US Open 2019 Preview: The Outsiders

Whilst the dominance of the ‘Big Three’ is still so strong in 2019, the US Open is the slam where outsiders appear to have the best chance of causing an upset. Of the last 55 slam competitions, only eight have been won by men other than Djokovic, Federer and Nadal. These eight are shared between…

Wimbledon 2019 review: Ten of the biggest stories

Another Wimbledon is over, the 132nd to be precise. 2019’s tournament has been great entertainment. As always there have been big stories pouring out of SW19, from big upsets, to rising stars and returning greats. Here we look at ten of the biggest stories to arise from this year’s Championships. The arrival of Coco Gauff…

A century of Wimbledon wins. Roger’s 100

Roger Federer’s quarter final victory against Kei Nishikori not only set up a semi final against old foe Rafael Nadal, but gave him his 100th win at Wimbledon. Winning his 100th title earlier this year in Dubai, Federer has now become the only man to reach triple figures for match wins at a single Grand…

MATCH REPORT. Nadal crushes Querrey to reach 9th Wimbledon semi final

Rafael Nadal continued his impressive Wimbledon form as he overcame grass court specialist Sam Querrey in a relatively comfortable win.  Playing for the sixth time, Nadal recorded his fifth win over 31 year old Querrey. He started proceedings at a high intensity, and broke the American serve at the second time of asking, taking a…

MATCH REPORT. SerAndy out of Wimbledon after third round defeat

Crowd favourite’s Serena Williams and Andy Murray have fallen in their third mixed doubles match to number one seeds Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar. It was always going to be a tough match for the pairing who are now being called ‘SerAndy’, after they finished their second round match last night. Soares and Melichar also…

MATCH PREVIEW. Nadal vs Querrey Wimbledon QF

Continuing his attempt to win a first Wimbledon title since 2010, Rafael Nadal will take on grass court specialist Sam Querrey in the Wimbledon quarter final.  The two veterans have met five times in their careers, with world number two Nadal holding a 4-1 lead over the American. Their only Grand Slam meeting came nine…

Nishikori to bid for second Wimbledon quarter final against Kukushkin

Kei Nishikori will today look to become the second Japanese player to make multiple Wimbledon quarter finals as he takes on fourth round debutant Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan. Kimiko Date is currently the only Japanese player to have made more than one Wimbledon quarter, after she made the quarter finals of both the 1995 and…

Andy Murray and Serena Williams triumphant in mixed doubles

Andy Murray and Serena Williams have won their first Wimbledon mixed doubles match against Alexa Guarachi and Andreas Mies 6-4 6-1. The highly anticipated match was put on Centre Court after Roger Federer won in just over two hours against Frenchman Lucas Pouille. On his Wimbledon return following hip surgery earlier this year, Murray lost…