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Rio Olympics 2016: Andy Murray wins tennis gold for Great Britain

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Britain’s Andy Murray became the first tennis player to win two Olympic singles titles by beating Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in Rio. An emotional Murray, 29, secured a thrilling 7-5 4-6 6-2 7-5 victory to make it GB’s most successful day at an overseas Games with five gold medals. The see-saw match featured 14 breaks of serve in front ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Serena & Venus Williams lose in doubles

The Williams sisters entered Sunday's match with a 15-0 career record in the Olympics, having won gold in 2000, 2008 and 2012 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Serena and Venus Williams lost for the first time in an Olympics doubles match as their hopes of winning a fourth successive title were surprisingly ended in the first round at Rio 2016. The American top seeds lost 6-3 6-4 to Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova, who were only paired together at late notice. Strycova replaced Karolina Pliskova, ...

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Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic to win record fifth Queen’s title

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Britain’s Andy Murray dismantled Milos Raonic’s huge serve to become the first man to win the Queen’s Club title five times. Raonic led by a set and 3-0 before Murray became the first player this week to break the Canadian’s serve, doing so twice in succession. The top seed and defending champion went on to win 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-3. ...

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Nadal out of Wimbledon

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Rafael Nadal will miss this summer’s Wimbledon because of a wrist injury. The Spaniard had to withdraw from the French Open after sustaining the injury in a second-round match. A statement said Nadal’s left wrist will continue to be ‘immobilised’ for two weeks. “After that the player will start an anti inflammatory rehabilitation and physiotherapy based treatment once the cast is ...

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