• Bjorn Borg, Wimbledon 1976

    1976: Bjorn Borg’s first Wimbledon title

    Winner at Roland Garros in 1974 and 1975, Borg reached the Wimbledon final in 1976 without dropping a set. He then dispatched Ilie Nastase in straight sets. Borg became the youngest male Wimbledon champion of the modern era at 20 years and 1 month (a record subsequently broken by Boris Becker, who won Wimbledon aged […]

  • Andy Muray climbs into the stands, Wimbledon 2013

    Tennis culture: Wimbledon victory climb

    Like strawberries and cream, the Queue and all-white outfits, the champion’s climb to the players’ box to celebrate his victory with his closed ones has become a tradition at Wimbledon. It all started with Pat Cash back in 1987: “Champions of the past had celebrated their wins in time honoured fashion. Most used to jump […]

  • Tim Henman, Wimbledon 2001

    What if Stefan Edberg had coached Tim Henman?

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

  • Angelique Kerber Wimbledon 2016 outfit

    Wimbledon 2016: Kerber, Berdych and Zverev outfits

    No weirdo zebra gear this time, but traditional all-white outfits for adidas players Angelique Kerber, Tomas Berdych and Alexander Zverev: Angelique Kerber

  • Novak Djokovic Wimbledon 2016 outfit

    Wimbledon 2016 coverage

    The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club: Wimbledon guided tour – part 1 Wimbledon guided tour – part 2 Wimbledon Centre Court roof Court 3 : a new Show Court at Wimbledon Waiting in the Queue to Wimbledon Wimbledon Museum: The Queue exhibition The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum: Player Memorabilia A trip down memory […]

  • Kei Nishikori Wimbledon 2016 outfit

    Wimbledon 2016: Djokovic and Nishikori Uniqlo outfits

    Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori‘s matchwear are now available online, from £29.90. Novak Djokovic Wimbledon outfit Kei Nishikori Wimbledon outfit Follow our Wimbledon 2016 coverage.

  • Andy Murray, Roland Garros 2016

    Day 6 at RG16: Murray, Radwanska and Nadal

    Today I’ve got tickets for court Lenglen. In the first match of the day, 2014 Roland Garros finalist Simona Halep rallied from one set down to beat Naomi Osaka 4-6 6-2 6-3. The view from my seat, row 25: In Roland Garros’ newspaper today, the extraordinary story of Marcel Bernard, who took the singles title […]

  • Andy Murray, Roland Garros 2016

    Roland Garros 2016 R3: Murray defeats Karlovic

    No trouble for Andy Murray after two nerve-wracking five-set marathon matches in the previous rounds, as he dispatched Ivo Karlovic 6-1 6-4 7-6 on court Lenglen. A quick start, a dominating second set and a solid third set, and Murray reaches the fourth round where he’ll meet another big-server, John Isner. Karlovic was in danger […]

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Andy Murray

2014 ATP Tour finals: Andy Murray pictures

Round robin: Federer defeats Murray 6-0 6-1

1989: Edberg Captures The Masters

By Robin Finn, The New York Times, 4 December 1989 After a bridesmaid’s season in which he had twice been the runner-up in Grand Slam tournaments, a beaming Stefan Edberg was only too thrilled to get a grip on the flower-filled Tiffany trophy that pronounced him the champion of the 1989 Masters, the last event […]

Novak Djokovic

2014 ATP Tour finals: Novak Djokovic pictures

Semifinals: Djokovic defeats Nishikori 6-1 3-6 6-0

Roger Federer and Stefan Edberg

2014 ATP Tour finals: Roger Federer and Stefan Edberg pictures

Thanks to Marianne Bevis, a few pictures of Roger Federer and Stefan Edberg at practice and at the ATP awards ceremony:

1991 Davis Cup final

1991 Davis Cup final: France upsets USA

Extract from Hard Courts by John Feinstein Anyone who cares about tennis had to be warmed by the performance of the French in Lyon. After retiring as a full-time player at the end of 1990, Yannick Noah was named captain of the French team. When they reached the final, they were given little chance against […]

Henri Leconte, Davis Cup 1991

The 1991 Davis Cup final, by Pete Sampras

From Pete Sampras’ autobiography, A champion’s mind: Davis Cup didn’t mean much to me when I was growing up. I don’t remember watching it on television (and it isn’t like Davis Cup was all over the tube back in the pre-cable days). So I had no preexisting reverence for the event. This made it tough […]