In the best match of the day, world number 87 Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) pulled off a remarkable win over this year’s number 1 player and my favourite to win Karolina Pliskova (CZE). The 3rd seed played well in the first set and everything seemed regulation. Continue reading “The 4th Day at Wimbledon 2017 Ladies’ Singles Draw”
Jack Sock has put a nice pic of his gear on Instagram. There’s a roll of Bablolat Poly sitting there, but am I spying natural gut in the mains?
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.
Bernard Tomic has been dumped by racquet sponsor Head following his antics at Wimbledon this week. During his last match, Tomic feined injury and called the trainer, despite later admitting there was nothing wrong with him. He also informed the press conference that he was “bored” during his match against Mischa Zverez. A gifted player wasting his talent.
In the day’s controversial match, Next Gen star Daniil Medvedev (RUS) who knocked out 5th seed Wawrinka in the first round, lost his cool in a tense 5 set contest on the non-Hawk-Eye outer courts. His opponent, world number 124 Ruben Bemelmans (BEL), was the benefactor of 5 chair umpire overrules in quick succession, leaving Medvedev questioning the integrity of the chair and calling for her replacement. Continue reading “The 3rd Day at Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Draw”
In the match of the day, 6th seed Johanna Konta (GBR) faced Donna Vekic (CRO) who beat her to the Nottingham Aegon Championship just 2 weeks previous. In a thrilling first set, Vekic broke Konta late in the set but Konta broke straight back forcing the pair into a tie-break, which Konta won 7-4. The effort of winning the first set showed as Konta served first in the second set and was immediately broken. Vekic maintained the break to the end of the high quality second set, taking it 6-4. The quality of the serving from both players made for a nerve wracking final set. Continue reading “The 3rd Day at Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Draw”
Number 1 seed Andy Murray (GBR) kicked off his Wimbledon campaign in style, beating charismatic 20 year old Alexander Bublik (KAZ) 6-1 6-4 6-2.
2nd seed Novak Djokovic (SRB) only had to win one set before Martin Klizan (SVK) retired. Final score 6-3 2-2.
The number 1 seed Angelique Kerber (GER) made simple work of her first round match against the world number 247 Irina Falconi (USA), despatching her in straight sets 6-4 6-4 in just under 90 minutes.
2nd seed, and a favourite to win, Simona Halep (ROU) cruised through to the second round beating Marina Erakovic (NZL) 6-4 6-1.