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Tennis Panorama :
Tennis Canada announced on Friday that world No. 1 Roger Federer has withdrawn from Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto.
“I am very disappointed that I have to withdraw from Toronto as I love the city and the Canadian fans are amazing. I have always enjoyed playing there but after a long stretch of tournaments, I will need some time to recover,” said Federer. “I look forward to coming back to Canada next year.”
Due to Federer’s withdrawal, Canada’s Milos Raonic now moves into the No. 16 seed position and will receive a first-round bye. The draw to determine first-round match-ups will take place on Saturday.
An updated player list for Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto is below:
1. DJOKOVIC, Novak
2. MURRAY, Andy
3. TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried
4. BERDYCH, Tomas
5. TIPSAREVIC, Janko
6. DEL POTRO, Juan Martin
7. MONACO, Juan
8. ISNER, John
9. SIMON, Gilles
10. CILIC, Marin
11. FISH, Mardy
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Roger Federer clinched the first singles medal of his career Friday when he won an Olympic marathon, taking the third set 19-17.
Federer outlasted Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in the semifinals 3-6, 7-6 (5), 19-17 in 4 hours, 26 minutes. Federer converted only two of 13 break-point chances, the second coming in the next-to-last game.
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Two brilliant men's semifinals offered up a Wimbledon repeat for the Olympics at the All England Club where, on a worn grass court on Sunday, Roger Federer will face Andy Murray for the second time in three weeks.
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Scotland’s Andy Murray defeated No. 1 Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to win the Olympic gold medal in men’s singles for Great Britain on Sunday on Wimbledon’s famed Centre Court, four weeks removed from falling to the Swiss in the Wimbledon final.
Murray put in a masterful performance, dominating Federer at every turn not allowing any breaks of serve.
Juan Martin Del Potro...
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Andy Murray of Britain clinched at least a silver medal Friday and advanced to the Olympic final by beating No. 2-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia 7-5, 7-5.
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Murray played aggressively...
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Day 9 – August 5 2012
Centre Court Start: 12:00
Women’s Doubles – Gold Medal Match
HLAVACKOVA / HRADECKA (CZE)  V WILLIAMS / WILLIAMS (USA)
Men’s Singles – Gold Medal Match
Not before 14:00
Roger FEDERER (SUI)  V Andy MURRAY (GBR) 
Mixed Doubles – Gold Medal Match
AZARENKA / MIRNYI (BLR)  V ROBSON / MURRAY (GBR)
Kobe Bryant was at Wimbledon on Friday, taking in the epic semifinal match between Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro and signing autographs between games. His day off was unscheduled, but there was really no need for the U.S. basketball team to practice when that's about all they did the night before against Nigeria.
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