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Ranting Latvian hits out at Djokovic, Federer, Murray and Nadal, then loses to in-form Monfils

Andy Murray sets up semi-final with David Ferrer

Andy Murray's autumn bandwagon showed no sign of slowing down yesterday as the 24-year-old Scot beat David Nalbandian 6-4, 7-5 to earn a meeting with David Ferrer in today's semi-finals of the Japan Open. Murray is on course for a showdown in tomorrow's final with Rafael Nadal, who is the only player to have got the better of him in his last 20 matches. Nadal, a 7-6, 6-3 winner over Santiago Giraldo, meets Mardy Fish in today's other semi-final.

British prospect thrilled to help with 'chilled' Federer's warm-up

It has been quite a two months for George Morgan. Six weeks ago, the 17-year-old from Bolton won the 18-and-under singles title at the Orange Bowl in Miami, the unofficial junior world championships. Last week, he was hitting here with Roger Federer and Andy Murray and yesterday won his first round match at the Australian Open junior tournament, beating Brazil's Thiago Moura Monteiro 7-6, 6-4.

Del Potro battles to stay in contention

Juan Martin Del Potro has struggled to live up to his status as US Open champion in the two months since he won his first Grand Slam title, but the Argentine showed at London's O2 Arena yesterday that he is determined not to let his year fizzle out.

Del Potro latest to fall in long season of attrition

Argentine joins casualty list after forfeiting Melzer match with recurrence of wrist injury

Roddick safely through at Wimbledon

Andy Roddick has advanced to the second round at Wimbledon by beating Jeremy Chardy of France 6-3, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3.

Murray seeded third for Wimbledon

Andy Murray has been seeded third for Wimbledon, which gets under way at the All England Club on Monday.

Marat Safin: Hothead who cooled down

Known more for his tantrums than titles, Marat Safin tells Paul Newman how he regrets those excesses

Safina needs final step to justify No 1 standing

Dinara Safina, who meets her fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova here in today's French Open final, has barely done justice to herself in her two previous appearances in a Grand Slam final. The world No 1 was outgunned by Ana Ivanovic here 12 months ago and was crushed in less than an hour by Serena Williams at this year's Australian Open.

Murray sizzles in the Paris sunshine

Scot's aggression and variety too much for Chela in first round of French Open

Ivanovic advances to 2nd round at French Open

Defending champion Ana Ivanovic struggled on the important points in her opening match at the French Open before beating Sara Errani of Italy 7-6 (3), 6-3 today to reach the second round.

Andy Murray storms through to third round in Madrid

Andy Murray progressed through to the third round of the Madrid Masters after Italian opponent Simone Bolelli was forced to retire injured midway through today's encounter.

Laura Robson: She will go to the Ball...

... and then it's back to school for Laura Robson, winner of the Wimbledon Girls' Singles. But how will she cope with the pressures of her new-found fame?

Robson's famous win ensures British success story

Laura Robson will go to the champions' ball tonight after her extraordinary victory in the girls' singles final here yesterday. The slipper just about fitted perfectly as she defeated her more experienced opponent, Noppawan Lertcheewakarn of Thailand 6-3 3-6 6-1.

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Dossier: British game must build on success

One of the world's greatest tennis coaches, Nick has guided many players to the top including Andre Agassi, Monica Seles, the Williams sisters and Maria Sharapova

Federer through in straight sets

World no 1 Roger Feder booked his place in the semi-finals with a straight sets win over Mario Ancic

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