Djokovic edges ahead of Nadal in semi-final thriller

By Martyn Herman LONDON, July 14 : Novak Djokovic clawed his way to a two sets to one lead over great rival Rafael Nadal under the Centre Court roof before their scintillating Wimbledon semi-final was paused with the contest balanced on a knife-edge on Friday. With the clock slipping past 11pm — the official curfew […]

Djokovic into Wimbledon semis like a man on a mission

By Alan Baldwin LONDON, July 11 : Three times Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic was a man on a mission after the former world number one beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals for the eighth time. “I feel like I’m peaking at the right moment,” declared the 12th […]

Del Potro scraps past Simon to set up Nadal clash

By Martyn Herman LONDON, July 10 : Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro returned to see off Frenchman Gilles Simon on Tuesday and reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the second time, but it was desperately hard work. The fifth seed had led by two sets on Monday but Simon grabbed the third set before fading light […]

Ostapenko blasts past Cibulkova to reach semis

By Pritha Sarkar LONDON, July 10 : Jelena Ostapenko became the first Latvian to reach the Wimbledon singles semi-finals after she subdued Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova 7-5 6-4 on Tuesday. After more than a week of sizzling 30 degrees Celsius temperatures, the players struggled to find their range on a chilly and blustery Court One, where […]

Wimbledon to remain soccer-free zone despite football fever gripping nation

By Pritha Sarkar LONDON, July 9 : Wimbledon officials are refusing to show any soccer on the All England Club’s big screen, despite football fever gripping the country as the national team bids to reach its first World Cup final since 1966. Gareth Southgate’s England have been roared on by fans up and down the […]

Cibulkova reaches last eight but wins few friends

By Martyn Herman LONDON, July 9 : – Dominika Cibulkova reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the third time but made few friends around Court 18 as she beat Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei in controversial circumstances on Monday. The Slovakian eventually won 6-4 6-1 but the match will be remembered for a ludicrous umpiring decision at a […]