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Novak Djokovic rips shirt in anger after losing tie-breaker in Wimbledon final (Video)

Novak Djokovic ripped his shirt in anger after losing the second set tie-breaker to Roger Federer in Sunday's Wimbledon final.Djokovic won the first set and was leading the tie-breaker 6-3, but wasn't able to close the deal, with Federer coming back to win it 12-10. Djokovic tried expressing his anger by ripping his shirt Hulk Hogan style, but was only able to tear it slightly,...
Via Holdout Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic gets best of Federer in classic Wimbledon Final

LONDON — Novak Djokovic got the better of Roger Federer at Wimbledon again. The defending champion outplayed Federer in four sets Sunday to win his third Wimbledon title and ninth Grand Slam championship. In a repeat of last year’s final, won by Djokovic in five sets, the top-ranked Serb overcame the loss of seven set points in the second set and pulled away to beat the seven...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic eats grass after winning Wimbledon (Video)

Novak Djokovic won his third Wimbledon and ninth career major when he defeated Roger Federer in four sets at the All-England Club Sunday. After whipping a forehand across the court for a winner to capture the fourth set 6-4, Nole began celebrating his win. He shook hands with Federer at the net and then walked...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic Displays a Greater Greatness, And Could Become Even Greater

In the 2009 Wimbledon final, Roger Federer — down a set — fell behind in the second-set tiebreaker, 6-2. He improbably won a point on his opponent’s serve at 6-5 in that tiebreaker and eventually won the tiebreaker. Federer won the third set and then outlasted Andy Roddick in one of Wimbledon’s greatest championship matches. Roddick played his best-ever Wimbledon match that...
Via Attacking The Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Novak Djokovic tries to imitate Hulk Hogan, fails

During the second set of the Wimbledon final on Sunday, Novak Djokovic was pretty upset about some calls that led to him dropping the second set to Roger Federer. He decided that he would take out his frustrations on his shirt, Hulk Hogan style. You can see that it didn’t work out too well. It was pretty comical to watch one of the top tennis players in the world hilariously fail...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic Celebrates Wimbledon With Taste of Grass

Every athlete has their own unique way of celebrating, and anybody watching Novak Djokovic’s victory over Roger Federer at Wimbledon surely...
Via Athlon Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Takeaways: The WTA At Wimbledon

The latest edition of Wimbledon provided plenty of off-court controversies and sideshows, but Attacking The Net wants to keep the focus on the court. What were the most important developments of the past fortnight in suburban London for the members of the WTA Tour? Let’s take a look: * 5 – THE ART OF THE ESCAPE This Wimbledon tournament — both genders — featured a very striking...
Via Attacking The Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Takeaways: The ATP At Wimbledon

The ATP side of the Wimbledon divide offered plenty of fascinating stories. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will get their own stand-alone treatment, so here are the five big non-final observations from the past two weeks at SW19: * 5 – CANADIAN SUNRISE  There was no Canadian Sunset at Wimbledon — not when one realizes that Milos Raonic was coming back from injury and should...
Via Attacking The Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Serena, Djokovic dance at Wimbledon Champions' Ball

It turns out Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic have some moves off the tennis court, too. After winning their respective Wimbledon titles, both champions took to the dance floor at the Wimbledon Champions’ Ball on Sunday to celebrate their big weekends. The two revived an old tradition of dancing at the ball, which fizzled out decades ago. They brought the tradition back in...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Takeaways: The ATP At Wimbledon

The ATP side of the Wimbledon divide offered plenty of fascinating stories. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will get their own stand-alone treatment, so here are the five big non-final observations from the past two weeks at SW19: * 5 – CANADIAN SUNRISE  There was no Canadian Sunset at Wimbledon — not when one realizes that Milos Raonic was coming back from injury and should...
Via Bloguin Best
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon: criticism of judges going too far?

After his Wimbledon quarterfinal loss to Andy Murray, Vasek Pospisil brought a return to Rafael Nadal’s criticism of chair umpires when he accused the umpire of wrongly penalizing him for time delays. Though Pospisil claims he was biased against for being a lower-ranked player, even the higher-ranked players have taken issue with the judging of matches. Earlier this year, Nadal...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic, Serena celebrate Wimbledon victories by dancing to Bee Gees (Video)

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams took home the trophies at Wimbledon over the weekend and proceeded to celebrate with one another in the best way possible. At the annual Wimbledon Champions’ Ball on Sunday night, the duo brought back an aged tradition by hitting the floor together for a victors’ dance. Their number of choice?...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPYs producers explain Caitlyn Jenner decision

When ESPN announced that it was awarding the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner at this year’s ESPY’s, it stirred up quite the controversy. While many agreed Jenner was deserving of the award, there was a whole other camp who believed there were more deserving candidates and that ESPN was just doing this as a ratings ploy. SI.com’s Richard Deitsch recently interviewed...
Via Awful Announcing
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, and Prime Times: Fresh Evaluations Of The Big 3

On an immediate level, the Wimbledon men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer marked an occasion to salute Djokovic for the greatness he has achieved.  When you pass Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Ken Rosewall, and Fred Perry on the all-time majors list, with a few prime years left in your career, you deserve to be seen as more than just a third wheel to...
Via Attacking The Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, and Prime Times: Fresh Evaluations Of The Big 3

On an immediate level, the Wimbledon men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer marked an occasion to salute Djokovic for the greatness he has achieved.  When you pass Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Ken Rosewall, and Fred Perry on the all-time majors list, with a few prime years left in your career, you deserve to be seen as more than just a third wheel to...
Via Bloguin Best
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Serves Up Beach Pictures To Celebrate Wimbledon Win (Photo)

Serena Williams looks ready for some long rest and relaxation after her winning her 6th Wimbledon title Saturday — or maybe just a day’s worth. Williams served up some Instagram posts Tuesday, including a beach shot and a video of her eyebrows getting some love. This embed is invalid" /> This embed is invalid" /> ...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennis: Homefield advantage for American men?

While Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were still celebrating their Wimbledon wins, the rest of the tennis world got started on three other titles, one for the men and two for the women. For the men in Rhode Island, the highlights so far have been the wins and losses for the several American players. For the women, who are still in Europe with tournaments in Sweden and Romania...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Murray vs Tsonga 2nd singles at Queen's

LONDON (AP) Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will meet at Queen's Club on Friday in the first Britain-France tie in Davis Cup in 23 years. Theirs will be the second singles, following James Ward vs. Gilles Simon, as drawn on Thursday. Richard Gasquet, the Frenchman who went furthest at Wimbledon in reached the singles semifinals, was placed in a new doubles pairing with Nicolas...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams exits Swedish Open with elbow injury

BASTAD, Sweden — Wimbledon champion Serena Williams said a right elbow injury forced her to pull out of the Swedish Open on Thursday. Williams said she felt pain in the elbow in the first game of her first-round match on Wednesday, four days after winning her sixth Wimbledon championship and fourth successive Grand Slam title, but went on to roll Belgian qualifier Yasline Bonaventure...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Caitlyn Jenner Accepts Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs

Caitlyn Jenner was the most talked about person attending the ESPYs even before we knew the exact details of the event.  Jenner was there...
Via Athlon Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Darcis wins opener for Belgium in Davis Cup quarter v Canada

OSTEND, Belgium (AP) Steve Darcis met expectations when he beat Frank Dancevic 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, 6-3 to put Belgium up 1-0 on Canada in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Friday. Darcis took a set to adapt to the swirling wind at Sportpark Krokodiel, then gradually bossed Dancevic in the rallies on the outdoor clay. Belgium was favored in the tie because Canada was without injured leaders...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

From The Vault: Classic Feliciano Lopez Shirt Change

In an attempt to ease the pain felt round the world today as the photos of Feli and Alba's wedding started popping up on Twitter, here's a nice little memory of his bachelor days. It was taken a few years ago but I doubt anyone will mind given the subject matter.
Via Onthegotennis
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennis: Preview of Hall of Fame men’s semifinals

The men’s semifinals at Rhode Island’s tennis Hall of Fame have two Americans still vying for the final: Jack Sock and Rajeev Ram. There is potential they could both move on, but their opponents, who have had just as exceptional a week as the Americans, can put a damper on that. Jack Sock vs. Ivo Karlovic Jack Sock While both players had their quarterfinal matches just yesterday...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Murrays put Britain 2-1 up against France in Davis Cup

LONDON (AP) Andy and Jamie Murray came from a set down to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Nicolas Mahut 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-1 in the doubles to give Britain a 2-1 lead over France in their Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal on Saturday. Andy Murray had beaten Tsonga in straight sets on Friday to pull Britain level in the series, after Gilles Simon had defeated James Ward in straight...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

American Ram advances to final at Newport

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) American Rajeev Ram defeated Australian John-Patrick Smith 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Saturday to reach the final at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. The 31-year-old Ram won the title on Newport's grass courts in 2009. The 161st-ranked Ram defeated top-seeded John Isner in his opening-round match. He also knocked off fifth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France in the quarterfinals...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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