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On this Day, July 8 2012: Roger Federer won a record-equalling seventh Wimbledon singles title

Roger Federer won his seventh Wimbledon singles title in 2012

ON THIS DAY IN SPORT

1889: The last bare-knuckle world heavyweight boxing contest took place. John L Sullivan beat Jake Kilrain over 75 rounds at Richburg, Mississippi.

1961: Angela Mortimer beat Christine Truman in the first all-British women's singles final at Wimbledon since 1914.

1978: Bjorn Borg beat Jimmy Connors 6-2 6-2 6-3 in the men's singles final at Wimbledon to successfully defend his title.

2007: Lewis Hamilton finished third in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone for his ninth successive podium finish of the season.

2008: Chelsea rejected an approach from Inter Milan for England midfielder Frank Lampard.

2011: Britain's Bradley Wiggins withdrew from the Tour de France due to a broken collarbone sustained on stage seven.

2012: Roger Federer won a record-equalling seventh Wimbledon singles title, beating Andy Murray 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 in the Briton's first SW19 final. Murray would go on to gain revenge later in the summer at the same venue in the Olympics.

2014: Germany recorded the largest margin of victory in a FIFA World Cup semi-final with a 7-1 demolition of hosts Brazil.

 

SPORT BIRTHDAYS

Dario Gradi (soccer) - former Crewe manager and current director of football, born 1941.

Mal Meninga (rugby league) - Australia head coach and former Kangaroos centre and captain, born 1960.

Neil Jenkins (rugby union) - former Wales fly-half and current assistant coach of the British and Irish Lions, born 1971.

Sourav Ganguly (cricket) - former India cricket captain, born 1972.

Ellen MacArthur (sailing) - retired British sailor who broke the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe in 2005, born 1976.

Robbie Keane (soccer) - former Liverpool, Tottenham and Republic of Ireland striker, born 1980.

Anastasia Myskina (tennis) - Russian winner of 2004 French Open, born 1981.

Virgil van Dijk (soccer) - Southampton and Holland defender, born 1991.

Son Heung-min (soccer) - Tottenham and South Korea forward, born 1992.

 

QUICK QUIZ

1. Before Joe Root, who was the last England captain to score a Test century on his debut as captain?

2. Where did Liverpool striker Saido Mane begin his career?

3. Who won the Irish Open in 2016?

4. When did Sebastian Vettel win the last of his four world titles?

5. Which three NBA teams call the state of Texas home?
Answers below

 

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, July 8)

CRICKET: England v South Africa Test - Sky Sports 2 1000; T20 Blast Birmingham v Nottinghamshire - Sky Sports 2 1845.

TENNIS: Wimbledon - BBC2 1100 and 1430, BBC1 1215 and eir Sport 1 1415.

FOOTBALL: UEFA Under-19s Championship, Portugal v Sweden - Eurosport 1 1700.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 and ITV4 1100 and S4C 1400.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Catalans Dragons v Wigan - Sky Sports 1 1655.

RUGBY UNION: New Zealand v British and Irish Lions - Sky Sports 1 0730; Super Rugby, Waratahs v Jaguares - Sky Sports 3 0830; Super Rugby, Bulls v Kings - Sky Sports 5 1610; Super Rugby, Stormers v Sunwolves - Sky Sports 5 1825.

F1: Austrian Grand Prix qualifying - Sky Sports F1 0945 and 1200 and eir Sport 0955 and 1255.

GOLF: Irish Open - Sky Sports 4 1200; Greenbrier Classic - Sky Sports 4 1730.

SNOOKER: Snooker World Cup - Eurosport 2 0600 and 1230.

BOXING: Anthony Yarde v Richard Baranyi - BT Sport 1 1900; Josh Taylor v Ohara Davies - Channel 5 2200.

HOCKEY: Japan v Ireland, Germany v Poland, USA v Chile, South Africa v India - BT Sport 1 1045.

HORSE RACING: Sandown - ITV 1330.

SPEEDWAY: Speedway World Cup - BT Sport 2 1845.

WORLD SUPERBIKES: Race one in California - Eurosport 2 2115.

BASEBALL: Toronto Blue Jays v Houston Astros and MLB match TBC - BT Sport ESPN 1800 and 2100; MLB match TBC - BT Sport 1 0000.

Tomorrow (Sunday, July 9)

CRICKET: England v South Africa Test - Sky Sports 2 1000; Women's World Cup, England v Australia - Sky Sports 3 1000; West Indies v India ODI - Sky Sports 1 1625.

FOOTBALL: UEFA Under-19s Championship, Germany v England - Eurosport 1 1645; Brasileirao, Cruzeiro v Palmeiras - BT Sport 1 2000.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 and ITV4 1030, S4C 1400.

F1: Austrian Grand Prix - Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports F1 1130 and eir Sport 1 1255.

GOLF: Irish Open - Sky Sports 4 1200; Greenbrier Classic - Sky Sports 4 1730.

ATHLETICS: London Anniversary Games - BBC2 1215 and BBC1 1315.

SNOOKER: Snooker World Cup - Eurosport 2 0600 and 1230.

HOCKEY: New Zealand v France, Spain v Japan, Belgium v Egypt, South Africa v Ireland - BT Sport 1 1045.

WORLD SUPERBIKES: Race two in California - Eurosport 2 2115.

BASEBALL: MLB match TBC and Cleveland Indians v Detroit Tigers - BT Sport/ESPN 1800 and 0100 (Mon).

 

QUIZ ANSWERS

1. Alastair Cook. 2. Metz. 3. Rory McIlroy. 4. 2013. 5. Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs.

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