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Archive: Jul 2014

Tearful Novak Beats Roger In Classic Final

They might still be talking about this one in a hundred years.  It was a final which lived up to all expectations…and then left them far behind. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic ran each other almost to a standstill, until desire was all they had left. Novak ate a blade of grass when all was […]

Wimbledon 2014 By The Numbers

Wimbledon is over for another year. It’s been a fortnight of exquisite tennis dished up by the best players in the world, with another year of records and statistics added to the history books. In this post we bring you just that – the tale of the tape, as it were. Every stat you could […]

Powerful Petra Puts Genie Back In Bottle

Petra Kvitova produced one of the best performances in the history of Wimbledon finals to swipe aside Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0. The 24-year-old Czech, Wimbledon’s 2011 champion, suffered no nerves and began her demolition job almost from the first moment.  The legendary John McEnroe described Kvitova’s first seven games as ‘some of the best […]

Can Incredible Federer Down Djokovic?

So we have the dream final after all! Djokovic v Federer. It’s mouthwatering. It’s historic. It might even defy time.  Who would want to miss it? The atmosphere is building already, the sense of anticipation palpable. For a very different reason, this could be even better than last year.  Of course it was special to see […]

Novak through to Final….but who will join him?

Novak Djokovic defeated Grigor Dimitrov in a four-set thriller on Centre Court. Now he waits to discover his opponent for the Wimbledon final on Sunday. The brave Serb came back from 3-6 down in the fourth-set tie-break, just when the semi-final looked to be getting away from him. Dimitrov somehow squandered all three of his […]

Time To Join The Genie Army!

Eugenie Bouchard has reached the Wimbledon final at the tender age of twenty. And suddenly the whole world seems to adore the pretty girl they call “Genie.”  Her fans, known as “The Genie Army,” are growing in numbers by the minute – and she could easily become the first Canadian to win Wimbledon.  The woman […]

Murray dominated by Dimitrov…Cool Novak survives in Five…

Defending champion Andy Murray was knocked out of Wimbledon in straight sets by his friend and young pretender, Grigor Dimitrov.  Remarkably, Dimitrov revealed he knew Murray wasn’t right from the very start.  When he heard that piece of analysis, Andy seemed mystified by such a controversial remark.  Yet this was a result many of us […]

Nadal falls to new sensation Kyrgios

Rafael Nadal crashed out of Wimbledon to a big-serving teenager last night.Aussie sensation Nick Kyrgios served up nearly forty aces and the Spaniard just couldn’t cope with the firepower.Fittingly, it was an ace which finished it – the first time since 1992 that a world number one had been defeated by a player from outside […]

Roger glides, Angelique conquers!

Beautiful and brutal. The tennis which saw Roger Federer defeat Tommy Robredo in straight sets was beautiful. A man in total control, a master of his trade, who still hasn’t lost his serve in these Championships and rolls back the years to everyone’s delight.The tennis which saw Angelique Kerber down Maria Sharapova was brutal – […]