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Author: Mike Donovan

Wimbledon Day 7 | Konta rolls on

One Jo emulated another at Wimbledon on Manic Monday when all singles survivors did battle. Jo Konta reckoned it “pretty special” in becoming the first Brit since Jo Durie to reach the quarter-finals of the women’s singles at Wimbledon when she overcame Caroline Garcia  7-6 4-6...

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Wimbledon Day 7 | Konta remains level-headed

Jo Konta will step on to No.1 Court at Wimbledon for a second successive match with a de-cluttered mind on ‘Magic’ Monday at 1pm. A mind devoid of the hopes and dreams she has of becoming the best player in the world. A mind minus any thoughts on the expectation of the nation and, come to that, the bookies who have installed her as favourite to become the first home winner of the ladies’ singles title in SW19 since Virginia...

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Wimbledon Day 6 | Jamie and Martina join forces

Doubles specialist Jamie Murray has joined brother Andy in criticising the courts at Wimbledon. Jamie, a former mixed doubles champion at the tournament, and ex-singles champion Martina Hingis, top-seeds, progressed to the last 16 of this year’s event with a 6-3 6-0 victory over British pair Neal Skupski and Anna...

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Wimbledon Day 5 | Murray refuses to give way

Where there is a will there is a way. And Andy Murray always seems to find it. Call it bloody-mindness, call it sheer cussedness,  the guy refuses to be beaten. That never-say-die spirit and bottle the size of a Jeroboam more than quality got him through to the second week of Wimbledon in his defence of the title. Like it got him through so many challenges. In Davis Cup, Olympic and Grand Slam...

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