Category Archives: Wimbledon

Rosol Knocks Over Rafa’s Water Bottles

Last time they played Rafa “shoulder charged” Rosol (i.e. they bumped but it’s the most direct aggression you’ll ever see from Rafa), this year Rosol went for Rafa’s water bottles.

Not really interesting but apparently it’s note worthy ;)

Rafa Exacts Revenge, Beats Rosol

Rafael Nadal has again faced Lukas Rosol in the second round of Wimbledon. In 2012 they played a five set match which saw Rafa exit the tournament and spend the next 7 months trying to recover from Hoffa’s Syndrome and a torn patella tendon. Even after 7 months off Rafa’s knee remains an issue. Today, however, the match ended differently, the 9-time Roland Garros Champion taking the match 4-6, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Clearly rising to the occasion, inspired by his previous victory, Rosol boomed his way through his service games and ripping ground strokes. Rafa produced some amazing forehands to defend break points in the ninth game but it wasn’t enough and Rosol broke and served the set out at 6-4. Read more »

Serena Crowd Surfs

David Ferrer Tumbles Out Of Wimbledon

Andrey Kuznetsov has upset the work horse of the top ten,David Ferrer, beating the ever consistent Spaniard 6-7, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Court Two. Andrey was a junior Wimbledon Champion in 2009.

Ferrer’s departure opens up Andy Murray’s quarter which was likely to provide the defending champion with a relatively smooth ride anyway.

Kuznetsov is currently ranked 118 in the world and was understandably delighted with the win. Read more »

Expensive Day At The Office For Fognini As Fines Mount

Fabio Fognini has been hit with over $25,000 worth of fines by Wimbledon for having some behavioural ‘issues’ during his first round match where he defeated Tim Puetz 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3.

The often emotional Italian was hit with two bills for unsportsmanlike conduct — one penalty costing $20,000, the other $5,000. Fabio also lost another $2,500 for what was termed a visible obscenity. Read more »

Stepanek Makes Djokovic Work For Win

Novak Djokovic’s second round match against Radek Stepanek very nearly went to five sets, the Serbian world number two managing the wrap the fourth set up in a close tie break.

Novak, who is the tournaments top seed, beat the 35 year old Radek 6-4, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 and will now face Frenchman Gilles Simon. Read more »

Rafa Relaxes By Playing Football With His Cousins

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A Day Off With Rafa Nadal

Tsonga Finishes Off Melzer

When rain delayed the final stages of Jo Wilfried Tsonga’s fifth set against Jurgen Melzer he was forced to come out the next day and serve for the match. Watch the highlights here.

Hewitt And Kyrgios Through To Second Round

Day two of Wimbledon was a better day for the Aussies with both Lleyton Hewitt and new comer Nick Kyrgios making it through in four sets.

Sam Stosur may have bowed out yesterday but Bernard Tomic and Marinko Matosevic (neither man known for their lovable personalities) also made it through to the second round.

Hewitt defeated 6-2, 6-7, 6-1, 6-4 win over Michal Przysiezny in the first round of his most beloved tournament. Read more »