Category Archives: Players

Nadal voted Sportsman of the Year

Rafael Nadal has been voted Laureus World Sportsman of the Year after his remarkable 2010 season, where he won Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open and finished as ATP World Tour No. 1 for second time in three years. The Laureus World Sports Awards are among the most prestigious honours on the international sporting […]

Federer keen to kick-start season at Madrid

The Madrid Masters proved to be a turning point for Roger Federer last year: by winning the tournament, he established himself as a serious contender on clay which was realised in his victory at the French Open. A couple of weeks later he underlined his pre-eminance on the tour by regaining his Wimbledon title on […]

Murray looking forward to Wimbledon

Andy Murray during Wimbledon 2009 (© AFP)   The 2010 Championships, an occasion Andy Murray is eagerly anticipating, will present a different sort of challenge for the Scot this time round. A year ago, the 22-year-old surged into Wimbledon at the peak of a devastating run of form. He had won 41 of his 48 […]

Hingis and Kournikova to play in the invitation doubles at Wimbledon

Former champion Martina Hingis has announced she will be teaming up with Anna Kournikova in the ladies’ invitation doubles at this year’s Wimbledon Championships. Twenty nine year-old Hingis won five singles grand slam titles during her career, including the ladies’ singles title at Wimbledon in 1997. En route to the final that year, the Swiss beat Kournikova in the semi-finals in the […]

Nadal given new lease of life in Masters wins

The sight of red brick dust staining his socks and scuffing his shoes seems to have given Rafael Nadal a new lease of life. Victories in Monte Carlo and Rome mean the 2008 Wimbledon champion has now won two consecutive clay court Masters titles in the space of three weeks. Perhaps more importantly for his chances at Roland […]

Wimbledon at the Australian Open – week two

UPDATE! The Australian Open fourth round is upon us and there are a host a mouth-watering match-ups.

The year and the decade in review

It’s not only the end of the year, it’s the end of the decade. So here’s our collection of where Wimbledon is featuring in some of the round-ups of 2009 and the noughties.

What do tennis stars do on their holidays?

The tennis season is officially over for another year, work on Wimbledon 2010 will continue over Christmas and throughout winter, but what do your favourite tennis players do with their well-earned time off?

End of year report card: Who was your player of 2009?

Another tennis season has drawn to a close,  so have a look at the report cards for the leading men’s and women’s players and tell us who you think was the ‘player of the year’.

The moustache at Wimbledon

Who had the best moustache at Wimbledon? We ask this question because it’s Movemeber – the month formerly known as November. Movember is described on its website as “a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men’s health”.  Essentially, you grow a moustache and people sponsor you to keep it […]

Wimbledon’s rivalries

The Chris Evert-Martina Navratilova rivalry spanned 80 professional matches from 1973 till 1988, including nine meetings at Wimbledon, the most matches between any two players at The Championships following the abolition of the Challenger round.

Can Justine Henin win Wimbledon?

There are not many serial grand slam winners who never won Wimbledon: Monica Seles (nine Grand Slams), Ken Rosewall (eight), Ivan Lendl (eight), Mats Wilander (seven) and Justine Henin (seven). Now Henin is making a comeback with the express purpose of removing herself from this list. “It is a dream of mine,” Henin said of […]

Tim Henman’s Wimbledon firsts and lasts…

The Wimbledon blog spoke to former British number one and Wimbledon semi-finalist Tim Henman and the first and the last things he did at Wimbledon.

Tennis, Twitter and the US Open

Players at the US Open have been sent a warning that their messages on Twitter could break rules that ban the revelation of inside information. The Tennis Integrity Unit’s notification read: “However popular [Twitter] is, it is important to warn you of some of the dangers posed by Twittering as it relates to the Tennis […]

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 […]

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 […]