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Archive: Aug 2016

Andy Murray and Serena Williams Cruise Through

Are Andy Murray and Serena Williams favourites to add to their Wimbledon triumphs in New York? It would be hard to argue against that theory, although Serena’s shoulder injury remains a concern. Nevertheless she looked impressive as she defeated the dangerous Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-3 in her tricky opener. Meanwhile Andy Murray was never under […]

Djokovic Winces, Gasquet Crashes Out

Maybe the wince said more than the words. As he served early on, pain flashed across the face of Novak Djokovic. The wrist again? No, apparently it was the right arm that needed treatment this time. A medical time-out followed. And much as Novak tried to dismiss the entire episode as precautionary, that wince didn’t […]

Era of the Super-Coach

One day people might wonder why the top tennis stars need old guys to do their psychological fighting for them. But doesn’t it just make tennis that little bit more exciting? The era of the super-coach has given the circuit a whole new dimension. There are now battles behind battles, a wider, deeper human drama […]

Las razones por las que Wimbledon le encantan a los españoles

Wimbledon tiene infintitas razones para amar a los españoles. Para empezar, nos ayudó a crear a nuestro propio campeón británico, Andy Murray, quien a los 15 años acudió a la Academia de Sánchez-Casal, Barcelona y, 18 meses después, se marchó para comerse el mundo. ¡Estamos muy agradecidos España! Y por supuesto, tenemos el campeonato más […]

Why Wimbledon Loves The Spanish !

Wimbledon has many reasons to love the Spanish. For a start, you helped to create our own champion, Andy Murray, who went to Barcelona’s Sanchez-Casal Academy aged 15 and came away, 18 months later, ready to take on the world. Thanks, Spain! Then of course there is the greatest match Wimbledon or indeed the world […]

Brilliant Murray and Puig Strike Gold In Rio

Andy Murray and Monica Puig both struck gold in scintillating Olympic singles tournaments at Rio 2016. Super-consistent Murray’s victory might almost have been expected. He was one of the favourites and the reigning Olympic champion. But that mounting pressure, which intensified after the early exit of Novak Djokovic, made his task harder at times. Eventually […]

Can Nadal and Nishikori prevent a Del Potro v Murray final?

What a day it promises to be at the Rio Olympics! In the men’s singles semi-finals, Spain’s Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori of Japan will go all out to stop Juan Martin Del Potro and Andy Murray from progressing to the final of the men’s singles. Meanwhile Angelique Kerber will be favourite for the gold […]

Keys, Kerber and Kvitova Impress In Rio

Madison Keys showed there is vibrant American life after Serena Williams in the women’s tennis tournament at the Rio Olympics. Her thrilling win over Daria Kasatkina of Russia propelled her into the semi-finals. It also eased the pain of Serena’s tearful singles exit, which was followed by the world number one’s doubles defeat alongside her […]

The Canadians are coming!

You can feel it in the air. The big Wimbledon singles breakthrough is happening. Milos Raonic  reached the Wimbledon final in 2016 – and Eugenie Bouchard achieved that same feat in 2014. Raonic’s defeat of the great Roger Federer in their epic semi was one of the great matches of the 2016 Championships, where Bouchard […]