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Venus Beats Serena, Fed Faces Tsonga

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August 10, 2014

It takes something very special to outshine a rampant Roger Federer in full flow. But Venus Williams managed just that by defeating her sister Serena for the first time in five years in Montreal. ‘Big sister taught little sister a lesson,’ tweeted Serena without complaint, even though she had won the first-set tie-break 7-2.   […]

Federer Celebrates Birthday In Style

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August 9, 2014

Roger Federer seemed inspired by Toronto fans who sang “Happy Birthday” during the coin toss before his quarter-final against David Ferrer.  He is 33 now, yet Federer marked the occasion in style with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 victory over the plucky Spaniard. ‘At 33 it’s a dream come true to be playing tennis at this […]

Tearful Novak Beats Roger In Classic Final


July 6, 2014

They might still be talking about this one in a hundred years.  It was a final which lived up to all expectations…and then left them far behind. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic ran each other almost to a standstill, until desire was all they had left. Novak ate a blade of grass when all was […]

Wimbledon 2014 By The Numbers


Wimbledon is over for another year. It’s been a fortnight of exquisite tennis dished up by the best players in the world, with another year of records and statistics added to the history books. In this post we bring you just that – the tale of the tape, as it were. Every stat you could […]

Powerful Petra Puts Genie Back In Bottle

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July 5, 2014

Petra Kvitova produced one of the best performances in the history of Wimbledon finals to swipe aside Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0. The 24-year-old Czech, Wimbledon’s 2011 champion, suffered no nerves and began her demolition job almost from the first moment.  The legendary John McEnroe described Kvitova’s first seven games as ‘some of the best […]

Can Incredible Federer Down Djokovic?

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July 4, 2014

So we have the dream final after all! Djokovic v Federer. It’s mouthwatering. It’s historic. It might even defy time.  Who would want to miss it? The atmosphere is building already, the sense of anticipation palpable. For a very different reason, this could be even better than last year.  Of course it was special to see […]

Novak through to Final….but who will join him?

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Novak Djokovic defeated Grigor Dimitrov in a four-set thriller on Centre Court. Now he waits to discover his opponent for the Wimbledon final on Sunday. The brave Serb came back from 3-6 down in the fourth-set tie-break, just when the semi-final looked to be getting away from him. Dimitrov somehow squandered all three of his […]

Wimbledon: Who Is The Man In The Hat?

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Every year, one man enjoys an unbeatable view of Wimbledon from a seat that’s off limits to most: the player’s box. His trademark black cowboy hat has made him a fan favourite, earning nicknames like Colonel Sanders and the King of Wimbledon. Who is this mysterious man in the hat that seems to score the […]

Time To Join The Genie Army!

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July 3, 2014

Eugenie Bouchard has reached the Wimbledon final at the tender age of twenty. And suddenly the whole world seems to adore the pretty girl they call “Genie.”  Her fans, known as “The Genie Army,” are growing in numbers by the minute – and she could easily become the first Canadian to win Wimbledon.  The woman […]

…Novak and Grigor Up First On Fantastic Friday…Federer And Raonic To Follow!

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Novak Djokovic against Grigor Dimitrov will be the first semi-final on Centre Court on Friday, starting at 1pm. It promises to be a scintillating match. And although Novak is number one seed, few see him as a clear favourite after what Dimitrov did to Andy Murray. The legendary Roger Federer will face Milos Raonic in […]

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