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Tennis Match-Fixing Gang Dismantled In Spain By Police

Spanish police have dismantled a gang that allegedly fixed professional tennis competitions, detaining 15 people and probing 68 others including tennis players, one of whom played in the last US Open, they said Thursday. In a statement, the Civil Guard police force said the organisation bribed tennis players to fix matches in ITF Futures and Challenger tournaments, the lower levels …

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Novak Djokovic Wins Fourth Wimbledon Title And 13th Major

Novak Djokovic raced to a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam crown on Sunday when he defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3). World number 21 Djokovic added the 2018 title to his wins in 2011, 2014 and 2015 as he became the lowest-ranked champion since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001. It also took his …

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Kerber Stuns Serena’s Bid For History In Wimbledon Final

Angelique Kerber became the first German woman to win Wimbledon for 22 years as the 11th seed shattered Serena Williams’ bid for Grand Slam history with a shock 6-3, 6-3 victory in Saturday’s final. Kerber avenged her defeat against Williams in the 2016 Wimbledon title match, overwhelming the seven-time champion with a stunning 65-minute upset on Centre Court. “I knew …

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Kevin Anderson And John Isner Demand Rule Change After Wimbledon Epic

Kevin Anderson and John Isner called for Grand Slam chiefs to introduce a cut-off point for final set marathons after their Wimbledon semi-final entered the record books as the second longest ever singles match at a major. Anderson survived Friday’s incredible endurance test, beating Isner 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (9/11), 6-4, 26-24 in six hours and 36 minutes. The …

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Wounded Andy Murray Pulls Out Of Wimbledon

Andy Murray has withdrawn from Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament after the two-time champion decided he wasn’t fit enough to compete at the All England Club. Murray has only just returned to action after 11 months on the sidelines due to a hip injury that needed surgery in January. “It’s with regret I’m withdrawing from Wimbledon,” Murray said …

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French Open Preview: Can Nadal Retain His Title?

The French Open kicks-off this Sunday in Paris. Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova were at the draw ceremony on Friday morning.  ______ Men’s Singles There are a lot of questions marks are over defending champion Rafael Nadal. This clay season has been his worst in some time. One title, two final appearances and several early losses. It is not …

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Tennis Tuesday – Murray Wins First Clay Title

Andy Murray became the first British winner on clay in nearly 40 years and Roger Federer added Turkey to the list of countries he has won trophies in. Winning Week Andy Murray claimed the BMW Open in Munich – his first clay court title. Murray defeated Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6, 5-7, 7-6. The final had been postponed to Monday due …

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Tennis Tuesday – Nishikori Retains Barcelona Title

Kei Nishikori and Angelique Kerber were victorious on clay this weekend. In Davis Cup news, Queen’s will host the Britain-France tie in July. Winning Week Kei Nishikori defeated Pablo Andujar 6-4, 6-4 to successfully defend the Barcelona Open title. Nishikori joins Thomas Muster and Rafael Nadal as players who have retained the title in the past 20 years. After exchanging …

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Tennis Tuesday – Djokovic Rules In Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic continued his dominance as he swept to the Monte Carlo Masters title. He is the first man to win the first three Masters titles of the season. ______ Winning Week Novak Djokovic defeated Tomas Berdych to win his third Masters title of the season in Monte Carlo. In a rain-delayed match, Djokovic beat Berdych 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. The …

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