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 […]
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 […]
From John McEnroe’s autobiography’s Serious: My final Davis Cup tie, in Fort Worth, was a brief, strange respite. I has brought along a support group: my parents, my brothers, all three of my children, a nanny, and my agent, Sergio Palmieri. I needed every one of them. A few days before, I had been staying […]
From Pete Sampras’ autobiography, A champion’s mind: Shortly after the US Open, we played our Davis Cup semifinal against Sweden on indoor clay at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Because clay was not my best surface, I played only doubles – with McEnroe. We toughed out a real war with one of the best doubles […]
The countdown to the Davis Cup final has begun, follow our Davis Cup final coverage on Tennis Buzz! Le compte à rebours a commencé, suivez toute l’actualité de la finale de Coupe Davis sur Tennis Buzz! Wednesday 19 November The Davis Cup was exposed in the Tennis Village in Lille today. Here are a few […]
Roger Federer vs Lucas Pouille. World number 2 vs world number 176. A 17-time Grand Slam champion vs a player taking part to his first Masters 1000 event. Prior to this week, Pouille had only won one tour-level match, against Alex Kuznetsov last year at Roland Garros. He beat Steve Johnson and Jarkko Nieminen in […]
Andy Murray needed a win over Grigor Dimitrov to secure a spot at the London ATP Finals. The Scot did it and did it in style as he dispatched Dimitrov 6-3 6-3 in a bit more than an hour. The world number 11 showed flashes of brilliance but the Scot was in control from the […]
Boris Becker, looking bored during Djokovic second round win over Philipp Kohlschreiber: Becker won the Bercy tournament three times in 1986, 1989 and 1992. He was also finalist in 1990 and 1995. Former world number one Amélie Mauresmo, now Andy Murray’s coach: Michael Chang watching Kei Nishikori’s second round win over Tommy Robredo, with his […]
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Venus Williams will be wearing the “Perfect Mesh” dress for the Wimbledon tournament.
Quintessentially English yet drawing enormous audiences globally, the Wimbledon Championships are all set to brighten up the summer. The grass court season is well and truly upon us, and the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club will open their gates on the 24th of June. The buzz Wimbledon creates is quite unique. Strawberries and […]
For me, last year’s trailer was much better, what do you think?