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Sharapova's out, most seeds have an easy day

maria_1.jpgIt was an easy outing at Wimbledon for all the seeds on Wednesday, all except Maria Sharapova that is, as the former champion fell in a tight three-setter to Argentine Gisela Dulko 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in the first match on center court.

Dulko started the match in supreme fashion, breaking 'Masha' in her opening service game and consolidating the break for an early 3-0 lead. An insurance break in the eighth game gave the 24-year old the cushion necessary to seal the first set.

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Wimbledon's Andys advance, Ivanovic too scrapes through

andy_murray5.jpgRoger Federer's dominant showing on the first day was a stern reminder to the players and fans alike that the five-time Wimbledon champion had his eyes set on the trophy he relinquished to Nadal in last year's epic final. With Nadal not taking part in this year's championships on account of a knee problem, Federer for sure must be licking his lips with his famed adversary nowhere in sight. However, Men's tennis is competitive, in fact ultra competitive, on the worst of days. And Federer knows that in Andy Roddick and British hope Andy Murray <

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Federer, Serena sail through on Opening Day of Wimbledon

roger_fed_1.jpgWimbledon kicked off on Monday amidst rising British expectations of Andy Murray breaking the long maintained jinx - the last British player to win the All England Open was Fred Perry in 1936. Murray though wasn't scheduled to play on Monday. The absence of World no.1 Rafael Nadal from the event (on account of a recurring knee problem) has catapulted no.2 seed and 5 time Wimbledon winner Roger Federer to the top of the billing.

After completing a historic Grand Slam at Roland Garros earlier this month, Federer is tipped by many pundits to be the man to beat. He took on Chinese Taipei's Yen-Hsun Lu in what was expected to be a walkover for arguably the greatest player of all time to

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Return of the King

wimb.jpgJuly 6th saw Nadal dethrone Roger Federer as the new Wimbledon Champ - the day will undoubtedly go down in history as Nadal's coming of age. But the world is truly more concerned about it's favourite tennis poster boy -has Federer lost his aura of invincibility? Has the power balance shifted in Nadal's favour? Will the world see a new No.1? Etc etc...

Such had been Federer's dominance in the Men's circuit since 2004 that few thought that he would ever be dethroned. But let's come to think of it, every champion has had his nemesis when at the top. Sampras had Agassi, Becker had Edberg (or vice versa), Lendl had Wilander, Borg had Mc Enroe & Connors.......and so on & so forth. But who was Federer's nemesis durin

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