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  • Djokovic makes a solid start to his title defence

    Djokovic makes a solid start to his title defence

    It was not quite the triple bagel that Novak Djokovic was aiming for during the opening 41 minutes of his first-round match but the Serbian is unlikely to be too disappointed after he beat Britain’s James Ward 6-0 7-6 6-4 at Wimbledon...

  • Djokovic focused on title defence but sees bigger picture

    Djokovic focused on title defence but sees bigger picture

    On court Novak Djokovic is taking tennis to extraordinary new levels with his single-minded obsession with winning; off it the Serbian is more than happy to share power. The 29-year-old will begin his attempt to win a fourth Wimbledon title today...

  • Stuck on 21, Serena aims to finish the job

    Stuck on 21, Serena aims to finish the job

    The peak remains tantalisingly close for Serena Williams but negotiating the final incline to a record-equalling 22nd grand slam singles title is proving the trickiest of all. American veteran Williams gets another chance to match Steffi Graf’s...

  • Federer ready to put ‘one stupid move’ behind him

    Federer ready to put ‘one stupid move’ behind him

    All it took was “one stupid move” for Roger Federer’s season to fall into an abyss. For much of his career, the seven-times Wimbledon champion had been blessed with a body that seemed bullet-proof against the aches, pains and injuries suffered by...

  • ETF U-16 tournament at TCK

    Tennis Club Kordin (TCK), in conjunction with the Malta Tennis Federation, will be hosting the U-16 European Tennis tournament, an event that forms part of Tennis Europe’s calendar for junior players. Once again, a good number of players from all...

  • Djokovic to meet Ward in first round

    Djokovic to meet Ward in first round

    Defending men’s champion Novak Djokovic will play British wildcard James Ward in the first round of the Wimbledon championships on Monday as he continues his bid for a calendar year grand slam. Serena Williams, looking to retain her women’s title...

  • Berdych still undecided due to Zika concerns

    Berdych still undecided due to Zika concerns

    World number nine tennis player Tomas Berdych has said he is undecided whether to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics because of health fears over the Zika virus. “The Olympics are still on my schedule and in my plans,” Czech Berdych, who is seeded...

  • Murray to start bid for second Wimbledon title as the second seed

    Murray to start bid for second Wimbledon title as the second seed

    Andy Murray will be seeded second at Wimbledon as the British number one targets a third grand slam title. Murray, who ended his country’s 77-year wait for a men’s champion at the All England Club in 2013, will be in a separate half to top seed...

  • TCK to host Wilson Juniors Open in July

    This year’s Juniors Open at Tennis Club Kordin, again sponsored by Wilson, will be played between July 11 and 21, the organisers said. Young players are encouraged to participate in the tournament in any of these categories – Under-18, Under-16,...

  • Murray expects Lendl to have a positive impact

    Murray expects Lendl to have a positive impact

    Andy Murray believes Ivan Lendl can make an instant impact as the Scot gets set for a Battle of Britain at Queen’s today. Murray faces British number two Aljaz Bedene in the second round of the Aegon Champion-ships, where he is bidding to win a...

  • Thiem proves a man for all surfaces after win in Stuttgart

    Austrian Dominic Thiem became the first player to capture titles on three different surfaces this year when he finished off Philipp Kohlschreiber to win the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart yesterday. The French Open semi-finalist won 6-7(2) 6-4 6-4...

  • Murray brothers to spearhead Britain's Olympic medal hunt

    Murray brothers to spearhead Britain's Olympic medal hunt

    Reigning champion Andy Murray will spearhead Britain's challenge for tennis medals at the Rio Olympics after being named alongside his brother Jamie in a four-player squad. Murray, who won a memorable gold at London 2012 after beating Roger...

  • Federer beats Fritz on return from injury

    Roger Federer survived a stern examination by American teenager Taylor Fritz in Stuttgart yesterday to win his first match since withdrawing from the French Open with a back injury. The Swiss 17-times grand slam champion resumed leading 4-3 in the...

  • Murray should consider Lendl reunion – McEnroe

    Murray should consider Lendl reunion – McEnroe

    French open runner-up Andy Murray should consider re-hiring Ivan Lendl as his coach ahead of Wimbledon, according to American seven-times grand slam champion John McEnroe. The two parted company in March 2014 after a successful three-year...

  • Williams passes Sharapova as the top woman earner

    Serena Williams may have been second best at the French Open on Saturday but the American has moved ahead of fellow tennis player Maria Sharapova to top the women’s earnings list in sports, according to Forbes Magazine. Williams ended the...

  • Djokovic eyes Golden Slam

    Djokovic eyes Golden Slam

    He is the tennis version of the Incredible Hulk and on Sunday Novak Djokovic made his closest rivals turn green with envy as he finally achieved something no man had accomplished for nearly half a century. Playing what he described as “flawless...

  • Numbers game keeps Serena on edge

    As a serial winner Serena Williams has broken records without a backward glance throughout her career, but since September there is one milestone that has loomed ever larger in halting her progress towards the game’s pantheon. It is marked total...

  • Muguruza overpowers Serena

    Muguruza overpowers Serena

    Garbine Muguruza achieved the rare feat of overpowering Serena Williams to claim her maiden grand slam title with a 7-5 6-4 win over the world number one and defending champion in the French Open final yesterday. The 22-year-old fourth seed, who...

  • Djokovic and Serena avoid getting distracted by ‘circus’

    Djokovic and Serena avoid getting distracted by ‘circus’

    A competitor lambasted the French Open as “one big circus” yesterday as soggy weather once again came back to exasperate players seeking a foothold in the semi-finals of the rain-hit claycourt major. Novak Djokovic was lucky to escape being...

  • Organisers under fire after yet another wet day in Paris

    Organisers under fire after yet another wet day in Paris

    Fans spent more time looking at the murky Parisian sky than watching tennis yesterday as French Open organisers were accused of “not caring about the players” after the event was disrupted by more rain following the previous day’s washout. Czech...

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