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Tennis-Feud over female Davis Cup captain damaging, Nadal says

Jun 27th 2015
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - The feud between the Spanish tennis federation and top players over Gala Leon's appointment as the nation's first female Davis Cup captain is damaging for the sport and could deter sponsors, Rafa Nadal said on Saturday.








Tennis-Murray hails Mauresmo after recent resurgence

Jun 27th 2015
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - A feminine touch has helped Andy Murray get back to his best and the Briton has hailed the supportive influence of coach Amelie Mauresmo in his recent resurgence.








Tennis-Serena under no pressure to complete Grand Slam

Jun 27th 2015
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Such has been Serena Williams's iron-fisted dominance of women's tennis that the American is one Wimbledon title away from achieving a 'Serena Slam' and halfway towards completing a rare calendar Grand Slam.








Tennis-Bencic downs Radwanska in Eastbourne to claim maiden title

Jun 27th 2015
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic beat Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of the Eastbourne grasscourt tournament on Saturday to claim her first WTA title and become the youngest player since 2008 to clinch a premier-level trophy.








Tennis-I've never felt better before Wimbledon, says Federer

Jun 27th 2015
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Roger Federer has not won a grand slam title since 2012, he is at that age when he keeps getting asked about his retirement plans, and he is about to bid farewell to another one of his contemporaries.








Tennis-Nottingham Open men's singles final result

Jun 27th 2015
June 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Nottingham Open Men's Singles Final on Saturday Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat 12-Sam Querrey (U.S.) 7-6(1) 7-6(6)








Tennis-Eastbourne International women's singles final result

Jun 27th 2015
June 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Eastbourne International Women's Singles Final on Saturday Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) beat 9-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 6-4 4-6 6-0








INTERVIEW-Tennis-Acrobatic Dimitrov hopes to turn Wimbledon upside down

Jun 27th 2015
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - With his knees looped over the yellow handrails of a moving London Underground train, Grigor Dimitrov raised some curious glances from fellow passengers as he hung upside down from the horizontal bars this week.








Tennis-Nishikori feels no pressure ahead of first major bid

Jun 27th 2015
LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori has shrugged off the pressure of being Japan's highest-seeded player at Wimbledon in the Open era and believes he is getting closer to the levels of the world's top players.






FEATURE-Tennis-Back to the future as moribund tactic is revived

Jun 26th 2015
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - The yellowing obituaries are looking premature as serve-and-volley tennis creeps, with a few tweaks, towards a renaissance of sorts.






Tennis-Former champion Radwanska reaches Eastbourne final

Jun 26th 2015
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Agnieszka Radwanska continued her pre-Wimbledon tune-up by reaching the final of Eastbourne grasscourt tournament with a 6-1 6-7(3) 6-2 win over America's Sloane Stephens on Friday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Eastbourne International women's singles semifinal results

Jun 26th 2015
June 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Eastbourne International Women's Singles Semifinal matches on Friday Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) beat 2-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 3-0 (Wozniacki retired) 9-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 6-1 6-7(3) 6-2






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nottingham Open men's singles semifinal results

Jun 26th 2015
June 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Nottingham Open Men's Singles Semifinal matches on Friday 12-Sam Querrey (U.S.) beat Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) 4-6 6-3 7-5 Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) 1-2 (Baghdatis retired)






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Tough first week in store for Djokovic

Jun 26th 2015
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Defending champion Novak Djokovic will have to hit the ground running at Wimbledon next week after being given a tricky route into the second week of the grasscourt grand slam.






FEATURE-Tennis-Switch off if you're in a rush, Wimbledon is here

Jun 26th 2015
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - A simple plaque next to Court 18 at Wimbledon records the 11 hours and five minutes it took American John Isner to beat Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in a three-day epic in 2010.






PREVIEW-Tennis-Williams must avoid drama to complete Serena Slam

Jun 26th 2015
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Twelve months on from making the most bizarre of exits from Wimbledon, drama queen Serena Williams will be back at the All England Club next week eager to complete the "Serena Slam".






PREVIEW-Tennis-Recharged Djokovic ready to switch back on

Jun 26th 2015
LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - Defending champion Novak Djokovic's preparations for Wimbledon have been laid back in the extreme.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Nottingham Open men's singles quarterfinal results

Jun 25th 2015
June 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Nottingham Open Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) beat Lu Yen-Hsun (Taiwan) 6-4 4-6 7-6(4) 12-Sam Querrey (U.S.) beat 2-Gilles Simon (France) 5-7 7-6(8) 6-4 Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat 4-Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) 6-3 6-7(8) 7-6(6) Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) beat Simone Bolelli (Italy) 6-4 6-4






Tennis-Former champion Wozniacki through to Eastbourne semis

Jun 25th 2015
LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Former champion Caroline Wozniacki reached the semi-finals of the Eastbourne grasscourt tournament with a 7-5 6-1 defeat of Germany's Andrea Petkovic on Thursday.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Eastbourne International women's singles quarterfinal results

Jun 25th 2015
June 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Eastbourne International Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday 2-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat 10-Andrea Petkovic (Germany) 7-5 6-1 Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) beat Johanna Konta (Britain) 2-6 6-0 6-3 Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat Daria Gavrilova (Russia) walkover 9-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) 6-2 6-2