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  • Australia offer Davis Cup olive branch to Tomic

    Australian tennis officials want to clear the air with Bernard Tomic and reinstate the country’s estranged number one into the Davis Cup team for the semi-final against Britain. The controversial world number 29 was booted off the team before the...

  • Murray leads Britain to semi-finals

    Murray leads Britain to semi-finals

    Andy Murray carried Britain to their first Davis Cup semi-final since 1981 after he beat France’s Gilles Simon 4-6 7-6(5) 6-3 6-0 yesterday to give the hosts an unassailable 3-1 lead. An out-of-sorts Murray, who was playing his third rubber of the...

  • Spanish crisis deepens with defeat by Russia

    The crisis in Spanish tennis deepened as their Davis Cup team, shorn of their best players, let slip a 2-0 lead in their tie with Russia to crash to a shock defeat in the second tier of the tournament yesterday. The five-time winners, now...

  • Murray duo carry Britain to brink of semi-finals

    Murray duo carry Britain to brink of semi-finals

    Brothers Andy and Jamie Murray carried Britain to the brink of a Davis Cup semi-finals berth after they beat France in the doubles rubber to take a 2-1 lead ahead of today’s reverse singles. Andy shrugged off a hip injury following a tumble on the...

  • Murray squares Davis Cup tie against France

    Andy Murray beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets to put Great Britain on level terms in their Davis Cup quarter-final with France, yesterday. Murray had lost only once in his last 10 meetings with Tsonga, including four matches on grass, and...

  • Tsonga expects tough British test

    Tsonga expects tough British test

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has been impressed by the strides made by Great Britain and is expecting a difficult time in France’s Davis Cup quarter-final. For the sixth consecutive year, talent-laden France are through to the World Group quarter-finals – a...

  • US Open aces Wimbledon for top grand slam prize money

    US Open aces Wimbledon for top grand slam prize money

    The US Open leapfrogged Wimbledon as the richest grand slam event in tennis as the United States Tennis Association announced a 10.5 per cent prize money increase for next month’s championship. The purse for the US Open will hit $42.3 million,...

  • Fatherhood the secret of Djokovic’s success

    Fatherhood the secret of Djokovic’s success

    Armed with what Goran Ivanisevic calls a “Balkan mentality” and “positive arrogance”, Novak Djokovic replaced the heartbreak of losing the French Open with the joy of hoisting the Wimbledon trophy in the space of just five weeks. That “positive...

  • Djokovic downs Federer

    Djokovic downs Federer

    Novak Djokovic again dashed Roger Federer’s hopes of winning a record eighth Wimbledon crown as the Serbian ripped up the script to defend his title at the All England Club, yesterday. Federer’s form suggested he was capable of clinching his first...

  • Serena holds off battling Muguruza to win sixth title

    Serena holds off battling Muguruza to win sixth title

    Serena Williams claimed a sixth Wimbledon title and fourth successive grand slam crown by suppressing the spirited attacking instincts of Spaniard Garbine Muguruza to win yesterday’s final 6-4 6-4. American Williams reinforced her stranglehold on...

  • Federer out to defy time and Djokovic

    Mocking the ageing process, Roger Federer will attempt to become the oldest Wimbledon champion in the professional era by beating Novak Djokovic today in a repeat of last year’s final. When the Swiss walked off the hallowed Centre Court, beaten...

  • Federer, Djokovic reach final with classy displays

    Federer, Djokovic reach final with classy displays

    Roger Federer does not lose Wimbledon semi-finals and he produced a display of clinical majesty to down Andy Murray and maintain his bid for a record eighth title with a sparkling 7-5 7-5 6-4 win yesterday. The second-seeded Swiss reached his 10th...

  • Serena mauls Sharapova

    Serena mauls Sharapova

    Serena Williams feasted on familiar prey as she reached an eighth Wimbledon final with a superb 6-2 6-4 victory over Maria Sharapova yesterday, her 17th win in a row over the Russian. The five times champion is one match away from reinforcing her...

  • Federer at his best to reach semis

    Federer at his best to reach semis

    Roger Federer was at his regal best as he floated into the Wimbledon semi-finals with a silky 6-3 7-5 6-2 win over Frenchman Gilles Simon yesterday. Federer was broken for the first time at this year’s championships but apart from that blip he did...

  • International U-14 ranking tournament at Tennis Club Kordin

    The Tennis Club Kordin (TCK), in conjunction with the Malta Tennis Federation, will be hosting an international Under-14 tournament for European players later this month. For yet another year, this event, with important ranking points at stake,...

  • Serena ousts Azarenka to set up Sharapova meeting

    Serena ousts Azarenka to set up Sharapova meeting

    Top seed Serena Williams overpowered Victoria Azarenka in an absorbing Wimbledon quarter-final yesterday to set up a semi-final showdown with Maria Sharapova. The American had to recoverfrom a set down to win 3-6 6-2 6-3 and move just two wins...

  • Djokovic pulls off the great escape

    Top seed and reigning champion Novak Djokovic pulled off a great escape at Wimbledon in beating South African Kevin Anderson yesterday after five tense sets to reach his 25th successive grand slam quarter-final. In a match spanning two days, with...

  • Kyrgios hits back at ‘racist’ Olympic great Fraser

    Nick Kyrgios has accused Olympic great Dawn Fraser of being a “blatant racist” after the former champion swimmer said tennis players should “go back to where their parents came from” if they did not set a better example to Australian...

  • Serena wins Williams battle

    Serena wins Williams battle

    Serena Williams powered past big sister Venus to reach her 11th Wimbledon quarter-final yesterday, while best friend Caroline Wozniacki’s wait for a place in the last eight at SW19 goes on. Top seed Williams extended her quest for that elusive...

  • Conchita Martinez to take over as Spain team captain

    Conchita Martinez will take over as Spain’s Davis Cup captain for the Group I tie away to Russia in two weeks following Friday’s dismissal of Gala Leon, the Spanish tennis federation (RFET) said. A former Wimbledon champion who turned to coaching...

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