Wimbledon 2011

Wimbledon 2011

Andy Murray back and 'over' Wimbledon

ANDY Murray returned to Scotland yesterday, just days after his Wimbledon disappointment, when he appeared at a local tennis court where his mother was giving tips to young players.

Martin Laird yearns for 'dream' win after Levet's home success

WITH the wedding preparations that hampered his US Open bid now out of the way, Martin Laird is totally focused on golf again and admits watching Frenchman Thomas Levet win his home Open has whetted his appetite to do likewise this week.

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Belgrade goes berserk as 100,000 salute Serbia's greatest ever sporting son

OVER 100,000 Serbian tennis fans gave Novak Djokovic a royal reception in central Belgrade last night after the 24-year-old arrived home to celebrate winning his first Wimbledon title.

Novak Djokovic's stunning rise to pinnacle is a source of inspiration for Andy Murray

ANDY Murray has taken heart from Novak Djokovic's Wimbledon triumph, believing it shows that competing with the top players in the world is possible. Djokovic lagged behind the top two of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for some time before this year, but has now surpassed both to take over as No 1 in the rankings.

Stuart Bathgate: Djokovic shows way ahead for Andy Murray

IT CAN be done. The two men who are often billed, rightly or wrongly, as the greatest players in the history of tennis can be outfought. Novak Djokovic proved that anew yesterday, and he has now done it consistently enough to be installed as world No 1.

Wimbledon 2011: George Morgan gives Britain solitary win

Bolton's George Morgan became the only Briton to walk away from Wimbledon with a winners' medal this year after he and partner Mate Pavic beat Richmond's Oliver Golding and Jiri Vesely in the boys' doubles final last night.

Novak Djokovic factfile

1987: Born 22 May in Belgrade.

Wimbledon 2011: Beaten to the men's title and knocked from his high tower, Rafael Nadal goes looking for answers

Rafael Nadal leaves the All England Club having lost two of the most prized possessions in tennis - the Wimbledon title and the No 1 ranking.

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic beats Rafa Nadal to win first Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic crowned his rise to number one in the world in perfect fashion with a dramatic 6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3 victory over Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon final.

Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic ascends to throne with indomitable display

NOVAK Djokovic is the undisputed king of tennis this morning after executing the toughest task in the sport - standing tall in the teeth of a hurricane to thwart a ferocious comeback from Rafael Nadal.

Wimbledon: I lost my fear to overcome mighty Rafael Nadal says Novak Djokovic

NOVAK Djokovic enjoyed what he said was "the best day of my tennis career" yesterday, when he beat Rafael Nadal in four sets to win the Wimbledon title for the first time. The Serb, whose record for the year is now a scarcely credible played 48, won 47, raced to a two-set lead against the champion, then had to arrest a slump before claiming the title with a 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 victory.

Wimbledon 2011: Champion finds her new-found status hard to take in despite dominant display

FIVE years ago, Petra Kvitova did not think she was good enough to be a professional tennis player.

Wimbledon 2011: Petra Kvitova takes spoils but game needs Sharapova star to shine

MARIA Sharapova is confident she is on her way back to her best, and there are a lot of people in women's tennis who are praying she is correct.

Wimbledon 2011: Bryan twins double up with victory

American twins Bob and Mike Bryan won the Wimbledon men's doubles title for the second time by beating Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Horia Tecau of Romania 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (2) yesterday.

Wimbledon: Petra Kvitova glad to add slam to czech list

FEW know Wimbledon like Martina Navratilova and anyone who had listened at the beginning of these Championships would have had some decent money on Petra Kvitova.

Wimbledon 2011: Andy Murray retains the will to fulfil his quest for glory

THE sentiment was genuine. The assessment fair. Rafael Nadal may have put paid to Andy Murray's dreams of a grand slam victory once again but that didn't mean the Spaniard doesn't think his friend will win one eventually.

Wimbledon 2011: Rafa Nadal won't play the numbers game as greatness beckons

PAINTING by numbers, it's not always easy to see the whole picture until the last link is made. But hazarding a guess at how it will look is simple. The tennis numbers, as they stand, portray Roger Federer as the best of all time, but there are many who believe that, come the final strokes, his brilliance could be usurped by a swarthy Spaniard.

Wimbledon 2011: Kvitova lifts women's title

Petra Kvitova stunned Maria Sharapova to win the first grand slam title of her career at Wimbledon this afternoon.

Wimbledon 2011: Saville comeback sees Liam Broady's bid for glory fail at final hurdle

Liam Broady's attempt to become the first British Wimbledon boys' singles champion in 49 years saw him slip to a three-set defeat to Australian Luke Saville in yesterday's final.

Wimbledon 2011: Novak Djokovic set to prove his point

IT may not have been the final that the British public wanted but it is a mouth-watering proposition. Effectively two world No.1s battling for a title both value above all others. Rafael Nadal has already experienced triumph at the oldest and most treasured grand slam in the tennis world, but for Novak Djokovic it is something he is still moving towards.

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