Five Wimbledon questions for you

Daniela Hantuchova

Here are five questions about Wimbledon I want you to answer (just as I have done). You can do so in the comments on this post, on our Twitter feed or our Facebook page. It would be great to see how many replies we can get and what sort of answers.


Earliest Wimbledon memory? Boris Becker winning Wimbledon at 17 and wondering what the fuss was about – he was 10 years older than me at the time and that was ancient.

Favourite match? The 2001 men’s final between Goran Ivanisevic and Pat Rafter.

Best dressed player? Bjorn Borg: head bands and skin tight Fila shirts

Dream doubles partner? Vitas Gerulaitis. Vitas was famous for his quote: “Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row” – well they would if I was his doubles partner but at least we would have fun going out after losing.

Secret Wimbledon crush? Daniela Hantuchova

23 Comments

  1. Sophie
    Posted 7 May, 2009 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Earliest memory – Roger Federer v Juan Martin Del Potro 2007

    Favorite Match – 2007 Wimbledon mens final

    Best Dressed player – Roger Federer – Love the Cardi!

    Dream doubles player – Peter Fleming!

    Secret Wimbledon Crush – Guess! RF

  2. Posted 7 May, 2009 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    earliest wimbledon memory:
    Being amazed as a kid at Becker, Edberg and Ivan lendl in the early 80s. how many times does a guy need to change a racquet during a match? Steffi Graf vs. Navratilova matches are in my earliest memories too. (showing my age here)

    Favourite Match: tough call. Between semi-final with Ivanisevic and Henman in 2001, and an Roger Federer knocking out Pete Sampras, when Roger was still unknown.

    Best dressed player: agassi without a shadow of a doubt. His dramatic squeaky clean white look (with the long hair back in the day) was such a stark contrast to his outfits throughout the rest of the year.

    Dream doubles partner: Ile Nastase or Henri Lacoste, for sheer entertainment value

  3. Posted 7 May, 2009 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Earliest Wimbledon memory? Andre Agassi winning his first at Wimby. The rebel making a phenomenal win defying the anachronistic rule of whites.

    Favourite match? Lindsay Davenport vs Venus Williams in 2005

    Best dressed player? andy Roddick… has something to do with the brand i guess

    Dream doubles partner? Marat Safin and Maria Sharapova
    Secret Wimbledon crush? Daniela Hantuchova

  4. Gill
    Posted 7 May, 2009 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    Earliest memory? Pasarell v Gonzalez watched in B&W.
    Favourite match? Borg v McEnroe THE 5 setter
    Best dressed player? Roger Federer in his Nike jacket.
    Dream Doubles partner? Gabriella Sabatini

  5. Chrissie
    Posted 7 May, 2009 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    Earliest Wimbledon memory?
    Missing most of the Borg/MacEnroe final because I had to do my paper round.

    Favourite match?
    The first time Roger Federer won it in 2003. I had predicted that he would win it then the year before

    Best dressed player?
    Roger Federer in his jacket. But NOT his cardigan.

    Dream doubles partner?
    Henri Leconte. Even if we didn’t win, we’d have a fun time. Also see next question.

    Secret Wimbledon crush?
    Henri Leconte.
    Even though he’s French 😉
    It was Pat Cash until I heard his views on Women’s Tennis…

  6. Karen
    Posted 7 May, 2009 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Earliest memory: McEnroe’s first Wimbledon champioship win
    Favourite match: 2001, Ivanesivic winning in the final against Rafter, awesome match and so well deserved a win
    Best dressed player: has to be Roger Federer, so dapper!
    Dream doubles partner: Mansour Bahrami
    Secret Wimbledon crush: Has to be Richard Krajicek

  7. Posted 7 May, 2009 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Earliest Wimbledon memory? Steffi Graf’s amazing wins!

    Favourite match? The 2001 men’s final between Goran Ivanisevic and Pat Rafter.

    Best dressed player? Roger Federer… love the jacket!

    Dream doubles partner? Marat Safin / Venus Williams

    Secret Wimbledon crush? Daniela Hantuchova

  8. Clare
    Posted 7 May, 2009 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Earliest Wimbledon memory?
    Steffi Graf just in general no particular match
    Favourite match?
    Martina Hingis beating Jana Novotna to win Wimbledon
    Best dressed player?
    Ana Ivanovic, she can make anything look good
    Dream doubles partner?
    Ana Ivanovic
    Secret Wimbledon crush?
    nobody, all the male players are ugly….used to like Agassi though back in the day

  9. Jenna
    Posted 7 May, 2009 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Earliest Memory: My mom watching Agassi/Sampras matches. First real match – Federer d. Sampras

    Favorite Match: Federer/Sampras, Federer/Nadal 2008

    Best Dressed: It’s got to be Federer

    Secret Wimbledon Crush: Marat Safin

    Dream Doubles Partner: Johnny Mac!

  10. jamey
    Posted 7 May, 2009 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Earliest Wimbledon memory?
    andre w/his heavy metal hair & fluorescent spandex bikers shorts. he was hot!

    Favourite match?
    roger’s 5th win vs. rafa, 2007. my 2 favorite players playing their best tennis is always my favorite. but since roger has a slight edge when it comes to my favorite players, i picked the one that he won. ^^

    Best dressed player?
    by far roger. on & off the court.

    Dream doubles partner?
    roger. everything is about roger. haha.

    Secret Wimbledon crush?
    no secret roger is my crush. maybe more of a secret that rafa is also my crush? andre was the first crush though.

  11. Chad
    Posted 7 May, 2009 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Earliest memory: federer v nadal 07 final
    favorite: last year’s final federer v nadal
    best dressed player: federer, always roger
    dream double partner: ana ivanovic
    secret crush: ana ivanovic for sure

    • Posted 8 May, 2009 at 5:54 am | Permalink

      Earliest Memory: Lew Hoad vrs Ken Rosewall
      Favorite: Rafa winning in 08 and the long Borg vrs McEnroe (greatest heartache, Rafter losing)
      best dressed player: Ana Ivanovic, so graceful
      dream double partner: Rafael Nadal
      not-so-secret crush: Rafael Nadal

  12. Briannabell
    Posted 7 May, 2009 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    Earliest Memory: Sampras vs. Rafter 2000 men’s final
    Favorite match: Sampras vs. Rafter 2000 men’s final…After the match, I adored the way Sampras won over the crowd who was clearly against him during the match.
    Best dressed player: Federer, of course.
    Dream doubles partner: either one of the Bryan brothers.
    Secret Crush: Marat Safin

  13. Monty
    Posted 7 May, 2009 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Earliest memory: Agassi’s win in 1992.
    Favorite match: 2001 final, Ivanisevic d. Rafter. Not only was the play top-flight, the atmosphere was unparalleled. We’ll never have that again.
    Best dressed: Federer. Loved that jacket.
    Dream doubles partner: McEnroe. It would’ve always been interesting.
    Secret crush: Jelena Dokic.

  14. Vicki
    Posted 7 May, 2009 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Earliest Wimbledon memory? Boris Becker winning Wimbledon at 17

    Favourite match? 99 women’s final Lindsay Davenport wins wimbledon over Steffi doesn’t drop a set the whole tournament.

    Best dressed player? I don’t think there’s such a thing a wimbledon as the players all look same because of the white rule.

    Dream doubles partner? Lindsay Davenport

    Secret Wimbledon crush? James Blake

  15. JC
    Posted 9 May, 2009 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    Earliest Wimbledon memory?
    Steffi Graf in her first Wimbledon final. Even though she lost that one, I thought she was amazing and supported her from that moment on.

    Favourite match?
    The roller-coaster ride of Ana Ivanovic taking over four hours to beat Natalie Dechy. I was sat right near the front for the whole thing and that lucky net-cord was heart-stopping!

    Best dressed player? Ana Ivanovic / Roger Federer

    Dream doubles partner? Kim Clijsters / Rafa

    Secret Wimbledon crush? Rafa / Andy Roddick

  16. Monisha
    Posted 10 May, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Earliest Wimbledon Memory:Federer vs Nadal in 2007

    Favourite match: 2007 Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

    Best Dressed Player:Roger FEDERER(any doubt?)

    Dream Doubles Partner:Roger Federer

    Secret Crush:Roger Federer

  17. Nicky-j
    Posted 11 May, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Earliest memory: The 1977 ladies final which Brit Virginia Wade won!
    Best match: Henman v Moya 2007: I was there the first day, freezing cold, peering through the dark, but what a match!
    Best dressed: Tracey Austin – when I was a little girl I wanted to dress just like her – particularly loved the white dress with the yellow flowers and the pom-pom socks!
    Dream doubles partner: John McEnroe – I’m a rubbish player but at least it would be interesting!
    Secret crush: Stefan Edberg – actually not that secret!

  18. J Newman
    Posted 11 May, 2009 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Earliest memory: Jeremy Bates in the 3rd round I think, the hope of a nation, and the biggest idol we had at the time.

    Best Match: 2008 mens final – not sure that one is beatable.

    Best dressed: Mattek – wore a cat suit at US open which says it all. Also sported knee length socks at wimbo which deserves anyones vote

    Dream doubles player: Jeff Tarango – would never be a dull moment

    Secret Crush: The key is in the question.

  19. Alona
    Posted 12 May, 2009 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    Earliest Wimbledon Memory – Lindsay Davenport beating Steffi Graf. That was in 1999.

    Best Match – 2008 Rafa vs. Roger

    Dream Doubles – Rafa & Roger. They would be unbeatable.

    Best Dressed – Maria Sharapova (I love the tux)

    Secret Crush – Mario Ancic & Andy Roddick.

  20. Sierra Delta
    Posted 15 May, 2009 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Earliest Wimbledon Memory: watching Borg-McEnroe play The Tie Break with my dad. My first tennis match ever.

    Best match: 1999 Pete v Andre. 2008 Rafa v Roger is a very close second, but it was so close. In 1999, Andre was playing inspired tennis and Pete just steamrolled right over him.

    Dream Doubles Partner: Navratilova.

    Best Dressed: Venus Williams

  21. George
    Posted 16 June, 2009 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    EARLIEST MEMORY:
    Watching (and cheering)McEnroe in his semi final match against Agassi in 1992. (believe he lost 3 sets to 1?)

    BEST MATCH: Nadal vs Federer 2008 final

    DREAM DOUBLES PARTNER: Dimitry Tursonov (never a dull moment!)

    BEST DRESSED: Maria Sharapova

    SECRET CRUSH: Elena Dementieva (sexy legs)

  22. Posted 27 October, 2009 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    1. Earliest memory: Maria Sharapova vs Alla Kudryavtseva 2008.

    2. Favorite match: The 2009 gentlemen’s singles final between Roger Federer and Andy Roddick.

    3. Dream doubles partner: Todd Woodbridge or Samantha Stosur.

    4. Secret crush: Marat Safin


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