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TENNIS: Roger Federer may have breezed through three rounds at Wimbledon as he targets a record sixth consecutive title, but he expects the easy ride to end when he faces former champion Lleyton Hewitt today. Federer and the Australian will battle it out for a place in the quarter-finals. "It's always a challenge playing Lleyton. He's a great player, a guy I really enjoy watching as well. He's a great competitor. We go back a long time," the 26-year-old Swiss said. "I think it's an intriguing match for both of us - especially here at Wimbledon and with him being the former number one and the former champion."

ATHLETICS: Usain Bolt has refused to confirm whether he'll compete in the 100 metres at the Beijing Olympics even though he beat main rival Asafa Powell over the distance in the Jamaican trials. The world record holder ran 9.85 seconds to Powell's 9.97, but said he is still unsure if he'll try to achieve the 100m and 200m double in August. Bolt lowered Powell's existing world record mark to 9.72 secs in New York last month, but the 21-year-old sees the 200m as his stronger event. "We will not decide until August, when we have to let the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association know," his coach Glen Mills said. "We still have to assess how he does in the 200m." Meanwhile, American Tyson Gay laid down the gauntlet to his rivals as he clocked the third fastest time ever in the quarter finals of the US trials. His 9.77secs is a new national record.

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Date:Jun 30, 2008
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