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Jason Aldean’s “Six String Circus” Tour Automates Engagement — Jason Aldean's "Six String Circus" Tour Automates Engagement "Jason [Aldean's] fans are really engaged, so the challenge was pushing the limits of being modern and big in a way that matches the high-energy of those fans," says creative director Raj Kapoor. The key? Automation.

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic both absent from Davis Cup quarter-finals — The two best players in the world will be missing from their national teams in the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup in Belgrade this weekend. However, while Andy Murray's absence as a player can be attributed to the physical rigours of winning Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic, who might not even be at the event, would seem to be suffering a deeper malady.

Andy Murray targeting Novak Djokovic’s No1 spot after Wimbledon glory — Andy Murray, still high on the thrill of winning Wimbledon for the second time, said on Monday that he has decided to hunt down Novak Djokovic for the No1 ranking in world tennis. "It's definitely a goal," he said at the scene of his triumph before a day of interviews after defeating Milos Raonic in straight sets on Sunday.

Andy Murray happy to let hair down after sacrificing all for Wimbledon — It might be as misleading to say teetotaller Andy Murray had a hangover on Monday morning as it would be to observe that Ivan Lendl cried his eyes out when the Scot won his second Wimbledon title on Sunday afternoon. Related: Andy Murray hits nightclub to celebrate Wimbledon victory But there is a shred of truth in both observations.

Andy Murray’s Wimbledon win proves he’s the biggest threat to Novak Djokovic — This is Andy Murray's moment, no question; one for the Scot to build on as he savours victory in an outstanding Wimbledon final three years after his first. There remains no doubt that Novak Djokovic is the best player in the world, whatever the euphoria that greeted Murray's straight-sets win over the Canadian Milos Raonic on Centre Court on Sunday afternoon.

Serena Williams targets all-time slam record after Wimbledon final win — Finally, Serena Williams is as good as Steffi Graf. That's what the numbers say: 22 majors apiece after she beat Angelique Kerber to win her seventh Wimbledon on Saturday - and a whole string of other records are ready to come tumbling down, besides.

Devastasting Andy Murray secures second Wimbledon title — There is no place like home and, with the sun on his back and the ball leaving his racket with a pleasing thump, Andy Murray made full use of the growing affection for him to win his second Wimbledon title in four years and the third major of his career.

Andy Murray wins second Wimbledon title after beating Milos Raonic — Andy Murray has claimed his second Wimbledon title with a clinical straight-sets victory over Milos Raonic. Related: Milos Raonic v Andy Murray: Wimbledon 2016 men's final - live! Cheered to the rafters by a jubilant Centre Court crowd and by the thousands glued to the big screen outside No1 Court, Murray tamed the big-serving Canadian 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 in two hours and 47 minutes to claim the third major of his career.

Maturing Murray makes the right call in returning to pragmatic Lendl — The maturing of Andy Murray has not so much resembled the bringing to full fruit a bottle of wine as the cultivation of a delicate rose ... or a Scottish thistle, perhaps.

Andy Murray reaches Wimbledon final with straight-sets win over Berdych — Sunshine bathed Centre Court to celebrate an excellent win by Andy Murray on Friday evening, where earlier Roger Federer had left Wimbledon in a semi-final for the first time, to the dismay, no doubt, of everyone from Sir Alex Ferguson in the royal box to that fabled author of fiction, Jeffery Archer, consigned to the paid seats.
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