• 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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Stade Pierre Mauroy

Stade Pierre Mauroy guided tour

Last Saturday I took a guided tour of Stade Pierre Mauroy, that will host the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland from 21 to 23 November. To be honest, I’ve been quite disappointed by the guided tour: there’s not much to visit, it lasts around 40 minutes only and explanations by the guide were […]

Chris Evert

Chris Evert, an American Original

By Neil Amdur, World Tennis, December 1989 By remaining true to herself, Jimmy Evert’s little girl gave new meaning to the word champion For two decades she was Our Girl, Chrissie, Chris America, The Girl Next Door. She amazed us with her carriage, consistency and cool. And as she matured before our eyes, from a […]

Chris Evert, Fed Cup 1989

The final chapter by Chris Evert

Published in World Tennis Magazine, December 1989. In October 1989, Chris Evert represented the United States for the last time in the Federation Cup. Here, she recounts the week. Tuesday Our first-round match is against Greece. I play Christine Papadaki, who I have never played or even seen before. The stress I feel before the […]

Li Na

Break point #3: Li Na, Gala and Asia

Enjoy the third edition of Break Point, our monthly roundup of the best tennis-related articles on the web: – Li Na announced her retirement last month. Read Stephanie’s tribute to the 2-time Grand Slam champion: Thanks Li Na – another, most surprising retirement: Australian hope Ash Barty, aged 18, takes indefinite break from tennis – […]

Michael Westphal

Michael Westphal wrote German Davis Cup history

There are moments which make you famous and immortal overnight. In the match of his life against Tomas Smid, Michael Westphal played himself into the hearts of a whole nation in 5 hours and 29 minutes. Becker triggered off the tennisboom It was Friday, October 4th, 1985 in the Festhalle in Frankfurt. Whole Germany was […]

Lille Grand Place

Bienvenue à Lille for the Davis Cup final!

From 21 to 23 November France and Switzerland will contest the 2014 Davis Cup Final at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in the Lille suburb of Villeneuve d’Ascq. If you’re planning to attend and wonder how to get tickets, how to get to the stadium or what to do in Lille, this article is for you. […]