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Tennis: Sampras era sealed in rare style

The brilliant Pete Sampras won his fourth ATP Tour Championship yesterday with an overwhelming victory against Yevgeny Kafelnikov.

Tennis: Henman makes the most of a very late call

A bizarre week for British tennis came to a head last night when colleagues of various nationalities smiled benignly and sarcastically offered congratulations, "for finally having an Englishman at the world championship".

Tennis: Rusedski's request made redundant by injury

Greg Rusedski's ATP Tour World Championship campaign ended prematurely yesterday when a hamstring injury prevented the British No 1 from playing his concluding round-robin match against Spain's Carlos Moya. As John Roberts in Hannover, explains, one naggi

Tennis: Rusedski suffers as Sampras makes all the right moves

Greg Rusedski's adventure as Britain's first representative among the world's elite at the ATP Tour Championship began to fade after yesterday's round-robin defeat by Pete Sampras. John Roberts, in Hannover, explains why it was no time for the British No 1 to wake up with a twinge in his thigh.

Tennis: Rusedski stutters on return of Rafter jinx

Greg Rusedski made a disappointing start to the ATP Tour World Championship yesterday, losing in three sets to Australia's Patrick Rafter. Pete Sampras, the world No 1, also lost in three sets, to Spain's Carlos Moya. But the Briton's challenge is not over yet, as John Roberts explains from Hannover.

Tennis: Sampras gains from pain

Pete Sampras's victory in Paris yesterday means the American is close to equalling a feat set by the Jimmy Connors nearly 20 years ago.

Tennis: Pickard teaching Rusedski to convert his chances

Tony Pickard is back on the tennis circuit as coach to Greg Rusedski. He believes the British No 1 has left Tim Henman behind and is ready for another push towards the very top.

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Tennis: Grand Slam Cup - Rusedski unleashes biggest serve to quell Kafelnikov

Britain's Greg Rusedski equalled his world record serve of 143 mph last night in defeating Yevgeny Kafelnikov to reach the semi-finals of the Compaq Grand Slam Cup. The victory means he has earned $425,000 this week in Munich, but, as John Roberts explains, Rusedski will have to beat Pete Sampras to add to his haul.

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Tennis: Henman advance halted

Tim Henman's attempt to repeat last year's famous Wimbledon victory over Yevgeny Kafelnikov narrowly failed in the Pilot Pen International at New Haven Connecticut yesterday.

Tennis: Britons make advance

Tim Henman returned to form and Greg Rusedski upset the seedings as the two Britons reached the last eight of the Pilot Pen International at New Haven, Connecticut.

Tennis: Hingis run broken by Davenport

Martina Hingis may be miraculous, but she is not a machine. The 16-year- old Swiss, who became the youngest woman to claim the world No 1 ranking on 31 March, lost for only the second time this year, falling in three sets to Lindsay Davenport in the semi-finals of the Acura Classic in California.

Henman and Rusedski out in first round

Britain suffered a double disappointment yesterday as the Wimbledon quarter-finalists, Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski, were both beaten in the first round of the Cincinnati Open in Ohio.
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