• 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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1984 US Open: John McEnroe last Grand Slam title

Excerpt of John McEnroe‘s autobiography Serious: “In the second round at the US Open, I destroyed a young Swedish upstart named Stefan Edberg, 6-1 6-0 6-2, then burned a swath through to the semifinals without dropping a set. On what came to be known as Super Saturday, after the three-set men’s 35 year olds division […]

1983 US Open: Career Grand Slam for Martina Navratilova

Extract from The Rivals by Johnette Howard: “By the late-August start of the 1983 US Open, Navratilova had won all five of her 1983 encounters with Evert, and eight of their last nine matches overall. The US Open still loomed as the last major title Navratilova had never won despite ten previous tries. If Navratilova […]

Bjorn and Connos, 1978 US Open final

1978 US Open: Jimmy Connors defeats Bjorn Borg

Extract from Inside tennis – a season on the pro tour by Peter Bodo and June Harrison The swelling began on Saturday night, shortly after Bjorn Borg mastered Vitas Gerulaitis in the semifinal. It grew like a small bubble of pain beneath the callus on the joint of his right thumb. Borg phoned his New […]

1978 US Open champion Chris Evert

1978 US Open: 4th consecutive US Open title for Chris Evert

Extract from Inside tennis – a season on the pro tour by Peter Bodo and June Harrison The women’s final is played first, in bright sunshine. Shriver shows no sign of nervousness; although she is broken early in the first set, she hangs on and reaches 3-4. In the next game, when she hits a […]

1972 US Open: Ilie Nastase defeats Arthur Ashe

Excerpt of Ilie Nastase‘s autobiography Mr Nastase: “I remember being in a hurry to beat my first round opponent, the Venezuelan Velasco (6-0 6-2 6-0), because I had to rush off to meet Dominique at the airport that afternoon as she had flown in from Brussels. My second round match against Roger Taylor was much […]

Roger Federer Wilson interview

Federer talks new racquet, Edberg and the US Open

Wilson just released this interview with Roger Federer, in which he talks about his new Wilson RF 97 Autograph racquet, his pre-match routine, how he feels mentally and physically going into the US Open, and much more. Enjoy: