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Federer hits season 50 as teen duo rock US Open NEW YORK: Roger Federer claimed his 50th win of 2014 on Tuesday as the 17-time major winner got his campaign for a record sixth US Open off to a battling start.The great Swiss, playing in his 60th successive Grand Slam event and bidding to become the oldest major winner in over 40 years, defeated Australia's Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) to register his 23rd win in 24 night matches in New York."It was a bit more difficult than I thought it was going to be in the third set," said Federer who had been cruising with a break in the third before Matosevic briefly rallied.Federer next faces another Australian, big-serving Sam Groth for a place in the last 32."Marinko has got a big game. He serves and volleys so it gave me a chance to hit some good passing shots."Second seeded Federer, who hit 10 aces and 41 winners ...

Serena into US Open second round NEW YORK: Two-time defending champion Serena Williams moved smoothly into the second round of the US Open on Tuesday with a 6-3, 6-1 win over fellow American Taylor Townsend.Williams, owner of five US Open titles overall, needed just 55 minutes to get past her young compatriot and set up a meeting with another young American, Vania King.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Federer, Serena in cruise control as teen duo rock US Open NEW YORK: Five-time champions Roger Federer and Serena Williams reached the US Open second round on Tuesday, but found themselves sharing the headlines with teenage upstarts CiCi Bellis and Borna Coric.Federer claimed his 50th win of 2014 as the 17-time major winner, playing in his 60th successive Grand Slam and bidding to become the oldest major winner in over 40 years, defeated Australia's Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) to register his 23rd win in ...

Wallabies squad for South Africa SYDNEY: Australia's 30-man squad announced Wednesday for their next Rugby Championship game against South Africa on September 6 in Perth:Forwards: Ben Alexander, Pek Cowan, Sekope Kepu, James Slipper, Saia Fainga'a, James Hanson, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Sam Carter, James Horwill, Rob Simmons, Will Skelton, Scott Fardy, Scott Higginbotham, Matt Hodgson, Michael Hooper (capt), Ben McCalman, Wycliff PaluBacks: Luke Burgess, Nick Phipps, Nic White, Kurtley Beale, Bernard Foley, Kyle Godwin, Tevita Kuridrani, Christian Leali'ifano, Matt Toomua, Adam Ashley-Cooper, ...

I.Coast will not play Sierra Leone at home amid Ebola fears ABIDJAN: Ivory Coast's football federation said on Tuesday it is desperately seeking a new venue to play Sierra Leone in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier after the government banned a home match over Ebola virus fears.The government has refused to allow the match to go ahead in Abidjan on September 6 because of the spread of Ebola which has killed more than 1,350 people in West Africa, said a federation spokesman. Sierra Leone has ...

China main world title hope Chen off to smooth start COPENHAGEN: Chen Long eased his way into the second round of the badminton world championship on Tuesday with a routine victory over Austrian rank outsider Luka Wraber in Copenhagen.Chinese second seed Chen is carrying the burden of his country's expectations with global superstar and five-time world champion Lin Dan out of the equation in Denmark and the 25-year-old produced a solid performance to dismantle 91st-ranked Wraber 21-8, 21-10.Chen's patchy form has restricted the world number ...

Volkan in trouble after erupting in Istanbul derby ISTANBUL: Firebrand Turkish goalkeeper Volkan Demirel was at the centre of a new scandal Tuesday after jumping onto a rival's back in an Istanbul derby game and then likening his opponents to stray dogs.Demirel was playing with his side Fenerbahce against their great Istanbul rivals Galatasaray in the Turkish Super Cup, the traditional curtain-raising event for the season that starts later this week.A typically tense and fractious game late Monday ended with 10 yellow cards ...


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Banking Review 2014

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