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Why Wimbledon 2017 is Federer's sweetest win of all

Why Wimbledon 2017 is Federer's sweetest win of all

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Media playback is not supported on this device Once with Roger Federer at Wimbledon, it was all about certain perfection. You knew the end result and you knew the impossible shots and dreamy moves that would take him there.What has made this startling late renaissance - confirmed with his straight-set victory over a woebegone Marin Cilic - arguably sweeter still than even those glory days is the doubt. Doubt that he could ever be what he was. Doubt that five years without a Wimbledon title, having once held such dominance that he won five in a row, could be an interregnum rather than the end. Doubt that six months off after his semi-final defeat a year ago, by a man a decade younger, wasn't the thin end of retirement in disguise. ...
Doctor Who: New actor to be revealed after Wimbledon

Doctor Who: New actor to be revealed after Wimbledon

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThe identity of Doctor Who's 13th Time Lord will be revealed later, with speculation that it could - for the first time - be a woman.A trailer featuring the number 13 in different locations was aired during the tennis on BBC One on Friday.It finished with the caption: "Meet the 13th Doctor after the Wimbledon men's final, Sunday 16th July."The actor will succeed Peter Capaldi who took the role in 2013 and will leave in the 2017 Christmas special.Capaldi made the announcement about his decision to quit during an interview with BBC Radio 2 presenter Jo Whiley in January. The Glasgow-born star said: "I feel it's time to move on. I feel sad, I love Doctor Who, it is a fantastic programme to work on."A female first?Phoebe Waller-Bridge - the star of h...
Will 'competitive, fit and focused' Konta reach Wimbledon final?

Will 'competitive, fit and focused' Konta reach Wimbledon final?

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Wimbledon 2017 on the BBCVenue: All England Club Dates: 3-16 JulyLive: Coverage across BBC TV, BBC Radio and BBC Sport website with further coverage on Red Button, Connected TVs and app. Click for full times.Johanna Konta must overcome five-time champion Venus Williams if she is to become the first British woman to reach a Wimbledon singles final for 40 years.Sixth seed Konta, 26, takes on the 37-year-old American in Thursday's second Centre Court match at about 15:00 BST.It is the first time since Virginia Wade in 1977 that Britain has had a woman in the Wimbledon semi-finals.Spain's Garbine Muguruza plays Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in the first semi-final at 13:00.Konta's journey from quiet child to Grand Slam semi-finalWho is the real Johanna Konta?Injured Murray proud of runKonta...
Murray knocked out of Wimbledon quarter-finals in five sets by Querrey

Murray knocked out of Wimbledon quarter-finals in five sets by Querrey

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Media playback is not supported on this device Wimbledon 2017 on the BBCVenue: All England Club Dates: 3-16 JulyLive: Coverage across BBC TV, BBC Radio and BBC Sport website with further coverage on Red Button, Connected TVs and app. Click for full times.Defending champion Andy Murray appeared hampered by injury as he was knocked out of Wimbledon in the quarter-finals by Sam Querrey on Centre Court.Querrey, 29, won 3-6 6-4 6-7 (4-7) 6-1 6-1 to become the first American man to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since Andy Roddick at Wimbledon in 2009.Murray, 30, led by a set and a break but the Briton lost 12 of the last 14 games as he struggled physically.An injury to Novak Djokovic means Murray will remain as world number one.Second seed Djo...
Konta becomes first British women's Wimbledon semi-finalist for 39 years

Konta becomes first British women's Wimbledon semi-finalist for 39 years

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Media playback is not supported on this device Johanna Konta beat Romanian second seed Simona Halep in a thrilling match to become Britain's first women's Wimbledon semi-finalist since 1978.Sixth seed Konta, 26, fought back to win 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 and match Virginia Wade's feat of 39 years ago.With Wade watching from the Royal Box, Konta served superbly to win in two hours and 38 minutes and set up a semi-final against American Venus Williams."I've always believed in my own ability and I've always dreamt big," she said. "But I'm much more process orientated, so I don't give myself too much time to dream. I'm more focused on the work."Relive how Konta's quarter-final win as it happened'I'm tremendously proud to be part of a little ...