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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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A golden sporting Sunday to make Britain appreciate its better self | Richard Williams

If you were at Lord’s, Wimbledon or Silverstone or just delirious in the back garden here was a day to rekindle the Olympic spirit of 2012 and forget the decision that has divided us sinceBread and circuses, eh? A full house of 140,000 at Silverstone, …

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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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Simona Halep sets sights on Olympics after fulfilling Wimbledon dream

The women’s champion aims to use her emphatic victory over Serena Williams as a springboard for further success, with 2020 Olympics in Tokyo a major goalShortly after her stunning victory over Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final on Saturday, Simona …

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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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Wimbledon day 12: Simona Halep beats Serena Williams to win Wimbledon title – video highlights

Simona Halep defeated Serena Williams in two straight sets to win her first Wimbledon title, while Colombia’s Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah beat French pair Nicolas Mahut and Édouard Roger-Vasselin in a five-set thriller to win the Wimbledon me…

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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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Simona Halep’s show of power and belief helps her realise Wimbledon dream | Sean Ingle

The Romanian’s work on her mentality as well as groundstrokes paid dividends as she dismantled Serena WilliamsIt took 56 minutes into the biggest match of Simona Halep’s career for her legs to go finally wobbly. But at that point her opponent, Serena W…

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Dylan Alcott wins at Wimbledon to secure fourth straight grand slam

• Australian beats Britain’s Andy Lapthorne 6-0, 6-2 in final• Alcott is Wimbledon’s first quad wheelchair singles championWhen Rod Laver won Wimbledon for the fourth and last time in 1969 it was the 11th time in 14 years that an Australian man had won…

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So, guys, you reckon you could take a point off Serena Williams? | Alex Clark

Men want to get in on everything. Then again, we all have our dreamsLet us for a minute extend the benefit of the doubt to the 12% of men who believe they could take a point from Serena Williams in a tennis match, no doubt further emboldened by her def…

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So, guys, you reckon you could take a point off Serena Williams? | Alex Clark

Men want to get in on everything. Then again, we all have our dreamsLet us for a minute extend the benefit of the doubt to the 12% of men who believe they could take a point from Serena Williams in a tennis match, no doubt further emboldened by her def…

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‘I had no time for emotions’: Halep on her fearless defeat of Williams

The Romanian took less than an hour to demolish the seven-times Wimbledon champion. But we shouldn’t write off Williams just yetLast month, Simona Halep was asked what she thought when the word “grass” came up. She replied: “Picnics.” Now the 27-year-o…

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‘I had no time for emotions’: Halep on her fearless defeat of Williams

The Romanian took less than an hour to demolish the seven-times Wimbledon champion. But we shouldn’t write off Williams just yetLast month, Simona Halep was asked what she thought when the word “grass” came up. She replied: “Picnics.” Now the 27-year-o…

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Serena Williams pays tribute to ‘little powerhouse’ Halep after final defeat

• ‘It was just her day’ says disappointed Williams • American admits her fitness has not been idealSerena Williams denied that nerves or the pressure of chasing down Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slams had anything to do with her stunning 6-2, 6-…

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Simona Halep stuns Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon title – video report

Simona Halep played a near-flawless final on Saturday to become the first Romanian to win a Wimbledon singles title. Her 6-2, 6-2 win wrecked Serena Williams’ latest bid for a record-equalling 24th grand slam title Continue reading….

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Simona Halep stuns Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon title

• Romanian storms to 6-2, 6-2 victory on Centre Court• Game-by-game report: how all of the action unfoldedSimona Halep played a near-flawless final on Saturday to become the first Romanian woman to win Wimbledon, simultaneously wrecking Serena Williams…