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Jamie’s Journey To No. 1

Tennis Updates: Jamie Murray is the new No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings. Next week, the 30-year-old Scot replaces Brazil’s Marcelo Melo, who has been in top spot for 22 weeks since 2 November 2015. While he was the first of the Murray brothers to win a Grand Slam title, with Jelena Jankovic at Wimbledon in 2007, consistent ...

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Djokovic qualifies for semi-final

Tennis Updates: Defending champion and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic booked a spot in semi-finals of the Barclays ATP Word Tour Finals on Thursday, defeating No. 6 seed Tomas Berdych 6-3, 7-5 in the final Group Stan Smith round-robin match at The O2. With the win, Djokovic finishes second in his group behind Roger Federer, who earlier on Thursday defeated ...

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Wimbledon: Murray beats Canadian Vasek Pospisil

Tennis Updates: Britain’s Andy Murray reached his sixth Wimbledon semi-final in seven years with victory over Canadian Vasek Pospisil under the Centre Court roof. The Scot, seeded third, won 6-4 7-5 6-4 in two hours and 13 minutes, and will play second seed Roger Federer in the last four on Friday. Murray, 28, had to cope with two rain delays, ...

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Wimbledon: Williams sisters to meet

Tennis Updates: One 5-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Another is assured of elimination. That’s what will happen Monday when Serena Williams plays older sister Venus Williams for the sixth time at the grass-court Grand Slam in southwest London. ”They’ve been unbelievable for the sport. I’ve said that many times,” said Roger Federer, a seven-time Wimbledon champion ...

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Djokovic: Communicating with Becker – not cheating

Tennis Updates: Coaches will come under nearly as much scrutiny as the players over the next fortnight at Wimbledon with every facial gesture captured on the TV cameras and repeated in super slow motion. The relationships between the players and those in their box, which in home favorite Andy Murray’s case is packed to capacity, makes for fascinating viewing. But ...

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French Open: Ivanovic back in semifinals

Tennis Updates: Ana Ivanovic advanced to the semifinals of a major tournament for the first time since winning her only Grand Slam title at the French Open seven years ago with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Elina Svitolina on Tuesday. The 7th-seeded Ivanovic played aggressively throughout and compensated for her many mistakes with 37 winners to extend her unbeaten record ...

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French Open: Williams edges Azarenka in the 3rd round

Tennis Updates: At the outset, Serena Williams was grimacing and cursing and, worst of all, losing by a lot. Then, suddenly, the 19-time Grand Slam singles champion was putting shots right where she wanted, imposing her will as only she can. And the only anger Williams displayed was directed at her opponent, Victoria Azarenka, while they traded gestures and words ...

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French Open: Federer and Ivanovic through to 4th round

Tennis Updates: Stepping on center court to take on 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur, Roger Federer was on his guard. The 17-time Grand Slam champion had been caught cold at a previous French Open by a player ranked as low as the 23-year-old Bosnian, and he made sure that did not happen again. Federer advanced to the 4th round for the 11th ...

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Roger Federer to go for the title at the French Open

Tennis Updates: Undeniably, there are 2 distinct sounds when Roger Federer appears on the courts of Roland Garros. One is the pop of backhands and forehands kicking up puffs of red clay. The other, getting ever louder, is the scratchy tick of life’s clock. At age 33, with 34 bearing down in August, time is increasingly the enemy to Federer’s ...

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