Alexander Zverev, world no.5, is excited to play in this year’s Olympics but importantly outlined he’s there to compete for medals – not just soaking up the atmosphere and experience that comes as Germany’s biggest hope in the sport.Continue reading
Ahead of the tournament, which begins this weekend, two-time Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray has an unenviable first-round draw vs. Wimbledon quarter-finalist Felix Auger-Aliassime but importantly feels healthy while the Brit’s coaches believe he has a spring in his step.Continue reading
In a field weakened by notable absences including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep and Serena Williams, America’s prodigious teenager Coco Gauff and first-time Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini have withdrawn from this year’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. Gauff tested positive for COVID-19, while Berrettini has been struggling with a lingering thigh injury. Continue reading
It was dicey at times, but world number one Novak Djokovic levelled Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for the most Grand Slam men’s singles’ titles of all-time with 20 – three consecutive Majors – after recovering from a set down to beat first-time finalist Matteo Berrettini in four sets.
Sunday will be a big day for Italian sport: the football team play England in the EURO 2020 final, after history-maker Matteo Berrettini (#7) contests his first Grand Slam final against defending champion Novak Djokovic. He earned a four-set win over fellow semi-final debutant Hubert Hurkacz (#14), before the Serb’s gritty three-set thriller to outlast Denis Shapovalov.
Saturday afternoon will feature two first-time Wimbledon finalists, as world no. 1 Ashleigh Barty and 2016 US Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova (#8) were victorious in their respective semi-final matches earlier today – against former SW19 titlist Angelique Kerber and Aryna Sabalenka (#2). Continue reading
There was unmistakable sadness in the air as eight-time champion Roger Federer bowed out of Wimbledon – losing handily in straight-sets vs. Daniil Medvedev’s conqueror Hubert Hurkacz on Centre Court. Novak Djokovic avoided a banana skin against Marton Fucsovics, while there were big wins for Matteo Berrettini and especially Denis Shapovalov as the final four is now set. Continue reading
Tuesday’s action promised plenty on paper but ultimately wasn’t as entertaining as it could’ve been, though there are three first-time semi-finalists during a day where all four Ladies’ singles quarter-final matchups ended with straight-sets victories for the respective winners. Among them, world no. 1 Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka (#2), breaking new ground at SW19. Continue reading
Manic Monday certainly lived up to the billing, as Wimbledon champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber navigated past bullish opponents with straight-set wins on Centre Court while Ons Jabeur (#21) and unseeded Hungarian Marton Fucsovics provided surprise results to knock out Iga Swiatek (#7) and Andrey Rublev (#5) respectively. Afterwards, there was more drama… Continue reading
British wildcard Emma Raducanu’s memorable week continued as she beat Romania’s Sorana Cirstea, while fellow teenager Coco Gauff punched her ticket into week two dropping just six games against Kaja Juvan. Nick Kyrgios (abdominal) retired vs. Felix Auger-Aliassime, before bullish title challenger Roger Federer ended Cam Norrie’s hopes in four sets on Super Saturday. Continue reading
Ons Jabeur recovered from a set down to knock out 2017 Wimbledon titlist Garbine Muguruza, tournament debutant Sebastian Korda rode the wave of momentum well enough to oust Britain’s no. 1 Dan Evans in four sets before another youngster – tenth seed Denis Shapovalov – oozed quality as he ruthlessly ended the hopes of a favourite in Andy Murray on Centre Court. Continue reading
The crowd on Centre Court is sure to be divided on Saturday, when eight-time champion Roger Federer faces Britain’s Cameron Norrie in an intriguing R3 clash after the pair recorded straight-sets wins. Ashleigh Barty and Cori Gauff had routine wins, Angelique Kerber was involved in an unforgettable thriller before teenage wildcard Emma Raducanu made her mark on Court 12. Continue reading