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Djokovic knocked out of Wimbledon in third round

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Novak Djokovic’s hold on all four of the sport’s Grand Slam titles was finally broken in the most unlikely of circumstances. Few would have guessed that Sam Querrey would be the man to end Djokovic’s run of 30 successive victories in Grand Slam matches, especially here at the All England …

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Is Roger Federer injured?

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Rumours from Down Under (that’s how they spell it down there) suggest Roger Federer is nursing an injury that would cause him to miss this week’s Brisbane International, his sole tuneup before the Australian Open, the year’s first Grand Slam that somehow begins the Monday after next. (Time flies when you’re watching forehands.) The …

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Djokovic plans to play in Rio

More than 100 leading scientists signed an open letter to the World Health Organisation, saying it was unethical for the Olympics to go ahead in Rio amid the outbreak of the disease. The WHO is continuing to advise that Zika, which is linked to thousands of babies born with birth …

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Head of Russian tennis says Sharapova could end career

MOSCOW (AP) The head of the Russian Tennis Federation says Maria Sharapova’s failed doping test could spell the end of her career. Shamil Tarpishchev tells Russian news agency R-Sport that Sharapova’s situation is ”bad” and that it is ”very doubtful” that she will resume her career. Tarpishchev had previously predicted …

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Federer Sets Sights On Madrid

Roger Federer has confirmed that he will take part in the Mutua Madrid Open, which starts on 1 May. Federer, No.3 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, is a three-time champion at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event (2006, 2009 and 2012). Madrid was not on Federer’s schedule at the …

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