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KNOCKOUT BLOW: Dejected Bafana Bafana players at the end of their Africa Cup of Nations hope when Mali fired their way through to the semifinal stage after a penalty shootout. South Africa took an early lead, only to  see the match drawn at full time when they were forced to play extra time and  suffered defeat in the shootout. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Chickens all coming home to roost for woeful Bafana

WHILE soccer lovers are probably still numb following Bafana Bafana’s exit from the Chan, regular reader Burton Brown has climbed in boots and all in his criticism of the state of soccer in this country.

FAMILY SUPPORT: The family of Raven Klaasen cheer him and his partner Eric Butorac on during their final match at the Australian Open against Lukasz Kubot
of Poland and Sweden’s Robert Lindstedt. Kubot and Lindstedt won 6-3, 6-3 Insert: Raven Klaasen Picture: STEPHANIE LLOYD

Klaasen family show their support for Raven in Oz

Aussie runner-up to rise up rankings. RAVEN Klaasen’s fairytale run to the Australian Open final came to a heart-breaking end when he and playing partner Eric Butorac were finally defeated on Saturday.

2014 Australian Open - Day 9

Klaasen through to Aussie semifinals

RAVEN Klaasen and Eric Butorac are reveling in the mantle of Australian Open giant killers as they knocked out 12th seeds Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot to progress to the semifinals.

POSTIVE THINKING: Roger Federer of Switzerland during his singles semifinal against Rafael Nadal of Spain at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London, England, on Sunday

Federer keep faith after poor season

Roger Federer insists tennis is in his DNA and that he has no intention of quitting after his worst season came to a downbeat conclusion with a semifinal defeat against Rafael Nadal at the ATP World Tour Finals.

Andy Murray ended Britain's agonising 77-year wait for a Wimbledon men's singles champion on Sunday when he destroyed world number one Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in the blistering heat of the All England Club.

Knight Wimbledon winner, say British newspapers

British newspapers were in raptures on Monday after Andy Murray’s Wimbledon win, with several calling for him to receive a knighthood for ending the country’s 77-year wait for a men’s champion.

OVER THE MOON: Germany’s Sabine Lisicki celebrates after defeating Serena Williams during their women's singles match at Wimbledon yesterday

Serena’s Wimbledon reign ends in tears

SABINE Lisicki ended Serena Williams’ reign as Wimbledon champion as the German 23rd seed clinched a stunning 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 victory over the world number one in the fourth round yesterday.

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Juniors hold their own in EL league

THE Old Boys B team never read the script before tackling their A side in the East London tennis league which started on Saturday.

Novak Djokovic

Djokovic wins Oz title

NOVAK Djokovic wore down Andy Murray in a gruelling four-set final to clinch the professional era’s first hat-trick of Australian Open titles in attritional style yesterday.

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