Wimbledon 2017 coverage

Andy Murray, Wimbledon 2015

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 […]

Wimbledon 2001: People’s final

Goran Ivanisevic and Pat Rafter, Wimbledon 2001

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 […]

Wimbledon 2000: did dad call the shots?

Serena and Venus Williams, Wimbledon 2000

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 […]

Wimbledon 1991: Michael Stich beats Boris Becker

Michael Stich, Wimbledon 1991

From Boris Becker’s autobiography, The Player: I was twenty three years old and feeling low again, fed up with this existence in which I did nothing but hit tennis balls. No social life, no friends – the tennis court was the focal point of my world. I could only define myself through tennis: every time […]

Wimbledon 1987: Pat Cash defeats Ivan Lendl

Pat Cash, Wimbledon 1987

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 1987 SF: Cash defeats Connors

Pat Cash, Wimbledon 1987

Extract from Pat Cash’s autobiography Uncovered: To my mind I wasn’t just taking on Jimmy Connors, I would also have the crowd against me. He knew every trick to get them on his side, and he would be doing everything possible to break my focus. It didn’t matter that he was nearly thirty-five years of […]