12 months ago Roger Federer fell down on centre court at Wimbledon in defeat to Milos Raonic in the semi-finals unfortunately he then missed the remaining 6 months of the season but what has happened since is quite remarkable. As you get older you are meant to slow down and the end of your career is getting closer right now he just keeps getting better. When Roger fell last year and missed 6 months you wouldn’t blame him for potentially calling it a day especially at this point it had been a long four years without a major title but … Continue reading Federer proves he’s the main man once again!
Going into Wimbledon I didn’t have Muguruza down as a contender. To be honest an early exit was predicted by many due to the rollercoaster of a time she has had since winning Roland Garros 13 months ago but it feels a life time ago. The season had been disappointing and the headlines were about poor form and of course that on court bust up with her coach Sam Sumyk earlier in the year. Coming to Wimbledon Sam wasn’t there in the coaching team but former Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez was and seemed to have brought some calmness and good … Continue reading The unlikely but totally deserved champion!
Grigor Dimitrov lived with a label for quite some time, that label was ‘Baby Fed’ and I think it is fair to say the Bulgarian has shook it off and it’s been tough and now he faces what I’d call his biggest ever challenge against the main man Roger Federer. Dimitrov’s game back a few years ago was likened to that of Federer’s with the way he approached many shots and when you are then labelled with the caption of the next big thing as well it can be tough. At the beginning of the season I think it’s fair … Continue reading Grigor Dimitrov set for his biggest challenge on grass yet!
Not for the first time and probably not the last Bernard Tomic has grabbed the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The Australian who once had his dad removed from the court during a match admitted after his defeat by Mischa Zverev who beat Murray in Australian that he was bored… When asked about giving back the prize money of £35,000 he said well we all work for money and got quite defensive and ended up saying I will if Roger or Novak do which shows how childish he is. Bernard Tomic probably doesn’t know how lucky he is to … Continue reading Spoilt and ungrateful Bernard Tomic admits to being bored!
As cool as you like. Andy has cruised into round three and will be back in action on Friday afternoon as the world number one turned on the style to see off the unpredictable Dustin Brown. Dustin has a reputation at SW19 having seen off Rafael Nadal famously in the second round back in 2015 delighting the centre court crowd to his variety of tennis skill but today Andy Murray had his card marked and put on a performance and a half as he cruised through to Friday. 6-3 6-2 6-2 is a scoreline I didn’t expect as Dustin usually … Continue reading Cruise Control
First up on centre court today was Johanna Konta and Donna Vekic. These two faced each other back in Nottingham just a week or so ago with Vekic winning the final but this time round on one the biggest arena’s on the tennis circuit it was the Brit who fought her way to the third round after a brutal 3 hours and 10 minutes of tennis. On a day when temperatures reached 30 degrees on centre court and we also saw flying ant day these two ladies put on a show and a half. Both served incredibly well in high … Continue reading Hats off ladies!
Stan Wawrinka was one of the early casualties at Queens Club just a few weeks ago and was the standout casualty in round one at Wimbledon but what went wrong? Stan has never been able to master grass so this year he brought in Paul Annacone to boost his chances, two first round exits later it couldn’t have gone worse. Stan did seem to be struggling with a knee issue at Queens and did receive treatment in the loss to Medvedev but you can’t put it all down to that. Stan’s game is quite defensive. He is one of the … Continue reading How Medvedev saw off Stan by going after his backhand slice