Over the years New York has given us some incredible memories, some first big breakthroughs have come at Flushing Meadows with many players winning their first major final here but will it happen this year? A breakthrough in New York always seems extra special but what firsts have been some of the best at the US Open? 1999 – Serena Williams 6-3 7-6 Martina Hingis 20 years on from her first major title back in 1999 against Martina Hingis. It was the big break through in her career at her home major at the age of 18. Who’d have thought … Continue reading Many greats have won their first major at the US Open over the years so will we get a new first time winner in 2019?
Roger and Rafa’s semi-final meeting at Wimbledon was their first since a memorable day back in 2008 which was Rafael Nadal’s first title at the All England Club. The tennis that day was as good as you’ll ever get. The first set went to Rafael Nadal and the second set quickly followed suit for the Spaniard. At 4-4 in the second his tenacious defence probed away at Federer behind the baseline and found three break points. One was saved but a cross court forehand put the Spaniard in full control and before you know it led Federer by two sets … Continue reading First meeting at Wimbledon since that day in 2008