• Roger Federer, Wimbledon 2017

    Nike celebrates Federer’s 8th Wimbledon title

    Roger Federer defeated an injured Marin Cilic in straight sets 6-3 6-1 6-4, to win a record eight Wimbledon title, his 19th overall. To honor his victory grace, Nike is releasing a limited number of all-white NIKELAB Oscillate Evolve RF shoes (the style pays homage to 1997’s Tinker Hatfield-designed Nike Air Oscillate, which is one […]

  • Andy Murray, Wimbledon 2015

    Wimbledon 2017 coverage

    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 […]

  • Goran Ivanisevic and Pat Rafter, Wimbledon 2001

    Wimbledon 2001: People’s final

    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 […]

  • Serena and Venus Williams, Wimbledon 2000

    Wimbledon 2000: did dad call the shots?

    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 […]

  • Pat Cash, Wimbledon 1987

    Wimbledon 1987: Pat Cash defeats Ivan Lendl

    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 queue

    Wimbledon Queue 101

    Is the Queue the only way to buy Wimbledon tickets? No. There are a few more options: four ways to get tickets: ballots, Ticketmaster, hospitality packages and debenture tickets. Read more here: How to get Wimbledon tickets, How to get last minute Wimbledon tickets. Where is The Queue? The easiest way to get to Wimbledon […]

  • Wimbledon 2016

    How to get last minute Wimbledon tickets

    The majority of Wimbledon tickets are reserved for the public ballots (read more about Wimbledon ballots here). Don’t worry if you had no luck with the ballot or didn’t take part, you still have a few options left. The Queue A limited number of tickets are available daily for Centre Court, No.1 Court and No.2 […]

  • Rafa and Toni Nadal, Roland Garros 2017

    Reactions to Rafael Nadal’s Roland Garros victory

    Sponsors, past champions and current players took to twitter to congratulate Rafa for his incredible Decima. Check out a few of their reactions: Sponsors One is difficult. Two is impressive. Ten is Rafa. @rafaelnadal pic.twitter.com/658sRtVbbE — Nike (@Nike) June 11, 2017 A stunning performance by @rafaelnadal! Congratulations on your well-earned 10th Roland Garros victory ? […]

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Jennifer Capriati

Surviving stardom

By Cindy Hahn, Tennis Magazine, October 1992: Jennifer Capriati, her ankles still encrusted with the red clay of Il Foro Italico, faces a den of crass, middle-aged sportswriters. One, an Italian journalist, will write a story tomorrow whose headline screams that she looks like a pig. The 16-year-old, sweat-soaked and exhausted, hasn’t yet suffered that […]

James Ward

Davis Cup 2015 R1: James Ward upsets John Isner

History seems to repeat itself: last year in San Diego, James Ward (ranked 175 at the time) pulled off a five-set upset over Sam Querrey to give Britain a 2-0 lead. This time, he rallied from two sets down to beat world number 20 John Isner in a marathon match 6-7 5-7 6-3 7-6 15-13 […]

Andy Murray

Davis Cup 2015 R1: Andy Murray defeats Donald Young

For the second year in a row, USA and Great Britain meet in the Davis Cup first round. Last year in San Diego, Great Britain advanced to the Davis Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 1986, thanks to an 3-1 victory over the Americans in San Diego. Americans had strangely chosen to play on […]

Jennifer Capriati

A look back at Jennifer Capriati’s career

Jennifer Capriati made her pro debut on this day 25 years ago, aged only 13. So, this weekend we have a look at her career, filled with so many highs and lows: – The Virginia Slims of Capriati – And she’s only 13! – How she was taught to be the best – Surviving stardom […]

Jennifer Capriati, 1990

Jennifer Capriati: how she was taught to be the best

From Tennis Confidential by Paul Fein, 1990: The touchy subject of who should get the credit and how much for a star’s success isn’t new. Robert Lansdorp, Tracy Austin‘s coach for a decade, used to grow incensed when the more famous Vic Braden was mentioned as her first coach. Lansdorp finally lashed back: “I don’t […]

Jennifer Capriati, Boca Raton 1990

Jennifer Capriati: and she’s only 13!

By Dave Scheiber, Sports Illustrated, March 1990 Dazzling new tennis star Jennifer Capriati, 13, showed that her future is now by deftly handling more-experienced opponents – and the media – in her professional debut. While hundreds of reporters descended of The Polo Club in Boca Raton, while thousands of spectators spilled through the gates, while […]