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Kei Nishikori hopeful of playing Wimbledon 2017 despite hip injury

Kei Nishikori hopeful of playing Wimbledon 2017 despite hip injury

The 27-year-old Olympic bronze medallist had treatment courtside but in the end was forced to concede defeat.

Roger Federer advances into 15th Halle quarter-final with win over Mischa Zverev

Roger Federer advances into 15th Halle quarter-final with win over Mischa Zverev

Federer, the 18-time Grand Slam title winner who is building up for an assault on an eighth Wimbledon title next month, next faces 2016 Halle champion Florian Mayer for a place in the semi-finals.

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Aegon Championships to rest ahead of Wimbledon 2017

Rafael Nadal pulls out of Aegon Championships to rest ahead of Wimbledon 2017

The 31-year-old Spaniard has had a hugely successful clay season, claiming a record 10th French Open crown on Sunday to earn a 15th Grand Slam title.

Injured Maria Sharapova withdraws from Wimbledon 2017

Injured Maria Sharapova withdraws from Wimbledon 2017

The 30-year-old Russian, who was champion at the All England Club in 2004, was due to play in the qualifying event in the hope of making the main draw.

Wimbledon 2017: Maria Sharapova doesn't want wildcards, says will go through qualifying rigours

Wimbledon 2017: Maria Sharapova doesn't want wildcards, says will go through qualifying rigours

"Because of my improved ranking after the first three tournaments of my return, I will also be playing the qualifying of Wimbledon in Roehampton, and will not be requesting a wildcard into the main draw," said Sharapova on her website.

Maria Sharapova guaranteed spot in Wimbledon 2017 with first-round victory at Italian Open

Maria Sharapova guaranteed spot in Wimbledon 2017 with first-round victory at Italian Open

The Russian former world number one, given a wildcard to compete in Rome after returning from a 15-month doping ban, dropped serve three times in a scrappy opening set, but won 6-4 6-2 to reach round two.