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Most believe Andy Murray is closer to winning his first Grand Slam after his performance at Wimbledon, but Joe Healy thinks progress has stalled.
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Airing on cable television for the first time, the Wimbledon singles finals were a bit of a mixed bag for ESPN. The match portion of Sunday’s Roger Federer/Andy Murray Wimbledon Men’s Final — excluding a half-hour rain delay and the final 45 minutes of the telecast window — drew a 2.5 U.S. rating and 3.925 million viewers on ESPN Sunday morning. Ratings and viewership for...
I had the idea for this post last summer, but I never got around to writing it. Amazingly it’s still true. Almost 5 years ago Andy Murray lost to Roger Federer in the 2008 U.S. Open finals, and afterwards he took over the #4 ranking in the world. Murray’s been the 4th best tennis player on the planet ever since. The trouble is, the top 3 guys always win. Since the...
Lately, the sports calendar has had a distinctly international flavor. The Euro 2012 soccer tournament received significant attention in the United States. British tennis star Andy Murray captured the world's attention with his run to the Wimbledon final. The opening ceremonies of the London Games are two weeks away.
In the midst of those global events, Major League Baseball...
By Maud Watson
Impossible Made Possible
From the outset, Wimbledon wasn’t supposed to be about Federer. Many tagged Djokovic to retain the top ranking by repeating as champion, and many predicted yet another Djokovic/Nadal final. The only man thought capable of potentially derailing such a final was Federer, and conventional wisdom said odds were he couldn’t...