• Roger Federer, Wimbledon 2017

    Nike celebrates Federer’s 8th Wimbledon title

    Roger Federer defeated an injured Marin Cilic in straight sets 6-3 6-1 6-4, to win a record eight Wimbledon title, his 19th overall. To honor his victory grace, Nike is releasing a limited number of all-white NIKELAB Oscillate Evolve RF shoes (the style pays homage to 1997’s Tinker Hatfield-designed Nike Air Oscillate, which is one […]

  • Andy Murray, Wimbledon 2015

    Wimbledon 2017 coverage

    Three weeks after the victories of Jelena Ostapenko and Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros, all players have their eyes turned to the grass courts of Wimbledon. With the absences of Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, the women’s draw is once again wide open, while Roger Federer is the big favorite for the title in the […]

  • Goran Ivanisevic and Pat Rafter, Wimbledon 2001

    Wimbledon 2001: People’s final

    The story of the unforgettable final between Goran Ivanisevic and Pat Rafter – played on a Monday – told by former Wimbledon Referee Alan Mills. Extract form Alan Mills autobiography, Lifting the covers The atmosphere on Centre Court that day was as good as, better perhaps, than on the People’s Sunday ten years earlier. Some […]

  • Serena and Venus Williams, Wimbledon 2000

    Wimbledon 2000: did dad call the shots?

    Extract from Tennis’s strangest matches by Peter Seddon: Despite overcast skies on most days, Wimbledon’s Millenium Championships proved the brightest for some time as story after story made the headlines. None was more hype than the semifinal between sisters Venus and Serena Williams, the first ever occasion on which sisters had met for a place […]

  • Pat Cash, Wimbledon 1987

    Wimbledon 1987: Pat Cash defeats Ivan Lendl

    Extract from Pat Cash’s autobiography Uncovered: I felt good when I walked onto court. Lendl and I had just been standing in opposite corners of the corridor, but we hadn’t spoken. I didn’t want to wish him good luck or anything else insincere. The weather was sweltering. Somebody said it was close to 100 degrees […]

  • Wimbledon queue

    Wimbledon Queue 101

    Is the Queue the only way to buy Wimbledon tickets? No. There are a few more options: four ways to get tickets: ballots, Ticketmaster, hospitality packages and debenture tickets. Read more here: How to get Wimbledon tickets, How to get last minute Wimbledon tickets. Where is The Queue? The easiest way to get to Wimbledon […]

  • Wimbledon 2016

    How to get last minute Wimbledon tickets

    The majority of Wimbledon tickets are reserved for the public ballots (read more about Wimbledon ballots here). Don’t worry if you had no luck with the ballot or didn’t take part, you still have a few options left. The Queue A limited number of tickets are available daily for Centre Court, No.1 Court and No.2 […]

  • Rafa and Toni Nadal, Roland Garros 2017

    Reactions to Rafael Nadal’s Roland Garros victory

    Sponsors, past champions and current players took to twitter to congratulate Rafa for his incredible Decima. Check out a few of their reactions: Sponsors One is difficult. Two is impressive. Ten is Rafa. @rafaelnadal pic.twitter.com/658sRtVbbE — Nike (@Nike) June 11, 2017 A stunning performance by @rafaelnadal! Congratulations on your well-earned 10th Roland Garros victory ? […]

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FWOTD #7: le jardin du Luxembourg

The Jardin du Luxembourg is Paris’ largest public park, and favorite place to sun, stroll, picnic and play. It is the garden of the palais du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Palace), built by Marie de Medicis, mother of king Louis XIII in the 17th century. Luxembourg Palace has served many roles over the years. It has been […]

French Open 2010: day 7 recap

Some big names crashed out today at Roland Garros: – Number 6 seed Andy Roddick was ousted in straight sets by qualifier Teimuraz Gabashvili. I ‘ve seen Gabashvili play twice: once in a Futures tournament in Lille a couple years ago and last Saturday in Roland Garros, when he was playing an exhibition set against […]

French Open live coverage: Nadal vs Hewitt

Third round: Rafael Nadal vs Lleyton Hewitt Head to head: 5-4 2009 Roland Garros Clay Nadal 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 2008 Beijing Olympics, Hard Nadal 6-1, 6-2 2007 Roland Garros Clay Nadal 6-3, 6-1, 7-6(5) 2007 ATP Masters Series Hamburg Clay Nadal 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 2006 Queen’s Club Grass Hewitt 3-6, 6-3 RET 2006 Roland Garros […]

FWOTD #6: Velib

FWOTD #6: VELIB Velib’ (velo liberté , bicycle freedom) is a self service “bike hire” system available 24/7. Multi pick up and drop off location allows you to pick up your bike from one service point and drop off to another. The system was launched in Paris in July 2007. 20 000 bicycles and 1450 […]

FWOTD #5: jambon-beurre

FWOTD #5: jambon-beurre I know this website is supposed to be dedicated to tennis, but it’s kinda impossible to talk about France without talking about food, right? So today’s french word of the day is “jambon-beurre”. Le jambon-beurre (also called “parisien”) is the typical french sandwich. Simple but delicious: just ham, butter and baguette . […]

2010 French Open: day 4 recap

A rainy day at Roland Garros. Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Flavia Pennetta are all through to third round with straight sets win. Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and Madrid winner Aravane Rezaï suffer but qualify in 3 sets against respectively Andrea Petkovic and Angélique Kerber. On the men’s side, no problem for last year’s finalist […]