• 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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Nike Football Commercial: Write The Future

May, 20th: Produced by Wieden + Kennedy, Nike Football presents their “Write The Future” commercial. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSggaxXUS8k[/youtube] “NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) today unveils an action-packed film that brings together some of the world’s greatest players to inspire football lovers and sports fans around the world. The epic three-minute “Write the Future” film takes people on a journey […]

Children’s Day at Roland Garros – mini report

I’m just back from 4 days in Paris and I just wanted to share a few pictures of yesterday’s Children’s Day at Roland Garros (previously known as “Benny Berthet Day”). Children’s Day at Roland Garros is a charity event, devoted to fund raising for charitable organisations. The idea is simple: on the eve of the […]

French Open preview with Warwick Bashford

Thanks to Warwick, former coach of Marcos Baghdatis and Amélie Mauresmo, who answered our questions. Please note this interview happened three weeks ago (before Kim Clijsters’ withdrawal). If you want to know more about Warwick, please visit our About page. Q: Let’s talk first about world number one Serena Williams: although she won the French […]

French word of the day (FWOTD) #1

Every day during the Roland Garros tournament, a new french word or expression related (or not) to Paris, tennis and Roland Garros. FWOTD #1: DIMANCHE (Sunday) Since 2006, the final draw of the tournament has begun on a Sunday. So, Roland Garros is the “longest Slam”, being contested over 15 days (14 days Oz and […]

’09 French Open: Rafa’s quest for 5

May 2009: From 2005 to the start of Roland Garros 2009, Rafael Nadal won 150 matches for only 5 losses on clay. He has never lost a match at Roland Garros where he’s playing for a fifth consecutive title, which has never been done before.