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Rafael Nadal and Lucy Shuker Taste Sweet Victories

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April 23, 2018

Rafael Nadal’s sweeping backhand clinched his eleventh triumph at Monte Carlo, with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Kei Nishikori. It meant the popular Spaniard retains his world number one status for now. And few would bet against him underlining that dominance at the French Open in Roland Garros, too. Nadal gazed up to the blue heavens beyond the […]

Lucy Shuker talks to WDH about the importance of diet – and treats!

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April 17, 2018

Wheelchair tennis star Lucy Shuker has enjoyed some amazing doubles results with her Dutch partner Diede De Groot in the USA recently, including an incredible comeback against top opposition. So how much is Lucy’s diet part of the secret behind her success? WDH decided to talk to Lucy about food, glorious food – and how she gets the best […]

Nadal’s Return Is The Icing On The Cake !

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April 11, 2018

Rafael Nadal is back to his typically combative best – in time for the clay court season and Wimbledon. It’s the icing on the cake – or should that be the cream on the strawberries for Wimbledon 2018! How lucky we tennis fans are! We have already seen the world’s favourite player, Roger Federer enjoy an […]

Isner And Stephens Rule In Miami

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April 3, 2018

Ready-made replacements for Roger Federer and Serena Williams? That’s the way it was looking for a while in sun-drenched Miami. But then reality gave us a little reminder. The “replacements” aren’t ready. Not yet, anyway. FUTURE As we watched events unfold during this, the last Miami tournament at its current venue, it was easy to […]

Dynamic Del Potro Ends Federer’s Unbeaten Run

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March 19, 2018

Roger Federer must have realised his winning streak couldn’t last forever. That didn’t make it any easier for anyone to digest, the superstar of world tennis included. There was trouble under the stubble. Things felt weird behind the new beard. Federer’s customary composure was nowhere to be seen. Del Potro had come up with a […]

Greatest Tennis Mums and a Ticket for Centre Court – The Mother of All Gifts

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March 9, 2018

Still looking for a present to make Mother’s Day truly special? Easy. Buy her a ticket for Wimbledon! Call us today and create something truly memorable for your Mother. Surely there is no better gift a mother could receive than the knowledge that her dream is about to come true at last? THRILLED What woman wouldn’t […]

Serena Returns! (And Aims To Peak In Time For Wimbledon!)

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March 6, 2018

Serena Williams is back! She says she needed to start playing now in order to be at her best for the summer. The timing should be perfect! The 23-time Grand Slam winner reached the semi-finals of the Tiebreak Tens in New York, a tournament eventually won by Elina Svitolina. Williams then explained: ‘This is a […]

Murray Back Before Wimbledon!

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March 1, 2018

Andy Murray is understood to be super-positive and ahead of schedule as he recovers from his hip operation. The three-time Grand Slam winner plans to be back out on a practice court by the end of this month – and perhaps even playing competitive tennis by the end of May. That’s an incredibly welcome development […]

Are Players Right To Cry And Defy Kipling At Wimbledon?

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February 23, 2018

As our favourite tennis players wait to go onto Centre Court for a Wimbledon final, they have the chance to look up and read some famous words: “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, and treat those two imposters just the same…” They come from Rudyard Kipling’s inspirational poem “If…” ROLLERCOASTER It is a lesson in how to stay level-headed, […]

Federer’s “Ultimate Achievement” – World Number One At Thirty-Six

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February 17, 2018

Once again, an emotional Roger Federer buried his face in his hands and tried to take in the significance of what he had done. In itself, the victory shouldn’t have wowed the world. The only surprise, perhaps, was that Robin Haase won the first set in the Rotterdam Open quarter-final, which finished 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 in Federer’s […]

Valentine’s Special: What Makes Tennis Players Win The Love Game?

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February 9, 2018

Fifteen love…thirty love…forty love…they’re all in love! We’re beginning to think tennis players are the most romantic people in world sport. We all know how buying your partner a ticket for Wimbledon is one of the most romantic things you can do, right? GLAMOUR But what about the players? It seems like love is in the […]

BEING THE BEST I CAN BE

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February 7, 2018

I’m in a good place and really looking forward to the rest of 2018, despite the results not going my way at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year. In the singles I lost to Sabine Ellerbrock but I played some really good tennis, taking the first set 6-2. The next two […]