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Taking Bad Schotz:
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Tennis for the past decade has been dominated by three players, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic, which each having their own strings of utter dominance during the period. Wimbledon is no different. Centre Court used to be Roger’s house, but the torch has been passed subsequently to Rafa, and now Novak. It’s unlikely that another player has what it takes to get past the big three, but stranger things have happened on the illustrious Centre Court. The draw itself is particularly interesting, and there are many things to watch for at the sport’s most prestigious tournament.
Defending champion and world number one Novak Djokovic likely has little to worry about in his draw, at least until the quarterfinals. He’ll square off against former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero in the first round, who could be a challenge except for the fact that he’s 32, a dinosaur in tennis years. Up and coming American Ryan Harrison is fun to watch, but he’s still not rea...
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Rafael Nadal lost the first four games of his first-round match at Wimbledon before turning things around against Thomaz Bellucci, beating the Brazilian 7-6 (0), 6-2, 6-3.
Just like defending women's champion Petra Kvitova in the match before him, Nadal had a shaky start on Centre Court. He was two points away from going down 5-0 in the first set, but Bellucci netted an overhead...
Defending champion Novak Djokovic has won his opening match at Wimbledon by beating former No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3, 6-3, 6-1.
In keeping with custom, the defending men's champ played the first match Monday on Centre Court. Djokovic was broken in his second service game but held the rest of the way, losing only nine points on his first serve. He had 13 aces.
Novak Djokovic brought some extra sports equipment to Wimbledon for the opening match at Centre Court on Monday: a golf club.
And once he started playing tennis, the tournament's defending champion and top-seeded man probably wished he could take a mulligan.
As something of an inside joke with a sponsor, Djokovic pulled a kid's golf club out of his racket bag and put it...
Maybe Roger Federer deserves a little bit of credit for American qualifier Jesse Levine's first-round victory at Wimbledon.
Levine, a 24-year-old based in Boca Raton, Fla., has practiced and trained with the 16-time Grand Slam champion on occasion.
The 106th-ranked Levine beat 94th-ranked Karol Beck of Slovakia 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-2 on Tuesday, then talked about his work with...
WIMBLEDON – Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova, along with third seed Roger Federer cruised to easy first round victories in London at the All- England Club on Monday.
World No. 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic brought a child’s golf club with him to his 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 victory over former No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero.
The Serbian pulled out the golf club out of...
WIMBLEDON – Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci and Australian Carsten Ball lost in three very competitive sets 7-5, 7-6(8), 6-3 on Monday to the very experienced doubles team of Daniele Braccialli and Julian Knowles. But Bellucci sees the positive side in playing doubles and getting more hours playing on grass. He feels that this will help him on Tuesday against Rafael Nadal. Bellucci...
A look at Wimbledon, the year's third Grand Slam tennis tournament:
Surface: Grass courts.
Site: The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
Schedule: Play begins Monday. The women's singles final is July 7; the men's singles final is July 8. There are no matches scheduled for the two-week tournament's middle Sunday, July 1.
2011 Men's Singles Champion:...
Rafael Nadal is out in the third round at Wimbledon after being upset by Lukas Rosol in five sets on Thursday.
On the women's side, Maria Sharapova's old serving problems resurfaced, costing her the second set before she recovered to beat dangerous Tsvetana Pironkova, 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-0.
The Court 1 match took two days and ended three minutes after Serena Williams concluded...
Profiles of the top contenders for the 2012 Wimbledon Championships. Note: Grand Slam records for main draw matches only. – by Jack Cunniff http://twitter.com/jrcunniff
1. Novak Djokovic
2012 Record: 36-6
Grand Slam Record: 123-25
Wimbledon Record: 27-6
Wimbledon Best Result: W (2011)
Fast Fact: Djokovic has reached the semifinals in eight consecutive Grand Slam...
The Championships begin tomorrow, and the biggest questions regarding the tournament remains the same. Will anyone other than the Big 3 win the tournament? Of the Big 3, does Federer have a realistic chance? And can Djokovic shrug off his French Open defeat to Nadal and defend his title? We'll break down the draw, quarter by quarter.
2012 Championships- Gentlemen's Singles...
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