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Scud vs all-round Roger

They turned the clock back a few years at Wimbledon on Friday as a man in a headband reached the men's final along with a ferocious serve machine.

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Ferrero ready to embrace life after tennis

ALMOST a decade on from terrorising his opponents to win the 2003 French Open, Juan Carlos Ferrero is now looking forward to swapping his tennis headband for a business hat.

Rugby

Aussie 'Brainband' joins fight against concussion

SYDNEY (Reuters) - If a couple of Australians have their way, the days when an athlete can take a big hit on the field then groggily pick himself up and head back into the fray will soon be gone.

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Battle-hardened Farah sends timely reminder to rivals

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Mo Farah produced a stunning sprint to take the 5,000 metres in Birmingham on Sunday as a host of London Games winners struggled to find the form that propelled them to victory last year.

Tennis

Instinct keeps Vondrousova one step ahead

PARIS (Reuters) - Backhands and forehands can be manufactured on the practice courts but no amount of coaching can arm a player with the natural instinct Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova has used to reach the French Open final.

Tennis

Nadal's repeat bid in New York derailed by injury

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal tried to put a brave face on it but the defending U.S. Open champion could not hide his frustration after yet another physical setback denied him the chance to add to his haul of Grand Slam titles.

Basketball

Unified Korea trounce Taiwan to reach hoops final

A JOINT Korean women’s basketball team slammed Taiwan 89-66 to reach the Asian Games final, helped by Las Vegas razzmatazz and some good, old, northern grit.

Tennis

New-look Federer straight back in the old routine

LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer caused a stir when he began his quest for a ninth Wimbledon title with a new logo on his chest but everything else looked familiar as he crushed Dusan Lajovic 6-1 6-3 6-4 in glorious Centre Court sunshine on Monday.