Novak Djokovic ended speculation about his 2017 schedule at a press conference in Belgrade today. The world number 4 says he will miss the rest of the season, including the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London in November, due to the right elbow injury that forced him to retire from Wimbledon. Continue reading “Djokovic ends his 2017 season”
In a recent interview at Wimbledon, Dominic Thiem (AUT) was asked what he thought of Roger Federer (SUI) and he had nothing but admiration for the now eight-time Wimbledon Champion. Continue reading “Turns out it’s not just us mere mortals who watch Federer YouTube videos!”
3rd seed Roger Federer (SUI) was aiming for his 8th Wimbledon Championship victory against former US Open Champion 7th seed Marin Cilic (CRO). The Croat started shakily, not being able to find his first serve regularly enough to make an impact. Continue reading “The Final of Wimbledon 2017 Gentlemen’s Draw”
In the semi-final of the big servers, 7th seed Marin Cilic (CRO) took on 24th seed Sam Querrey (USA). Both players having such huge serves meant it was going to be about which man returned better. Neither man could break as the first set went to a tie break. Continue reading “The Semi-finals at Wimbledon 2017 Gentlemen’s Draw”
Number 1 seed Andy Murray (GBR) was knocked out by the big serving 24th seed Sam Querrey (USA). Murray came into the tournament with a niggling hip injury and it became a full blown issue in the quarter final. After a shaky start from the American, Murray took the first set 6-3, but Querrey played an excellent second set to make it level 6-4. Continue reading “The Quarter Finals at Wimbledon 2017 Gentlemen’s Draw”
Number 1 seed and two time Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray (GBR) has made it to the quarter finals an impressive 9 times. Today he made it 10 beating Benoit Paire (FRA) who was into the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time. After a tight first set featuring 4 breaks of serve, the Frenchman forced a tie break with the world number 1, but played a howler of a tie break getting just one point. Continue reading “The 7th Day at Wimbledon 2017 Gentlemen’s Draw”
2nd seed Novak Djokovic (SRB) got over an early lapse in concentration to beat Ernests Gulbis (LAT) in straight sets 6-4 6-1 7-6. At the beginning of the match Djokovic felt aggrieved after being denied a challenge by the chair, and the very next point he needed the challenge again, this time getting it, and it going his way. He remonstrated with the chair umpire about line calls and challenges, ironically telling the umpire to “focus” before losing all focus himself, dropping his serve immediately after. Continue reading “The 6th Day at Wimbledon 2017 Gentlemen’s Singles Draw”
Number 1 seed Andy Murray (GBR) faced 28th seed Fabio Fognini (ITA), both of whom are known to have the occasional outburst on court. Murray raced to a 1 set lead 6-2 only for the momentum to swing the Italian’s way in the second, taking it 6-4. Murray seemed to be back on track as he took the third set 6-1 but yet again the Italian came back. Continue reading “The 5th Day at Wimbledon 2017 Gentlemen’s Singles Draw”
2nd seed Novak Djokovic (SRB) breezed past Adam Pavlasek (CZE) 6-2 6-2 6-1 without breaking a sweat and will be surprised to see that his next opponent is not Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG). The 29th seed crashed out of the tournament in straight sets 6-4 6-4 7-6 to world number 589 Ernests Gulbis (LAT) who is also coming back from injury. Continue reading “The 4th Day at Wimbledon 2017 Gentlemen’s Singles Draw”
Carlos Moya has revealed the secrets behind Nadal’s recent improvements and comeback from injury.
Forehand has been adapted to “get more speed through the court”. Work on improvements in the Nadal backhand has been fairly evident as he takes more outside in backhands over inside out forehands. And “a lot of work on the serve”.
Nadal is also carrying more lead tape in the head of the racquet giving much increased power potential. Additionally, nutrition and dietary changes have been made to build even more muscle to help in reducing injuries.