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Lionheart Edmund Comes of Age as GB Storm Through

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July 17, 2016

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

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July 11, 2016

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

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July 10, 2016

  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

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July 9, 2016

  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

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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

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July 8, 2016

  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

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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

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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

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July 7, 2016

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

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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 […]

Murray Sees Off Tsonga Comeback To Face Berdych

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July 6, 2016

Andy Murray managed to shut down a spirited comeback from Jo Wilfried Tsonga just in time to book his place in the Wimbledon semi-finals. The Scot looked to be in a spot of bother, firstly when his French opponent got off to a flying start in the first set tie-break. Then, when Murray appeared to […]

Federer Pulls Off The Great Escape To Down Cilic

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Simply breathtaking! How does Roger Federer keep doing it? Where did those sparkling forehands come from, the ones that helped to break Marin Cilic one last time, after he had saved three match points? The ace that finished the fifth set 6-3 and booked Federer a semi-final spot against Milos Raonic was struck so sweetly […]

Williams Sisters March On With Kerber and Vesnina

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July 5, 2016

First Venus, then Serena. It’s just like old times for the Williams sisters, both back in the Wimbledon semi-finals. Venus is there for the first time since 2009 after her dramatic victory over Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova. At 36 she is the oldest semi-finalist for 22 years. But Venus will take all those references to her age […]

Super-cool Murray To Play Tsonga After More Drama On Day 8

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July 4, 2016

Andy Murray knows he will have to be at his best if he is to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in their quarter-final on Wednesday. The Scot has beaten his French rival twice before at Wimbledon and will do his best to repeat the feat as he edges closer to a second Wimbledon title. But after his […]

Wimbledon Day 8: Federer Wants Revenge

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They say revenge is a dish best served cold. And Roger Federer was perfectly calm when he remembered what Marin Cilic had done to him at the US Open two years ago. But the words Federer chose probably told us more than his pleasant, gentlemanly tone. ‘Cilic brushed me aside like I wasn’t there and […]

Top Five Highlights From Wimbledon Week 1

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July 3, 2016

Have you enjoyed Wimbledon 2016 so far? In reverse order, here are our top five moments from Week 1 at Wimbledon. Andy Murray didn’t make the list this time. But we certainly won’t be complaining if he features at the end of the second week! 5/ Pocket rocket Dominika Cibulkova takes down Eugenie Bouchard (above) […]

Kyrgios Warns Murray, Tsonga Wins Epic

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Nick Kyrgios earned the right to play Andy Murray on Manic Monday with a 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-4 victory over Feliciano Lopez on Court 1. The unpredictable Australian was given a time violation on match point, almost as though his bad-boy reputation had preceded him. He took his latest brush with officialdom in his […]

Murray v Federer In Final? Andy Remains Cautious

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July 2, 2016

Deep down, he must be dreaming of a final against Roger Federer like the rest of us. But Andy Murray was gentlemanly and cautious when he gave his reaction to the stunning news that Novak Djokovic is out of Wimbledon. The Brit, who defeated John Millman 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 with relative ease, wasn’t about to […]

Novak Djokovic Is Out Of Wimbledon

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Novak Djokovic will not be Wimbledon Champion this year. He won’t even feature in week two. The great man lost to the 28th seed, an American called Sam Querrey, who registered the biggest win of his career, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) after further interruptions for rain. This was his first Wimbledon defeat in […]

Wimbledon Day 5: Del Potro Stuns Wawrinka

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July 1, 2016

Juan Martin Del Potro said his hands were still shaking after an unlikely four-set victory over Stan Wawrinka. Out for nearly three years through injury and thinking for most of that time that he might never play again, Del Potro put his joy into vivid words. He reflected: ‘If my hands are shaking it’s good […]

Wonderfully Unpredictable Women’s Tennis!

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Don’t you just love the way women’s tennis is going? The twists and turns are totally enthralling. The quality is extraordinary. Gone are the days when you could pretty much assume that Serena Williams would come out on top in the end. For all her greatness, Serena hasn’t won a Grand Slam for twelve months. […]

Lucy Shuker: Wimbledon Then Rio – What A Summer!

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It’s official! I’m going to Rio for the 2016 Paralympics! The British Paralympic Association has confirmed the Tennis Foundation’s wheelchair team selection and we had our launch at the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday! Although I had qualified as part of the ITF’s world ranking process, it’s still a thrill when everything is confirmed by […]