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Novak Djokovic breaks a Rod Laver record with second-round victory

Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

Protected by the Centre Court roof and fortified by his tenacity, nothing was going to stop Novak Djokovic from securing his 30th consecutive grand slam victory, a record in the open era. The rain could not touch Djokovic and nor could Adrian Mannarino, who produced some delightful touches without ever coming close to bloodying the world No1’s nose.

Johanna Konta seals first win at Wimbledon by beating Mónica Puig

Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

It took an extra day but for Jo Konta it was worth the wait. The Briton finally earned her first Wimbledon singles win, at the fifth time of asking. Having led Mónica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-1, 2-1 overnight after Tuesday’s rain delay, Konta made a slow start on the resumption, under still menacing skies, but recovered well to take her place in round two for the first time with a 6-1, 7-5 victory.

British wild card Tara Moore registers first win at a grand slam event

Great Britain's Tara Moore during the first round

Just call it the Marcus Willis effect. Tara Moore, a Briton ranked 227, won her first match at a grand slam event on Tuesday, a 6-3, 6-2 victory against Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck sending her into the second round here at the third time of asking. The 23-year-old repaid the faith shown by tournament organisers in giving her a wild card, with a fine performance to make it four Britons into round two.

Andy Murray told to be fast out of the blocks by Ivan Lendl at Wimbledon

Great Britain's Andy Murray during practice

If ever there was a bad time for Andy Murray to lose focus at the start of a grand slam tournament it surely arrives on Centre Court on Tuesday when, in front of his returning coach, Ivan Lendl, he plays Liam Broady, one of four British wild cards in the men’s draw and ranked 235 in the world. Murray would probably have to emigrate – to Scotland.

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Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to claim first French Open title

Andy Murray – distracted, taunted by a hostile crowd and railing at minor distractions – lost focus at precisely the wrong time of the championships and could not deny Novak Djokovic his first French Open title here on Sunday, the brilliant Serb completing a career grand slam in the process.

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Andy Murray has the smart weapons to counter Karlovic’s Wimbledon bombs

When Ivo Karlovic, always the tallest and now the oldest player left in the tournament, launches one of his service bombs from its maximum height on Centre Court at Wimbledon on Monday afternoon, with his feet off the ground and his strong right arm stretched to the skies, the ball will start its 135mph journey towards Andy Murray roughly at the eye level of the chair umpire.

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Stan Wawrinka to face Djokovic in US Open final after win over Kei Nishikori

When Stan Wawrinka won his first major title at the 2014 Australian Open against an injury hampered Rafael Nadal to become the oldest first-time grand slam champion in 13 years, it might have been written off as a fluke. When he backed it up at last year’s French Open, the veteran baseliner’s place among the finest big-match players of his generation was beyond dispute.