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Archive: Jul 2016

Lionheart Edmund Comes of Age as GB Storm Through

A courageous Kyle Edmund came of age as he defeated Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) at the Tasmajdan Stadium in Belgrade. It sent reigning champions Great Britain through to the Davis Cup semi-finals once more. They will face Argentina, 3-1 conquerors of Italy, in September, and have Edmund to thank most for their own […]

The Doubles Bug! One of Wimbledon’s Biggest Pleasures

Yes, the singles gladiators steal nearly all the glory at Wimbledon. Some would say rightly so. But don’t underestimate the pleasure given to the Wimbledon crowds by the magicians of the doubles. For many you can’t beat the sheer joy of doubles tournaments. It starts with the sense of fun seen in the faces of […]

Magnificent Murray Wins Second Wimbledon

  Andy Murray punched the air and doubled up, face in hands, taking in the moment. Ivan Lendl almost smiled. Andy’s mother Judy beamed radiantly. Then came the tears of relief, because Wimbledon fortnight always places intolerable pressure on one individual – Britain’s hero. LEGEND A second Wimbledon title. One was a dream come true, […]

Super Serena Finally Makes History With Title 22

  At the end of a glorious final, full of high-quality stroke play and stunning athleticism, Serena Williams rewrote the record books and claimed her place in history. With a simple volley, she ended her agonising wait and collapsed as though she had fainted. How precious this seventh Wimbledon singles title was to her. She […]

Only Serena Can Stop Serena From Making History

Serena Williams is such a strong favourite in the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Final this year that only two things can stop her from making history. The first and most obvious of these is for Anglique Kerber, her opponent in the final soon to start on Centre Court, to raise her game substantially. After all, Kerber […]

Murray Faces Raonic In Final After Beating Berdych

  A second Wimbledon title beckons. Andy Murray reached the Wimbledon 2016 final by seeing off a sustained, attempted fight back from Tomas Berdych in the second set of their semi-final. It was touch and go for a while; but when Berdych realised that his best wasn’t good enough, you could almost sense some part […]

Raonic Reaches Wimbledon Final After Thriller Against Federer

A defiant Milos Raonic has reached his first Grand Slam final after refusing to succumb to the brilliance of Roger Federer. The quiet Canadian admitted that he had done something very special as the enormity of his achievement sunk in. He said: ‘It was an incredible comeback for me. I just found a little opening […]

Check Out British Paralympic Medallist Lucy Shuker On Court 16

Are you watching the tennis on the giant screen on Henman Hill? Or just strolling around Wimbledon, wondering what to look at? Well here’s a suggestion: Britain’s Paralympic Bronze Medallist Lucy Shuker is in action, fourth match up, on Court 16. The Order of Play showed an 11am start for the first match on that […]

Kerber Beats Venus…Now For Serena on Saturday

Angelique Kerber defeated Venus Williams with a superb cross-court winner and was soon reflecting on Saturday’s much-anticipated showdown with Serena. The German beat the elder Williams sister 6-4, 6-4 to set up a repeat of the Australian Open final, when Kerber shocked the world by coming out on top against Serena. ‘It’ll be a new […]

Federer Has Lit Up Wimbledon 2016 – Whatever Happens Next

Roger Federer has done it again. Not only has he already surpassed expectations, given that he came into Wimbledon 2016 less than fully fit. He has been at the centre of the most memorable magic, he has graced and illuminated the stage like no one else. Not even Andy Murray fans would really begrudge Federer […]