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Djokovic Edges Federer in Nail-Biter

Final goes to 5 sets as Novak denies Roger's bid for 8th victory

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic edged Roger Federer in five sets to win the men's Wimbledon final today, reports the New York Times , denying Federer his eighth title even as the Serb claimed his second. Tearfully quipping, "thank you for letting me win today," Djokovic clasped the trophy he claimed... More »

Shirtless Protesters Storm French Open

Flare-wielding protesters demand Francois Hollande quit

(Newser) - It was just another boring French Open final, with Rafael Nadal soundly thumping David Ferrer—until a masked, half-naked flare-wielding protester hopped onto the tennis court, reports the AP . Security personnel quickly subdued the man, but other protesters climbed atop an adjacent court with flares and a sign demanding the... More »

Andy Roddick's Career Ends With Loss

He gets defeated in the fourth round of US Open

(Newser) - The man who could be the best US men's tennis player of his generation is now retired: Andy Roddick lost in the fourth round of the US Open today against Argentina's Juan Martin del Porto, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4, reports AP . "For the first time... More »

Nadal Backs Out of Olympics

Knee tendonitis will sideline tennis great

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal was supposed to carry Spain's flag at next week's opening ceremonies for the London Olympics. Now, he won't even be there. The 2008 gold medalist today announced that he is sidelining himself because of tendonitis in his knee, Reuters reports. "I am not in... More »

Tennis Player Freaks, Kicks Line Judge

David Nalbandian booted after making judge bleed

(Newser) - David Nalbandian was having a rough day on the court, so what's a poor professional tennis player to do but ... maybe kick an old man? That's pretty much what went down at London's Aegon Championship final today, with the Argentine kicking an advertising board into the line... More »

Nadal Collapses With Cramp

Room cleared, trainer helps tennis star

(Newser) - Tennis No. 2 Rafael Nadal collapsed from cramps yesterday, not on the tennis court but during a press conference, reports the Independent . Sitting in a chair two hours after winning his third-round match in the US Open, Nadal suddenly started grimacing, then slipped to the ground. The room was cleared,... More »

At US Open, US Dwindles

Down to three at own championship as Spain surges

(Newser) - With the Spanish conquering the US Open with five winners advancing yesterday, the waning American contingent is down to three at its own championship, reports the AP. And with two-time champ Venus Williams playing at the ripe old age of 30, and men's longshots Mardy Fish and Sam Querrey seeded... More »

Tennis Match Now Longest in History

Isner, Mahut suspended (again) after 10 hours

(Newser) - Safe to say John Isner of the US and Nicolas Mahut of France are evenly matched at Wimbledon. They are in the midst of what is already the longest recorded tennis match in history, reports the New York Times . They've played 10-plus hours and are in the deciding fifth set—... More »

In Memoir, Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth

In Open , due Nov. 9, tennis star says he lied to avoid punishment

(Newser) - In a forthcoming memoir, tennis star Andre Agassi admits that he used crystal meth during his career, and even lied about it to avoid penalty for a positive drug test. “I can’t speak to addiction, but a lot of people would say that if you’re using anything... More »

Oudin Storms Into Quarters

(Newser) - American teenager Melanie Oudin continued her rampage through the US Open this afternoon, again dropping the first set en route to upsetting a seeded Russian in a 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 victory over No. 13 Nadia Petrova. The 70th-ranked 17-year-old, buoyed by the crowd's vocal support, demonstrated laser-like focus until... More »

Federer Nets Historic 15th Slam

Epic match ends in a record 16-14 final set

(Newser) - Roger Federer claimed his 15th Grand Slam by outlasting Andy Roddick in a grueling five sets at Wimbledon. The 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14 match easily smashed the record for longest set, as neither man could break the other, USA Today reports. Federer set the new mark for titles as... More »

No. 24 Seed Haas Cracks Wimbledon Semifinals

(Newser) - Tommy Haas continued his surprising Wimbledon run today, with the 24th-seeded German upsetting fourth seed Novak Djokovic, ESPN reports. Haas beat Djokovic 7-5, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3 to advance to a meeting with five-time champ Roger Federer, a winner over Ivo Karlovic. British favorite Andy Murray is in the other... More »

Federer Wins 1st French Open

Swiss star's victory gives him elusive career Grand Slam

(Newser) - The fans at Roland Garros got what they were cheering for today: not a nail-bitingly close French Open finals match, but a definitive win by Roger Federer. After years of falling just short on clay, Federer finally can claim a career Grand Slam with his 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4... More »

Federer, Galpal Tie Knot

Tennis star and longtime girlfriend tie the knot on 'joyous' spring day

(Newser) - Roger Federer is now playing only doubles in his off-court life: The tennis ace and former WTA player Miroslava Vavrinec were married yesterday, People reports. The couple, who met at the 2000 Olympics, are expecting a baby this summer. After what he called "an incredibly joyous occasion," the... More »

Roddick Moves to Semis as Djokovic Quits

Australian Open's defending champion throws in the towel

(Newser) - Andy Roddick moved to the semifinals of the Australian Open after opponent Novak Djokovic quit in the middle of the fourth set. After taking the first set in a tiebreaker, the defending champion lost the next two to Roddick before calling a doctor and retiring the match at 6-7, 6-4,... More »

Davydenko Didn't Fix Matches, ATP Probe Finds

Tennis body finds no evidence Russian threw '07 contest for gambling profit

(Newser) - Nikolay Davydenko had nothing to do with any match-fixing, tennis authorities announced today after a lengthy investigation. Davydenko, 27, had been under suspicion after abnormally high betting on a 2007 match from which he withdrew citing injury, the BBC reports. Almost $7 million was placed on Davydenko’s opponent on... More »

Federer, Safin, Nadal Reach Wimbledon Semifinals

Dark halts last match to fill men's final four

(Newser) - Five-time champion Roger Federer outclassed Mario Ancic—the last man to beat him at Wimbledon—in straight sets today to reach the semifinals and extend his grass-court winning streak to 64 matches on the first day of significant rain delays at the All England Club. In the bottom half of... More »

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