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Other Sport 10 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Chen Hong and Zhou Mi back to defend their titles in Singapore

World number one Chen Hong and All-England champion Zhou Mi will return to defend their titles in the Singapore Open Badminton Championships, which will be held at National Indoor Stadium here from Aug 19-24.

Other Sport 10 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Legendary Emerson gives Federer a lesson in cow-milking as Gaudio wins

The farmland education of city slicker Roger Federer continued yesterday as the newly-crowned Wimbledon winner was given a cow-milking lesson by former tennis great Roy Emerson.

Other Sport 11 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Novak stages fightback to enter quarter-finals

Former winner Czech Jiri Novak moved into the Swiss Open quarter-finals after coming from behind to defeat Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu on Wednesday.

Other Sport 11 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Federer makes q-finals as Corretja shown exit

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer stormed into the quarter-finals of the Swiss Open for the first time with a 6-1, 6-2 demolition of Frenchman Jean-Rene Lisnard.

Other Sport 12 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Home favourite given walkover as Schuettler is shown the exit

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer was given a walkover into the semi-finals of the Swiss Open yesterday when his opponent David Sanchez of Spain pulled out with a knee injury.

Other Sport 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Federer in final after extending his 16-match unbeaten streak

Newly-crowned Wimbledon champion Roger Federer clinched his place in the final of the Swiss Open for the first time Saturday when he overcame tough second set resistance by fourth-seeded Argentine Gaston Gaudio to win 6-1, 7-6 (8-6).

Other Sport 14 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Koreans set their sights on winning three golds in Birmingham

The South Koreans, known for their prowess in the doubles, ended without any titles at the last World Championships in Seville two years ago.

Other Sport 14 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tan Fook-Wan Wah aim to go out with a bang in world meet

Malaysian doubles pair Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah will be hoping for lady luck to smile on them when they compete in what will probably be their final World Championships in Birmingham from July 28-Aug 4.

Other Sport 14 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Federer falls to Novak

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer ran out of physical and emotional energy as he lost a marathon final to Czech Jiri Novak 5-7, 6-3, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 at the Swiss Open yesterday.

Other Sport 15 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

I need a holiday, says battered Federer

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer missed out on a sixth title this season when he lost the final of the Swiss Open to Jiri Novak on Sunday and then admitted he needed a holiday.