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Federer withdraws from Rogers Cup in bid to manage workload

Roger Federer withdraws from next month’s Rogers Cup in Toronto as part of his strategy to prolong his career.

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Britain’s Andy Lapthorne loses in British Open final

Britain’s Andy Lapthorne loses in the quad singles final at the British Wheelchair Tennis Open in Nottingham.

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Lapthorne reaches British Open quad singles final

Britain’s Andy Lapthorne reaches the quad singles final for the fourth time in the last five years at the British Open.

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Wheelchair tennis: Watch ‘extraordinary’ 38-shot rally at British Open

Watch this “extraordinary” rally in the wheelchair doubles semi-final match between GB pair Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewitt and Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda at the British Open.

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Novak Djokovic: Wimbledon champion had ‘mental hurdles’ to overcome

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic says he had “mental hurdles” to overcome as he fought back from two years of injury problems.

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Ronaldo and Serena defy the race against time for elite athletes | Paul MacInnes

Athletes confront middle age sooner than mere mortals and beating the clock is tougher each yearBeing an athlete must give you a messed-up perspective on mortality. On the one hand you are the very model of physical perfection, able to run faster, jump…

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BBC coverage: British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships on the BBC

Follow BBC Sport’s live coverage of the 2018 British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships in Nottingham.

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Rejuvenated Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic looks to New York | Kevin Mitchell

The Serb has been happier with the state of his game – and his mind – since reuniting with his former coach Marian VajdaIf anyone doubted that elite tennis players – like champions in any sport – reside on a different planet, they had only to follow th…

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Wimbledon vs The World Cup: The style verdict

Two of the summer’s biggest sporting events wrapped this weekend. From Jordan Pickford channelling the Queen to Floella Benjamin’s blue shades, who brought it home in the style stakes? Continue reading…

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Andy Murray drops to world number 839 in latest tennis rankings

Andy Murray is now the British number 23 after falling to 839 in the world in the latest tennis world rankings.

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Wimbledon 2018: Lookalikes, champions’ delight & best Wimbledon funnies

Watch the weird and wonderful moments from this year’s Wimbledon, featuring a Johnny Deep lookalike, celebrities galore and a masterclass from Novak Djokovic.

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Williams returns to world’s top 30 after run to Wimbledon final

Serena Williams is back in the world’s top 30 after reaching the Wimbledon final in only her fourth tournament back since giving birth.

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Novak Djokovic beats Kevin Anderson in Wimbledon final – video highlights

It took Novak Djokovic five minutes to break Kevin Anderson’s serve, but he could not break his admirable spirit over two hours and 19 minutes in a Wimbledon final memorable for the South African’s dogged but doomed fightback. Anderson w…

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Djokovic ‘can dominate Federer & Nadal again’

Boris Becker, Tim Henman and Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou assess whether Novak Djokovic can challenge to be best male player of all time.

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Jamie Murray and Victoria Azarenka miss out in mixed doubles final

• Austrian Alexander Peya and Nicole Melichar of US take title• Murray and Azarenka may reunite to play in the US OpenIt was not quite the ending Jamie Murray and Victoria Azarenka wanted but they enjoyed their run to the final of the mixed doubles so …

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Novak Djokovic’s son inspires revival at Wimbledon after wilderness years | Sean Ingle

Singles champion fulfils boyhood dream, this time in front of his own child, as he wins his first grand slam in three yearsWhen Novak Djokovic was a young boy in Serbia he spent hours smacking tennis balls against a dilapidated wall until they became b…

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