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Federer poised for record Wimbledon triumph

LONDON -- Twelve months after shutting down his season in the wake of a devastating semi-final defeat, Roger Federer returns to Wimbledon as favourite to capture a record-breaking eighth title and become the tournament's oldest champion. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The evergreen Swiss superstar, who turns 36 in August,…

Federer, Djokovic march on at ‘Wimby’

LONDON -- Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic marched into the business end of Wimbledon as they reached the last 16, while women’s top seed Angelique Kerber scraped through on Saturday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Seven-time champion Federer made it into the fourth round for the 15th time with a…

Nadal wins record 10th French Open

PARIS -- Rafael Nadal coasted to a record 10th French Open title on Sunday, demolishing Stan Wawrinka in a brutally one-sided final which also earned the Spaniard a 15th Grand Slam crown. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Nadal, 31, triumphed 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to become the first man in history…

Federer bags record 8th Wimby

LONDON -- Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4…

Nadal, Federer move on at US Open

NEW YORK -- Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer edged closer to a US Open semi-final blockbuster on Saturday as controversial Italian Fabio Fognini was kicked out for a vile, misogynistic tirade at a female umpire. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Nadal, 31, saw off Argentine lucky loser Leonardo Mayer 6-7…

Djokovic hopes to imitate take-a-break Federer

PARIS -- Roger Federer announced he is shutting down his season to rest a knee injury on July 26, 2016 and will return in January 2017. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Novak Djokovic, on the other hand, announced he is shutting down his season to rest an elbow injury on…
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