With David and Victoria Beckham among the famous faces in attendance for the Wimbledon gentlemen’s final, Roger Federer and Andy Murray battled for history. If Murray won he would be ending a 76 year drought at Wimbledon for players from the UK and winning his first Grand Slam. If Federer won he would win his 7th Wimbledon title, 17th Grand Slam overall and re-take the number one ranking equaling Pete Sampras’ time spent at number one.
It was Roger who created history and Andy who, again, went home defeated by both Roger and himself. Federer won his 17th Grand Slam 4-6 ,7-5, 6-3, 6-4 once again leaving the UK without a champion. Read more »
Roger Federer has booked his place in the finals of Wimbledon after beating defending champion and world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Roger Federer with not only improve his ranking with his finals spot but also has a chance to win his seventh Wimbledon title.
After the match was leveled at one set all Federer charged at Novak so intensely for a beak in the sixth game that not even the flexible Novak could slide into his shots. A shanked backhand was the beginning of three errors that got Nole out of a significant tight spot to level at 3-3. Read more »
I really hope someone’s manipulated these shots because if not the fact that Roger Federer is wearing a shirt with his own face on it makes him look a bit up himself. You can only hope he was supremely embarrassed and forced into the shirt against his will.
Update: It’s come to my attention that Nadal has a similar shirt…. Needless to say I can’t understand why either would wear it. It makes both of them look… well… like they love themselves a bit too much
“I want to apologize to all, in particular to the fans that had already purchased a ticket to such a good cause, but unfortunately we won’t be able to play for the moment that match in Madrid at the Bernabeu stadium on July 14th.
The doctors have been checking my knee and I suffer a tendinitis which will have me away from any practice or matches for 15 days, which makes it impossible to play with Novak Djokovic as we’d expected and announced. Read more »
Spaniard, and clay court specialist, David Ferrer has beaten Juan Martin del Potro in a convincing display that leaves little doubt that David has been working on consistently improving his game and form.
Pocket rocket Ferrer was relentless as he ripped winners and chased everything down to book his quarterfinal spot against Andy Murray with the 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win. Read more »
Roger Federer has overcome a rocky start and a sore back to beat Xavier Malisse 7-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 for a place in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Federer continues to fight for a chance to claim a seventh title at the most prestigious tournament tennis has to offer.
Federer didn’t look happy from the outset. His movement wasn’t up to it’s usual standard and it wasn’t long until the doctor and trainer were out on court assessing a player who rarely calls for help. Federer has had increasing problems with his back over the last two years and underwent a treatment block earlier in the year for his back. Read more »
Showing that he’s still just a cocky adolescent Bernard Tomic repeatedly smashed his racket into the courts at Wimbledon as he walked to the net to shake David Goffin’s hand after he was eliminated by the wildcard in the first round.
Wimbledon has called Bernie into their offices and told him they expect him to man up and such behaviour will not be tolerated. During Tomic’s tantrum he caused some damage to court and was subsequently fined $2,500. Read more »
At the Hopman Cup behind the scenes Mardy Fish was irritable and demanded answers from his team as to what he could do to lift his level and find some form as his body seemed to refuse to do what he wanted.
Just a few months later word was that Fish was struggling with a serious health issue but there was not a lot of information about what the issue was. Good friend Andy Roddick jumped to his defense when it was suggested that the American players were avoiding the European clay. Read more »