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 […]
Big difference with the Federer-Edberg duo, Becker doesn’t hit with Djokovic, he just stands there, doing… not a lot.
Enjoy a few pictures of Federer and Edberg hitting the ball ahead of the final, Edberg still plays well enough to warm up the 17-time Grand Slam champion:
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 […]
Since 1980, a different artist has been commissioned each year to design an official poster to celebrate Roland Garros. The French Tennis Federation has unveiled the official poster designed by British artist David Nash, for the 2013 French Open tennis tournament that will be played from May 27 to June 9, 2013. A 5 year […]
Stadium Court at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, FL. hosted its largest crowd on Sunday afternoon, as fans witnessed Andy Roddick’s Farewell to South Florida in the final of the Miami Tennis Cup. Roddick and Nicolas Almagro, had only met twice before on the ATP circuit and Roddick won both meetings, the last […]
Stadium Court at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, FL. was buzzing on Saturday afternoon, as fans piled-in to witness the highly anticipated headline match on day two of the Miami Tennis Cup. Andy Murray and Andy Roddick took part in an afternoon 12 and under coaching clinic before returning to the locker room […]
Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, Juan Carlos Ferrero, John Isner, Nicolas Almagro and Alejandro Falla are taking part this weekend to the first annual Miami Tennis Cup exhibition. Here are a few pics (credit: Getty Images) and day 1 results: Nicolas Almagro def Alejandro Falla 6-4 6-1: Almagro: John Isner def Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-6 6-3: […]
Extract from On this day in tennis history by Randy Walker Arthur Ashe becomes the first black player to win a title in the apartheid nation of South Africa winning the doubles title at the South African Open with Tom Okker, defeating Lew Hoad and Bob Maud 6-2 4-6 6-2 6-4 in the final. After […]
During the recent ATP world tour semifinal, I listened with interest to the radio commentary between Roger Federer and Andy Murray. Andy Murray came out of the blocks all guns blazing playing aggressively and going after Federer, taking an early break and controlling the match. Federer sounded a bit rattled, not too dissimilar to the […]