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‘I wish this day would have never come’: Reaction to…

Following is a roundup of reaction to Roger Federer, a 20-times Grand Slam champion and former world number one, announcing his retirement from the sport at the age of 41 after the Laver Cup later this month: RAFA NADAL, 22-TIMES GRAND SLAM WINNER "I wish this day would have never…

Federer to call time on glittering career after next week’s…

Roger Federer, regarded by many as the greatest male player to wield a tennis racket and who took the sport to new levels during a career spanning more than two decades, will retire after next week's Laver Cup in London. The 41-year-old, who won 20 Grand Slam singles titles and…

Nearly 50% of UK women do no intense exercise: Survey

According to the NHS, vigorous exercise includes activities such as running, swimming, gymnastics, or an aerobics class. However, almost half of the women in the UK have done no vigorous exercise in the past year, a survey has suggested. Data from the healthcare charity Nuffield Health shows that the percentages…

Norrie last Briton standing at Wimbledon but eager to lead…

Cameron Norrie, the last Briton standing at Wimbledon, has urged the home fans to get behind him when he plays his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final, against Belgian David Goffin, on Court One on Tuesday. British hopes faded when Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray were knocked out in the second round…

It’s not easy to keep, my body, in optimal condition…

Brushing aside speculations about his retirement from the sport, the two-time champion, Andy Murray stated that if his body permits, he could make a return to the Wimbledon. Murray featured in the late match but was met by the ruthless power of John Isner, who served his way to a…

Nothing underhand about underarm serve, says Murray

Andy Murray has defended using an underarm serve in his Wimbledon opener on Monday, saying it was a legitimate way to make opponents think twice before standing too deep to return serve. The two-time Wimbledon champion used the shot in the third set of his victory over James Duckworth on…

Britain’s Norrie eases through after rain delay

Ninth seed Cameron Norrie made light work of Spain's Pablo Andujar to give Britain its first win at this year's Wimbledon, easing through 6-0 7-6(3) 6-3 on Monday. With the home spotlight very much on Centre Court where fellow Britons Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray were in action later, Norrie…

Berrettini, Cilic eye rare opportunity to make mark at Wimbledon

Only the brave would bet against Novak Djokovic retaining his Wimbledon title or Rafa Nadal keeping his calendar-year Grand Slam hopes alive, but the form and fitness of the duo offers others a rare opportunity at the grasscourt major this year. A stop-start year due to being unvaccinated against COVID-19…

Murray was ‘angry and upset’ upon learning his mother was…

British tennis player Andy Murray has said that he was 'angry and upset' upon learning last month that his mother was sexually assaulted in 2014, according to a report. Last month, Judy Murray, 62, in an interview said that a drunken man had put his hands down her trousers eight…

No ranking points on offer but Wimbledon no exhibition

Wimbledon starts on Monday without Russia's world number one Daniil Medvedev and Belarus's former top-ranked Victoria Azarenka but the grasscourt Grand Slam will hardly feel like an exhibition event despite no ranking points on offer. The 2022 edition of the world's most prestigious tennis tournament will be held without points…

British number one Norrie finding his feet on grass ahead…

Cameron Norrie says he is gaining confidence playing on grass because the surface suits his style of play and the British number one is hoping to reach the second week of his home slam at Wimbledon for the first time in his career. Norrie, 26, has won two titles this…

Murray into Stuttgart final after Kyrgios loses cool amid ‘racial…

FORMER world number one Andy Murray looked back to his best on grass as he beat Nick Kyrgios 7-6(5) 6-2 to move into the final of the Stuttgart Open on Saturday (11) after the Australian lost his cool in the second set and said he was racially abused by a…

Homes for Ukraine : Website to house refugees in UK…

A website for Britons interested in housing and sponsoring Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion went live on Monday (14) as the government steps up its efforts to deflect anger over its response to the refugee crisis. Prime minister Boris Johnson has sought to portray Britain as helping lead the global…

Elon Musk challenges Putin to fight, with Ukraine as the…

ELON MUSK, the world's richest man, on Monday (14) challenged Russian president Vladimir Putin to a fight, with nothing less than the fate of Ukraine, scene of Moscow's brutal invasion, at stake.The eccentric billionaire and founder of aerospace company SpaceX took to Twitter, where his messages are notoriously erratic, to…

Support for Ukrainian refugees underpinned by warming attitudes to immigration

The Ukraine war has seen a surge in pro-refugee public sentiment. British Future’s six-monthly tracker of migration attitudes, conducted by Ipsos, offers conclusive evidence that this is underpinned by a long-term softening of attitudes to immigration. Most striking of all is the shift in people’s views on overall numbers. In 2016,…

Heathrow says Ukraine, fuel prices ratchet up uncertainty

LONDON'S Heathrow said concerns from US travellers over the war in Europe, longer flight times to avoid closed airspace, and higher fuel prices had added to lingering worries about Covid-19, creating "huge uncertainty" over the recovery in flying.The UK's largest airport said it had not seen as many passengers return…

Ukraine aid: UK eases customs rules

BRITAIN said that it was easing customs processes for aid donations being exported to support those affected by the humanitarian crisis following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Local media have reported lorries full of charity donations bound for Ukraine and its neighbours being stuck at British ports because of complex post-Brexit…

Andy Murray to donate prize money to help Ukrainian children

FORMER world number one Andy Murray said he would donate his prize money won from tennis tournaments in 2022 towards aid efforts for children affected by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Two million people - mostly women and children - have now fled Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion…

Murray wins five-set epic on return to Australian Open

ANDY MURRAY battled to his first win at the Australian Open since 2017 with an epic five-set victory over 21st seed Nikoloz Basilashvili on Tuesday (18). The three-time Grand Slam champion, playing with a metal hip following career-saving surgery in 2019, wrestled with the Georgian for almost four hours before…

Djokovic case ‘really not good’ for sport, says Murray

ANDY MURRAY expressed concern for Novak Djokovic on Sunday (9), saying that other players were shocked and the circumstances surrounding the world number one's barred entry into Australia was "really not good for tennis". The Serb was hoping to win a record 21st Grand Slam at the Australian Open later…

Andy Murray handed wild card for Australian Open

FORMER men's tennis world number one Andy Murray has been handed a wild card invitation for the Australian Open, organisers announced on Thursday (23) praising him for his "fighting spirit". The 34-year-old is ranked a lowly 134 as he battles to recover consistently good form after persistent injury problems. However,…

Murray, Salisbury eliminated in Olympics doubles quarterfinals

ANDY MURRAY'S bid for a third Olympic gold medal ended Wednesday (28) as the former world number one and partner Joe Salisbury lost to Croatia's Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig in the quarterfinals of the men's doubles. The British pair led Cilic and Dodig by a set and a break…

Murray withdraws from singles at Olympics due to injury

BRITAIN'S Andy Murray has withdrawn from the men's singles competition ahead of his first round match at the Olympic Games due to a right quad strain, according to a statement from Tokyo 2020. He will continue to compete in the men’s doubles tournament with Joe Salisbury, Team GB said in…

Djokovic wins record-equalling 20th Grand Slam and sixth Wimbledon title

NOVAK DJOKOVIC won a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title and sixth Wimbledon on Sunday (11) with a four-set victory over battling Matteo Berrettini of Italy. The world number one triumphed 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to move level on 20 majors with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. His win also…

Djokovic into 50th Grand Slam quarterfinal

NOVAK DJOKOVIC reached his 50th Grand Slam quarterfinal on Monday (5) with a straight-sets victory over Chile's Cristian Garin at Wimbledon World number one Djokovic eased into the last-eight at the All England Club with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 win and will face either Hungary's Marton Fucsovics or Russian fifth…

Federer glides into last 16, Barty polishes up her act

ROGER FEDERER moved into the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for the 69th time on Saturday (3), overcoming a raucous home crowd and the last British man in the draw Cameron Norrie in an entertaining 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 win at Wimbledon. Federer kept his dream alive of…

Skipping Sikh invited to Royal Box at Wimbledon

A SIKH pensioner who was honoured by the Queen for motivating people to stay fit during the pandemic lockdown is seen chatting to the Duchess of Cambridge in the royal box at centre court in Wimbledon on Friday (2). Rajinder Singh or the 'Skipping Sikh', as he is popularly known,…

Shapovalov ends Murray’s run at Wimbledon

THIS time not even Centre Court's roof could rescue Andy Murray as the home favourite and two-time champion's dream of a deep Wimbledon run were crushed by Canada's Denis Shapovalov in the third round on Friday (2). Twice this week the 34-year-old Murray had rolled back the years with late-night…

Battling Murray reaches third round

ANDY MURRAY rolled back the years to stage a thrilling Wimbledon fightback on Wednesday (30) as defending champion Novak Djokovic played almost flawless tennis to reach the third round for the 15th time. Murray, the 2013 and 2016 champion, battled back to defeat German qualifier Oscar Otte 6-3, 4-6, 4-6,…

‘Heartbroken’ Serena quits Wimbledon in tears

SERENA WILLIAMS'S dream of winning an eighth Wimbledon singles title and equalling Margaret Court's Grand Slam record of 24 ended in tears on Tuesday (29) as further doubt was cast on her future in the sport. The 39-year-old was leading 3-1 in the first set of her first round match…

Murray survives scare in Wimbledon singles comeback

TWO-TIME champion Andy Murray survived a third-set scare to beat Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 on Monday (29) in his first singles match at Wimbledon for four years. Back on the hallowed Centre Court turf on which he became a British sporting icon, the 34-year-old delighted his fans…

Serena Williams joins Nadal in missing Tokyo Olympics

Serena Williams said Sunday that she will not compete at the Tokyo Olympics next month, joining fellow Grand Slam legend Rafael Nadal in withdrawing from the Games. The 39-year-old American revealed her decision at her pre-Wimbledon press conference. "I'm actually not on the Olympic list, so... Not that I'm aware…

Returning Murray savours practice with Federer

ANDY MURRAY has played Roger Federer 25 times in his glittering career including Grand Slam and Olympic finals, but he admits that getting to practice with the Swiss great ahead of this year's tournament felt extra special. British favourite Murray, Wimbledon champion in 2013 and 2016, has not played a…

Federer ‘pumped up’ as he targets ninth Wimbledon crown

ROGER FEDERER says he is "excited" and "pumped up" as he targets a ninth Wimbledon title - a far cry from the disgruntled figure who exited Halle in the second round earlier this month. The 39-year-old Swiss accepted the manner of his 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 defeat by Felix Auger-Aliassime both…

Djokovic ready to be first among equals at Wimbledon

NOVAK DJOKOVIC targets a record-equalling 20th major and sixth Wimbledon title from Monday (28) which will edge him tantalisingly closer to becoming only the third man in history to complete a calendar Grand Slam. The world number one has already won a ninth Australian Open and second French Open this…

List of Wimbledon men’s singles champions

List of men's singles champions at Wimbledon: 2019 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Roger Federer (Switzerland) 7-6(5) 1-6 7-6(4) 4-6 13-12(3) 2018 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 6-2 6-2 7-6(3) 2017 Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat Marin Cilic (Croatia) 6-3 6-1 6-4 2016 Andy Murray (Britain) beat Milos Raonic (Canada)…

Serena Williams keeps calm and carries on in pursuit of…

THERE were no intimidating roars of "c'mon", few fist pumps and the volume was turned down on the grunting that often accompanies her matches as Serena Williams marched into her 11th Wimbledon singles final on Thursday (11). Perhaps the imperious American did not need to amp it up against out-matched Czech…

Long road back to singles competition: Murray

FORMER world number one Andy Murray has said it could take up to a year for him to regain the strength in his hip needed for a return to singles action. The 32-year-old claimed the doubles title with Feliciano Lopez at Queen's Club on his return to competitive tennis late…

Serena powers past Strycova into Wimbledon final

MIXED doubles with Andy Murray was fun but Serena Williams got back to the serious business as she powered into her 11th Wimbledon final by overwhelming unseeded Czech Barbora Strycova in a brutal 6-1 6-2 victory on Centre Court on Thursday (11). Clobbering huge serves and forehands, the veteran American was…

Serena thrills as ‘Dream Team’ turn mean machine at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON'S Centre Court is the property of the All England Club, but on Tuesday (9) it belonged to Serena Williams. After reaching her 37th Grand Slam singles semi-final, the American returned with Britain's Andy Murray in a fist-pumping, high-fiving, forehand-slapping frenzy as the mixed doubles 'Dream Team' put on a show…

Best quotes and fact of the seventh day at Wimbledon

A SELECTION of some of the best quotes and facts from the seventh day at Wimbledon on Monday (8): Quotes "Today, it's disappointing right now. Give me an hour or so, we'll be all good. The sun's still going to come up tomorrow" - Ash Barty after losing her last-16…

Pella downs Raonic to reach first major quarter-final

GUIDO PELLA ensured there will be a South American presence in the men's Wimbledon quarter-finals after the Argentine survived a 3-6 4-6 6-3 7-6(3) 8-6 thriller in fading light against 2016 runner-up Milos Raonic on Monday (8). Pella's win over the Canadian took him to his first major quarter-final, where he will…

Pain-free Serena looks forward to Riske challenge

SERENA WILLIAMS reached her 14th Wimbledon quarter-final by overwhelming Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2 6-2 even though she was not at her magnificent best on Court One on Monday (8). The 37-year-old American, aiming for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, produced 19 unforced errors, including a bizarre mistake when she leaned…

Murray confident of return to top of men’s tennis

FORMER world number one Andy Murray has been buoyed by his return to tennis after career-saving hip surgery and is confident he can retake his place among the men's elite. The 32-year-old, who has been playing doubles since his return from hip resurfacing surgery in January, had said ahead of…

Murray makes winning doubles return as Brits march on

ANDY MURRAY thought his days of gracing Wimbledon showcourts were behind him after hip surgery but he returned to the All England Club in the men's doubles on Thursday (4) and eased into the second round with French partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Murray, who had a hip resurfacing operation in February,…

Andy Murray to pair up with Serena for mixed doubles…

BRITAIN'S Andy Murray ended days of speculation about who he will play mixed doubles with at Wimbledon after confirming he would partner Serena Williams at the grasscourt major. The three-time Grand Slam singles champion's management team confirmed the news on Tuesday (2). The Scot, who is playing doubles at the…

List of Wimbledon men’s singles champions from 1877

List of men's singles champions at Wimbledon: 2018 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 6-2 6-2 7-6(3) 2017 Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat Marin Cilic (Croatia) 6-3 6-1 6-4 2016 Andy Murray (Britain) beat Milos Raonic (Canada) 6-4 7-6(3) 7-6(2) 2015 Djokovic (Serbia) beat Federer (Switzerland) 7-6(1) 6-7(10) 6-4 6-3 2014 Djokovic…

Anderson makes quick work of dispatching Herbert

RETURNING to the lush grass courts of Wimbledon proved to be just the tonic Kevin Anderson needed on Monday (1) as the 2018 runner-up buried memories of an injury-hit year by easing into the second round with a 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over Pierre-Hugues Herbert. The South African, who had…

Konta, Edmund revive British spirits at Wimbledon

With Andy Murray pulling out of Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament, the two-time champion's shock absence has put the spotlight on his fellow Britons at the grass-court Grand Slam. Of the four Britons in action on Monday, only teenager Katie Swan emerged victorious with a shock success against world number…

Bhambri vows to defeat Grand Slam jinx after Wimbledon exit

India's Yuki Bhambri vowed to break his Grand Slam jinx after slipping to a fifth defeat in five matches at the majors at Wimbledon on Monday (2). The 25-year-old made his Wimbledon main draw bow after a career-long wait but despite a promising start he lost 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 to Italian qualifier Thomas…

Tales of the unexpected as Murray, Federer aim for final…

Roger Federer expected “to lose in the first week” of Wimbledon and Andy Murray expected to be heading for a final collision with his nemesis Novak Djokovic. It was just as well neither considered taking up a career in fortune telling as neither of those predictions came true—and the two…

Tennis-Equal prize money debate irks Serena

If Elena Vesnina was red faced after being on the receiving end of a 48-minute 6-2 6-0 semi-final mauling at the hands of Serena Williams—at least it wasn’t as bad as the 19-minute wipeout American Alice Marble inflicted in 1939. On that occasion, three-times Roland Garros champion Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling…

Can anyone stop the Djok?

SERBIAN STAR STARTS FAVOURITE FOR ANOTHER WIMBLEDON TITLE NOVAK DJOKOVIC’S vice-likegrip on grand slam silverware will be put to the test at Wimbledonthismonthbutsuchistheworldnumber one’s dominance few look capable of loosening it. The insatiable Serb’s stunning level of consist- ency has left his rivals running out of ideas at how to…

British-Indian professor knighted in New Year’s honours

Shankar Balasubramanian, an Indian-origin professor of chemistry and DNA expert at Cambridge University, has received a Knighthood along with Olympic stars Andy Murray and Mo Farah among others by Queen Elizabeth II for their contributions. Balasubramanian, 50, Herchel Smith Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at Cambridge University, has been recognised for…

Queen honours British Asians

Shankar Balasubramanian, a professor of chemistry and DNA expert at Cambridge University, has received a knighthood – the highest accolade from the Queen – in the New Year honours list. The 50-year-old, who was born in Chennai in India and brought to the UK by his parents a year later,…