Djokovic completes comeback with businesslike championship performance

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Novak Djokovic’s routine, straight-sets win over Kevin Anderson in Sunday’s final is not the match his 2018 Wimbledon will ultimately be remembered for. His five-set semifinal tussle against Rafa Nadal will be the match that lives on in hearts and minds, while the ensuing anticlimax against Anderson becomes a footnote – much like More...

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By sportsnews On Sunday, July 15th, 2018
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Peak Djokovic returns just in time to rekindle legendary rivalry with Nadal

There’s an indelible scene that Andre Agassi describes in his autobiography, Open, in which a 36-year-old Agassi, after winning what would prove to be the penultimate match of his pro tennis career – More...

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By sportsnews On Saturday, July 14th, 2018
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Kerber writes unexpected ending to Serena's storybook Wimbledon run

Having marched to the Wimbledon final in just her fourth tournament back from a yearlong maternity leave, 10 months after giving birth and then dealing with the complications of her delivery and recovering from More...

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By sportsnews On Friday, July 13th, 2018
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Wimbledon final preview: Serena and Angie, again

After a volatile first week that saw nine of the top 10 seeds fall, the back half of the Wimbledon women’s draw has played out more or less as expected, with the only two Grand Slam champions to reach More...

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By sportsnews On Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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Why the 52nd edition of Nadal-Djokovic could be an all-timer

Dreams of a 2008 redux at Wimbledon may have been quashed, but don’t let that kill your appetite for golden-age tennis nostalgia. No, we won’t get a Rafa Nadal-Roger Federer final a decade after More...

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By sportsnews On Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
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As Anderson rises, Federer falls in all-too-human performance

Everything was going according to script for Roger Federer and Kevin Anderson in their Wimbledon quarterfinal on Wednesday. Federer won the first set in just 26 minutes while dropping just one point on his More...

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By sportsnews On Sunday, July 8th, 2018
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Who will emerge from the chaos of the women's Wimbledon draw?

Maybe we can hold off on scaling back to 16 seeds at Grand Slams, because it doesn’t seem like what’s missing from these tournaments is unpredictability and early-round drama. One week in, this year’s More...

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By sportsnews On Sunday, July 1st, 2018
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10 players not named Federer to watch at Wimbledon 2018

Wimbledon 2018 is set to begin, and only one thing seems clear: Roger Federer is the runaway men’s favorite. Outside of Federer, who’s chasing his ninth title at the All England Club, uncertainty More...

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By sportsnews On Sunday, June 10th, 2018
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With 11th French Open title, Nadal keeps making the impossible feel inevitable

Rafa Nadal’s French Open runs have begun to test the limits of language, among other things. How many different ways can you summarize Nadal’s enduring invincibility on Court Philippe Chatrier? How More...

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By sportsnews On Friday, June 8th, 2018
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Give Nadal a lifeline, and he'll destroy you with it

Rafael Nadal’s semifinal win over Juan Martin del Potro at the French Open on Friday was not surprising, but it was, in one specific way, instructive. For all Nadal’s advantages over Del Potro on More...

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