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Tennis in a greenhouse: all change at the French Open

Roland Garros

May 29, 2019

Wimbledon offers tennis in an English garden and now the French Open: Roland-Garros has a tennis court set in a greenhouse. The brand new Simonne-Mathieu court is the undisputed star of a series of refurbishments at this year’s Roland-Garros.  The season’s second Grand Slam tournament, held in the leafy surroundings of the 16th arrondissement in […]

Zverev And Osaka Find Ways To Win Ugly

Roland Garros

May 28, 2019

Alexander Zverev and Naomi Osaka showed what anguish top tennis players sometimes go through. Although both eventually found a way to progress at Roland Garros, the psychological torment was there for all to see. Both are young, highly successful, infinitely marketable, almost perfect. Yet they are mere mortals with flaws and they feel the pain […]

Rafa, Novak or Simona? The top five French Open storylines

Roland Garros

With the French Open having just started, who will be dominating the tennis headlines on the clay courts of Roland-Garros in Paris? Who can stop Rafael Nadal from winning title No. 12? Having failed to reach the finals of Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid, Rafael Nadal’s season finally clicked into gear last week in Rome, […]

Serena Flirts With Danger, Konta Wins At Last

Roland Garros

May 27, 2019

Serena Williams is just like Roger Federer. She gets nervous at the start of a tournament. Yes, it happens to the greatest of all time too. They are human just like us. Remember Federer telling us his heart had been beating like crazy before he settled down to win his first-round match? Well, Serena’s nerves […]

French Open: Kerber and Venus Are First-Day Casualties

Roland Garros

May 26, 2019

Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber and the legendary Venus Williams were first-day casualties at Roland Garros. As big names go, they don’t come much bigger than Kerber and Venus. One defeat was pretty much expected, the other wasn’t. After all, Venus was playing the highly fancied Elina Svitolina and was always going to have her work […]

Will Naomi Osaka Make It Three On The Bounce?

Roland Garros

May 24, 2019

Naomi Osaka is the new superstar of women’s tennis, she has won the last two Grand Slam titles, and she is top seed for Roland Garros. But guess what? Almost no one fancies her to win the French Open. It’s a strange situation, isn’t it? And if Osaka does step it up yet again when […]

Roland Garros: Which Superstar Will Test Nadal?

Roland Garros

May 23, 2019

Roland Garros starts on Sunday and already some are calling it a straight fight between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. But is it that simple? Roger Federer will have no pressure on him whatsoever. Could he fly in under the radar? Then there is Dominic Thiem, capable of beating anyone on his day, especially on […]

Box Office Top Ten

Wimbledon

May 21, 2019

Which players put most bums on seats at Wimbledon? It might depend on the year and the venue, but here at Wimbledon Debenture Holders, we thought we’d take a shot at giving you our hottest box office top ten, in reverse order. 10/ Juan Martin Del Potro Fans know that the big man in full […]

Awesome Nadal Bagels Djokovic In Rome

Locker Room

May 20, 2019

Rafael Nadal is used to showing impeccable timing. And he came up with his best match of the year and his first title, just before Roland Garros. That must surely make him favourite for the French Open. Even his illustrious opponent in the Italian Open final says so. A ninth title in Rome and his […]

Konta Pleased Despite Pliskova Defeat

Locker Room

Johanna Konta is back! And that is great news for British tennis fans, with Wimbledon so close. Konta is running into the kind of form that took her all the way to the Wimbledon semi-final a couple of years back. And her conqueror there, Venus Williams became her victim in Rome, along with Sloane Stephens. […]

Jay Clarke British No.5 Exclusive Interview.

Wimbledon

May 17, 2019

Exclusive Interview With Jay Clarke We sat down with Jay Clarke the British No.5 for a special interview to find out more about him. 1/ Where does the recent experience at Wimbledon reaching the Semi Finals Mixed Doubles with Harriet Dart rank in your career achievements and experiences?  Reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon last year with […]

Sir Andy Murray Receives Knighthood At The Palace

Locker Room

May 15, 2019

Sir Andy Murray has received his knighthood from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. As his honour was announced ‘for services to tennis and to charity,’ Sir Andy stepped forward, bowed his head and knelt down on one knee. He embraced the solemnity of the occasion as the Prince of Wales placed the sword first on […]

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