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Andy Murray returns to DC tournament for 1st time since 2006

WASHINGTON (AP) Andy Murray is back on hard courts for the first time in four months - and back at the Citi Open for the first time in nine years. The two-time major champion is seeded No. 1 at the U.S. Open tuneup that began Monday, getting his game in gear on the surface on which he won his first Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows in 2012. Like other highly seeded players, Murray...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

What to expect from Rafa Nadal this summer?

Looking at the ATP rankings, the current top three spots are occupied by the usual suspects. Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray have been the most consistent players this year and their rankings reflect that. The only member of the “Big Four” that is missing is Rafa Nadal. You have to look down to the number ten spot to find the Spaniard. With Rafa coming off another...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Britain faces Australia, Argentina gets Belgium in Davis Cup

LONDON (AP) A tearful Andy Murray celebrated taking Britain to its first Davis Cup semifinal for more than three decades on Sunday, sealing an emotional 3-1 victory over France to line up a home series against Australia. The Australians rallied from 2-0 down Friday to edge Kazakhstan 3-2 on Sunday, with Lleyton Hewitt winning the decider. Argentina will visit Belgium in the other...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray beats Simon to put Britain in Davis Cup semifinals

LONDON (AP) Andy Murray came from a set down to beat France's Gilles Simon 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 on Sunday and put Britain into the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time in 34 years. Murray, who won his opening singles on Friday and then teamed up with his brother Jamie to win Saturday's doubles, gave Britain an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five series on grass at the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Murrays put Britain 2-1 up against France in Davis Cup

LONDON (AP) Andy and Jamie Murray came from a set down to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-1 in the doubles to give Britain a 2-1 lead over France in their Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal on Saturday. Andy Murray had beaten Tsonga in straight sets on Friday to pull Britain level in the series, after Gilles Simon had defeated James Ward in straight...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Gilles Simon gives France 1-0 lead over Britain in Davis Cup

LONDON (AP) France has the edge over Britain in their Davis Cup quarterfinal after Gilles Simon eased to a 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 victory over James Ward in the opening game on Friday. Andy Murray - Britain's top-ranked player - played Jo-Wilfried Tsonga later in the day looking to level the tie on the Queen's Club grass. Murray beat Tsonga on the same Queen's court in the 2011 final, and...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis Cup quarterfinals preview

Wimbledon may be over, but the tennis world keeps on moving. The World Group Davis Cup quarterfinals take place this weekend. The match-ups feature intriguing contests and golden opportunities for countries that have been, for the most part, second tier in the yearly competition.   Great Britain vs. France Ward may have to come up big if Britain is to get by France. This may be...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Murray vs Tsonga 2nd singles at Queen's

LONDON (AP) Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will meet at Queen's Club on Friday in the first Britain-France tie in Davis Cup in 23 years. Theirs will be the second singles, following James Ward vs. Gilles Simon, as drawn on Thursday. Richard Gasquet, the Frenchman who went furthest at Wimbledon in reached the singles semifinals, was placed in a new doubles pairing with Nicolas...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon: criticism of judges going too far?

After his Wimbledon quarterfinal loss to Andy Murray, Vasek Pospisil brought a return to Rafael Nadal’s criticism of chair umpires when he accused the umpire of wrongly penalizing him for time delays. Though Pospisil claims he was biased against for being a lower-ranked player, even the higher-ranked players have taken issue with the judging of matches. Earlier this year, Nadal...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Takeaways: The ATP At Wimbledon

The ATP side of the Wimbledon divide offered plenty of fascinating stories. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will get their own stand-alone treatment, so here are the five big non-final observations from the past two weeks at SW19: * 5 – CANADIAN SUNRISE  There was no Canadian Sunset at Wimbledon — not when one realizes that Milos Raonic was coming back from injury and should...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Takeaways: The ATP At Wimbledon

The ATP side of the Wimbledon divide offered plenty of fascinating stories. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will get their own stand-alone treatment, so here are the five big non-final observations from the past two weeks at SW19: * 5 – CANADIAN SUNRISE  There was no Canadian Sunset at Wimbledon — not when one realizes that Milos Raonic was coming back from injury and should...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Camilla donates Murray wristband to raise fund for charity

LONDON (AP) Buckingham Palace says a wristband worn by tennis star Andy Murray during his Wimbledon tournament and later given to the Duchess of Cornwall has fetched more than 2,000 pounds ($3,100) for an animal charity. Camilla, the wife of Prince Charles, grimaced as the chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club handed her the sweaty wristband tossed out by the...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Rojer, Tecau defeat Murray, Peers in Wimbledon doubles final

LONDON -- Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands and Horia Tecau of Romania won the men's doubles title at Wimbledon on Saturday. Rojer and Tecau beat Jamie Murray of Britain and John Peers of Australia 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court. Murray is the older brother of Andy Murray, the 2013 singles champion who lost to Roger Federer in Friday's semifinals. The Murrays were the first...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Surprises abound at Wimbledon men’s semifinals

By Rachel Grim The men’s semifinal matches certainly didn’t last as long as many had hoped, both clocking in at just over two hours, but surprises are good, and both matches had plenty. No. 1 Novak Djokovic beats No. 20 Richard Gasquet 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 What was no surprise was Novak Djokovic’s three-set win over Richard Gasquet. Though the Frenchman was largely able to keep...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray plays well, still loses to Federer at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) It's not all that often that someone can play so well and still lose in straight sets. That's what Andy Murray will have to live with, because the 2013 Wimbledon champion produced a solid performance Friday on Centre Court but still lost to an almost-otherworldly Roger Federer in the semifinals at the All England Club. ''Didn't actually play a bad match,'' Murray said...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer Dominates Andy Murray, Faces Novak Djokovic In Wimbledon Final

LONDON — Playing the kind of untouchable tennis that has brought him 17 Grand Slam titles, Roger Federer beat Andy Murray in straight sets Friday to reach his 10th Wimbledon final and put him within one victory of a record eighth championship at the All England Club. Riding a dominant serve that produced 20 aces, keeping relentless pressure on Murray...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon: previewing the men's semifinal matchups

The Wimbledon fortnight is nearing an end. Looking at the men’s semifinals, only Richard Gasquet’s name jumps out as a surprise. All of the top three seeds have advanced to the final four. Who will advance to the final? Novak Djokovic vs. Richard Gasquet Djokovic may be breathing a sigh of relief because he won’t see Stan Wawrinka’s face across the net tomorrow. Instead...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon semis: Djokovic, Federer, Murray and the self-proclaimed 'worst'

LONDON -- Three of the four participants in the men's semifinals Friday at Wimbledon -- Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray -- already have their names etched on the trophy. The other, Richard Gasquet, does not. Three of the four semifinals already own multiple Grand Slam titles: Federer with a record total of 17, Djokovic with eight, Murray with two. Gasquet has yet to...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Lookahead: Federer-Murray, Djokovic-Gasquet in SF

LONDON (AP) Three of the four participants in the men's semifinals Friday at Wimbledon - Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray - already have their names etched on the trophy. The other, Richard Gasquet, does not. Three of the four semifinals already own multiple Grand Slam titles: Federer with a record total of 17, Djokovic with eight, Murray with two. Gasquet has yet to...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Quarters: Andy Murray, Roger Federer Set To Face Off In Semis

LONDON — Roger Federer and Andy Murray ran into each other Wednesday morning in the champions’ locker room at the All England Club, then walked together over to the practice area to prepare – on adjacent courts – for their respective quarterfinals later in the day. “We weren’t chatting about anything. It was just, `Hey, how you doing?’ Nothing interesting,” Murray...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon: Federer, Murray cruise into 3rd round in straight sets

LONDON -- With a casual between-the-legs shot, Roger Federer displayed the magic that makes him so special on Centre Court at Wimbledon. In a vintage performance from the grass-court master, Federer blew away American Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the third round and crank up his bid for a record eighth title at the All England Club. And, for good measure, Federer...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray coasts to straight-set win over Haase at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) This was more like a gentle workout than a Grand Slam match for Andy Murray. Bidding for his second Wimbledon title in three years, the third-seeded Murray was barely tested Thursday as he swept past an ineffective Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 on Court 1 to advance to the third round at the All England Club. It took Murray only 1 hour, 27 minutes to dispatch...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray plays through heat, reaches 2nd round at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) It's not necessarily the heat, and it's not necessarily the humidity. When it comes to playing through high temperatures at Wimbledon, a tournament known more for its rain delays than its sunny disposition, it's about keeping the points short. ''Because the points are much quicker, you don't feel it as much,'' said Andy Murray, the 2013 Wimbledon champion. ''But you...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Kim Sears, Andy Murray’s Wife, Is Queen Of The WAGs At Wimbledon (Photos)

Andy Murray definitely found himself an ace with Kim Sears. The British tennis star and his beautiful wife have been together since 2005, and they tied the knot in April. Sears isn’t new to the tennis world, however, as the daughter of well-known professional tennis coach Nigel Sears. So if Murray and Sears ever have children, it’s fair to assume they’ll be on a court from...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon draw: Djokovic has easier road to semis than rivals

LONDON — Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw Friday, as the other members of tennis’ “Big Four” all were placed on the opposite side. Serena Williams had no such luck in the women’s draw, where she might have to get past three former No. 1s — sister Venus, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova — just...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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