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Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell

    Djokovic beats Federer in four sets to claim Wimbledon final
    Djokovic beats Federer in four sets to claim Wimbledon final
    Novak Djokovic dominated much of an intriguing final to win 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 and end Roger Federer’s dream of an eighth Wimbledon title....
    Bjorkman at one with the Scot
    Bjorkman at one with the Scot
    The only time Andy Murray and Jonas Björkman played each other the young Scot went into something of a meltdown before regathering his composure...
    Federer and Djokovic both ready to win Australian Open
    Federer and Djokovic both ready to win Australian Open
    As Swiss Family Federer – an entourage comprising a husband and wife, a nanny and two sets of twins – continues its globe-trotting journey...
    Less pressure points for the champion
    Less pressure points for the champion
    "Pressure," said Gianluca Vialli on the eve of England's World Cup campaign, "is a combination of expectations, scrutiny and consequences."
    Key ingredients of a 
Murray-Djokovic match
    Key ingredients of a Murray-Djokovic match
    Two on the spin in slam finals in New York and Wimbledon, with a semi-final scheduled on their return to Flushing Meadows this week.
    Nadal's humility triumphs in the face of defeat
    Nadal's humility triumphs in the face of defeat
    Few players handle defeat with the dignity or perspective Rafael Nadal brings to that morale-crushing experience. If there was triumph to be...
    No stopping serene Serena
    No stopping serene Serena
    Serena Williams leans forward and reveals, with a mischievous smile, that her favourite French movie is Mama, There’s a Man in Your...
    Pacquiao keen for revenge
    Pacquiao keen for revenge
     Even though devastatingly knocked out, and for Juan Manuel Márquez, who destroyed him in front of a disbelieving audience at the MGM...
    Tennis goes East
    Tennis goes East
    On his way home to Belgrade to "celebrate like a Serb" after winning Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic said his four wins this year over Rafael Nadal...
    Planets align for a Venus victory
    Planets align for a Venus victory
    Venus Williams does not "play the game" with the media -- or rather, does not play it the way the media would like. Asked how she might approach...
    The fall of Federer
    The fall of Federer
    Only Roger Federer and Tiger Woods, among great athletes of modern times, have had the aura to survive slumps and still be regarded as dangerous...
    Like Swiss chocolate on the grass court
    Like Swiss chocolate on the grass court
    f great memories sustain great players -- and the older they get, the truer that becomes -- Roger Federer is drawing on one of his most cherished...