Paul Newman

Paul Newman is Tennis Correspondent for The Independent.

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6ft 8in Kevin Anderson is the first South African to reach the fourth round since Wayne Ferreira 14 years ago

Wimbledon 2014: Andy Murray faces lofty challenge against 6ft 8in South African Kevin Anderson

Champion says he enjoys pressure as he prepares to cut down giant in fourth round

Wimbledon 2014: Rafael Nadal stumbles but clicks into good form as he defeats Mikhail Kukushkin to advance into last 16

The world No 1 has made a habit of losing the first set this week but once he had quelled the Kazakh’s opening flourish he coasted through

A dejected Li Na heads for a straight-sets defeat

Wimbledon 2014: Li Na pays the price for a lack of practice with exit to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova

The value of getting grass-court matches under your belt in the build-up to Wimbledon was underlined in decisive fashion here as Li Na, the world No 2, went out of the tournament in the third round. The 32-year-old Chinese had decided not to play any tournaments en route to the All England Club and her ring-rustiness showed as she was beaten 7-6, 7-6 by the Czech Republic’s Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

Andy Murray in action during his victory over Roberto Bautista

Wimbledon 2014: Andy Murray makes short work of Spaniard Roberto Bautista

Champion in explosive form to brush aside world No 23 in straight sets and set up meeting with 6ft 8in Anderson

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Wimbledon 2014: Heather Watson goes on the attack to show she knows way forward despite defeat by classy Angelique Kerber

The Brit was unable to avoid exiting the tournament in the second round

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Wimbledon 2014: Ana Ivanovic continues to show strong form on grass

Serb in 6-4, 6-0 victory over China’s Zheng Jie

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Wimbledon 2014: Feeble David Ferrer's unexpected fall is more than handy for Andy Murray

Twelve months after the men's draw opened up for Andy Murray en route to his historic Wimbledon triumph, the next highest-ranked player in the Scot's quarter of the draw was knocked out here.

Wimbledon 2014 - Andy Murray comment: Every bit of the defending champion's game looked in good shape against Blaz Rola

Murray charged to an emphatic 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 triumph in the second round

Andy Murray celebrates his second-round success over Blaz Rola

Wimbledon 2014: Andy Murray powers to 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 victory over Blaz Rola

The defending champion eased into the third round where he will face Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut

Amélie Mauresmo watches Andy Murray practise at Wimbledon

Wimbledon 2014: Champion Andy Murray confident of rocking on against rookie Blaz Rola

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