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Archive: Jun 2015

Is Novak Feeling The Heat?

On the face of it, Novak Djokovic had a relatively easy day. His 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber was as straightforward as he could have hoped for against a notoriously tricky customer. But look a little more closely and you saw a man under pressure. The clue came when he complained about the […]

Tough Draw For Nadal And Murray!

Friday’s Wimbledon Draw means that Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray both face a monumental task if they are to win Wimbledon this year. Nadal could have to beat Andy Murray in the quarters, Roger Federer in the semi-finals and Novak Djokovic in the final. BATTLED Or it might be Murray who ends up playing Federer […]

Who Will Win Wimbledon 2015?

Only days to go now, and with the excitement already building, the question on everyone’s lips is: who will win Wimbledon? It’s easy to single out the favourites, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, because they are such clear world number ones right now. AWESOME But does that mean they will win Wimbledon? Serena has only […]

ROGER, ANDY TAKE TITLES BEFORE WIMBLEDON

If Roger Federer wins Wimbledon for a record-breaking eighth time, you can bet his psychological strength will have played the biggest part in his victory. So it was at Halle, where the world’s best-loved player claimed his eighth title in a 7-6 (1), 6-4 victory over Andreas Seppi of Italy. Meanwhile Andy Murray has claimed […]

Wimbledon and the Armed Forces: A History

As one of the UK’s most iconic sporting events and one of the four prestigious Grand Slam tennis tournaments, Wimbledon has been an important part of British culture since it first took place at the All England Club in 1877. Wimbledon is known for its famous all-white dress code, its close association with the Royal […]

Super Nadal Fires Wimbledon Warning

Rafael Nadal is ready to thrill Wimbledon once more – and that’s great news for tennis fans. At last, we can look forward to the return of the “real Rafa” on grass. EXPLOSIVE And that means Wimbledon is likely to be even more exciting and explosive this year. How do we know that Nadal means […]

WAWRINKA WINS FRENCH OPEN, DJOKOVIC MOVED TO TEARS

Mental strength. That’s what Stan Wawrinka summoned to beat Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in one of the great French Open finals. An astonishing will to win and a raw power so jaw-dropping that you sometimes wonder how it can be generated from Wawrinka’s modest frame. Having squandered a match point and been second-guessed […]

Serena seals her 20th Slam!

Serena Williams dropped her racquet on the Roland Garros clay, stretched her arms skywards, and savoured the moment she sealed her 20th Grand Slam. Though we witnessed a superb second-set comeback from Lucie Safarova, and a break in the very first game of the third, you always felt Serena would find a way. FEROCIOUS So […]

What Can Be Done About Murray’s Mindset?

First of all, you have to salute Novak Djokovic for beating Andy Murray yet again, and in doing so ending the Brit’s hopes of taking a Grand Slam he hasn’t won before. The 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1 scoreline tells the basic story. The first two sets were ridiculously easy for Djokovic. So was the […]

Wimbledon wouldn’t be Wimbledon without Americans!

Try to imagine Wimbledon over the years without Americans. It just wouldn’t have been the same, would it? Rebellious, glamorous or utterly brilliant, the Americans always add something – and that’s why we can’t wait to welcome them. ICONIC So many of Wimbledon’s most iconic moments have involved Americans. John McEnroe yelling ‘you cannot be […]