• 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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1993 US Open: Pete Sampras defeats Cédric Pioline

Excerpt of Pete Sampras‘ autobiography A champion’s mind: “After Wimbledon, I lost four straight tournaments on my surface of choice, outdoor hard courts. But I went deep in three of those events (Los Angeles, Cincinnati and Indianapolis). I made two semis and a quarterfinal, and I lost to a Grand Slam champion (or future Grand […]

Stefan Edberg, 1992 US Open champion

1992 US Open: Edberg takes Sampras, US Open, No.1 ranking

By Alison Muscatine, Washington Post, September 14, 1992 It was a long time coming, but Stefan Edberg repeats U.S. Open title. In a match of second, third seeds and last two champions, Stefan Edberg punches out a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 victory over Pete Sampras. Stefan Edberg mustered just enough energy to win the […]

1991 US Open: Edberg's final dominance doesn't diminish Courier

By Arthur Ashe, September 10, 1991 When I see a match score such as 6-2, 6-4, 6-0, my first reaction is usually this: the winner broke serve twice in the first set, the loser regained his composure in the second set, and either the winner blew him away in the third set or the loser […]

1991 US Open champion Stefan Edberg

1991 US Open: playing to perfection, Edberg grabs first Open

Washington Post, September 9 1991 There is nothing more beautiful or more breathtaking than Stefan Edberg‘s tennis game when he is on. Every stroke is poetic, every movement lyrical. And today, showing unerring form and grace, Edberg confounded and frustrated Jim Courier to win his first U.S. Open title Edberg’s 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 dissection was […]

1990 US Open: Alexander Volkov upsets Stefan Edberg

Extract from Hard Courts by John Feinstein The person many people were picking to win was the new No.1 – Edberg. he was, without question, the hottest player in the world. In fact, he had not lost a match since the Bruguera debacle in Paris – a streak of twenty-one matches and fou tournaments. He […]

1990 US Open: Linda Ferrando upsets Monica Seles

Extract from Hard Courts by John Feinstein Almost without fail, the shocking upsets during the first week of a Grand Slam take place on the men’s side. The top women are just too strong to lose an early round match. The Open began exactly that way: Monica Seles, playing the first match of the tournament, […]