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AP Photos: Men’s champs at Wimbledon from Lacoste to Federer

In this July 4, 1928 file photo, French tennis champion Rene Lacoste returns a shot,  during the men's singles semi-final match against American Bill Tilden, on the Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. In the 1920s, French players dominated Wimbledon. In addition to Suzanne Lenglen winning five Wimbledon titles, three different Frenchmen triumphed, Rene Lacoste probably the most famous because of the clothing range he co-founded in 1933. Lacoste won two Wimbledons, as did his peers Jean Borotra and Henri Cochet, all between 1924 and 1929. (AP Photo, File)

LONDON (AP) — With the dominance of the “Big Four” showing signs of fraying in men’s tennis, this year’s Wimbledon could be the most unpredictable in years.

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Farah staying with coach Salazar amid doping claims

In this Aug. 4, 2012 file photo, Britain's Mo Farah, right, celebrates winning the men's 10,000m final with silver medalist USA's Galen Rupp, at left and coach Alberto Salazar, during the Olympics held in London. The Associated Press has learned the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is investigating whether track coach Alberto Salazar encouraged star runner Galen Rupp and others to skirt anti-doping rules. A person with knowledge of the investigation told AP on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 that more than a dozen witnesses have been interviewed and USADA is actively pursuing documents and other evidence from Salazar, who coached Rupp to the silver medal in the 10,000 meters at the London Olympics. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because anti-doping investigations are considered confidential.  (Martin Rickett/PA, via AP, File)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT

LONDON (AP) — Double Olympic long-distance champion Mo Farah says he will continue working with Alberto Salazar amid accusations of doping against the coach.

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Djokovic drawn in other half from 3 other big names

Serbia's Novak Djokovic, right, shares a joke with France's Richard Gasquet after he was urged by members of the crowd to change his shirt during their match on day three of The Boodles tennis tournament at Stoke Park, near Stoke Poges, England, Thursday June 25, 2015. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

LONDON (AP) — Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday as the other members of tennis’ “Big Four” were all placed on the opposite side.

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Wozniacki, Radwanska through to Eastbourne semifinals

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki in action during her victory against Germany's Andrea Petkovic on day six of the AEGON International at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, southeastern England, Thursday June 25, 2015. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki reached the Eastbourne semifinals for the third consecutive year by beating Andrea Petkovic in straight sets, while Agnieszka Radwanska also won easily on Thursday.

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England’s Andrew Johnston takes early lead in Munich

MUNICH (AP) — Spain’s Rafa Cabrera-Bello overcame two bogeys to shoot a 7-under 65 for a three-way share of the lead in the opening round of the BMW International Open on Thursday.

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