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June 30th, 2015

Novak Djokovic Says Boris Becker Isn’t Giving Him Any On-Court Coaching!

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is being questioned for receiving coaching from Boris Becker during matches, which is against the rules.

The Serb was asked about his on-court relationship with Boris who recently said on the radio that sometimes he has a way of telling Novak if he’s doing good or bad. Djokovic denied any cheating was going on.

“I don’t think that we’re cheating,” Djokovic said Sunday. “I don’t think that’s how you can call it. I mean, there are special …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:35 am in Wimbledon | 48 Comments »

June 30th, 2015

Here’s A Naked Stan Wawrinka For ESPN’s Body Issue [Video]

The picture is out, and there’s Stan Wawrinka just without those shorts and really nothing else. Yesterday, ESPN released a picture of French Open champion in the nude as part of their upcoming Body Issue.

“I’m not a model at all. I don’t work out to go to the beach, I work out to play well and to do well on the court,” Wawrinka told ESPN.

“I wasn’t like big-time fat, I was …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:14 am in Videos, Wimbledon | 6 Comments »

June 29th, 2015

Serena Takes 1st Step Toward 3 Straight Slams at Wimbledon Monday

World No. 1 Serena Williams took one of six steps she will need to make to win the first three Slams of the year on Monday at Wimbledon. Perhaps her toughest competition standing between her and a trophy-raising effort, former champ Maria Sharapova, was also an easy winner.

Williams topped quick-starting Russian qualifier Margarita Gasparyan 6-4, 6-1, while the No. 4-seeded Sharapova held off Brit wildcard Johanna Konta 6-2, 6-2.

“She played really well,” said Williams, down 1-3 in the first and …

Posted by Staff @ 5:43 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 2 Comments »

June 29th, 2015

A Brit Wins (Really!); Hewitt Plays Last Match at Wimbledon Monday

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic overcame a tough opening-round opponent, two seeds were upset, former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt played his final match at the All England Club, and an English man actually won a match on an activity-filled opening day at Wimbledon.

Djokovic defeated German Philipp Kohlschreiber, a former grasscourt title winner at Halle, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to move into the second round in his first match since losing in the French Open final to Stan Wawrinka.

“I thought it was …

Posted by Staff @ 4:54 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 22 Comments »

June 28th, 2015

World No. 1s Serena Williams And Novak Djokovic Open Play At Wimbledon Monday

World No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams open play Monday in the first round at Wimbledon. Djokovic, the defending champion, starts off against the very dangerous Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Djokovic leads the German 6-1, but Kohlschreiber is the highest ranked unseeded player at No. 33.

“Hopefully tomorrow when I get on the court I’ll be able to perform my best because that’s something that is going to be very much needed in order to win against Kohlschreiber,” Djokovic said. “It’s one of …

Posted by Staff @ 6:05 pm in Wimbledon | 69 Comments »

June 28th, 2015

Novak Djokovic: There’s A Possibility The French Open Loss Could Linger

As is custom, Novak Djokovic will open the 2015 Wimbledon Championships on Centre Court on Monday. But before then, the World No. 1 met the press to discuss his title defense.

The 2-time Wimbledon champion shrugged off any concerns over skipping the three weeks of grass lead-up event.s

“Last couple years I haven’t been playing any lead-up tournament to Wimbledon,” Djokovic reminded the press. “Aand I still managed to play finals two years ago and to win the title last year, even …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:34 pm in Wimbledon | 29 Comments »

June 28th, 2015

Rafael Nadal Isn’t Worried About Winning Or Losing Anymore, He’s Just Happy To Be Healthy

Down to No. 10 in the rankings, Rafael Nadal sounds like a man who transitioning from a Grand Slam threat to someone just happy to be playing tennis injury-free. Gone are knee issues, the appendicitis and the wrist problems he was hit with a year ago.

Speaking yesterday in front of the assembled media, the former Wimbledon champion talked about his outlook.

“I feel good. I won a tournament on grass after five years, a good moment for me and a special …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:46 am in Wimbledon | 40 Comments »

June 28th, 2015

Andy Murray Says He Enjoys Playing The High Pressure Events

Andy Murray is shying away from the pressure cooker that is Wimbledon. The Scot who won the title in 2013 enters having won 20 of 21 matches and is among the top favorites to claim the trophy in two weeks.

Murray, who was bounced by Grigor Dimitrov a year ago, is ready for the challenge in front of his home fans.

“I enjoy playing in these high-pressure situations,” Murray said Saturday. “That’s really what I play for now. I enjoy these events. …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:31 am in Wimbledon | 7 Comments »

June 28th, 2015

Serena Williams Joined Taylor Swift On Stage Last Night In London [Video]

With all the pressure in the world of trying to win a second Serena Slam, world No. 1 Serena Williams got away from the tennis to attend a Taylor Swift concert.

Last night Serena and BFF Caroline Wozniacki went the Hyde Park show and Serena even made an appearance on stage.

Cool down after the @taylorswift concert with my bff @carowozniacki

A photo

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:09 am in Videos | 2 Comments »

June 27th, 2015

Bencic, Istomin 1st Time Title Winners Entering Wimbledon

Swiss Miss Belinda Bencic, coached by the original Swiss Miss, Martina Hingis, won a career-first title in convincing end-fashion on Saturday at the Aegon International Eastbourne, defeating Aggie Radwanska 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.

“I was disappointed I didn’t close out the second set, and I was also starting to get a little tired,” the 18-year-old said. “It was a lot of running out there, and we had some long rallies out there too. But I was very focused in the third set, …

Posted by Staff @ 10:44 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »


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2 Roger Federer2 Petra Kvitova
3 Andy Murray3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Maria Sharapova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Tomas Berdych6 Lucie Safarova
7 David Ferrer7 Ana Ivanovic
8 Milos Raonic8 Ekaterina Makarova
9 Marin Cilic9
10 Rafael Nadal10 Angelique Kerber
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