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2014-06-27 16:22:53

NOTTINGHAM, England, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, Wimbledon got underway with the first round of the men and women's singles commencing on Monday and, throughout the week, the second single rounds and doubles first rounds also took place. Last year's champion, Andy Murray, has so far won all of his matches and is in top form. The annual championship is nearly half way through and the final takes place on the 6th July, next week. Murray will continue to play his...

2014-05-20 08:26:18

LONDON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When the French Open begins Sunday, eight-time champion Rafael Nadal will find himself in an unfamiliar position: he won't be the prohibitive favorite to win the title. The clay-court virtuoso has experienced some uncharacteristic struggles in 2014, which make him the most vulnerable he's ever been entering a French Open. Nadal only won one tournament during the European clay court swing (he's never won fewer than two and usually...

2009-09-21 11:53:26

Rafael Nadal, citing a continuing abdominal injury, has withdrawn from next week's Thailand Open. Nadal, ranked No. 2 in the world, has been hampered by injuries since the French Open. He sat out several weeks after that event because of issues with his knees but during the U.S. Open said he was having abdominal problems as well. The Spanish star has played in three tournaments since the French Open and reached two semifinals and one quarterfinal. He made it to the semis at the U.S. Open,...

2009-09-13 20:16:17

Swiss star Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina scored straight-set victories Sunday, advancing to the championship match of the U.S. Open. World No. 1 Federer, trying for his sixth straight open title and 16th in a Grand Slam event, hit a between-the-legs winner that set up match point in a hard-fought 7-6 (7-3), 7-5, 7-5 win over Serb Novak Djokovic. Federer has won 40 straight matches at the open. Del Potro, the world's sixth-ranked player, rolled over former world No. 1...

2009-08-27 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Tennis greats, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and John McEnroe gathered Wednesday, August 26, in the heart of New York City to challenge local youth tennis players and the general public to try their hand at experiencing what it's like to return a pro serve. Hundreds of tennis fans and youth from New York Junior Tennis League, Athletes for...

2009-07-05 15:53:15

Roger Federer won his record 15th Grand Slam title Sunday with a five-set victory over Andy Roddick in the finals of the Wimbledon Championships in London. The Swiss star defeated the American 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 16-14 for his sixth Wimbledon title in seven years. Add in his five U.S. Open titles, three championships at the Australian Open and last month's French Open won and Federer has passed Pete Sampras for the men's record for most major tournament championships. It's not...

2009-07-04 08:11:43

Roger Federer plays Andy Roddick Sunday with the Wimbledon Championships title and one of the biggest records in tennis within reach. Federer, seeded No. 2, and Roddick, ranked sixth in the world, square off for the third time in the Wimbledon finals. Federer won the previous two such meetings and is 18-2 overall versus the American. Federer is 14-5 in Grand Slam finals, with all five losses to No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal. That includes last year's classic five-set Wimbledon championship match...

2009-06-19 15:11:02

Rafael Nadal, the top-ranked men's tennis player, has withdrawn from the Wimbledon Championship because of tendinitis in his gimpy knees. The same problem forced the 2008 Wimbledon winner to pull out of a tournament last week at London's Queen's Club. I'm just not 100 percent, he said at London news conference Friday, calling it the hardest (decision) of his career. I'm better than I was a couple of weeks ago, but I just don't feel ready. Nadal was the four-time French Open champion two weeks...

2009-06-19 15:06:52

Rafael Nadal's decision to withdraw from the Wimbledon Championships could open the way for either Roger Federer or Andy Murray to make tennis history. Nadal was the No. 1 seed for Wimbledon, which begins Monday, and the draw he was given Friday was going to be tough even for a healthy player. But Nadal said the tendinitis in his knees forced him out of the tournament. He is the first defending champion since Goran Ivanisevic missed the 2002 event to withdraw. That leaves Federer, the world's...

2009-06-19 07:27:25

Andy Roddick could meet world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals if the Wimbledon draw plays out and Nadal is able to defend his championship title. Wimbledon officials are waiting for word from Nadal as to whether his sore knees will keep him from the year's third Grand Slam event, which begins Monday. The tournament wraps with the men's finals July 5. Nadal defeated No. 2-ranked Roger Federer in an all-time great match in the Wimbledon finals last year. If the bracket plays to form,...

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