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Federer to miss Olympics and rest of season with knee problem


Roger Federer has pulled out of the Rio Olympics and will miss the rest of the season, including the U.S. Open, because he needs "more extensive rehabilitation" to prolong his career after knee surgery earlier this year.

Great haul of China not assured at Rio

MELBOURNE World badminton will hope a more open field and a European resurgence can inject more excitement at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and help banish memories of London's scandal-plagued tournament where China swept all titles.

Jul 26 2016

Tennis: Bryans eye golden Olympics swansong in Rio

LONDON When Mike Bryan's cellphone rang recently and the policeman on the other end of the line told him his home security alarm had gone off one thought flashed up in his head -- is my Olympic gold medal safe?

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open Jul 23 2016

Badminton: Nearly-man Lee to carry the burden for Malaysia again

MELBOURNE A nation's hopes of Olympic glory can be a burden for the toughest of athletes but few can know of the pressure that befalls badminton's world number one Lee Chong Wei.

Jul 23 2016

Cilic splits with coach Ivanisevic

Marin Cilic has split with coach Goran Ivanisevic after three years, the world number 12 has said.

Jul 22 2016

Federer to open 20th pro season at Hopman Cup

SYDNEY Roger Federer will kick off his 20th season as a professional at the Hopman Cup next year, returning to the international team tournament in Perth for the first time since he teamed up with his now wife Mirka in 2002.

Jul 20 2016

Federer, Nadal pull out of Toronto event

TORONTO Former champions Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal have pulled out of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, leaving the tournament without three of the world's top four players, Tennis Canada said on Tuesday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open Jul 19 2016

Masterful Murray delivers again for grateful nation

LONDON Cometh the hour, cometh the man -- Andy Murray proved himself the bastion of British tennis once again as he outclassed Canadian powerhouse Milos Raonic to claim a second Wimbledon title in masterful fashion on Sunday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open Jul 11 2016

Factbox: Fathers who have won grand slam titles

LONDON Following Andy Murray's triumph in the men's singles at Wimbledon on Sunday, this is a list of men who have won grand slam singles titles since 1980 after becoming fathers:

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open Jul 10 2016

Fatherhood breathes new life into Murray's career

LONDON Rather than being distracted by the sleepless nights or the regular nappy changing duties that have fallen his way, the arrival of baby daughter Sophia in February has breathed new life into Andy Murray's career.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open Jul 10 2016
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows in New York, in this August 31, 2008 file photo.  REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

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