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Federer and Nadal meet again
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will renew their rivalry at the Australian Open this week. Federer, who got by fourth-seeded Andy Murray, is experiencing a revival this year, after a terrible 2013. But will he be able to get by his longtime nemesis, Nadal, who was pushed by Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals?
Have you heard? Andy Murray is the first British man to win the Wimbledon men's singles title in 77 years. That's the dominant storyline in tennis as of yesterday, and why not? It's not every day you see someone break a decades-old streak. We shouldn't overlook, however, that Murray may have taken Novak Djokovic's place as The Man in men's tennis -- he's on a roll, having come achingly close to winning last year's Wimbledon final, taking the 2012 US Open and winning Olympic gold. If he beats out the competition at the upcoming US Open, we might have to reassess Murray's place in the tennis pantheon.
New No. 1?
Novak Djokovic is still No. 1, but a change at the top can happen very quickly in tennis, even if the rankings don't reflect it yet.
Who will win at Wimbledon?
A Wimbledon marked with early upsets did not go that way as the men's draw narrowed, with No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic outdueling Juan Martin del Potro to solidify his spot in the final, followed by No. 2 seed Andy Murray ousting Jerzy Janowicz to join Djokovic. On the women's side, however, double-digit seeds Marion Bartoli and Sabine Lisicki will both be looking for their first Grand Slam title in the Finals after Serena Williams and a host of other top seeds went down early. Who will be left standing at the end of the fortnight?