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Rafael Nadal in action against Pablo Carreno Busta during the Rio Open on February 16, 2016
Sports predictions strategies that yield high returns
Many people do not know how the bookmaker operates, resulting in serious misconceptions about the role of this vital player in the lucrative business of sports betting.
Mar 16, 14:26
US tennis player Pete Sampras returns the ball to Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic during the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) former champions singles match in New Delhi on December 8, 2014
On this day: Pete Sampras wins last ATP World Tour Finals crown
Sixteen years ago today, Pete Sampras defeated world number one Andre Agassi in straight sets to win the ATP World Tour Finals title.
Nov 29, 06:00
26 Nov 2000: Tim Henman of England with the trophy after his straight sets win over Dominik Hrbaty of Slovakia in the final of the Samsung Open at the Brighton Centre, Brighton.
On this day: Tim Henman wins only title on home soil
Fifteen years ago today, Great Britain's Tim Henman claimed his one and only title on English soil in Brighton.
Nov 26, 06:00
David Nalbandian of Argentina holds the trophy after his five set victory against Roger Federer of Switzerland in the final of the ATP Masters Cup on November 20, 2005 at the Qi Zhong Stadium in Shanghai, China.
On this day: David Nalbandian beats Roger Federer in Masters Cup final
On this day in 2005, Argentina's David Nalbandian overturned a two-set deficit to beat Roger Federer to win the Masters Cup in Shanghai.
Nov 20, 06:00
Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic holds aloft the trophy after his five set victory against Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia in the final of the BNP Paribas ATP Masters Series on November 6, 2005
On this day: Tomas Berdych claims first Masters title in Paris
On this day in 2005, Tomas Berdych defeated Ivan Ljubicic in five sets to win the Paris Masters, which remains the most notable win of his career.
Nov 6, 06:00
Andy Murray and Tim Henman are seen on court during their match as part of the Davidoff Swiss Indoors at the St. Jakobhalle on October 26, 2005
On this day: Andy Murray beats Tim Henman in battle of the Brits
Ten years ago today, an 18-year-old Andy Murray beat the experienced Tim Henman in the first ever meeting between the British duo.
Oct 26, 06:00
Andy Murray of Great Britain poses for photographers after defeating David Ferrer of Spain during the final of the Shanghai Rolex Masters at the Qi Zhong Tennis Center on October 16, 2011 in Shanghai, China.
On this day: Andy Murray successfully defends Shanghai Masters title
On this day in 2011, Andy Murray successfully defended his Shanghai Masters title with a straight-sets victory over David Ferrer.
Oct 16, 06:00
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho gives the thumbs-up prior to his side's clash with Everton on September 12, 2015
Three sporting figures in the spotlight this weekend
Sports Mole identifies three sporting figures in the spotlight this weekend.
Sep 19, 11:08
Dan Evans of Great Britain plays a backhand during a practice session at Emirates Arena on September 17, 2015
Why selecting Dan Evans is the right choice for Great Britain
Sports Mole assesses why Great Britain captain Leon Smith was right to select Dan Evans for his side's Davis Cup semi-final with Australia.
Sep 18, 10:18
Samantha Stosur of Australia celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Serena Williams of the United States to win the Women's Singles Final on Day Fourteen of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September
On this day: Samantha Stosur shocks Serena Williams in US Open final
On this day in 2011, Samantha Stosur won her one and only Grand Slam title by defeating Serena Williams in the US Open final.
Sep 11, 08:00
James Ward of Great Britain in Gentlemens Singles first round match against Luca Vanni of Italy during day two of Wimbledon on June 30, 2015
Who should feature for Great Britain in Davis Cup semi-final?
Sports Mole assesses who could gain selection for Great Britain when they play Australia in the Davis Cup semi-finals later this month.
Sep 4, 12:27
Stuart Lancaster, the England head coach looks on during the England captain's run at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2013
Three sporting figures in the spotlight this weekend
Sports Mole singles out three sporting figures who will be in the spotlight this weekend.
Aug 22, 11:08
Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the winner's trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the final of the Western & Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 21, 2011
On this day: Andy Murray wins second Cincinnati Masters title
On this day in 2011, Andy Murray won his second Cincinnati Masters title after Novak Djokovic was forced to withdraw midway through the second set.
Aug 21, 08:00
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the presentation of the Premier League trophy after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on May 24, 2015
Three sporting figures in the spotlight this weekend
Sports Mole singles out three sporting figures who will be in the spotlight this weekend.
Aug 15, 11:04
Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard walks by the pitch before the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, Merseyside on May 16, 2015
Three sporting figures in the spotlight this weekend
Sports Mole picks out three sporting figures who will be in the spotlight over the coming days.
Jul 11, 12:08
Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia lifts the Wimbledon trophy after beating Patrick Rafter of Australia during the Men's Final of The All England Lawn Tennis Championship at Wimbledon on July 9, 2001
On this day: Goran Ivanisevic wins Wimbledon at fourth attempt
Fourteen years ago today, Goran Ivanisevic overcame Pat Rafter in five sets to win Wimbledon for the first time in his career.
Jul 9, 08:00
Wimbledon Ladies champion Serena Williams (right) of the USA poses with the winning trophy with runner-up and sister Venus Williams of the USA at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, Lon
On this day: Williams sisters contest Wimbledon final
Thirteen years ago today, Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus to win the first Wimbledon singles title of her career.
Jul 7, 08:00
German top seed Steffi Graf holds her trophy after she won her seventh title after beating Arantxa Sanchez Vicario of Spain in the women 's singles final at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 06 July 1996
On this day: Steffi Graf wins last Wimbledon title
Nineteen years ago today, Steffi Graf won her seventh and final Wimbledon singles title at the expense of Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.
Jul 6, 08:00
US players Serena Williams celebrates after beating Britain's Heather Watson during their women's singles third round match on day five of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 3, 2015
Who can stop Serena Williams winning Wimbledon?
Sports Mole takes a look at some of the players who could stop Serena Williams winning a sixth Wimbledon title.
Jul 5, 11:00
Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin during their men's singles first round match on day two of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 30, 2015
Assessing the British players remaining at Wimbledon
With two rounds completed, Sports Mole assesses the chances of the three remaining British players at Wimbledon.
Jul 3, 11:32
Germany's Dustin Brown returns against Spain's Rafael Nadal during their men's singles second round match on day four of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 2, 2015
In Profile: Dustin Brown
After his victory over Rafael Nadal on Thursday, Sports Mole takes a look at the career of Germany's Dustin Brown.
Jul 3, 10:24
Serbian player Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after beating Spanish player Rafael Nadal in the men's single final at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London on July 3, 2011
On this day: Novak Djokovic wins first Wimbledon title
On this day in 2011, Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal in four sets to win his first Wimbledon title.
Jul 3, 08:00
British player Andy Murray reacts after losing to Spanish player Rafael Nadal during the men's single semi final at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London on July 1, 2011
On this day: Rafael Nadal ends Andy Murray's Wimbledon dream again
Four years ago today, Rafael Nadal recovered from a set down to beat Andy Murray in the semi-finals at Wimbledon.
Jul 1, 08:00
New Tennis generic
On this day: Nick Brown causes huge Wimbledon upset
Twenty-four years ago today, Britain's Nick Brown caused one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history when he defeated number 10 seed Goran Ivanisevic.
Jun 29, 08:00
Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand return during his Gentlemen's Singles third round match against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27,
Assessing men's and women's Wimbledon draw
Sports Mole takes a look at the draws for the men's and women's singles at Wimbledon.
Jun 26, 11:15
Switzerland's Roger Federer returns to the baseline after a point against Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky during their second round men's singles match on day three of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, so
On this day: Roger Federer stunned by Sergiy Stakhovsky at Wimbledon
On this day in 2013, Roger Federer suffered a shock defeat to Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round at Wimbledon.
Jun 26, 08:00
Great Britain's Kyle Edmund on day two of the Australian Open on January 20, 2015
Review: British men's tennis ahead of the grass-court season
Sports Mole takes a look at the current state of British men's tennis ahead of Wimbledon, which gets underway on June 29.
Jun 12, 11:58
Andy Roddick of the U.S. holds up the trophy after winning the final match against Ivo Karlovic of Croatia at the Stella Artois Tennis Championships at the Queen's Club June 12, 2005
On this day: Andy Roddick wins third successive title at Queen's
On this day in 2005, Andy Roddick beat Ivo Karlovic in straight sets to win his third successive title at the Queen's Club in London.
Jun 12, 08:00
Serena Williams of the United States celebrates match point in her Women's Singles match against Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany on day five of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros on May 28, 2015
Preview: Women's French Open final
Sports Mole previews the French Open final between Serena Williams and Lucie Safarova.
Jun 5, 10:21
Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his men's singles semi-final match against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych on day eleven of the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 29, 2015
500 up: Five memorable Andy Murray wins
In the wake of his 500th career victory, Sports Mole picks out five of Andy Murray's most memorable wins to date.
Apr 1, 10:02
Wayne Odesnik of USA plays a backhand in his qualifying match against Vincent Millot of France for 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 16, 2015
Wayne Odesnik banned for 15 years: Tennis reacts
After American player Wayne Odesnik was handed a 15-year doping ban, Sports Mole takes a look at the reaction within the world of tennis.
Mar 19, 11:29
Roger Federer celebrates during the Australian Open quarter-final against Andy Murray in Melbourne on January 22, 2014
On this day: Roger Federer too strong for Andy Murray in Australian Open final
Five years ago today, Roger Federer claimed his 16th Australian Open title at the expense of Andy Murray.
Jan 31, 09:59
Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand in his quarterfinal match against Nick Kyrgios of Australia during day nine of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2015
Andy Murray: From humiliation to transformation
After reaching the Australian Open final, Sports Mole takes a look at how Andy Murray has recovered from his thrashing to Roger Federer just 77 days ago.
Jan 29, 15:09
Roger Federer celebrates his win against Grigor Dimitrov during their Swiss Indoors quarter-final tennis match on October 25, 2013
On this day: Roger Federer wins 10th Grand Slam in Melbourne
Eight years ago today, Roger Federer defeated Fernando Gonzalez in the final of the Australian Open to claim his 10th Grand Slam title.
Jan 28, 09:59
Novak Djokovic celebrates victory in his second-round match of the Australian Open on January 22, 2015
Australian Open day six preview
Sports Mole previews day six of the Australian Open, with favourites Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic both in action.
Jan 23, 22:28
Boris Becker watches the men's singles semifinal match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Richard Gasquet of France on Day Thirteen of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 7, 2013
On this day: Boris Becker wins record-breaking Australian Open clash
Twenty-four years ago today, Boris Becker took five hours and 11 minutes to beat Omar Camporese in the third round of the Australian Open.
Jan 18, 09:58
Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after beating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their semi-final match in the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on February 28, 2014
Preview: Australian Open men's singles
Sports Mole previews the upcoming Australian Open as the start of the ATP Tour continues in Melbourne.
Jan 15, 17:45
Novak Djokovic of Serbia dives to make a return as Roger Federer of Switzerland stands at the net during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match at Wimbledon on July 6, 2014
Sports Mole's Christmas present ideas: For the tennis fan
Sports Mole picks out eight potential Christmas gifts for the tennis supporter in your life.
Dec 9, 12:57
Manchester United's Old Trafford ground on August 29, 2009
Sports Mole's Christmas present ideas: Experience days
Sports Mole picks out eight experience days that could make the ideal Christmas present for sports fans.
Dec 4, 10:00
James Ward of Great Britain celebrates match point after his five set victory against Sam Querrey of the United States during day one of the Davis Cup World Group first round between the U.S. and Great Britain at PETCO Park on January 31, 2014
Review: British men's tennis in 2014
Sports Mole takes a look at the how the depth of British players in the ATP world rankings has improved during 2014.
Nov 17, 12:20