Found July 05, 2013 on
Tennis Grand Stand:
Fast forward six months.
We can anticipate a blockbuster meeting between two members of the Big Four in the Wimbledon final after all. The route getting there took some intriguing twists and turns, however. Here are some reactions to Friday’s action.
That was…expected: For the seventh time in ten years, the Wimbledon final will feature the top two men in the world. When Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal tumbled by the first Wednesday, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray became overwhelming favorites to reach the second Sunday. Credit to them for taking care of business and ensuring a worthy climax to the tournament.
But also better than expected: With Djokovic’s semifinal opponent injured and Murray’s semifinal opponent highly inexperienced, two routs could have unfolded on Friday. Instead, a captivated crowd saw more than seven and a half hours of high-quality tennis, courtesy of underdogs who showed determination and resilience. Credit to Juan Martin Del Potro and Jerzy Janowicz f...
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Andy Murray became the first British tennis player to win Wimbledon in 77 years with a straight set victory over Novak Djokovic on Sunday. Afterwards, Murray made his way through the crowd to hug his guests in the player's box, but nearly forgot one very important person: his mom. Fortunately, something told Murray to turn around before he climbed down from the player'...
Andy Murray took a two-set lead over Novak Djokovic on Sunday in the Wimbledon final, winning the second 7-5 after taking the first 6-4.
The players traded breaks in the second set, as they did in the first, and Murray again came out on top by breaking a second time.
With the sun beating down on Centre Court, both players wore white caps and sat under umbrellas during changeovers...
Andy Murray finally won one for the Brits, defeating top-seeded Novak Djokovic in straight sets for the Wimbledon title. Still, it wasn’t easy:
Yes, this was history, and Murray’s 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 victory over top-seeded Novak Djokovic was a fitting close to nearly eight decades of British frustration in its own backyard: A straight-setter, yes, but a hard-fought, 3-hour, 9-minute...
Djokovic-del Potro Wimbledon Boxscore By The Associated Press Friday At The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club London Men's Semifinal Novak Djokovic (1) def. Juan Martin del Potro (8), 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-3. Djokovic del Potro
1st Serve Percentage 69 60
Aces 22 4
Double Faults 2 4
1st Serve Winning Pct. 83 72
2nd Serve Winning Pct. 39 55
Fastest serve (mph...
This one is forever. For Andy Murray. For Britain. It took forever.
It lasts forever.
Andy Murray is the Wimbledon champion. How many times has he heard that in his head over the years? How many times has he told himself he'd never be there? He beat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 on Sunday. He is the first Brit to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.
When Murray jumped into...
So this is what tennis is turning to, its next generation. The straight man vs. the punchline.
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic won their semifinal matches Friday to advance to the Wimbledon final. It'll be the third final in the past four majors that they have played each other. In a crazy Wimbledon of upsets, it so happens that the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds have reached the end...
We wrote earlier this week about rising star Jerzy Janowicz. Even in defeat Friday, he took further steps to win over some fans.
The Polish No. 1 had no chance of being the crowd favorite Friday while going up against Great Britain's great hope in Andy Murray in the semifinals. And Janowicz's mercurial temperament only added to the challenge.
Down 30-0 at 4-4 in the third...
Djokovic leads 11-8 2006 Madrid Masters, clay-outdoor, R16, Djokovic, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.
2007 Indian Wells Masters, hard-outdoor, SF, Djokovic, 6-2, 6-3.
2007 Miami Masters, hard-outdoor, SF, Djokovic, 6-1, 6-0.
2008 Monte-Carlo Masters, clay-outdoor, R16, Djokovic, 6-0, 6-4.
2008 Toronto Masters, hard-outdoor, QF, Murray, 6-3, 7-6 (3).
2008 Cincinnati Masters, hard-outdoor, F,...
Since the end of the Challenge Round (1921)
1932 - Bunny Austin lost to Ellsworth Vines, United States, 6-4, 6-2, 6-0.
1934 - Fred Perry def. Jack Crawford, Australia, 6-3, 6-0, 7-5.
1935 - Fred Perry def. Gottfried von Cramm, Germany, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4.
1936 - Fred Perry def. Gottfried von Cramm, Germany, 6-1, 6-1, 6-0.
1938 - Bunny Austin lost to Don Budge, United States, 6-1...
(July 3, 2013) For years now, I have dismissed Juan Martin Del Potro on grass. And it wasn’t without reason. He is very tall and has long legs, and the low bounce on grass makes it difficult for him to get down to hit balls comfortably. His movement on the surface has never been great. Most of all, though, even when he played his best tennis, the results just weren’t there on...
2013 - Andy Murray
2012 - Roger Federer
2011 - Novak Djokovic
2010 - Rafael Nadal
2009 - Roger Federer
2008 - Rafael Nadal
2007 - Roger Federer
2006 - Roger Federer
2005 - Roger Federer
2004 - Roger Federer
2003 - Roger Federer
2002 - Lleyton Hewitt
2001 - Goran Ivanisevic
2000 - Pete Sampras
1999 - Pete Sampras
1998 - Pete Sampras
1997 - Pete Sampras
1996 - Richard...