In the players’ box, in the Royal Box, in the commentary box or on the courts, former champions were everywhere! 2-time Wimbledon champion Stefan Edberg, Roger Federer’s coach: 3-time champion Boris Becker, now Novak Djokovic coach: Amélie Mauresmo, Andy Murray’s new coach and winner in 2006: Sue Barker: John McEnroe and Tim Henman: Ion Tiriac […]
Before this tournament, the Canadian-American duo of Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock had never played a match together, they are now Wimbledon champions. They beat defending champions Bob and Mike Bryan in five sets 7-6(5) 6-7(3) 6-4 3-6 7-5.
Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci captured the only title missing to their Grand Slam trophies collection. They beat Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 6-1 6-3 in the final, becoming only the fifth pair in history to win every Grand Slam title.
Petra Kvitova was simply too good on Saturday: she crushed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-0 in just 55 minutes, to capture her second Wimbledon title. It is the quickest ladies final at Wimbledon for 31 years, since Martina Navratilova routed Andrea Jaeger 6-0 6-3 in the 1983 final. Navratilova was among the nine former Wimbledon ladies […]
Article by Barry Lorge, June 1990 At the Baden Tennis Center in the Heidelberg suburb of Leimen, the most productive of 13 regional training facilities operated by the West German Tennis Federation, coach Boris Breskvar finishes hitting with three youngsters and invites a visitor into his office. The wall behind his office is covered with […]
Eugenie Bouchard’s road to the final The young Canadian lost in the semifinals at this year’s Australian Open and French Open. At Wimbledon, she beat two top 10 (Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep) to reach her first Grand Slam final. She could become the youngest player to win a Slam since Sharapova at the 2006 […]
Finalist at Queen’s (he failed to take a championship point at 6-5 in the second set and lost to Dimitrov 7-6 6-7 6-7), winner in Eastbourne, Feliciano Lopez is in the form of his life. The Spaniard won the battle of the aces and beat No.9 seed John Isner 6-7(8) 7-6(8) 7-6(7) 7-5 to set […]
Another disappointing performance by Tsonga who keeps telling his goal is to win a Grand Slam title, but fails to defeat top players tournament after tournament. Djokovic’s coach, Boris Becker. Photo credit: Steve Blair
Milos Raonic‘s first ballet lesson with Queensland Ballet’s principal dancer Clare Morehan: Follow Milos Roanic on Twitter @milosraonic.
The Babolat Propulse 4 was developed in close collaboration with Andy Roddick, from the standpoint of design and game characteristics. The new and improved Propulse 4 is an all-court tennis shoe that features a Michelin OCS2 high-abrasion outsole for optimal grip on any surface and the Side 2 Side technology, which gives the shoe better […]
Earlier this year I wrote an article about the pace of indoor surfaces and the demise of indoor carpet on the ATP and WTA tours. (see article here) Quick indoor carpet has been completely phased out in favour of medium paced indoor hardcourts based on the plexicushion surface. The slowing down in surfaces has led […]
The new tennis season is fast approaching, and the best players in the world are busy training hard in preparation for another demanding and gruelling year on tour. But before we launch into 2013, we should take a moment to reflect on the careers and legacies of those who hung up their racquets for the […]
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