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Top Five Most Dramatic Moments From Wimbledon 2017

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July 25, 2017

Didn’t you just adore the action-packed drama of Wimbledon 2017? The dream came true for Roger Federer. Also rolling back the years was the remarkable Venus Williams. Rafael Nadal was involved in a genuine epic. The Wimbledon crowds had a new British star to cheer in Jo Konta, and the women’s tennis was often even […]

Incredible Federer Wins Eighth Wimbledon Title

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July 16, 2017

Close to tears, headband removed, Roger Federer could scarcely believe that he had achieved his dream by winning an eighth Wimbledon title at last. He must have thought his final opportunity had gone when he lost to Milos Raonic in their semi twelve months ago. Then came injury, six months out and what we all thought […]

Magical Muguruza Is Wimbledon Champion

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July 15, 2017

It must go down as one of the greatest performances in Grand Slam final history, because Garbine Muguruza had everything. Impossibly brave in the first set against the odds, and utterly ruthless in the second when she sensed a hint of submission from her proud adversary. Muguruza needed everything, too, in order to turn the tide […]

Cilic Stands Between Phenomenal Federer And More History

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July 14, 2017

Some players look like they were made for tennis. Roger Federer is so great that it looks like tennis was made for him. If you are lucky enough to see him play on Sunday, prepare to be mesmerised. We saw the full stunning array of Federer brilliance as he downed Tomas Berdych in straight sets, 7-6 (4), […]

Venus fills her sister’s vacancy in the Final

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‘Age cannot wither her’: Venus Williams’ Glorious Semi- Final Victory From the moment I saw Venus Williams enter Centre Court, she was the epitome of cool, calm and collected. This was in direct contrast to her opponent Johanna Konta, who warmed up as if there were hot coals on the court as she bounced around […]

Venus Reaches Final In Her Twentieth Wimbledon Year And Faces Muguruza!

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July 13, 2017

What a legend! Venus Williams defeated Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 to reach the Wimbledon final, where she will face the highly impressive  Garbine Muguruza of Spain. If the truth be told, it was Muguruza who played the most awesome tennis on Women’s Semi-Finals day. She battered Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1, 6-1 with such a scintillating all-round […]

Murray Falls To Querrey In Quarter-Final Shock

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July 12, 2017

Andy Murray’s injury problems finally got the better of him, as the powerful American, Sam Querrey, defeated the Wimbledon champion 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4-7) 6-1, 6-1. The Brit played with flare and panache in the opening set and only appeared to lose concentration momentarily as he was broken in the second. Once again, Murray appeared […]

It’s Konta against Venus In Classic Semi-Final Clash

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Venus Williams is just two matches away from Wimbledon glory for the first time in nine years. And in a match-up the entire tennis world can’t wait to see, Venus now faces the British sensation, Johanna Konta for a place in the final. That means the women’s final will feature a player with massive box-office […]

Federer v Murray Is Dream Final After Nadal’s Epic Exit

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July 11, 2017

As the shadows lengthened, Wimbledon’s lucky spectators rose to their feet and applauded, knowing they had witnessed something historic. They’ll talk about this one for years, another glittering chapter in the dramatic story of these unbeatable championships, involving one of the game’s greatest ever players. Rafael Nadal didn’t win. But he and Gilles Muller treated […]

British Twin Title Dreams Still Alive! Konta and Murray Win Through On Manic Monday

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July 10, 2017

Andy Murray had described it as ‘unlikely.’ But he and Jo Konta celebrated great victories on Manic Monday, to maintain the chance of the British winning both Wimbledon singles titles. It is the first time since 1973 that the host nation can boast male and female quarter-finalists. So there is a special excitement in the air at Wimbledon […]

Stubborn Murray Digs Deep To Make Second Week

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July 8, 2017

Andy Murray made it. That’s the main thing. After all, anything can happen from here. As long as you’re in the mix, you’ve given yourself a fighting chance. Murray plays a Frenchman called Benoit Paire next, and if he negotiates that tie, the quarter-finals await him. It wasn’t a perfect display against Fabio Fognini on […]

Federer Steps Up, Monfils Thrills…But Pliskova and Del Potro Fall

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July 6, 2017

There was a strange sound when Roger Federer walked on to Centre Court. It wasn’t exactly a hearty cheer because it was mixed with something else – reverence. The sound wasn’t defined by volume, because it conveyed something internal too – awe. Here were thousands of people who couldn’t believe how lucky they were to […]

Monfils and Federer On Centre Court…The Anticipation!

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Does it get any better than this? Two of the world’s most charismatic players on Centre Court…on the same day! The enigmatic Gael Monfils will play the improving Brit, Kyle Edmund. Anything could happen there. Later, the greatest of them all, Roger Federer, will take on Dusan Lajovic. Federer, whose remarkable 2017 makes him favourite […]

Record-Breaking Federer Suggests Nadal Is Favourite

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July 5, 2017

After Roger Federer notched an historic 85th match win and fired his 10,000th ace at Wimbledon, it was typical of the man to point to a rival’s recent achievements instead. But this time there was more than humility at work. There was a refusal to succumb to the pressure of expectation, especially when a fierce […]

Rafa Means Business…But Wawrinka’s Wimbledon Is Over

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July 4, 2017

Look into the eyes. The eyes of a winner. Rafael Nadal is not talking like a man short of confidence on grass, or someone simply here to make up the numbers these days. Rafa is talking like a man who has gone all the way before and intends to do precisely that once more. ‘It’s […]

Murray and Venus March On – But Kyrgios Is Out !

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July 3, 2017

Andy Murray and Venus Williams both began their Wimbledon 2017 campaigns confidently, despite significant distractions away from the tennis court. For the world number one, the news that his wife Kim is pregnant with their second child has at least deflected some attention away from his hip injury. Murray seemed fit and focused enough to […]

Celebrities to look out for at Wimbledon 2017

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Who are we going to see at Wimbledon 2017…..off the court? Sport has a wonderful power to embrace all peoples of the world regardless of age, creed or sex. Tennis is no exception to the rule. If anything, tennis fans span all walks of life from royalty, movie stars, elite athletes to mere mortals such […]

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