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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal rejoin ATP players’ council in surprise twist

• Chief executive Chris Kermode’s contract expires at end of year• Novak Djokovic rumoured to want Mark Leschly as replacementRoger Federer and Rafael Nadal have rejoined the ATP players’ council, an intriguing twist to the power struggle at the top of…

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‘Age is just a number’: Novak Djokovic says he can thrive for years to come | Kevin Mitchell

Sunday’s Wimbledon triumph means Djokovic has 16 majors, just four behind Federer, and overhauling the Swiss is not a subject he is shying away fromAny reasonable analysis of the 2019 Wimbledon men’s singles final – as opposed to the fan letters that d…

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Djokovic has time on his side as he eyes Federer’s grand slam haul

Wimbledon champion says Swiss rival is an inspiration and he hopes that he will still be competing at the age of 37At the end of this seesawing and tempestous epic, which was not only the longest final in Wimbledon history but perhaps its most dramatic…

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Wimbledon day 13: Djokovic beats Federer to win fifth title – video highlights

The 2019 edition of Wimbledon ended in a fifth – and second successive – title for Novak Djokovic, with the 32-year old winning 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 against Roger Federer in a gruelling four hours and 57 minutes. The world No 3, competing in his 1…

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Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in Wimbledon epic to win fifth title – video report

Novak Djokovic again proved the toughest of nuts for Roger Federer to crack as he repelled everything the Swiss could throw at him to claim his fifth Wimbledon title in the first All England Club final to be decided by a tiebreaker on Sunday. The defen…

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Novak Djokovic says self-belief was the key to his Wimbledon title

• Serb retained crown against Roger Federer in five hours• Swiss believes he will ‘move on’ from painful lossNovak Djokovic called his Wimbledon final victory over Roger Federer “the most mentally demanding match of his career” after finding a way to o…

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Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in epic match to win fifth Wimbledon title

• Djokovic wins 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3)• Reaction as Federer denied a ninth title by SerbIn a final as memorable for its longevity and unfathomable swings of fortune as the quality of shot-making by two of the finest grass-court players o…

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Novak Djokovic v Roger Federer: Wimbledon men’s singles final – live!

Wimbledon men’s singles final latest from Centre CourtHalep stuns Williams to win first Wimbledon titleAnd email Jacob or tweet him with your thoughts 1.08am BST Quote of the tournament: “If. If. If. Doesn’t exist” – Rafael Nadal, 4 July 2019. The Span…

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A duel with no secrets but does Roger Federer have greater shock potential? | Kevin Mitchell

The two great champions know each other’s game inside out and the Swiss is going to have to find something extra to halt Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon finalThere are no secrets between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, nothing new to learn after 47 m…

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Novak Djokovic overcomes plucky Bautista Agut to reach Wimbledon final

• Djokovic beats Spanish opponent 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2• Winner will face Nadal or Federer in Sunday’s finalDefending champion Novak Djokovic withstood a brave effort by Roberto Bautista Agut as he wore down the Spaniard 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the Wi…

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Wimbledon 2019: Djokovic v Bautista Agut, Nadal v Federer – live!

Game-by-game updates from the men’s semi-finals at SW19Federer needs a quick kill in entrancing duel with NadalEmail Katy here or tweet @KatyMurrells 1.02pm BST Ho hum. 1.00pm BST It’s one o’clock. No sign of Djokovic and Bautista Agut yet. Continue re…

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Wimbledon 2019: Bautista Agut’s recent wins over Djokovic offer semi-final hope

• No 23 seed is in his first grand slam semi-final on Friday• Djokovic’s coach plays down losses in Doha and MiamiIt is tempting to suggest that Roberto Bautista Agut’s best chance of stopping Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals at Wimbledon would be if …

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Roger Federer brings up Wimbledon century with Rafael Nadal next in line

• Four-set win over Kei Nishikori was his 100th at Wimbledon• Federer seeks 16th win over Nadal in 40 matches on FridayIf Roger Federer is to win Wimbledon for the ninth time he might have to reach deeper into his past than he did in beating Kei Nishik…

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Novak Djokovic crushes Goffin to make ninth Wimbledon semi-final

• Defending champion far too strong for Belgian opponent• Djokovic beats David Goffin convincingly 6-4, 6-0, 6-2Novak Djokovic won 10 games in a row in a quarter-final rout of David Goffin at Wimbledon. The defending champion was an early break down bu…

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Wimbledon 2019: Barty, Nadal, Gauff, Williams and more in action – live!

Updates from all the fourth-round action at SW19Over-30s dominate men’s last 16 at WimbledonThe reasons behind Coco Gauff’s stunning riseAnd you can email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 10.25am BST Hello. There’s Rafael Nadal against Joao Sousa, Roger …

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Jamie Murray blames ‘vendettas’ for resignation from ATP Player Council

• Elder Murray brother attacks ‘people out for their own gains’ • Andy’s Wimbledon opener with Serena Williams postponedJamie Murray said “vendettas” and “people out for their own gains” prompted him to resign from the ATP Player Council. Murray was on…

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Novak Djokovic passes Wimbledon test as Kevin Anderson crashes out

• Djokovic beats Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 7-5, 6-7, 6-1, 6-4• Anderson suffers 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 defeat to Guido PellaNovak Djokovic overcame the first significant test of the defence of his Wimbledon title with a hard-fought victory over Poland’s Hubert H…

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Novak Djokovic in the mood for defence of ‘sacred’ Wimbledon title

The Serb has faith in his grass game but has a likely final against Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal to contend withRafael Nadal sent a brief shiver through Wimbledon before it had even started when he took a tumble in practice, which is not unusual on fr…

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Wimbledon men’s and women’s form guide: the players to watch in SW19

Ashleigh Barty has risen to No 1 and has the tools for grass but the women’s field is as open as ever, while one of the usual suspects looks likely to win the men’s singlesAshleigh Barty The popular Australian has not rested on her laurels after her ma…

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Wimbledon’s nice psychopaths continue to scare off the next generation | Greg Wood

Few would bet against Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic or Rafa Nadal triumphing again this year as thirtysomethings march onThe three names at the top of the betting for the men’s singles at Wimbledon this year are so familiar that they can almost be take…