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Londoner is Wimbledon wild card

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The Wimbledon Championships begin on Monday in London SW11.

It is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Players will compete until July 6.

Londoner James Ward is returning to the grass courts as a wild card entry hoping to beat his second round exit in 2012.

Roger Federer accidentally stabs himself in the hand

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has accidentally stabbed himself in the hand. He arrived in SW19 ahead of next week's Wimbledon Championships with a bandage over two of his fingers.

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Speaking to the Evening Standard, Federer said: "You know what happened? I was playing in the woods with the girls and I stabbed a stick in my hand."

The injury is unlikely to have much of an impact on his performance.



Robson expresses excitement at making third round

Great Britain's Laura Robson celebrates beating Mariana Duque-Marino during day five of Wimbledon Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

Laura Robson has said she is "really excited" about her third round match tomorrow against New Zealander Marina Erakovic.

Describing her second round victory as a "big win", the 19-year-old said:

"It was a great atmosphere out there today and the roof being closed makes it louder.

"I was kind of just feeling nervous but then I thought she is probably even more nervous because I've played on centre a couple of times before."

Robson is in action again later this afternoon when she plays a doubles match with partner Lisa Raymond.


Laura Robson through to face Sharapova in second round

Great Britain's Laura Robson in action, during the First Round of the Olympic Women's Singles in Wimbledon.
Great Britain's Laura Robson in action, during the First Round of the Olympic Women's Singles in Wimbledon. Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA

Laura Robson will go up against world number three, Maria Sharapova tomorrow, after a stunning victory in the first round of the Olympic Tennis.

The 18 year-old, who's from Wimbledon herself, beat Czech player Lucie Safarova 7-6, 6-4, despite being 73 places lower than her in the world rankings.

Nadal pulls out of the Olympics

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the Olympics Credit: MPT/CC

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the Olympics, saying he's 'not in condition'.

The wolrd's number three tennis player, and reigning olympic champion, cited physical problems following a gruelling season.

Nadal, who was set to be the Spanish flag-bearer at the opening ceremony, added that his withdrawal would allow a better prepared player to take his place.

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