Roger Federer survives Julien Benneteau at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England — Roger Federer overcame a two-set deficit Friday at Wimbledon to avoid his earliest Grand Slam exit since 2004. The six-time champion found himself two points from defeat on six occasions but survived a tense fourth-set tiebreaker and beat Julien Benneteau in the third round, 4-6, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 7-6 (6), 6-1. Federer also erased a two-set deficit to beat Juan Martin del Potro in this month’s quarterfinals of the French Open. He has mounted eight comebacks from down 0-2 in his career. Federer avoided the fate that befell rival Rafael Nadal 24 hours earlier on the same …
Howell and Hansen share lead at French Open
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) -David Howell of England shot a 4-under 67 to share the lead with Denmark's Anders Hansen at 6-under after the third round of the French Open on Saturday.
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Howell, Hansen Share Lead at French Open
David Howell of England shot a 4-under 67 to share the lead with Anders Hansen of Denmark at 6-under after the third round of the French Open on Saturday.
Maria Sharapova falls at Wimbledon, but she'll always have Paris
Sharapova, No. 1 in women's tennis and still buoyed by French Open triumph last month, is almost sanguine after fourth-round loss to Sabine Lisicki. Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer win. WIMBLEDON, England — The way Maria Sharapova was talking, discussing her French Open victory last month as opposed to her Wimbledon loss Monday ("I'll have that for the rest of my career"), it was easy to think of the film "Casablanca."
Roger Federer avoids Rafael Nadal's fate at Wimbledon
A day after No. 2 Rafael Nadal's second-round upset loss, six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has to rally from two sets down to beat Julien Benneteau. No. 1 Novak Djokovic drops a set but wins. WIMBLEDON, England — A day after Rafael Nadal's stunning exit at Wimbledon, the only other men who have won the tournament since 2003 — six-time champion Roger Federer and defending champion Novak Djokovic — found themselves trailing far-less-accomplished opponents, too.