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  • Croatia beat US in stunning Davis Cup QF comeback

    Teenager Borna Coric completed an unlikely comeback for Croatia as the small Balkan nation beat the United States 3-2 in a Davis Cup quarter-final, in Oregon, late Sunday. After losing the first two singles rubbers on Friday, Croatia kept alive...

  • Karlovic becomes oldest Tour winner for 37 years

    Ivo Karlovic offered further proof that tennis careers can continue blossoming long after players reach their 30s when he became the oldest ATP title winner for 37 years at the weekend. The 37-year-old Croat outlasted Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller...

  • Edmund fills Murray’s boots as theholders make semis

    Edmund fills Murray’s boots as theholders make semis

    Kyle Edmund came of age with victory over Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic to lead defending champions Great Britain into the semi-finals of the Davis Cup. The 21-year-old was given the responsibility of being Britain’s number one player in only his second...

  • Tennis greats Henin and Safin ushered into Hall of Fame

    Justine Henin, a shy, petite Belgian with a fierce desire to win, and big-serving Russian Marat Safin were honoured as the new inductees into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island during the weekend. Seven-times grand slam...

  • Raonic withdraws from Rio Games, cites Zika

    Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic has decided to withdraw from next month’s Rio Olympics due in part to fears over the Zika virus, the Canadian world number seven said. The big-serving Raonic lost to Andy Murray in the men’s championship match at...

  • Murray to play key role from sidelines

    Andy Murray arrived in Belgrade to support his Davis Cup team-mates yesterday, and captain Leon Smith believes he can still play a key role from the sidelines. The Wimbledon champion decided earlier this week not to play in a Great Britain tie for...

  • Murray targets top ranking

    World number two Andy Murray has set his sights on overtaking Novak Djokovic at the top of the rankings after capturing his second Wimbledon crown on Sunday. Murray, who reunited with coach Ivan Lendl last month, has reached the finals of his last...

  • Fatherhood breathes new life into Murray’s career

    Fatherhood breathes new life into Murray’s career

    Rather than being distracted by the sleepless nights or the regular nappy changing duties that have fallen his way, the arrival of baby daughter Sophia in February has breathed new life into Andy Murray’s career, writes Pritha Sarkar Whereas top...

  • Sharapova’s CAS ruling postponed until September

    Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will miss next month’s Rio Olympics after her appeal against an International Tennis Federation drugs ban was postponed until September. The 29-year-old, who tested positive for meldonium in January, had hoped...

  • Murray wins Wimbledon crown

    Murray wins Wimbledon crown

    Britain's Andy Murray claimed his second Wimbledon title with a clinical 6-4 7-6(3) 7-6(2) defeat of big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic on Centre Court on Sunday. The world number two, champion in 2013, was in control throughout the two hour 48...

  • Murray favourite for title as usual suspects go missing

    Milos Raonic will not be the only man experiencing something new on Wimbledon’s Centre Court today – for the first time Britain’s Andy Murray will start a grand slam final as favourite after crushing Tomas Berdych in the semis. Murray was seeded...

  • Serena Williams wins Wimbledon final to match Graf's record

    Serena Williams wins Wimbledon final to match Graf's record

    Serena Williams beat Germany's Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3 to claim a seventh Wimbledon singles title and equal Steffi Graf's professional era record of 22 grand slam singles crowns. The 34-year-old American edged a high-quality final on a blustery...

  • Raonic ends Federer’s run to reach first final

    Raonic ends Federer’s run to reach first final

    Milos Raonic made Roger Federer feel his age yesterday as the Canadian sharp-shooter bombarded Centre Court with a succession of 140 mph missiles to flatten the seven-times champion and reach his first grand slam final in five gripping...

  • History calls as Serena and Kerber face off in showdown

    When Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber walk onto Wimbledon’s Centre Court for the women’s final today, the legacy of Steffi Graf will loom large. The showdown will see world number one Williams try to equal Graf’s professional era record of 22...

  • International tournament for juniors at VLTC starts tomorrow

    For the ninth consecutive year, the Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club, in collaboration with the Malta Tennis Federation, will be hosting an international U-14 tournament starting tomorrow. The main sponsors of the tournament will be Kettle Chips. The...

  • No fifth Williams final as Kerber overcomes Venus

    No fifth Williams final as Kerber overcomes Venus

    Venus Williams fell painfully short of a ninth Wimbledon final appearance as she failed to fire in a straight-sets semi-final defeat to Angelique Kerber, yesterday. After sister Serena coasted to victory over Elena Vesnina in just 49 minutes, it...

  • Murray survives Tsonga rally

    Murray survives Tsonga rally

    Second seed Andy Murray survived a ferocious Jo-Wilfried Tsonga comeback to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the seventh time last night, winning the day’s second Centre Court blockbuster 7-6 6-1 3-6 4-6 6-1. After Roger Federer’s miraculous...

  • Serena, Venus move a step away from final

    Serena, Venus move a step away from final

    Serena and Venus Williams are closing in on another family final after the sisters cruised through to the last four yesterday. The most famous siblings in tennis last met in a major final at Wimbledon in 2009 and stand one win each away from a...

  • Berdych battles through to last eight

    Tomas Berdych yesterday held his nerve to beat fellow Czech Jiri Vesely in the deciding set of a Wimbledon fourth-round clash he wanted to finish under the Centre Court lights 24 hours earlier. Runner-up to Rafael Nadal six years ago, Berdych is...

  • Murray downs Kyrgios

    Murray downs Kyrgios

    World number two Andy Murray withstood the challenge of Nick Kyrgios yesterday, sweeping aside the mercurial Australian 7-5 6-1 6-4 on Centre Court to reach his ninth straight Wimbledon quarter-final. For much of a pulsating first set 15th seed...

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