Wimbledon 2019: Manic Monday recap

Alison Riske and Ashleigh Barty, Wimbledon 2019

All fourth round matches are traditionally played on the second Monday of the tournament, called Manic Monday. And as often in the women’s draw, upsets followed upsets as the three highest seeds left lost. First, world number one Ashleigh Barty fell to Alison Riske. The unseeded American who’s enjoying a superb grass court season (wins […]

Wimbledon: Humbert upsets Auger-Aliassime

Ugo Humbert, Wimbledon 2019

He had never won a grass-court match before the first round of Antalya two weeks ago. Today Ugo Humbert dispatched Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4 7-5 6-3 to seal a Wimbledon fourth round spot. Next stop? Novak Djokovic. “It’s a dream. It’s maybe the best match of my career, for sure,” Humbert said. “I would like to […]

Wimbledon 2019: Kerber ousted by Davis

Angelique Kerber

Laura Davis caused a massive upset today, sending defending champion Angelique Kerber packing in 3 sets 2-6 6-2 6-1. It’s a huge disillusion for the German, who had an excellent grass court season: a semifinal in Mallorca (l. to Bencic) and a final in Eastbourne (l. to Pliskova). World number one Ashleigh Barty cruised past […]

Conchita Martinez, the lonely champion

Martina Navratilova and Conchita Martinez

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Conchita Martinez‘s victory at Wimbledon. Back then she was an underrated champion. She is now a respected and successful commentator and coach. Let’s go back in time… By Diane Pucin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER POSTED: November 06, 1994 Conchita Martinez seems such a lonely champion. She will walk around […]

Wimbledon 2019: Thiem and Muguruza out

Garbine Muguruza

Seeds keep falling at Wimbledon! After Osaka, Zverev and Tsitsipas yesterday, Dominic Thiem and Garbine Muguruza lost today.2-time Roland Garros runner-up Thiem was beaten by Sam Querrey 7-6 6-7 3-6 0-6. The big serving American reached the Wimbledon semifinals in 2017, while the Austrian never managed to do well on grass: his best performance being […]

Wimbledon 2019: Fabbiano stuns Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitispas

A few minutes after Zverev, another contender was sent back home: Thomas Fabbiano overcame Stefanos Tsitisipas in a 5-set marathon 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-7 6-3. He’ll next meet Ivo Karlovic, who defeated Andrea Arnaboldi in straight sets to become he oldest player to win a match at Wimbledon since Ken Rosewall in 1975. In the other matches today, Novak […]

Wimbledon 2019: Zverev and Osaka out in the first round

Alexander Zverev out in the first round at Wimbledon

Naomi Osaka and Alexander Zverev fell at the first hurdle but it hardly comes as a surprise. Zverev has had a nightmare of a season so far with only a title in Geneva and early exits at the Australian Open, Indian Wells, Miami and most recently in Stuttgart and Halle. He also suffered stunning losses […]

Wimbledon 2019: Rafael Nadal outfit and shoes

Rafael Nadal, Wimbledon 2019

A few weeks after his 12th Roland Garros title, Rafael Nadal will start his quest to a third Wimbledon crown against Yuichi Sugita. He could next face Nick Kyrgios in the second round, Denis Shapovalov in the third, Marin Cilic in the fourth and Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals, before a semifinal showdown against Roger […]

Wimbledon 2019: Andy Murray outfit

Andy Murray made a winning comeback last week at Queen’s where he claimed the doubles title with Feliciano Lopez. The 3-time Grand Slam champion will be back at Wimbledon, as he is set to play alongside Frenchman Pierre Hugues-Herbert. Murray has not played at the All England Club since his quarterfinal loss to Sam Querrey […]

Wimbledon 2019: Kei Nishikori’s outfit

Kei Nishikori Wimbledon outfit

Beaten by Rafael Nadal in the Roland Garros quarterfinals, Kei Nishikori will try to match his best result on London’s grass, a quarterfinal last year. He will hit the courts wearing UNIQLO’s new collection: Kei and Roger Federer’s outfits are available on UNIQLO website. Read more:– Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer outfit Follow our Wimbledon 2019 coverage.

Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer’s outfit

Roger Federer Wimbledon outfit

UNIQLO has unveiled Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori’s kits for Wimbledon. Below, Roger’s outfit: In addition to the game wear, UNIQLO has also debuted a new “GOROGER” capsule collection in honor of the 8-time Wimbledon champion. The Japanese brand can’t use Federer’s signature “RF” logo, as Nike still owns the rights. The GOROGER and Wimbledon […]

Wimbledon 1979: Passing on the record

Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King, Wimbledon 1979

Extract from Tennis’s strangest matches by Peter Seddon: Saturday 7 July 1979 is a date that still sits proudly in the record books for the legendary Californian Billie Jean King, for it was the day she clinched her twentieth Wimbledon title, a feat which even the most recent legend of the ladies’ game, Martina Navratilova, […]

What if Stefan Edberg had coached Tim Henman?

Tim Henman, Wimbledon 2001

This article is part of a new series: what if? … rewriting tennis history. Enjoy the read and feel free to leave a comment below. If you used to watch tennis in the late 90’s you surely remember Henmania taking over Wimbledon each summer: “Henman made his name on Centre Court in 1996, when he […]

Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray, 77 years after Fred Perry

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray

From Andy Murray‘s autobiography Seventy-Seven: In the Olympics if you lose the final, you still get a silver medal. A runner-up trophy at a Slam doesn’t really compare with a silver medal. In the Wimbledon final, you have everything to gain and everything to lose at the same time. I had come through that semi-final […]

Althea Gibson breaks the color barrier

Althea Gibson

From Tennis Confidential by Paul Fein (published in 1999): “Given the same chance as others have had, blacks would dominate our sport as they have in other sports”, asserted Arthur Ashe, tennis first black men’s champion, in 1968. For the first half of the twentieth century, blacks had no chance to compete at, let alone […]

The tennis birthplace of the Deutschland duo

Steffi Graf and Boris Becker, Wimbledon 1989

Article by Barry Lorge, June 1990 At the Baden Tennis Center in the Heidelberg suburb of Leimen, the most productive of 13 regional training facilities operated by the West German Tennis Federation, coach Boris Breskvar finishes hitting with three youngsters and invites a visitor into his office. The wall behind his office is covered with […]

Wimbledon 1991: the first Middle Sunday

Wimbledon Centre Court

1991 is the year Agassi made his comeback at Wimbledon after a 3 year boycott, the year another German (Michael Stich) won the Championships, but it’s also the year of the first Middle Sunday in Wimbledon history. In his book Holding Court, Chris Gorringe then All England Club chief executive tells the story behind the […]

Wimbledon 2019: Fabio Fognini’s outfit

Fabio Fognini, Wimbledon 2019

Fabio’s outfit is now available on Emporio Armani’s website: