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Nishikori pulls out of Wimbledon with calf injury

LONDON (AP) After fighting through a calf injury in the first round at Wimbledon, Kei Nishikori couldn't even step onto Centre Court for his second match. The fifth-seeded Japanese player had to pull out before his second-round meeting with Santiago Giraldo of Colombia on Wednesday. Nishikori hurt his left calf at the grass-court tournament in Halle, Germany, two weeks ago and aggravated...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Alexandr Dolgopolov hit himself in the face

Alexandr Dolgopolov hit himself in the face trying to hit a return...If video won't load, as is ESPN's way often enough, view it directly.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Score: Nike Court Air Trainer 1 Mid x Fragment ‘Wimbledon’

IMAGES: If you have the nerve to wear an all-green sneaker, The Nike Court Air Trainer 1 Mid x Fragment 'Wimbledon' is as gorgeous as it gets. The post Score: Nike Court Air Trainer 1 Mid x Fragment ‘Wimbledon’ appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lleyton Hewitt Plays His Last Wimbledon Match: The Lawnmower’s Run On Grass Is Over

Lleyton Hewitt’s tennis career isn’t over, but his Wimbledon career is. Jarkko Nieminen, also playing in his last Wimbledon, extended his stay another match (but only one more match; Novak Djokovic is next) at the Big W. In a marvelous match, Nieminen defeated Hewitt, 11-9 in the fifth set. The battle took almost four hours on the first day of The Championships and gave Hewitt...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Caroline Wozniacki Finds A Surprise Under Her Tennis Shoes, Fan Creatively Gets Her Attention

Photo Credit: @CaroWozniacki/Twitter In preparation for Wimbledon 2015, which begins Monday, June 29, professional tennis player Caroline Wozniacki was on her way this past weekend to pick up her tennis shoes for the tournament. When she got home, she found a little ‘surprise’ on the bottom of one of her shoes. Classic! Found this inside of my new @adidastennis shoes! Very...
Via Blog Surface
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Did Boris Becker reveal that Novak Djokovic cheated?

Boris Becker may have revealed too much inside information about his in-match coaching relationship with pupil Novak Djokovic. During a radio interview with BBC’s “Radio 5 Live,” the German former world No. 1 player was asked about communicating with Djokovic during matches. That’s when he may have crossed the line by revealing he has coaching...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon draw: Djokovic has easier road to semis than rivals

LONDON — Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw Friday, as the other members of tennis’ “Big Four” all were placed on the opposite side. Serena Williams had no such luck in the women’s draw, where she might have to get past three former No. 1s — sister Venus, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova — just...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon 2015: Men’s Draw Analysis

The gentlemen’s singles draw for Wimbledon 2015 has been released, with seeded players in white: And here's the complete entire #Wimbledon men's draw. Should be fun! pic.twitter.com/NniXk2z6lg — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 26, 2015 Here are the items of foremost importance after the revelation of the brackets: The biggest question in the men’s draw, in terms of...
Via Attacking The Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Baghdatis retires in semifinal match vs Istomin at Nottingham Open

NOTTINGHAM, England -- Sam Querrey came from a set down to beat Alexandr Dolgopolov on Friday and reach the final of the Nottingham Open, where the American will play Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan. The 12th-seeded Querrey won 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the Wimbledon warm-up tournament. Istomin advanced when defending champion Marcos Baghdatis retired early in their semifinal match with a left...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Pre-Draw Preview: Kvitova Stands At The Center

The month of July honors America’s independence from Great Britain, and this July, American dreams of calendar Grand Slam glory will either reach a crescendo or die a fiery death across the pond. Later in July, Jordan Spieth will head to the British Open trying to do the unthinkable. He’ll attempt to capture the third leg of golf’s calendar Slam and create over-the-top excitement...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Before Wimbledon Begins, A New Way To Appreciate Roger And Rafa

We’ve traveled many thousands of miles as tennis fans and chroniclers with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Billions of words have been written about them. Millions of arguments have been launched by their partisans. Neither man should be favored to win the 2015 edition of Wimbledon, though both have a chance and could slip through the door if the draw falls just right, or if Andy...
Via Attacking The Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer rips Boris Becker over allegations made in book

Roger Federer grew up idolizing former world No. 1 tennis player Boris Becker, but some recent comments that Becker made may have changed Federer’s opinion of the six-time Grand Slam winner. Becker recently released an autobiography, and in it he claims that it is an “open secret” that Federer and Novak Djokovic “don’t particularly like...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stan Wawrinka might have had the shot of the year

Stan Wawrinka rallied to win three straight sets after losing the first to Novak Djokovic in the finals of the French Open on Sunday for his second major victory. Stan the Man, alternatively known as Stan the Caddie, was unbelievably sharp in the match and hit 60 winners over the four set victory 4-6, 6-4,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

French Open preview: Serena Williams vs. Lucie Safarova

By the fourth round of the French Open, only four of the top 10 seeds on the women’s side were still competing. Out of the remaining eight players in the top half of the draw, half of them were unseeded. In fact, two players barely scraping inside the top 100 – No. 100 Andreea Mitu and No. 93 Alison Van Uytvanck – were amongst the final 16 at the French Open. The WTA never...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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