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‘Stars align’ as Federer seeks to break Djokovic spell in Wimbledon final

Whoever emerges as champion on Sunday, it will yet again confirm the dominance of the 'Big Three' of Federer, Djokovic and Nadal

Federer, Nadal braced for Wimbledon epic

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal battle for a place in the Wimbledon final on Friday

Can Federer defy age at Wimbledon?

The 37-year-old is setting his sights on becoming the oldest man to win a Grand Slam singles title

Sharapova crashes at US Open to birthday girl Suarez Navarro

Maria Sharapova was trying to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2012

Djokovic aims to turn despair into triumph with fourth Wimbledon title

The 31-year-old former world number one won the last of his 12 majors at the 2016 French Open when he completed the career Grand Slam

Former champs Sharapova, Kvitova crash out, Nadal, Djokovic through

Sharapova, playing Wimbledon for the first time in three years, gave up the match on her 11th double fault

Wimbledon roof draws questions as rain soaks London

Wimbledon has been hit by heavy rain with fears growing that Centre Court's roof was turning the event into both an outdoor and indoor contest.

Nadal, Murray win as Aussies suffer Wimbledon slump

Rafael Nadal and British hope Andy Murray reached the Wimbledon second round but Australia's men fell to their country's worst performance since 1938.

Djokovic and Federer survive French Open

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer stayed on course for a sublime French Open semifinal showdown, but only after they survived fourth round scares.

Arsenal bids farewell to Henry with Euro loss

Arsenal have said a sad farewell to Thierry Henry after losing 4-0 to AC Milan in their Champions League clash, ending their European dreams.

Nadal lambastes organisers of ‘dangerous’ US Open

Rafael Nadal has lashed out at US Open organisers, saying they were putting players' safety at risk in an attempt to make up for lost time.

Nadal beats pal Nalbandian in US Open

Defending champion Rafael Nadal reached the US Open last 16 with a victory over gutsy close friend David Nalbandian.

Djokovic targets McEnroe’s record

Novak Djokovic is convinced that he can match John McEnroe's 1984 record of 82 wins against just three defeats.

Nadal: Every step you take, I’ll be watching you

Rafael Nadal insists Novak Djokovic cannot keep winning and he will be first in the queue ready to pounce when the Serb finally cracks.

Sharapova to meet Kvitova in Wimbledon women’s final

Maria Sharapova, the rejuvenated glamour girl of women's tennis, will take on low-key Czech Petra Kvitova in the Wimbledon title showdown on Saturday.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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