Sportsround – Cricket, Tennis and Cycling

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Tennis – Wimbledon Men’s Semi-Finals

The top two in the world showed their class to go through to the Wimbledon Final this afternoon. Novak Djokovic was first up taking on a brave but ultimately outclassed Richard Gasquet. The Frenchman took the first set to a tie-break but Djokovic gained key mini breaks early on to comfortably take the first set. From then on, without having to play great tennis, The Serb was just too good running out the winner in straight sets.

It was a similar story in the second semi as Roger Federer rolled back the years to produce one of his finest performances ever to see off home favourite Andy Murray. His first serve percentage was over 80% in the first two sets and he managed to get the break in both as the pressure on Murray told. Federer took both of the first two sets 7-5 and the third followed a similar pattern with Federer breaking at 5-4 up to take the match. If he plays like this on Sunday, he will have every chance of causing an upset against Djokovic. The two have been a class above the rest and deserve to fight out the final.

Cricket – The 1st Ashes Test Day 3

England have set Australia 412 over the final 2 days to win the 1st ashes test match in Cardiff. Joe Root and Ian Bell top scored with 60 each in England’s second innings with Nathan Lyon taking four wickets for Australia as England posted 289 in their 2nd innings. Earlier England has bowled the Australians all out for 308 to take a strong 1st innings lead of 122. England are now favourites to win the test, however having 2 days to chase the total down, Australia could yet win it themselves. the draw, which earlier looked the most likely outcome, is now a very unlikely outcome unless Cardiff gets plenty of rain.

Cycling – Tour De France Stage 7

Britian’s Mark Cavendish ended days of frustration by finally taking his first sprint stage of this years tour. The victory is his 26th stage win of his career and he is now only two short of moving to second place on the all time list. On the overall race Chris Froome leads Slovakian Peter Sagan by 11 seconds after Tony Martin had to withdraw due to the previous days crash.

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MOON OF LIBERTY SCOREBOARD

TENNIS

At The All England Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon

Wimbledon Semi-Finals

Novak Djokovic (Serbia) (1) beat Richard Gasquet (France (21) – 3-0 (7-6 6-4 6-4)

Roger Federer (Switzerland) (2) beat Andy Murray (GB) (3) – 3-0 (7-5 7-5 6-4)

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CRICKET

At Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

1st Ashes Test, Day 3

1st Innings

England – 430 ALL OUT (Root 134, Moeen 77, Ballance 61, Stokes 52, Starc 5-114)

Australia – 308 ALL OUT (Rogers 95, Anderson 3-43)

2nd Innings

England – 289 ALL OUT (Root 60, Bell 60, Lyon 4-75)

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CYCLING

Tour De France Stage 7 – Livarot to Fougeres

Stage top 3

1st Mark Cavendish (GB)

2nd Andre Greipel (Germany)

3rd Peter Sagan (Slovakia)

Overall Top 3

1st Chris Froome (GB)

2nd Peter Sagan (Slovakia) +11 seconds

3rd Tejay van Garderen (USA) +13 seconds

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