andy Murray rightly pointed out the record book will show a straight-sets victory over a potentially testing opponent, but for 20 minutes of his 6-4 7-6(3) 6-4 Wimbledon win against Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin on Tuesday the wheels came off.








UPDATE 27-Tennis-Wimbledon women's singles round 1 results

Jun 30th 2015
June 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wimbledon Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Lara Arruabarrena Vecino (Spain) beat Pauline Parmentier (France) 6-4 6-2 25-Alize Cornet (France) beat Ana Konjuh (Croatia) 6-2 6-2 Silvia Soler Espinosa (Spain) beat Sesil Karatantcheva (Bulgaria) 2-6 6-2 7-5 15-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) beat Julia Goerges (Germany) 6-2 7-5 Denisa Allertova (Czech Republic) beat Katerina








Tennis-American hopes take a hit as Sock unravels

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - American Jack Sock's first grand slam as a seeded player came to a premature end when he lost 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-3 to big-serving Australian Samuel Groth at Wimbledon on Tuesday.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Halep checks out of hotel Wimbledon early

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Simona Halep lost her chance to go on a court she likened to "a very nice hotel" after she checked out of Wimbledon early on Tuesday following a shock 5-7 6-4 6-3 defeat by 106th-ranked Slovakian Jana Cepelova.








UPDATE 1-Tennis-Stressed Bouchard has no regrets

Jun 30th 2015
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard was brutally honest after suffering a first-round defeat by China's Duan Yingying at Wimbledon on Tuesday to end her hopes of repeating last year's run to the final.