Monthly Archives: June 2009

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Rafael Nadal talks about his knees

Rafael Nadal said today that he will double his efforts to be fully fit to defend his Wimbledon title. “I will give 200% to be at 100% for the most important date in world tennis,” said Nadal in a statement. Nadal has spent two days undergoing tests on his knees having already pulled out of […]

Laura Robson’s Wimbledon Wild Card

Wimbledon announced its Wild Cards for the 2009 Championships and the big news is the inclusion of last year’s girl’s singles winner Laura Robson. Robson was a huge hit with the SW19 crowd and has become the world’s top female junior since winning Wimbledon last year. Robson will be joined by a contingent of British […]

The Times’ definitive list of the top Wimbledon players

It’s 14 days until the start of Wimbledon. As the tennis world puts its clay-caked clothes through a heavy wash and takes its whites out of the cupboard, we can start the serious business of becoming Wimbledon obsessives. First today is Neil Harman, the Times’ tennis writer, who has created the “definitive list of the […]

Could Nadal’s knee injury rule him out of Wimbledon?

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Queen’s tournament to rest a knee injury. The defending champion is hopeful of being fit for Wimbledon but at the very least this will disrupt his preparations and inspire confidence in his opponents, not least Roger Federer. “I have been having some problems in the past months with my […]

I’m a celebrity get me to Wimbledon

Tennis players aside, who is the most famous person you have seen at Wimbledon? Apparently Angelina Jolie was a guest here a few years ago but I wasn’t working then so she must have been here for the tennis. Everyone will remember Gwen Stefani at last year’s men’s final, but do you remember how bored […]

Doing the grunt work

Martina Navratilova was presented with the ITF’s Philippe Chatrier Award last night at the world champions’ dinner in Paris and she used her acceptance speech to launch a verbal volley at the grunters in women’s tennis. “Roger Federer doesn’t make a noise when he hits the ball – go and listen,” Navratilova said. “The grunting […]

Wimbledon’s biggest upsets

After Rafael Nadal’s shock exit at the French Open, here is a list of Wimbledon’s biggest upsets. Can you think of any more?

What does Nadal’s French Open loss mean for Wimbledon?

What does Rafael Nadal’s defeat at the French Open on Sunday mean for his Wimbledon chances? There are, broadly, two schools of thought. One is that his defeat will inspire confidence in the rest of men’s tennis. If Nadal can be beaten on clay he can be beaten anywhere – much like how Roger Federer’s […]