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fishing lines: Endless bout with heavyweight contenders

David Denholm was fishing off southern California when he spotted a broadbill swordfish swimming on the surface. He cast a mackerel to the fish. The swordfish swallowed the bait. It was midday.

Henman's grand reservation

Britain's leading man must deflect doubts about his ability to sustain a high level of performance

Tennis: Wimbledon seeding for Henman

Wimbledon might have experienced a blip last year by waiting until after the event to convey that Richard Krajicek, the men's singles champion, had been seeded after all, but there could be little criticism of the names published in bold print by the All England Club yesterday.

Tennis: Hingis finds reserves of resilience

Martina Hingis does not find winning Grand Slam titles quite so easy as falling off a horse, but it is getting close. Six weeks after knee surgery following her latest tumble, the 16-year-old world No 1 is just one match away from adding the French Open championship to January's triumph in Australia.

Tennis: Cool hand Pete

Pete Sampras is the king of cool at this year's French Open.

Tennis: 'Professional' Muster less than amused at being Tarangoed

Grace and elegance have their place on Court Suzanne Lenglen as the French championships mark a centenary of women's tennis, but not to the exclusion of a bit of blood and thunder and a touch of music-hall farce.

Tennis: WaywardHenman loses his patience

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Richardson rallies for Britain: Tennis

DAVIS CUP: Briton belies lack of experience and place in world rankings to keep home hopes alive

Henman nominated

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Stafford beats Courier

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Tennis: When the heat is on... ... you could try a lettuce leaf under your hat

These are hardly salad days for the likes of Steffi Graff and Pete Sampras, who have both found the stifling heat of Melbourne heavy going. But advice to tackle the oppressive on-court temperatures is being offered by the Australian cyclist Alan Iacuone. When the heat is on, he puts a lettuce leaf on his head.

Tennis: Sampras hits back to reach the semi-finals

Beaten by Boris Becker on Thursday, the world No 1 from the United States, Pete Sampras, bounced back here yesterday with the 500th singles victory of his career, beating Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-4, 6-4 to clinch a semi-final place at the ATP Tour World Championship.

Chang joins extraordinary casualty list

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Becker rises up to defeat Sampras

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