Wimbledon Champions Dinner – Djokovic & Kvitova

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Nick Kyrgios Beats Rafa Nadal

All hail Nick Kyrgios! At least that’s what it sounds like to wake up in Australia this morning. Just as we did when Bernard Tomic has his run at Wimbledon a few years ago the Australian media has proclaimed Kyrgios a star, our brightest, our hope.

Tomic has been openly tossed aside, not because of his bad reputation and behaviour (although it certainly made it easier to do so), but simply because we have someone brighter, bigger and better. Someone who beat Rafael Nadal 7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3 to book his place in the quarterfinals where, if he’s not too tired, he stands a very real chance of beating Milos Raonic. Read more »

Federer & Nadal Air Issues Through Media

It started with Roger Federer discussing his issue with how long Rafa Nadal takes between points. A totally valid point but it seems to have become a pet  peeve in recently.The umpires have been cracking down on Rafa significantly more in recent months, a rule that doesn’t seem to have been as consistently applied to the likes of Maria Sharapova.

Anyway here’s the ‘fight’ that played out in the media over the last few days. Read more »

Robredo To Face Federer

Tommy Robredo has an uphill battle in front of him if he wants to make it through to the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. The Spaniard faces seven time Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer.

Roger brushed Santiago Giraldo aside 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 in just 81 minute when they played on Center Court with the roof closed much to the Swiss’ delight.

“It’s great. I’m very pleased. It’s always good to keep moving on. Last year I lost in the second round, so I’m aware of tough draws. I’m always worried about the first week, getting to the second one; then the grass plays quite differently.  Read more »

Alize Cornet Shocks Serena Williams

Alize Cornet has ripped the women’s draw wide open by defeating Serena Williams on a wet day in SW19. It was Serena who initially came out strongly after an initial rain delay, but after just over two two hours of play it was the  French world number 24 who won 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Making the fourth round is Alize’s best ever result at Wimbledon. Phenomenal feel at the net and excellent use of the drop shot to move a sluggish Williams around proved to be extremely effective. Read more »

Inspired Kyrgios Ready For Rafa

Nick Kyrgios,  one of the huge of the huge stories of this Wimbledon tournament is ready to take on Rafa Nadal in what will be his toughest challenge yet. Kyrgios has blasted his way bast Jiri Vesely 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 creating some spectacular angles, passing shots and huge serves along the way. The 19 year old Aussie also defeated Richard Gasquet in 5 sets.

While there has been talk of hamstring niggles and some cramping after his match with Gasquet, Nick, and others, say he’s ready for the challenge. Read more »

Nadal Moves In To Fourth Round

Rafael Nadal has secured a spot in the fourth round after a 6-7, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Mikhail Kukushkin.

Nadal had looked slightly flat in the first set and Kukushkin inspired. Much like Lukas Rosol had done in their second round match Mikhail came out swinging, producing some beautiful angles and painting the lines. Read more »

Djokovic Takes A Tumble

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Kyrgios Holds On To Overcome Gasquet

Nick Kyrgios has saved a colossal nine match points and defeated 13th seed Richard Gasquet 3-6, 6-7, 6-4, 7-5, 10-8 in three hours and 53 minutes.

Kyrgios recently won a challenger event in Nottingham which earnt him the wild card into Wimbledon. Previously Nick had spent time training with Federer.

It was the big serving Aussie, who is also the youngest man in the draw, who served from behind in the fifth set, facing match points until eventually he broke through. Read more »

Nadal V Rosol

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