Juan Martin Del Potro was leading two sets to love and up 3-0,30/40 against Grega Zemlja when he hyper-extended his knee chasing a drop shot down. If your stomach doesn’t do well with slow-motion injury replays then don’t watch this video because I wouldn’t be at all surprised to hear that Del Potro has ruptured a cruciate ligament.
After the match Juan Martin also reported ankle pain.
“I will see the doctor, because I was going for the drop shot and I twisted my ankle. I hyper-extended my knee. It was really painful. I was a little scared at that moment.”
Since the 2004 French Open Roger Federer has appeared in every Grand Slam quarterfinal – an impressive record purely from an fitness perspective, BUT today that record making run ended.
Roger Federer was beaten in 7-6, 6-7, 5-7, 6-7 by Sergiy Stakhovsky who is currently ranked 116th in the world in the second round at his beloved Wimbledon. It was a strange day, just two days after Rafa Nadal went home in the first round, and on the same day where 7 player retired or withdrew with injury. Read more
Maria Sharapova fell over and complained that Court 2 was unsafe today not long before they started having Hawk Eye issues but that was just a small problem for Wimbledon today.
It started with an early morning announcement that there was essentially no point bothering to go down and line up for tickets. Some people waited in line for over six hours only to be irritatingly told they still had another 2-3 hours to wait. Others were entertained by Toni Nadal and Judy Murray serving coffee.
The players we not amused though. Read more
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Lleyton Hewitt has long deflected retirement talk by saying his ball striking is still great – and he’s not wrong. Ferocious competitor Lleyton took just three sets to down Stan Wawrinka in the first day of play at Wimbledon, winning 6-4, 7-5, 6-3.
One of the most fierce competitors tennis has ever seen, Lleyton, got off to a great start with a 5-1 lead before Wawrinka came storming back, defending set points in the tenth game before Rusty finally closed it out 6-4. Read more
Rafael Nadal has been comfortably beaten in three sets by Steve Darcis who is ranked 135 in the world on the first day of play at Wimbledon as his knee issues reared their ugly head against an inspired opponent. Darcis won 7-6, 7-6,
It was a horrible day at the office for Rafael. Last year he struggled with a knee injury few knew he was carrying. When Rosol beat Nadal in the second round over five sets people were shocked but today Rafa looked a shadow of the player who had been beaten in the Rosol match. It is the first time in his career that Rafa has ever been beaten in the first round of a Grand Slam. Read more
Rafael Nadal has overcome David Ferrer, a rain delay and some dangerous mid-match protests to claim his eighth Roland Garros title, his 12th Grand Slam overall. Nadal won in straight sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.
The battle was between the King of Clay, the King of Heart and his compatriot, friend and video game playing partner David Ferrer who has been nicknamed ‘The Wall’. Ferrer, incredibly consistent, would have more titles to his name if it wasn’t for his friend Rafa.
Nadal drew blood in the third game and took a 2-1 lead with a break thanks to some great play from him and some unusual errors from Ferrer who appeared to be slightly nervous. Ferrer, needing two chances to break back in the following game, created some beautiful shots and covered some incredible distance to get back on serve. Read more