Last month, Stella Artois announced that it would be the official beer sponsor of Wimbledon up until 2018 and to make the announcement they’ve been releasing short videos featuring ‘Perfectionists’.
The first video features pigeon-scaring hawk Rufus. Hats off to the Stella Artois marketing department, this advert is simply stunning:
The second video of the series features Liam Nolan and Nate Ferguson, the fastests tennis racket stringers:
Henman Hill or Murray Mound? Judy Murray and Tim Henman will battle it out for ownership in a series of Robinsons SQUASH’D challenges. Tennis fans are encouraged to vote for Henman or Murray in an online debate on Twitter, with the winner announced on Friday 27 June in a second version of the ad.
Take a look at the all-white outfits Caroline and Andrea will be competing in at Wimbledon:
Robinsons has launched six ‘Play Thirsty’ tennis tutorials with brand ambassador Judy Murray, providing games for mums, dads and kids to play together whilst learning the core skills that could inspire future tennis stars.
Judy focuses on skills like static and dynamic balance, agility & co-ordination all hidden within fun and active games. The games don’t require a sports club or a specialised trainer, just kids who want to play, and someone to play with them.
Check out more videos on Robinsons Youtube channel
Over 17 million people watched the BBC’s coverage of Andy Murray’s victory in last year’s Wimbledon men’s final and the magic of Wimbledon is back this summer across the BBC (BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Sport website) from 23 June-6 July.
Forty years since claiming his first Wimbledon title, Jimmy Connors returns to the BBC television line-up. He joins an expert field of Wimbledon regulars, including: Martina Navratilova, Virginia Wade, Tracy Austin, Lindsay Davenport, John McEnroe, Pat Cash and Tim Henman.
A special documentary looking back at Andy Murray’s year since his Wimbledon victory and featuring exclusive footage and interviews will be broadcast at 10:35 on Monday 23 June.
Clare Balding heads up Radio 5 live’s coverage, and she’ll be live from the All England Club daily from midday. The radio commentary team wincludes Jana Novotna, Mary Pierce, Goran Ivanisevic, Richard Krajicek, Nick Bollettieri and Patrick Mouratoglou.
Check out the trailer for BBC Sport’s Wimbledon 2014 coverage:
They played at Roland Garros a few years ago, they are now back in Paris as coaches, TV commentators or are taking part to the Legends trophy, and with this new trend of great champions turning to coaching, there’s plenty of past champions to see around the grounds at Roland Garros.
6-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker, coach of Novak Djokovic:
Goran Ivanisevic, quarterfinalist in 1990, the year he beat then world No 1 Stefan Edberg in the first round. He now coaches Marin Cilic:
Sergi Bruguera, winner in 1993 and 1994, coach of Richard Gasquet:
Magnus Norman, finalist in 2000, coach of Stanislas Wawrinka:
Sébastien Grosjean, semi-finalist at Roland Garros in 2001, coach of Richard Gasquet:
Fabrice Santoro, doubles finalist in 2004, interviews players after their matches:
Iva Majoli, Roland Garros champion in 1997:
Anastasia Myskina, first ever female Russian player to win a Grand Slam title (Roland Garros in 2004):
1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna:
Natasha Zvereva, runner-up in that famous 1988 final against Steffi Graf:
Martinez is now captain of the Spanish Fed Cup team. Tauziat is the former coach of Eugénie Bouchard (below a picture of them two at Roland Garros last year), she now coaches Aleksandra Wozniak:
Gaston Gaudio, surprise winner in 2004:
Albert Costa, winner in 2002. He is currently coaching Feliciano Lopez.