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2006-06-28 13:14:56

By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - Three-times defending champion Roger Federer ripped Tim Henman's Wimbledon dreams to shreds with a majestic 6-4 6-0 6-2 win in the second round on Wednesday. The much-hyped battle between the world number one and the four-times Wimbledon semi-finalist turned into a one man show after Federer floored Henman with a breathtaking display of grasscourt tennis. "It's a big relief for me to come though this match against Tim today," said Federer, who had...

2006-06-12 15:23:30

By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - After sacrificing the claycourt season to keep his aging body in shape for possibly a last stab at the Wimbledon title, Andre Agassi was not too optimistic about his chances of winning a ninth grand slam title. The American decided his 36-year-old frame could no longer withstand the rigors of playing on the energy-sapping surface and so for the first time since 1997 he missed this year's French Open. But the move appeared to have backfired as his...

2006-04-04 18:19:12

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pete Sampras insists he is not contemplating a serious comeback and that an exhibition match scheduled for Thursday is simply for fun. But the 34-year-old American, who holds the record with 14 men's grand slam singles titles, said in a teleconference on Tuesday he knew what it would take to derail world number one Roger Federer. "With Roger, the problem is with his competition today, I don't see anyone with a big enough weapon to hurt him,"...

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