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July 19th, 2015

Murray, Aussies Stun in Davis Cup Wins; ATP/WTA Weekend Winners

It will be Great Britain hosting Australia (featuring former Wimbledon winners Andy Murray and Lleyton Hewitt) and Belgium hosting Argentina after the completion of the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals over the weekend:

Great Britain d. France 3-1
Gilles Simon took charge of the tie for France in the opening match against James Ward, but from then on it was the Andy Murray show. Murray opened with a straight-set win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, in the Saturday doubles teamed with brother Jamie to …

Posted by Staff @ 9:31 pm in Tennis | 28 Comments »

July 17th, 2015

Davis Cup QFs: Murray Leads Great Britain At Home Against France, Reeling Aussies Host Kazakhs

It’s quarterfinal play this weekend in Davis Cup. Among the stars in action are Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon, Lleyton Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios.

In the marquee tie, the Murray-led Great Britain team welcomes in a deep French squad to Queen’s club in London. In the second match today, Murray will play Tsonga on the grass.

β€œHe’s a very good athlete, a strong guy, an explosive player, he can serve big, he can get to the net quickly and he can …

Posted by Staff @ 9:11 am in Davis Cup | 49 Comments »

July 16th, 2015

Bernard Tomic Was Arrested And Handcuffed Last Night In Miami!

Australian bad boy Bernard Tomic was arrested last night because the partying tennis star refused to turn down his music in a Miami South Beach hotel.

The incident took place at the W hotel. While his party guests left as ordered, when the 22-year-old refused to turn the music down and leave the premises, he was arrested by officers for trespassing and resisting arrest.

It hasn’t been a good few weeks for Tomic who was removed from the Australian Davis Cup …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:33 am in 2015 Season | 10 Comments »

July 16th, 2015

8 Things I Think I Thought About Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams And Wimbledon

Wrapping up a crazy Wimbledon which saw the two World No. 1s win it just like they did in Australia. Here are a few closing thoughts:

1. Serena = GOAT
I know Margaret Court and Steffi Graf have more Grand Slams, and Graf even a “Golden Slam”, but for my money the women’s GOAT is Serena Williams.

What she’s doing at the age of 33 is quite remarkable. Not just winning Slams, not just holding twice as many points as the No. 2 …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 11:19 am in Wimbledon | 35 Comments »

July 16th, 2015

Serena Williams Withdraws From Bastad A Day After Winning Her 1st RD Match

With a busy schedule ahead of her Calendar Slam attempt at the US Open, Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Bastad clay event.

The Wimbledon champion won her opening round match Wednesday, but doctors advised her to rest her ailing right elbow.

“I was having some pain in my elbow,” the World No.1 told reporters at a press conference.

“I felt it a little bit in my match yesterday, and then it got better, but then this morning I really couldn’t hit …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:41 am in Summer Swing | 4 Comments »

July 15th, 2015

Stefan Edberg: Roger Federer Can Still Win Wimbledon [Video]

Following second straight loss to Novak Djokovic, Stefan Edberg says his man Roger Federer can still win an 8th Wimbledon. Of course he’s biased, but can Roger do it?

“I still believe he can do it,” said Edberg. β€œIt’s not going to be easy but if he keeps himself in shape and has the motivation to work hard, he is still one of the best grass court players out there.

“Once he comes to a final you always feel he has a …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:27 am in Videos, Wimbledon | 109 Comments »

July 15th, 2015

Serena Williams Gets Her “Natural” Eyebrows Waxed For The Haters [Video]

After receiving some heat for having big eyebrows during her Wimbledon title run, Serena Williams gave in to her haters posting a video of her getting her eyebrows clipped.

“Lol finally getting them shaped! Hahahha #haters I love you!!! Hahah but I still like them all natural! But for now you win lol πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ˜œ,” she wrote on Instagram….

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:12 am in Videos | 7 Comments »

July 15th, 2015

Wimbledon Champion Serena Williams Arrives In Bastad Where She Hopes To Relax [Video]

There’s little rest for World No. 1 Serena Williams. Just a few days after winning her second “Serena Slam” and a sixth Wimbledon, Serena landed Monday in Bastad for the Swedish clay court open.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:04 am in US Open, Wimbledon | 4 Comments »

July 15th, 2015

US Open Prize Money Rises To $42.3M, Singles Champions Earn $3.3M

In the Grand Slam prize money arms race, the US Open moved ahead announcing a total pot of $42.3M for the 2015 event. Winners of the singles will each earn a record $3.3M. And first round losers will walk away with $39,500.

The $3.3M is about the same amount the tournament offered in total prize money in 1986. And the $39,500 in first round money is $500 more than John McEnroe earned for beating Vitas Gerulaitis in the 1979 US Open …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 8:53 am in US Open | 1 Comment »

July 14th, 2015

Rewatch The 10th Game, 2nd Set Between Andy Murray And Roger Federer, One Of The Great Games Ever [Video]

Wimbledon has released video of the full 15-minute, 20-point marathon 10th game of the second set from Friday’s Andy Murray – Roger Federer semifinals.

Murray won the game with some incredible tennis, but Federer took the match in straight sets.

“I was trying to fight as hard as I could,” Murray said. “I served pretty well under pressure in that game. But, yeah, like I said, it just kind of felt like every point was finishing with …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:55 am in Videos, Wimbledon | 34 Comments »

July 14th, 2015

Champions Novak Djokovic And Serena Williams Dance To Night Fever At The Wimbledon Ball [Video]

A short while after capturing his 3rd Wimbledon title, Novak Djokovic was all dressed up for the traditional Wimbledon champions ball where he joined ladies’ winner Serena Williams for a dance:

“There was no practice,” Djokovic said Monday. β€œIt’s a tradition that has been a bit forgotten – I think the last year they had a dance between the two champions was 1986. I was very pleased, because Serena is a great dancer.

“I had been thinking …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:46 am in Videos, Wimbledon | 6 Comments »

July 12th, 2015

Serena Williams in Swedish Cake Walk, Men at Newport; ATP/WTA Previews

HALL OF FAME TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Newport, R.I., USA; Surface: grass

Seeds: John Isner, Ivo Karlovic, Bernard Tomic, Jack Sock, Adrian Mannarino, Sam Querrey, Steve Johnson, Tim Smyczek

Floaters: Rajeev Ram, Tommy Haas, Radek “The Worm” Stepanek, Dustin Brown

Notes: This is the 40th anniversary of the tournament…Tough starts include (1) Isner vs. fellow American Rajeev “The Indian Sampras” Ram, (5) Mannarino vs. Haas, Sock vs. The Worm, and (6) Querrey likely second round vs. Dustin “Smokin’” Brown…Mark Philippoussis for whatever reason played the singles …

Posted by Staff @ 11:55 pm in Tennis | 3 Comments »

July 12th, 2015

Roger Federer Had To Walk Past Novak Djokovic Hugging His Wife In The Hallway [Video]

A semi-awkward moment took place after the Wimbledon final today. Novak Djokovic had just beaten Roger Federer and was hugging his wife, Jelena, in the hallway. The scene was captured on live TV, but what made it interesting was watching Roger Federer walk right by as the happy couple were embracing.

This isn’t the first time a losing player had to watch the winner celebrate with friends and family in private, but it’s rare to see …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 5:51 pm in Videos, Wimbledon | 16 Comments »

July 12th, 2015

Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer To Win Third Wimbledon

What a performance by Novak Djokovic. After ripping through the Wimbledon draw, no one had looked better than Roger Federer who blew out Andy Murray on Friday. But then the 7-time champion ran into the world No. 1, and Djokovic played like his ranking beating Federer 7-6(1), 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-2 to collect this Boris Becker-tying third Wimbledon title and a 9th Grand Slam overall.

The two played a tight first set, trading breaks with Roger grabbing an early 4-2 lead before …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:39 pm in Wimbledon | 232 Comments »

July 12th, 2015

Novak Djokovic Ripped His Shirt Then Started Screaming After Losing The 2nd Set During The Wimbledon Final

After failing to convert seven set points which would have given him a 2 set lead over Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final, Novak Djokovic ripped his shirt then unleashed a torrent of words aimed at his box.

Watch:

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 11:56 am in Videos, Wimbledon | 38 Comments »


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1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Roger Federer2 Maria Sharapova
3 Andy Murray3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Kei Nishikori5 Caroline Wozniacki
6 Tomas Berdych6 Ana Ivanovic
7 David Ferrer7 Agnieszka Radwanska
8 Milos Raonic8 Lucie Safarova
9 Marin Cilic9
10 Rafael Nadal10
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