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Tennis Grand Stand:
A champion at one major, gone in the first round the next.
This article marks the first in a daily series of articles reviewing the action at Wimbledon. They follow the same general format as a similar series on Roland Garros. If you missed some of the action, or want a general overview, check out this written equivalent of a highlight reel.
Match of the day: Banished to the distant precincts of Court 19, Lukas Rosol still produced another thriller. After five sets and two tiebreaks, Julian Reister slew the Czech giant killer in a blow to the tournament’s first-week intrigue. Fans with grounds passes got their money’s worth, though, perhaps more so than those on the show courts did.
Upset of the day: One year after Rosol stunned him in the first week, Rafael Nadal succumbed to an even lowlier opponent in Steve Darcis. The Belgian dropped serve just twice in three sets as the former Wimbledon champion slipped too easily into passive play. Nadal did not lack chances to tu...
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According to The Daily Mail, Wimbledon have deemed Roger Federer's shoes too colourful for the all-white tournament.
Wimbledon's rules dictate that a player must wear gear that is almost entirely white. Most players add small details of colour to their outfits. Federer in the past has been a fan of the white and gold look.
This year, Federer's outfit is adorned with small...
Defending champion Roger Federer started his quest for an eighth Wimbledon title with an easy 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 win over Victor Hanescu of Romania on Monday.
In the first match of the year on Centre Court, the third-seeded Federer made light work of his 48th-ranked opponent, needing just 68 minutes to advance to the second round.
Federer, who won his first title at the All England...
Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal lost in straight sets to Steve Darcis of Belgium in the first round of the grass-court tournament on Monday.
Nadal, who was bidding to win his 13th Grand Slam title after winning the French Open for a record eighth time, had never lost in the first round in a Grand Slam tournament.
In one of Wimbledon's greatest upsets, Darcis ended...
“Keep your paws off of married men home wrecker!” Well Maria Sharapova didn’t say that exactly, but that pretty much sums it up.
After beating Maria in the French Open, Serena Williams did an interview with the Rolling Stone, where she appeared to take a few subliminal shots at her arch nemesis. Below is an excerpt from the article.
“There are people who live, breathe...
No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic amused the crowd during Wimbledon warm-ups with a spot-on impression of Maria Sharapova's signature serve.
Not even Roger Federer is exempt from Wimbledon’s strict dress code. According to the Daily Mail, Wimbledon’s fashion police have asked the No. 3 seed not to wear his orange-soled shoes the next time he steps onto the courts at the All England Club. Federer disposed of Victor Hanescu 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 on Monday to [...]
Stepping onto the court today in the NIKE ZOOM VAPOR 9 TOUR LE with a bright orange outsole, tennis icon Roger Federer redefines the game once again. Now pursuing his eighth title, Federer’s confident choice of footwear befits his status as one of the greatest athletes of all time. With Nike, he remains committed to pushing the boundaries of classic style through design.
Everyone knows that song, right? Where everyone wants to be like Mike? Mike as in the basketball player Michael Jordan? Well, tennis Roger Federer thought he was like Mike. According [...]
John McEnroe does the Grand Slam commentary year round for men’s tennis and made a pretty bold statement after Rafael Nadal’s shocking 1st round exit at Wimbledon.
The question of who is the greatest to have ever played the sport of tennis can be even more intense than a Lebron vs MJ debate in basketball. With a lot to take into account in a solo sport, it only makes the argument...
Wednesday has been a brutal day at Wimbledon.
No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova is out after a straight-set loss to an unseeded player on a day marred by injuries, walkovers and retirements that have completely changed the landscape of the Grand Slam tournament in a matter of hours. Among the other damage:
No. 2 women's seed Victoria Azarenka, who injured herself in her first-round...