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    Remember his name - Holger Rune Thread

    Holger Rune has been awarded a wildcard into next week's Challenger tournament in Amersfoort in The Netherlands. The Dane will play home hope Gijs Brouwer in the first round, with the winner of that match to face the no. 11 seed, Daniel Masur of Germany.
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    The Official Teenage Tennis Talent Thread

    Carlos Gimeno Valero, a tall player with a slim build, was up a break in the first set and down a break in the second before beating Harold Mayot in straight sets to reach the boys' singles final at Wimbledon on Friday. The Spaniard has a very good forehand, which he hits deceptively easy and...
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    The Ruud Awakening!

    After a poor showing as top seed at this week's Challenger tournament in Braunschweig, where he lost in the quarter-finals to Thiago Monteiro, Casper Ruud has moved on to Bastad for next week's Swedish Open. The Norwegian has been seeded no. 7 in the singles event and in first-round action will...
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    Wimbledon 2019 SF: Roger Federer [2] vs Rafael Nadal [3]

    Interesting prediction... I myself voted for Federer in four sets!
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    I Stand By Roger: Flight of the Golden Eagle of Victory

    So, after today's four-set victory in the semi-finals at Wimbledon, Roger Federer extends his record among men to 12 singles finals reached. Only Martina Navratilova (also 12) has reached as many Wimbledon singles finals, and only Blanche Bingley Hillyard (13) has reached more, although the...
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    The Official Teenage Tennis Talent Thread

    Another Canadian teenager, Liam Draxl, has reached the quarter-finals of the boys' doubles event at this year's Wimbledon with the American Govind Nanda. An unseeded pair, on Friday they will take on the no. 2 seeds, Holger Rune and Shintaro Mochizuki, for a place in the last four.
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    Wimbledon 2019 SF: Roger Federer [2] vs Rafael Nadal [3]

    Before the Open Era began, Bill Tilden won his third and last singles title at Wimbledon in 1930 having won it for second time in 1921.
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    Wimbledon 2019 SF: Roger Federer [2] vs Rafael Nadal [3]

    Who is the last player to have won the men's singles title at Wimbledon after a nine-year gap?
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    I Stand By Roger: Flight of the Golden Eagle of Victory

    Congratulations to the great man on winning a record one hundredth men's singles match at Wimbledon earlier today. He has now also reached a record thirteenth men's singles semi-final at the same tournament.
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    Remember his name - Holger Rune Thread

    A major surprise earlier today at the third major of the year where top-seeded Holger Rune was beaten, 6-4, 7-5, by the unseeded English player Anton Matusevich in the last 16 of the boys' singles event at Wimbledon.
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    I Stand By Roger: Flight of the Golden Eagle of Victory

    Tomorrow (Wednesday) Roger Federer has the chance to create some more history at Wimbledon when he takes on Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals. Should Federer win that match, he will become the first male player in history to win one hundred singles matches at any of the four majors.
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    Remember his name - Holger Rune Thread

    An impressive start for Holger Rune in the boys' singles event at this year's Wimbledon where this week he has won his first two matches for the loss of just eight games to reach the last 16. The top-seeded Dane will next face the unseeded English player Anton Matusevich for a place in the...
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    The Ruud Awakening!

    A laborious win for Casper Ruud against Yannick Hanfmann earlier today in his first match at the Braunschweig challenger. The Norwegian was 3-5 down in the first set, but pulled back to 5-5, only to lose the set in the subsequent tiebreak. In the second set Ruud led 4-2, but had to serve to stay...
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    Come & Guide My Sleigh Tonight, Rudolf Molleker!

    A disappointing return to singles play for Rudolf Molleker earlier today at the Challenger tournament on what for him is home soil in Braunschweig. Having received a bye in the first round, Molleker, the no. 13 seed, faced his compatriot Johannes Härteis in what, on paper at least, looked like a...
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    The Ruud Awakening!

    From Wimbledon to next week's Challenger tournament in Braunschweig, Germany, where Casper Ruud is the top seed and therefore benefits from a first-round bye. His first opponent will be a German player, either Julian Lenz or the defending champion, Yannick Hanfmann.
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