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Kyrgios wore a red cap to Wimbledon.  Here's why that's controversial.

Kyrgios wore a red cap to Wimbledon. Here’s why that’s controversial.

Throughout Sunday’s three-hour Wimbledon final, Nick Kyrgios was on his best behavior – at least when it came to the tennis tournament’s notoriously strict dress code. Then it came time to accept his trophy. For that occasion, which took place minutes after the Australian lost in four sets to defending champion Novak Djokovic, Kyrgios swapped …

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ATP rankings: Federer unranked for 1st time in 25 years;  Djokovic is the No.  7

ATP rankings: Federer unranked for 1st time in 25 years; Djokovic is the No. 7

Roger Federer dropped out of the ATP rankings entirely for the first time in a quarter-century on Monday, while Novak Djokovic slid four spots to Well 7 a day after winning Wimbledon for the seventh time. Federer had appeared in the singles rankings every week since he made his debut at age 16 in September …

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'I think Rafael Nadal made it clear', says top analyst

‘I think Rafael Nadal made it clear’, says top analyst

Nine-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova said she was “very disappointed” to see Rafael Nadal withdraw from Wimbledon. On Wednesday, Nadal requested a medical timeout for an abdominal injury, but was able to continue and finish his match against Taylor Fritz. After beating Fritz in five sets, Nadal admitted that he might be forced to withdraw …

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Pablo Carreno Busta Holds Off Stan Wawrinka At Nordea Open In Bastad |  ATP Tour

Pablo Carreno Busta Holds Off Stan Wawrinka At Nordea Open In Bastad | ATP Tour

Pablo Carreno Busta could not have asked for a much tougher first-round draw at the Nordea Open in Bastad on Monday, but the Spaniard found an impressive level to overcome 16-time tour-level titlist Stan Wawrinka at the ATP 250 event. The fifth-seeded Carreno Busta claimed a break in each set to prevail 7-5, 6-4 in …

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'If he goes well, Rafael Nadal wins...', says expert

‘If he goes well, Rafael Nadal wins…’, says the expert

The hope of seeing Rafael Nadal on court in the semi-finals was already quite dim, but now the official announcement has arrived: the Spaniard is withdrawing from Wimbledon. Following a stoic comeback against Fritz in the quarterfinals, in which the Mallorcan endured abdominal pain and ended the match as the winner, the 22-time Grand Slam …

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Ash Barty: ‘I didn’t watch this year’s Wimbledon finals. I’ve hit enough tennis balls in my life’ | Ash Barty

AND a few hours after Elena Rybakina lifted the famous Wimbledon trophy on Center Court, an intriguing wager was placed at another cathedral of British sport, 500 miles away. It involved two greats in their respective fields, Kevin Pietersen and Ash Barty, and a friendly disagreement over whether the former world No 1 might yet …

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'Rafael Nadal hoped that the scans weren’t...', says former ATP ace

‘Rafael Nadal hoped that the scans weren’t…’, says former ATP ace

Nick Kyrgios has always been considered one of the most talented tennis players on the circuit. However, the 27-year-old Australian has never been able to get the most out of his talent, often conditioned by a personality. Nick has alternated great victories (he is one of the few who have won all the Big Three) …

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What Okutoyi's win means for aspiring athletes in Kenya

What Okutoyi’s win means for aspiring athletes in Kenya

Growing up in the Republic of Kenya, Angella Okutoyi — like so many young tennis players around the world — dreamed of being Serena Williams. And now, through a miracle of time and space, unnatural perseverance and good fortune, those athletes in Kenya dream of being Angella Okutoyi. Wimbledon will be remembered as a fortnight …

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Scouting Report: Ruud Returns To Bastad, Felix & Murray Headline Newport |  ATP Tour

Scouting Report: Ruud Returns To Bastad, Felix & Murray Headline Newport | ATP Tour

The action will take place on two continents and on two different surfaces this week on the ATP Tour, with established stars competing on clay at the Nordea Open in Bastad, Sweden, and on grass at the Infosys Hall of Fame Open in Newport, Rhode Island , United States. Casper Ruud headlines the field in …

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