Wimbledon 2016: Best is still to come, says champion Andy Murray

Murray clinched his third Grand Slam title as he brushed aside Canada`s Milos Raonic with an imperious 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/2) victory in Sunday`s final. The 29-year-old is the first Briton to secure multiple All England Club titles since Fred Perry in the 1930s and only the 12th man to win Wimbledon more than once. Having suffered painful defeats in eight of his previous 10 Grand Slam finals, the…

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Wimbledon: Reigning champs favored again

LONDON — Top-ranked Serena Williams hasn’t won a Grand Slam since Wimbledon a year ago, but the 21-time major champion appeared confident about her chances of retaining the title on the eve of the tournament. “Honestly, I don’t feel any pressure,” said Williams, keeping her answers short at a news conference Sunday. “I feel good and confident.” Williams surprised many by failing to win any of the last three Grand…

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Tennis: Germany’s Mayer wins in Halle

Florian Mayer beat youngster Alexander Zverev in three sets (6-2, 5-7, 6-3) to win the Gerry Webber Open. The win takes the veteran Mayer back into the top 100 in the tennis’ world rankings. Sunday’s final in the city of Halle was not only an all-German affair, but a contest between experience and youth, pitting 32-year-old Mayer against 19-year-old Zverev. And it was experience getting off to the much better…

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French Open: Andy Murray plays Richard Gasquet in quarter-finals

Andy Murray will meet Richard Gasquet in the French Open quarter-finals on Wednesday after the weather in France finally relented. The match was due to take place on Tuesday but was postponed because of rain in Paris. The British number one will be on court at 13:00 BST at the earliest, with matches involving Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams scheduled before him. Cloudy, dry weather is forecast for Paris after…

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Serena Williams cruises into third round of French Open

PARIS — Defending champion Serena Williams picked up a quick, clean victory to reach the third round of the French Open on Thursday. Williams, trying to win her 22nd Grand Slam title to equal Steffi Graf’s Open-era record, needed only 66 minutes to beat 81st-ranked Teliana Pereira of Brazil 6-2, 6-1. Shortly after that was over, Venus Williams entered the same French Open arena and won by the same score. She…

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No guarantees for Serena, Djokovic at the French Open

Source By espn.go… There is no shortage of storylines as the French Open approaches. ESPN tennis analyst Patrick McEnroe weighs in on five hot-button questions, including what to expect from world No. 1s Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic. 1. Is Serena Williams making a mistake by playing doubles? Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images That’s something that could potentially be an issue for her, especially recovery-wise. A lot depends on how the tournament goes…

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Nick Kyrgios beaten by Rafael Nadal in 2016 Rome International tennis tournament

Source By smh… Nick Kyrgios has lost his Italian Open third-round clash with seven-time champion Rafael Nadal 6-7 6-2 6-4 in an absorbing three-hour contest in Rome. The 21-year-old, who famously beat Nadal at Wimbledon in their only previous meeting in 2014, took the first set after winning the tiebreak 7-3 having saved set point at 4-5 down. Too good: Nick Kyrgios congratulates Rafael Nadal after the match. Photo: Getty Images…

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INSIDER Q&A: SORANA CIRSTEA

Source By wtatennis… WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen | With a new service motion and fresh perspective, former World No.21 Sorana Cirstea is ready to reclaim her spot among the game’s elite. MADRID, Spain – With a renewed perspective on her career, Sorana Cirstea is ready to get back to work. The 26-year-old reached a career-high No.21 in 2013 thanks to her run to the final of the Rogers Cup that year,…

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Rafael Nadal asks International Tennis Federation to publicise drug test results

Source By theguardian… • Spanish player writes after taking legal action against Roselyne Bachelot • ITF says Nadal is free to make his own test results public Rafael Nadal is said to believe that the tennis authorities do not support the game’s clean athletes adequately. Photograph: Alex Caparros/Getty Images Rafael Nadal has had enough. After years of innuendo, he wants the world to know he has never failed a drug test,…

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Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori continue Barcelona Open challenge

Source By skysports… Spain’s Rafael Nadal is top seed in Barcelona Rafael Nadal must take on Albert Montanes, another fellow Spaniard, in his pursuit for the Barcelona Open title on Thursday. You can see Nadal against Albert Montanes plus a host of other exciting matches from 12.30pm on Sky Sports 1 HD. Spain’s top player Nadal defeated Barcelona’s own Marcel Granollers in Wednesday’s second-round match and now finds another fellow countryman…

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