If you’re like me, you started your tennis racquet addiction with the cheapest racquet you could find in Sports Direct (I think it may have even been Sports Soccer at the time). Continue reading “Why I think everyone should have a Pure Drive phase…”
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!”
Its is reported that Zdenko Milinkovic, a doctor involved in the treatment of Novak, has suggested that 6-8 weeks of rest are needed for recovery from a longstanding elbow injury which caused him to drop from the Wimbledon Championships. Djokovic is likely to make an announcement on this matter later in the week.
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”
Five-time champion and 10th seed Venus Williams (USA) was representing the Williams family at Wimbledon this year and was doing a fine job. That’s until she came up against 14th seed and former finalist Garbine Muguruza (ESP) who was beaten in the 2015 final by Serena Williams, the champion predicting that the Spaniard would be holding the trophy one day soon. Continue reading “The Final of Wimbledon 2017 Ladies’ 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”
With Andy Murray leaving the tournament, all British hopes were with 6th seed Johanna Konta (GBR) as she battled fellow big server 10th seed Venus Williams (USA). In the serving statistics there was little to separate the two, but the returning of the five time Wimbledon champion was stronger, putting Konta’s serve under pressure. Continue reading “The Semi-finals at Wimbledon 2017 Ladies’ 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”
The match of the day saw 2nd seed Simona Halep (ROU) take on 6th seed and home crowd favourite Johanna Konta (GBR). The two had met on the tour a number of times, notably in this year’s Miami Open quarter final which Konta won, and made Halep’s coach walk away from the Romanian. This was the tightest match of the tournament with each game hotly contested and the scoreboard was reflective of that.