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Raonic to open against Carreno Busta at Wimbledon, in same quarter as Djokovic

Canadians Milos Raonic, Eugenie Bouchard, and Vasek Pospisil learned their first-round opponents for Wimbledon on Friday, as the third Slam of the year conducted its official draw in London.

The highest-ranked Canadian, Raonic is seeded No. 6 and will take on Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta who is currently ranked world No. 45. It will be the first meeting between the two athletes. Raonic is in the same quarter as world No. 1 and current holder of all four major titles, Novak Djokovic. Prior to a meeting with Djokovic, he could face No. 27 seed Jack Sock in the third round and No. 11 David Goffin in the fourth round. A 2014 Wimbledon semifinalist, Raonic made the third round last year. He will commence his 2016 campaign on Monday.

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Rafael Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon

rafa_nadal2Former World No.1 Rafael Nadal will miss Wimbledon this year with a wrist injury. The Spaniard confirmed the news on his Facebook page on Thursday. He recently withdrew from the French Open with a wrist injury after the second round.

"Hi everybody. I’m sad to announce that after talking to my doctors, and receiving the results of my last medical revision, I won’t be able to play at Wimbledon this year," the 14-time Grand Slam winner said.

"As you can all imagine, it’s a very tough decision, but the injury I suffered at Roland Garros needs time to heal. Thank you all for your support, especially my fans. Your kind messages mean so much to me."

Paes - Hingis crush opponents in Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Final

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leander_paes.jpgThere was double delight for Martina Hingis at Wimbledon this year as the Swiss Miss followed up her stunning win in the Women's Doubles Final alongside Sania Mirza late last evening to make it two from two in finals this summer by teaming up with Indian veteran Leander Paes to win the Mixed Doubles title in a virtual no-contest.

Paes, all of 42 years, showed the cat-like agility of a teenager and the tactical nous of a man of his years to totally dominate the contest, hitting winners at will and conquering the net, leaving Martina with little to do as they crushed the 5th seeded team of Alexander Peya and Timea Babos 6-1, 6-1 in just 40 minutes.

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Djokovic denies Federer for the second straight year

There was a feeling of Deja Vu around Centre Court at Wimbledon as world no.1 Novak Djokovic denied Swiss legend Roger Federer's quest for an 8th Wimbledon title for the second consecutive year. Unfortunately for the thousands of Federer fans packed into Centre Court, the Swiss superstar was unable to replicate the level of tennis he displayed on Friday in the semi-final against Andy Murray - quite possibly it was Novak Djokovic's unerring accuracy and ability to chase down every ball that didn't allow him to - however, when the last shot was hit and it was all said and done, it was the 28 year old Serb who emerged victorious in four sets, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3.

The opening two sets were like war. Federer matched Djokovic shot for shot, and for a while appeared to be getting the better of the early exchanges. Federer broke Djokovic to take a 4-2 lead in the opening set, only to be broken right back. Having the advantage of serving ahead, Federer had set points on the Djokovic serve late in the set, but the world no.1 staved them off and forced the set into a tiebreak.

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Mirza - Hingis script incredible comeback victory in Wimbledon Final

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sania_mirzaIt was a day of three finals at Wimbledon, and the last of these proved to be the best of the lot as India's Sania Mirza and the original 'Swiss Miss' Martina Hingis produced an incredible fightback, clawing their way back from 2-5 down in the deciding set to beat the second seeded pairing of Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova 5-7, 7-6, 7-5 in a fantastic exhibition of doubles tennis.

The win for Hingis was her third Doubles triumph on the green grass of Wimbledon, coming an amazing 17 years after she last won this tournament whilst still very much in her teens. Now at 34, Hingis showed the calm and poise of true veteran as she guided Mirza to her first Wimbledon triumph and her maiden Women's Doubles title at a Grand Slam.

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Sensational Serena wins Sixth Wimbledon title

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World no.1 Serena Williams continued her complete dominance of women's tennis, winning her fourth Grand Slam title in a row at Wimbledon on Saturday afternoon to complete yet another 'Serena Slam' and stay on course for equalling Steffi Graf's legendary 'Calendar Slam' effort of 1988.

Williams, vying for her 21st Grand Slam title and her sixth Wimbledon crown, was up against a spirited challenger in 21 year old Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, 12 years her junior.

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Federer outclasses Murray, Djokovic awaits in Wimbledon Final

roger_federer3The final Friday of Wimbledon, reserved for the men's semi-finals rarely disappoints, and while neither of today's two semi-finals went beyond three sets, the quality of tennis on offer was quite exhilarating.

7-time Champion Roger Federer took a massive step towards rewriting the history books once more as he dismantled local hope Andy Murray in straight sets 7-5, 7-5, 6-4. Murray played well, Federer was just better. The 33 year old Swiss superstar produced an incredible exhibition of serving, conceding just a solitary break point all match, that too against one of the best returners of serve in the game.

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