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Tennis

  • Hewitt unsure over return to Wimbledon

    Lleyton Hewitt admits he is “one injury away” from retirement and cannot make plans to return to Wimbledon next year. The 33-year-old Australian set a new open-era record for five-set matches in grand slam tournaments, bowing out fighting to Jerzy...

  • Li toppled, Djokovic tumbles on grass

    Li toppled, Djokovic tumbles on grass

    Wimbledon’s grass claimed its most notable victim so far when the women’s world No.2 Li Na exited the tournament and the lush lawns almost did for top men’s seed Novak Djokovic as he took an agonising tumble. Australian Open champion Li came up...

  • Nadal sees off Rosol

    Nadal sees off Rosol

    World number one Rafael Nadal pulled back from the abyss to reach the Wimbledon third round yesterday just when it looked as though bogeyman Lukas Rosol had returned to haunt him. Two years after being knocked out at the same stage by the...

  • Murray in a hurry

    Murray in a hurry

    The champagne cork that popped before the second point of Andy Murray’s thrashing of Blaz Rola may have been a little premature, but the defending Wimbledon champion has already thrown down the gauntlet to his rivals. The home favourite’s 6-1 6-1...

  • Assured Dimitrov reaches Wimbledon 3rd round

    Queen’s champion Grigor Dimitrov showed the value of extra grasscourt practice yesterday, when an assured 6-3 6-2 6-4 victory over Australian Luke Saville took him into Wimbledon’s third round for the first time. The 23-year-old Bulgarian, who...

  • Djokovic lives to fight another day

    Novak Djokovic showed that Wimbledon was no place for a 35-year-old warrior as he beat battle-scarred Czech Radek Stepanek 6-4 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(5) in a hugely entertaining contest to reach the third round of Wimbledon. Bidding to become the oldest...

  • Summer tournament in Żebbuġ

    The Żebbuġ Tennis Club will be organising the Scholl Summer Tournament for Under-10, Under-12 and Under-16 players. The tournament will take place on Monday at the club’s premises in Żebbuġ. All participants will receive gift vouchers from...

  • Nadal survives fright on Centre Court

    Nadal survives fright on Centre Court

    Rafa Nadal and Maria Sharapova led a parade of former champions into the Wimbledon second round yesterday after Marion Bartoli briefly lit up Centre Court without swinging her racket. An order of play littered with big names began with a tearful...

  • Internet dating? I’m not that desperate, says Wozniacki

    Internet dating? I’m not that desperate, says Wozniacki

    Dumped publicly by her former boyfriend, surely internet dating will mend Caroline Wozniacki’s broken heart? “I’m not that desperate!” quipped bubbly Dane Wozniacki (picture) after she beat Shahar Peer 6-3 6-0 to reach the second round of...

  • Perfect start for Murray

    Perfect start for Murray

    All was as it should be on the opening day of Wimbledon when returning British hero Andy Murray opened the defence of his historic title with an impressive first-round victory yesterday. Under bright skies, with the Centre Court grass glistening,...

  • Nadal set for another dangerous liaison with Wimbledon

    Nadal set for another dangerous liaison with Wimbledon

    To most tennis players, Wimbledon’s inviting lush lawns represent green and pleasant land. For Rafa Nadal, however, dangers lurk around every nook and cranny of the famed grass arena. A champion at the All England Club in 2008 and 2010, memories...

  • Murray has Djokovic in his sights after theWimbledon draw

    Murray has Djokovic in his sights after theWimbledon draw

    A potential semi-final with number one seed Novak Djokovic looms for defending champion Andy Murray following the Wimbledon draw yesterday. Second seed and French Open champion Rafa Nadal has been named on the same side of the draw with seven-time...

  • Murray defends SW19 seeding system

    Andy Murray has defended Wimbledon's unique seeding system, even though the reigning champion is the chief beneficiary. Britain's double grand slam winner will learn who his opening opponent in his Wimbledon defence will be in Friday morning's...

  • Murray seeded third for his title defence

    Murray seeded third for his title defence

    Defending champion Andy Murray will be the number three seed at Wimbledon, it was announced yesterday. The 27-year-old Scot returns to the All England Club having become the first British men’s singles winner since 1936 when he beat Novak...

  • Lucky seven for Federer in Halle

    Roger Federer claimed his seventh Gerry Weber Open title with a hard-fought 7-6 7-6 win over Alejandro Falla in Halle, yesterday. The Swiss made it through to his ninth final in 12 years at the German venue after dispatching Kei Nishikori, the...

  • Nadal concedes shock defeat in Halle

    The switch from clay to grass did not go according to plan for Rafa Nadal yesterday and the Spaniard was jettisoned from the Gerry Webber Open with a 6-4 6-1 second-round defeat by maverick German Dustin Brown. A player who is almost unbeatable on...

  • Hingis granted wildcard

    Former world number one Martina Hingis has been awarded a wildcard for the Wimbledon doubles competition as she continues her second comeback following retirement in 2007. The 33-year-old Swiss, who won five singles and nine doubles grand slam...

  • Mauresmo starts Murray coaching stint

    Mauresmo starts Murray coaching stint

    Andy Murray (left) speaks with Amelie Mauresmo during warm-up prior to his match at the Queen’s Club Championships tennis tournament in London, yesterday. Murray has appointed former women’s number one Mauresmo as his new coach. France’s Mauresmo...

  • Nadal is not special says uncle

    Rafael Nadal’s incredible records at the French Open can be matched because he is “not special”, according to his coach and uncle Toni. On Sunday, Nadal fought back from a set down to defeat Novak Djokovic and win his ninth title at Roland Garros...

  • History boy Nadal looks ahead

    History boy Nadal looks ahead

    Rafa Nadal is not ready for Roland Garros to be renamed in his honour, but he can picture a time when he might be the one handing out the trophies in Paris rather than breaking records on court. He bosses the French Open, defeating great rival...

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