Andy Murray’s difficult start to the 2017 season is unfortunate, but was not entirely unexpected

Carrying an elbow injury and looking short on confidence, Murray has endured a tough start to the new season. But his strong finish to 2016 meant setbacks were ultimately inevitable 

Andy Murray’s straight-sets loss to Borna Coric in last 16 of the Madrid Open this week was widely reported as a ‘shock’ defeat for the World No 1 – but for those who have been closely following his faltering start to 2017, the result felt more inevitable than it did surprising.

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Federer claims record 8th Wimbledon crown

Roger Federer stormed to a 19th Grand Slam title over an out-of-sorts Marin Cilic to create even more tennis history on the sport’s grandest stage.

If it was ever in doubt, Roger Federer produced another exhibit in his case for being anointed Greatest Of All Time, winning a record eighth Wimbledon title

The 6-3 6-1 6-4 victory over a physically compromised and emotionally overwhelmed Marin Ciic delivered Federer an incredible 19th major singles title, and second of 2017.

Cilic held a break point in the fourth game, and initially looked the more potent from the baseline.

But Federer saved it and broke serve in the very next game – it was part of a momentous run for the Swiss, who from 2-1 down in the first set reeled off eight of the next nine games. Read more about Federer claims record 8th Wimbledon crown

IS FEDERER THE FAVORITE AT WIMBLEDON, OR IS THAT TOO MUCH TO EXPECT?

In the lead-up to Wimbledon, we’re asking six burning questions—three about the men’s field and three about the women’s field—about the 131st edition of the Championships. Click here to read them all.  Roger Federer has been incredible this season when he’s played, but he took a huge break between Miami and Stuttgart and hasn’t won Wimbledon since 2012. Can […]

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