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Murray says Wimbledon pressure helps him focus better

Murray says Wimbledon pressure helps him focus better

28 Jun 2017 | 5:03 PM

Undated, Jun 28 (Reuters) The pressure Andy Murray feels at Wimbledon actually helps him concentrate better, the defending champion has said.

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Halep awarded wildcard at Eastbourne

Halep awarded wildcard at Eastbourne

22 Jun 2017 | 4:35 PM

Undated, Jun 22 (REUTERS) French Open runner-up Simona Halep was awarded a wildcard entry to feature at the Aegon International in Eastbourne next week, organisers said today.

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Kvitova off to winning start at Birmingham

Kvitova off to winning start at Birmingham

20 Jun 2017 | 6:18 PM

Undated, Jun 20 (REUTERS) Two-times Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova got her grass season off to a positive start with a 6-2 6-3 win over compatriot Tereza Smitkova at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England today.

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China's Liu to step down as national team's head coach

China's Liu to step down as national team's head coach

20 Jun 2017 | 5:16 PM

SHANGHAI, Jun 20 (REUTERS) China's Liu Guoliang will step down after four years as head coach of the country's table tennis team as part of a management restructuring, state media reported today.

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Fitness and passion key for Murray's career ambitions

Fitness and passion key for Murray's career ambitions

19 Jun 2017 | 4:34 PM

Undated, June 19 (REUTERS) World number one Andy Murray will continue to play for as long as he remains fit enough to compete and is hopeful that his love of tennis could see him target a third Olympic title at the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

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Federer seeks to reignite comeback bid after Stuttgart stumble

Federer seeks to reignite comeback bid after Stuttgart stumble

19 Jun 2017 | 12:13 PM

Undated, Jun 19 (REUTERS) After his comeback was cut short by Tommy Haas in Stuttgart last week, Roger Federer is eager to get a win under his belt in the opening round of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle as the Swiss gears up for another tilt at Wimbledon.

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After maiden Grand Slam title Rohan looking forward to Wimbledon

After maiden Grand Slam title Rohan looking forward to Wimbledon

14 Jun 2017 | 2:47 PM

Bengaluru, June 14 (UNI) After maiden Grand Slam title, Karnataka's Tennis hero Rohan Bopanna is looking forward to repeat the performance in Wimbledon with same partner.

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Goel meets Bopanna to encourage tennis among youth

Goel meets Bopanna to encourage tennis among youth

14 Jun 2017 | 2:30 PM

New Delhi, Jun 14 (UNI) Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna who clinched the the Mixed Doubles Title at the recently concluded French Open, today met Union Sports MInister Vijay Goel to encourage tennis among the country's youth.

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US Open Championship 2017 to be aired on DSPORT

US Open Championship 2017 to be aired on DSPORT

13 Jun 2017 | 7:34 PM

<p>New Delhi, Jun 13 (UNI) US Open Championship 2017, one of the four major championships of men&rsquo;s professional golf will be broadcasted on DSPORT, Discovery&rsquo;s sports channel in India, slated from June 15-18 from 8:30 pm onwards.

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Nadal first to qualify for ATP World Tour Finals

Nadal first to qualify for ATP World Tour Finals

13 Jun 2017 | 7:09 PM

Undated, Jun 13 (Reuters) Rafael Nadal has become the first player to book his place at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London in November after the Spaniard won a record 10th French Open title in Paris on Sunday.

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Wimbledon will be complicated, says clay king Rafa

Wimbledon will be complicated, says clay king Rafa

12 Jun 2017 | 5:40 PM

By Martyn Herman PARIS, Jun 12 (REUTERS) Rafa Nadal says winning a French Open-Wimbledon double for the third time in his career will be "complicated" but is highly motivated to have a go as he prepares for the grasscourt season.

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Jafreen to lead India in Deaf Olympics

Jafreen to lead India in Deaf Olympics

12 Jun 2017 | 3:32 PM

Hyderabad, Jun 12 (UNI) It will be a proud moment for Telangana State tennis when the Deaf Olympics-2017 begins in the Turkish city of Samsun on July 18.

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Injured Sharapova to miss grasscourt season

Injured Sharapova to miss grasscourt season

11 Jun 2017 | 10:14 AM

LONDON, Jun 11 (REUTERS) Former world number one Maria Sharapova will miss the grasscourt season, including this month's Wimbledon qualifying tournament, after failing to recover from a left-thigh injury she suffered during last month's Italian Open.

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Jelena Ostapenko v Simona Halep - player profiles

Jelena Ostapenko v Simona Halep - player profiles

10 Jun 2017 | 1:22 PM

Undated, Jun 10 (Reuters) Here's a look at the form and previous records of Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and Romanian Simona Halep ahead of the French Open final today (prefix number denotes seeding).

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AITA to recommend Bopanna for Arjuna Award for his French Open victory

AITA to recommend Bopanna for Arjuna Award for his French Open victory

09 Jun 2017 | 7:04 PM

New Delhi, Jun 9 (UNI) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) today said that it will recommend ace tennis player Rohan Bopanna for this year's Arjuna Award.

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Raonic parts ways with coach Krajicek

Raonic parts ways with coach Krajicek

09 Jun 2017 | 12:33 PM

Undated, Jun 9 (Reuters) Milos Raonic and coach Richard Krajicek have decided to part ways after less than six months working together, the Canadian said in the wake of his exit from the French Open.

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Mats Point: Murray is a tactical 'genius', says Wilander

Mats Point: Murray is a tactical 'genius', says Wilander

09 Jun 2017 | 8:20 AM

PARIS, Jun 9 (REUTERS) Andy Murray will need to be at his streetwise best to beat Stan Wawrinka in the French Open semi-finals today, three-times former Roland Garros champion Mats Wilander told Reuters.

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Bopanna becomes the fourth Indian to lift Grand Slam

Bopanna becomes the fourth Indian to lift Grand Slam

08 Jun 2017 | 6:52 PM

Paris, Jun 8 (UNI) Ace Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna clinched his maiden Grand Slam after winning the French Open mixed doubles final with his partner Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski here today at Roland Garros.

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Dabrowski scoops mixed for Canadian first

Dabrowski scoops mixed for Canadian first

08 Jun 2017 | 5:53 PM

PARIS, Jun 8 (Reuters) Gabriela Dabrowski today became the first Canadian woman to win a mixed doubles Grand Slam title, with victory at Roland Garros.

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French Open: Bopanna and Dabrowski clinch title

French Open: Bopanna and Dabrowski clinch title

08 Jun 2017 | 5:25 PM

Paris, Jun 8 (UNI) India's Rohan Bopanna has finally completed his dream of winning the Grand Slam.

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French federation president hits out at French men

French federation president hits out at French men

08 Jun 2017 | 4:18 PM

PARIS, Jun 8 (Reuters) French federation president Bernard Giudicelli has hit out at the country's male players after their disappointing run at Roland Garros, saying they lacked physical strength and grit.

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Need to learn from US Open defeat to Nishikori, says Murray

Need to learn from US Open defeat to Nishikori, says Murray

07 Jun 2017 | 1:02 PM

Undated, Jun 7 (REUTERS) World number one Andy Murray will carry the lesson of last year's US Open quarter-final defeat to Kei Nishikori into Wednesday's French Open last eight clash against the Japanese, the 28-year-old has said.

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Murray fells Del Potro in Paris

Murray fells Del Potro in Paris

03 Jun 2017 | 10:00 PM

By Ossian Shine PARIS, Jun 3 (REUTERS) Top seed Andy Murray eased into the last-16 of the French Open 7-6(8) 7-5 6-0 today, over a flagging Juan Martin Del Potro.

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Federer to make comeback in Stuttgart on June 14

Federer to make comeback in Stuttgart on June 14

03 Jun 2017 | 5:56 PM

Undated, Jun 3 (REUTERS) Switzerland's Roger Federer will return to action at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart on June 14, ending his 10-week break from the sport, the tournament's director said.

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Flawless Cilic cruises past Lopez into French Open last 16

Flawless Cilic cruises past Lopez into French Open last 16

03 Jun 2017 | 5:51 PM

* Croatian has yet to drop a set in tournament * Cilic equals his best performance at French Open

PARIS, Jun 3 (REUTERS) Seventh seed Marin Cilic established himself as a contender for the French Open title after sweeping past Feliciano Lopez 6-1 6-3 6-3 today to reach the last 16 without dropping a set.

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Inspirational Djokovic key to my tennis return - Agassi

Inspirational Djokovic key to my tennis return - Agassi

03 Jun 2017 | 4:48 PM

PARIS, Jun 3 (REUTERS) Andre Agassi would not have come back to tennis if it weren't for Novak Djokovic, a player he believes still has many other grand slam titles to win, the American said.

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Raonic through to last 16 after Garcia-Lopez retires

Raonic through to last 16 after Garcia-Lopez retires

02 Jun 2017 | 5:12 PM

PARIS, Jun 2 (Reuters) Fifth seed Milos Raonic reached the French Open last 16 after Spanish veteran Guillermo Garcia-Lopez retired at the start of the second set today.

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Surprise package Zhang aims to go one better against Kuznetsova

Surprise package Zhang aims to go one better against Kuznetsova

02 Jun 2017 | 3:29 PM

PARIS, Jun 2 (Reuters) Having already set a French Open personal best, Shuai Zhang hopes to go one better on Friday against eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova.

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Muguruza, Mladenovic looking to set up Paris date

Muguruza, Mladenovic looking to set up Paris date

02 Jun 2017 | 2:38 PM

PARIS, Jun 2 (REUTERS) Home favourite Kristina Mladenovic and defending French Open champion Garbine Muguruza will generate a sense of excitement in the women's draw at Roland Garros today when they take to the court for their respective third round matches.

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Nishikori stays under the radar for clash with France's Chardy

Nishikori stays under the radar for clash with France's Chardy

01 Jun 2017 | 4:02 PM

Paris, Jun 1 (Reuters) Japan's Kei Nishikori renews acquaintance with one of the French Open's outside courts today when he takes on local hope Jeremy Chardy in a second-round match.

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