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    Three matches at Wimbledon this year investigated for potential match-fixing by The Tennis Integrity Unit

    Three matches at this year's Wimbledon tournament are being investigated for potential match-fixing.Three games, two of them in qualifying and one in the main draw, triggered alerts for unusual betting patterns and will be probed by The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU).The TIU receives information from betting regulators and gambling firms and will now investigate the three matches in question, along with one game at the French Open. Three matches at this year's Wimbledon are being investigated for potential match-fixing 'It is important to appreciate that ...

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    Aljaz Bedene advances to second-round of Croatia Open with battling win against Joao Sousa

    Great Britain No 3 Aljaz Bedene booked a place in the second-round of the Croatia Open in Umag with a hard-fought 6-3 4-6 6-4 win over Joao Sousa of Portugal in Tuesday's final late-night match on Stadium Goran Ivanisevic.Bedene, whose last match was a defeat in the third round of Wimbledon to Gilles Muller, broke early in the first set to move 2-0 ahead, only for both players to then fail to hold as the Briton led 3-1.The world No 48 soon closed things out in 42 minutes when taking his third set-point chance. [media_photo id="879230" height="434" width="634" alt="Aljaz Bedene ...

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    US Open raise the stakes with record prize pot... with winners set to receive even bigger paydays than Wimbledon

    The singles champions of the US Open will now take home prize money of 2.84million apiece 640,000 more than Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza received for winning Wimbledon.Federer and Muguruza were handed 2.2m each for being crowned the men s and women s singles champions at the All England Club.Those who lost in the opening round of Wimbledon were also awarded 35,000 and that has likewise risen to 38,300 for the final Grand Slam of the season, which starts on August 28. [media_photo id="879066" height="446" width="634" alt="The singles champions of the US Open will now take home prize money of ...

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    Roger Federer secures place at season ending ATP Finals in London after winning Wimbledon for a record breaking eighth time

    Roger Federer has secured his place in the ATP Finals for a record 15th time after the Swiss world No 3 won a record eighth Wimbledon title.The 35-year-old six-time champion joins French Open winner Rafa Nadal in the tournament at the O2 Arena in London.Federer had played in the event for a record 14 consecutive years from 2002 to 2015 before missing out last year through injury. Roger Federer has secured his place in the ATP Finals in London ...

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    Final rivals Jamie Murray and Heather Watson enjoy perk of Wimbledon Champions' Dinner but prize money for mixed doubles event is still modest

    Jamie Murray and Heather Watson, on opposite sides of Sunday's mixed doubles final, both chose to attend Wimbledon's Champions' Dinner on Sunday night.It was a nice perk to go alongside what, some might consider, is the relatively modest prize money on offer for an event whose final attracted a near full house on the Centre Court after a disappointing men's final.For winning six matches Murray and his partner Martina Hingis won only 100,000 to share between them, which pales into insignificance compared to the riches on offer elsewhere in the tournament. [media_photo id="875451" height="817" width="634" alt="Heather Watson attended the Wimbledon ...

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    Andy Murray made trip to Switzerland for advice on hip injury from specialist before returning to Wimbledon to congratulate brother Jamie on win

    Andy Murray made a whistlestop trip to Switzerland at the weekend to seek further advice about the hip injury that troubled him at Wimbledon.The world No 1 posted a picture from his plane window of mountains and lakes, and it was confirmed that the brief visit there was in order to talk to a specialist.Murray was back at the All England Club on Sunday afternoon to congratulate brother Jamie on his mixed doubles title, catch up with other family members and pick up gear that he had left in the locker room. [media_photo id="875447" height="690" width="634" alt="Andy Murray is weighing ...

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    Roger Federer calls for younger generation to improve if they want to catch him after Wimbledon triumph... as he celebrates SW19 win until 5am

    Roger Federer admitted that he stayed out until 5am celebrating his record breaking eighth Wimbledon triumph, before re-appearing at SW19 just a few hours later.And the 35 year-old Swiss also told the younger generation that they need to shape up and improve their games if they are ever going to catch him.'There was no music, but it was a great dinner,' he said of last night's Champions' function at London's Guildhall. 'I always feel bad that we arrive so late. By the time I got there they were already on the main course, which is a bit unfortunate in my ...

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    Roger Federer vaults Novak Djokovic in ATP rankings after Wimbledon win as Andy Murray retains world No 1 spot

    Roger Federer's eighth Wimbledon title has pushed him up two spots and back to world No 3 in the ATP rankings after he ended last season as low as 16th.Andy Murray remains top of the rankings but is now just 305 points ahead of Rafael Nadal. The British tennis star dropped significant ranking points after failing to defend his Wimbledon title while Nadal made gains as he didn't compete in 2016.Federer is a further 900 points back but has a good chance of ending the season at the top of the pile if he can continue to form he displayed ...

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    Maria Sharapova steps up US Open bid as she returns from injury at World Team Tennis event in California

    Maria Sharapova stepped up preparations for her US Open bid as she enjoyed a mixed evening playing for her World Team Tennis side.The Russian, who finished serving a doping ban earlier this year, played in the United States for the first time since her return as she represented Orange County Breakers as they took on San Diego Aviators in their clash at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad.The former world No 1 first played women's doubles on the colourful court near San Diego, teaming up with Andreja Klepac for a 5-1 victory over Darija Jurak and Shelby Rogers, ...

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    Roger Federer arrives at Wimbledon Champions Ball after record eighth victory as Garbine Muguruza gets set to dance with the GOAT

    Roger Federer suited up with for the Wimbledon Champions Ball for a record eighth time and took his newly-won trophy to Guildhall to celebrate.The new Wimbledon men's singles champion arrived at the Guidhall in central London looking dapper alongside wife Mirka and beaming as he made his way into the venue.Federer is an old hand at the event now, now standing alone as the man with the most SW19 titles no one is more used to be centre of attention at the post-tournament bash more than the Swiss. [media_photo id="871933" height="699" width="470" alt="Garbine Muguruza turned heads in an elegant white ...

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    Maria Sharapova senses opportunity as she returns but new Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza is the one to beat

    At 6pm California time on Sunday, Maria Sharapova was due to hit her first tennis balls in anger since May. The 30-year-old Russian, who could have been the headline act at this year s Wimbledon, was scheduled to play for the Orange County Breakers against the San Diego Aviators in the opening match of America s World Team Tennis league. Garbine Muguruza would probably have still been in her dress for the Wimbledon champions dinner, by the time Sharapova stepped on court before a sold-out crowd of 2,500 at the Aviators stadium at the renowned La Costa resort. It s ...

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    Mike Dickson's Wimbledon Awards - read his unmissable review of the last two weeks at the tournament in SW19 with his 'Faults and Winners'

    Two enthralling weeks at Wimbledon have come to an end with Roger Federer reclaiming the men's title at SW19 for a record eighth time, while Garbine Muguruza went one better than in 2015 by defeating Venus Williams in final of the women's draw.Jo Konta and Jamie Murray had tournaments to remember from a British perspective but defending champion Andy Murray went out in the quarter-final stage amid fitness concerns.Sportsmail's tennis correspondent MIKE DICKSON runs the rule over this year's competition. Jo Konta ...

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    Roger Federer insists he could play until he is 40 after becoming first man to win eight Wimbledon singles titles

    Record-breaker Roger Federer had even more bad news for his rivals last night - he insisted he could play until he is 40.The 35-year-old became the first man in Wimbledon s 140-year history to win eight titles yesterday, confirming himself as the King of Centre Court.It made him the oldest man in the Open Era to win Wimbledon and Federer, who takes home 2.2million, declared he has no intention of calling time on his career. Roger Federer won Wimbledon for the eighth ...

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    BBC to lose control of Wimbledon cameras from 2018 as in-house media service prepares to take over

    Wimbledon will take over from the BBC next year as host broadcaster of their own tournament as part of the changing media landscape.The All England Club are setting up Wimbledon Broadcasting Services (WBS), who will have control of all TV cameras for the first time. This will suit perfectly the private members club, who can now dictate what is shown on screen rather than having to argue occasionally with the Beeb about controversial moments.The All England Club will be more in tune with worldwide interest in what they broadcast. The BBC will still work closely with them on domestic output, ...

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    Roger Federer is an effortless genius with a ruthless streak... his victory over stricken Marin Cilic was a reminder you do not win 19 Grand Slam titles by being Mother Theresa

    There was not so much as a sideways glance as Roger Federer strode out, promptly, to recommence play after the third game of the second set.He might have been aware of the commotion surrounding the weeping Marin Cilic on the other side of the umpire s chair, but he was defiantly not interested.Federer stood on the baseline as Cilic tried to compose himself. Let s play, was the message. Roger Federer picked up his 19th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon on ...

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