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Archive: Jun 2016

Day 4: Muguruza and Ferrer Out, Nishikori Survives Scare

David Ferrer crashed out of Wimbledon at the hands of Nicolas Mahut, making it a difficult period for Spanish men’s tennis. Just as well Spain has the biggest rising star in the women’s game! Rafa Nadal’s absence through injury has been balanced out by the fact that Spain is still basking in the glory of […]

Wimbledon Day 3: Federer Tested By Plucky Willis

Roger Federer didn’t want to spoil the script – he was as fascinated by his opponent as everyone else. And in a way the great man really didn’t spoil anything for Marcus Willis. Even in victory, the Fed only added to the romance of the occasion. ‘Marcus had nothing to lose, he came out to enjoy […]

Wimbledon Day 2: Maximum Magic…Beating The Rain

Here’s the beauty of having a No1 Court ticket and a Centre Court ticket for the same day. You can make the short walk between the two great show courts pretty much whenever you like. You can see how the matches are developing and be in the right place at the right time. And if […]

Wimbledon Day One: A Tale of Two Serbs

Novak Djokovic didn’t have it all his own way during his opening match of Wimbledon 2016. And his compatriot Ana Ivanovic was knocked out by the Russian qualifier, Ekaterina Alexandrova. The 23rd seed was stunned by her unfancied opponent in the opening set – and blown away 6-2 before she had even found her feet. […]

Murray Avoids Federer…At Least Until Final

Andy Murray has avoided a potential semi-final showdown with Roger Federer at Wimbledon 2016. Federer will face Novak Djokovic in the other half of the draw, should both men progress to the semi-final stage. The British hope has Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Richard Gasquet in his half of the draw. And Murray will be […]

Federer Aims To Make Wimbledon Rivals Squirm

Roger Federer has vowed to make his opponents feel as uncomfortable as possible at Wimbledon 2016. The entire world is relishing the prospect of Federer demonstrating his effortless grace on grass one more time. But Roger is hoping to create the opposite effect in his rivals. And he aims to be in top shape for […]

Lendl Beats McEnroe (And Murray Beats Raonic)

For John McEnroe, it must have felt like 1984 all over again. Just when he probably thought victory was within his grasp, that daunting Ivan Lendl willpower came into play and poor old Superbrat ended up the loser. Nowadays they are just coaches, using brainpower to slug it out – unlike during that extraordinary final […]

Can Lendl Help Murray Win Wimbledon 2016?

At last, Andy Murray is about to leave his comfort zone once more. You know, that cocoon, the private place he enjoyed for the last two or three years, where it appeared that no one gave him a hard time, no one fundamentally challenged his mindset, no one dared to disagree with him too much. […]

Novak is king of Roland Garros at last !

Salute the History Man. Novak Djokovic enjoyed what he described as ‘perhaps the greatest day of my career’ – as playing time finally caught up with Andy Murray. Now Djokovic has done what not even Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal did in their prime. He holds all four Grand Slams at the same time. No one […]

Muguruza is queen of Roland Garros!

In the end, she was the last to know. Her wondrous lob had bounced just inside the baseline but Garbine Muguruza looked confused. Could it really be? Had she really defeated the great Serena Williams for a second time at Roland Garros, this time in the final itself? Was she a Grand Slam champion at the […]