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REFILE-WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Federer wins Murray dog fight, Nadal gets lucky

Jan 22nd 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Roger Federer's revival gathered pace as he edged Andy Murray in a late-night dog fight to set up a blockbuster Australian Open semi-final with world No.1 Rafa Nadal who earlier on Wednesday had rode his luck to beat Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.
    





UPDATE 2-Tennis-'Explosive' Federer books dream clash with Nadal

Jan 22nd 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Resurgent Roger Federer relished passing a stiff mental and physical test against a dogged Andy Murray to book his 11th successive Australian Open semi-final and a mouthwatering clash with great rival Rafa Nadal.
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian Open mixed doubles quarterfinals results

Jan 22nd 2014
Jan 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals matches on Wednesday Jarmila Gajdosova/Matthew Ebden (Australia) beat 2-Katarina Srebotnik/Rohan Bopanna (Slovenia/India) 7-5 6-3 Zheng Jie/Scott Lipsky (China/United States) beat 5-Anabel Medina Garrigues/Bruno Soares (Spain/Brazil) 3-6 6-4 10-7
    





Tennis-Lack of match practice led to Federer defeat, says Murray

Jan 22nd 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A frustrated Andy Murray blamed his lack of match practice following back surgery for his quarter-final defeat against Roger Federer at the Australian Open on Wednesday.
    

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian Open men's singles quarterfinals results

Jan 22nd 2014
Jan 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Singles Quarterfinals matches on Wednesday 6-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat 4-Andy Murray (Britain) 6-3 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3 1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat 22-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 3-6 7-6(3) 7-6(7) 6-2
    





PREVIEW-Tennis-Wawrinka ready to step out of Federer's shadow

Jan 22nd 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Stanislas Wawrinka has the opportunity to truly step out of Roger Federer's immense shadow if he can only overcome a stubborn Tomas Berdych in their Australian Open semi-final on Thursday.
    





Tennis-Emotional Dimitrov vows to come back stronger

Jan 22nd 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - An emotional Grigor Dimitrov vowed to come back stronger after failing to capitalise on his chances in a quarter-final defeat by top seed Rafa Nadal at the Australian Open on Wednesday.
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-"I got lucky", says Nadal after edging Dimitrov

Jan 22nd 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A battle-scarred Rafa Nadal admitted he got lucky as he moved into the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday with a 3-6 7-6 (3) 7-6 (7) 6-2 win over Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov.
    





Tennis-Australian Open order of play on Thursday

Jan 22nd 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourt at the Australian Open on Thursday (prefix denotes seeding):
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian Open men's doubles quarterfinals results

Jan 22nd 2014
Jan 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Men's Doubles Quarterfinals matches on Wednesday 14-Lukasz Kubot/Robert Lindstedt (Poland/Sweden) beat Max Mirnyi/Mikhail Youzhny (Belarus/Russia) 6-4 5-7 6-2 13-Michael Llodra/Nicolas Mahut (France) beat 5-Leander Paes/Radek Stepanek (India/Czech Republic) 6-2 7-6(4)
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian Open women's doubles semifinals results

Jan 22nd 2014
Jan 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Doubles Semifinals matches on Wednesday 1-Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci (Italy) beat 4-Kveta Peschke/Katarina Srebotnik (Czech Republic/Slovenia) 6-1 6-4 3-Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina (Russia) beat 8-Raquel Kops-Jones/Abigail Spears (U.S.) 7-5 3-6 6-3
    





UPDATE 2-Tennis-Radwanska ends Azarenka reign at Melbourne Park

Jan 22nd 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Silent assassin Agnieszka Radwanska toppled a shrieking Victoria Azarenka 6-1 5-7 6-0 on Wednesday to end the Belarusian's bid for a hat-trick of titles and reach her maiden Australian Open semi-final.
    

Tennis-Azarenka beats herself up to lose title defence

Jan 22nd 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - After two years in the spotlight as Australian Open champion, Victoria Azarenka was reduced to a spectator against Agnieszka Radwanska as she crashed out of the quarter-finals in a bout of self-flagellation on Wednesday.
    





Tennis-'Courtsiders' court controversy at Australian Open

Jan 22nd 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - It's the climax of a grand slam singles match and everyone in the crowd is on their feet clapping and cheering - with the exception of one man who remains firmly rooted to his chair.
    





Tennis-Biological passport to be fully effective by September-ITF

Jan 22nd 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The athlete biological passport will be fully effective at the elite level in tennis by September, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Wednesday.
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Experience helps Cibulkova into Melbourne semis

Jan 22nd 2014
* To meet Radwanska in semi-final (Adds details, quotes)
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Radwanska dumps champion Azarenka from Melbourne

Jan 22nd 2014
* Will face Cibulkova in last four (Adds details, quotes, byline)
    





UPDATE 1-Tennis-Australian Open women's singles quarterfinals results

Jan 22nd 2014
Jan 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Australian Open Women's Singles Quarterfinals matches on Wednesday 5-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat 2-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 6-1 5-7 6-0 20-Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) beat 11-Simona Halep (Romania) 6-3 6-0
    





Tennis-Radwanska knocks out defending Melbourne champion Azarenka

Jan 22nd 2014
MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka, champion for the last two years at Melbourne Park, was knocked out of the Australian Open quarter-finals by fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska on Wednesday.
    





ANALYSIS-Tennis-Djokovic defeat leaves spotlight on coach Becker

Jan 21st 2014
LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Television viewers are used to seeing a snappily-dressed Boris Becker offering his thoughts on the day's big matches from the safety of a comfortable sofa at Wimbledon.