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Larry Brown Sports:
Joe-Wilfried Tsonga advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals on Wednesday after he defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber. In his second semifinal in two years, Tsonga is set to face Andy Murray with the winner taking on either Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic. As expected, Tsonga was very excited and overwhelmed after beating Murray. It’s no surprise that during a moment like that his first instinct was to Tebow.
Tebowing isn’t nearly as much of a worldwide phenomenon as it once was, but Tsonga proved to us on Wednesday that it is still alive and kicking. We have seen basketball players, hockey players, politicians and even Playboy Playmates feel the rush in the past. Tsonga Tebowing at a high-profile event like Wimbledon keeps the trend in the game.
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I guess indecent exposure is one of the hazards of playing tennis in shorts.
While this headline gives the impression that tennis player Andy Murray, suffering from some testicular issues, was given new shorts by Adidas to help secure his untamed junk during matches, what it’s actually referring to are the tennis balls that were popping out of his shorts during a recent match...
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had to fight through some serious pain during his semifinal match against Andy Murray at Wimbledon on Friday after being hit in about the worst place possible for a man.
Tsonga was serving up 5-3 in the third set after being down two sets to none when he got drilled in the manly region. The Frenchman had hit a drop volley and Murray came in for the passing shot...
While fans of Andy Murray took to the internet to protest about the continuation of his match on a rain-affected Court 1, Murray took the British weather in his stride, and despatched Marin Cilic 7-5, 6-2, 6-3.
Yesterday, as the match was suspended, Murray had the momentum as Cilic may have been suffering the effects of his epic five-setter against Sam Querrey.
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This week so far for tennis star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has been a pretty good one as he made it to the semifinal round at Wimbledon and decided to celebrate his accomplishment by Tebowing.
Then it all came crashing down against Andy Murray today as he lost in four sets and had unfortunate incident in the first set.
As Murray came to net for a volley shot, the ball ended up...
Well that answers the question as to whether or not tennis players wear protective cups.
In the third set of his semifinal match against eventual winner Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s desciison to go to the net against the Scot turned out to be a really poor decision, as Tsonga ended up taking a strong forehand shot right to the junk. The Frenchman tried walking off the pain...
It had been 74 long years since a British man had reached the Wimbledon finals. Thanks to Andy Murray, British fans' long wait is finally over. Murray, seeded fourth and the fourth-ranked player in the world, dispatched Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 to advance to the championship match on Sunday. The problem is that he'll be facing Roger Federer, only...
Tickets to the Wimbledon Men’s final have become an even hotter commodity now that Andy Murray has advanced to his first final at the All England Club. Murray beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets on Friday to advance to Sunday’s final. The Scotsman has a chance to become the first U.K. player to win Wimbledon since 1938, and fans are dying to be there to see it happen.
How British men have fared in Grand Slam finals since Fred Perry won the 1936 U.S. Championships:
1937 French Championships - Bunny Austin lost to Henner Henkel, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3.
1938 Wimbledon - Bunny Austin lost to Don Budge, 6-1, 6-0, 6-3.
1977 Australian Open (Dec.) - John Lloyd lost to Vitas Gerulaitis, 6-3, 7-6, 5-7, 3-6, 6-2.
1997 U.S. Open - Greg Rusedski lost to Patrick...
Could it have been any other way?
On Friday, Roger Federer and Andy Murray masterfully played their way into the Men’s Wimbledon final, setting up a dream matchup with all kinds of history on the line. I argued that heading into the French Open final last month, there was perhaps no great match with historical implications than the one featured by Rafael...
Women's Final Saturday No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. No. 6 Serena Williams Williams leads 2-0 2008 Berlin, clay-outdoor, R16, Williams, 6-3, 6-1.
2008 Wimbledon, grass-outdoor, QF, Williams, 6-4, 6-0.
Men's Championship Sunday No. 3 Roger Federer vs. No. 4 Andy Murray Murray leads 8-7 2005 Bangkok, hard-indoor, F, Federer, 6-3, 7-5.
2006 Cincinnati Masters, hard-outdoor...
Results of British men in Wimbledon semifinals since Fred Perry won the singles title in 1936:
1937 - Bunny Austin lost to Gottfried von Cramm, Germany, 8-6, 6-3, 12-14, 6-1.
1938 - x-Bunny Austin beat Henner Henkel, Germany, 6-2, 6-4, 6-0.
1961 - Mike Sangster lost to Chuck McKinley, United States, 6-4, 6-4, 8-6.
1967 - Roger Taylor lost to Wilhelm Bungert, Germany, 6-4, 6-8...
Tomorrow, four men will compete for the chance to play for the most prestigious championship in tennis. Roger Federer will play Novak Djokovic, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will play Andy Murray. In the absence of Nadal, this is the biggest semifinal lineup available. What makes this semifinal day at the All England Club so great is that both matches have the air of a main event. Obviously...