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July 6th, 2014

Roger Federer: We Both Walk Away Happy, Him A Little More Than Me, But I’m Happy Overall

Roger Federer came within just a few points of a record 8th Wimbledon title and 18th career Grand Slam. But the Swiss fell just short in a 5-set loss to top seeded Novak Djokovic in the final on Sunday.

Federer, who turns 33 next month, was appearing in his first Grand Slam final since his 2012 Wimbledon title run. And he had beaten the Serb in the lone grass meeting and their lone Grand Slam final back at the 2007 US …

Posted by Staff @ 11:58 pm in Wimbledon | 16 Comments »

July 6th, 2014

Novak Djokovic: This Was The Best Quality Slam Final I’ve Been A Part Of, I Needed This Win!

Novak Djokovic finally got back in the Grand Slam win column. After losing his last three finals since the 2013 Australian Open, Djokovic regained his winning form to win a second Wimbledon title and 7th overall Slam following a dramatic 5-set thriller over 7-time champion Roger Federer.

The Serb, who has now beaten Federer at every Slam, failed to close it out at 5-2 in the fourth allowing the Swiss to run five straight games. But Djokovic rebounded at the end, …

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 pm in Wimbledon | 35 Comments »

July 6th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Ferrer, Isner, Halep Lead Events

SkiStar Swedish Open
Bastad, Sweden; Surface: clay

Seeds: David Ferrer, Tommy Robredo, Fernando Verdasco, Jerzy Janowicz, Joao Sousa, Jeremy Chardy, Carlos Berlocq, Pablo Carreno Busta

Floaters: none

Notes: Spanish armada occupy the No. 1-3 seeds…Seeds Sousa, Chardy and Carreno Busta are making their first appearances…Wildcards went to Swedes Markus Eriksson, Christian Lindell and Elias Ymer…Withdrawing from the event were Nicolas Almagro and Lukasz Kubot…Returning champions in the field are Berlocq (2013), Ferrer (2012,’07), and Robredo (2008,’06).

Stuttgart MercedesCup
Stuttgart, Germany; Surface: clay

Seeds: Fabio Fognini, …

Posted by Staff @ 6:42 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

July 6th, 2014

Poll: Will Roger Federer Win Another Grand Slam?

Roger Federer showed the doubters that there’s still magic left in his game. Nearing his 33rd birthday, Federer beat Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals, then took out the powerful youngster Milos Raonic in straight sets.

And today in the final he came excruciatingly close to beating top seed Novak Djokovic before losing in a very tight, very well played 5-set thriller.

In the match Federer showcased his incredible movement and displayed some awesome serving, but Djokovic was just a …

Posted by Staff @ 3:05 pm in Polls, Wimbledon | 66 Comments »

July 6th, 2014

Novak Djokovic Dedicates His Wimbledon Title To His Future Wife And Baby [Video]

Novak Djokovic spoke to the BBC’s Sue Barker after collecting his second career Wimbledon title after an epic win over Roger Federer today.

“I want to dedicate this win to a few people, first of all to my future wife and our future baby. I am going to become a father soon and I am still preparing for that,” Djokovic told the BBC.

“To my family and my team for sacrificing a lot of their lives to allow me to live the …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:28 pm in Videos, Wimbledon | 98 Comments »

July 6th, 2014

Roger Federer Shed A Single Tear After Losing Today In The Wimbledon Final

Roger Federer was reduced to just one tear after losing today to Novak Djokovic in a Wimbledon final epic, 67, 64, 76, 57, 64 in 3 hours and 56 minutes.

“It was a great final,” said Federer after hitting 29 aces. “I can’t believe I made it to five. It wasn’t looking good there for a while. You know going into a match with Novak it’s always going to be tough; we play athletic points. I can only say congratulations today …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:05 pm in Wimbledon | 71 Comments »

July 6th, 2014

2014 Wimbledon Men’s Final Open Thread: Roger Federer v Novak Djokovic

In just their second meeting in a Major final, Roger Federer will meet top seed Novak Djokovic for the 2014 Wimbledon men’s title. Federer seeks a record-breaking 8th Wimbledon title, 18th overall. While Djokovic, who has lost his last three Grand Slam finals, bids for a second Wimbledon and 7th Slam of his career.

This is the 35th meeting between Djokovic and Federer. This is the equal-3rd most matches played in a head-to-head at Tour-level in the Open Era.

This is Djokovic …

Posted by Staff @ 8:32 am in Wimbledon | 416 Comments »

July 5th, 2014

Roger Federer v Novak Djokovic For The Wimbledon Title, Who’s The Pick?

And we are down to just TWO! And what a two they are with the game’s greats, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, battling for the greatest prize in all of tennis: the Wimbledon Championships.

With Rafael Nadal and defending champion Andy Murray long fallen, it’s Federer and Djokovic’s job to continue the Fab Four reign at Wimbledon.

I picked Federer at the start of the tournament and while in my mind Djokovic should win here – he’s younger, the better player top-down, …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:58 pm in Wimbledon | 94 Comments »

July 5th, 2014

Novak Djokovic: Losing My Last Three Grand Slam Finals Isn’t Satisfying!

Novak Djokovic is back in the Wimbledon final for a third time. The Serb outlasted a feisty Grigor Dimitrov in four sets yesterday to reach his 14th career Grand Slam final.

Djokovic, though, hasn’t won a Slam since the 2013 Australian Open, losing all three finals since. In the final he’ll meet Roger Federer who he has never beaten on grass (0-1) and never beaten in a Grand Slam final (0-1).

Novak, who will return to No. 1 with a title, talked …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:20 pm in Wimbledon | 4 Comments »

July 5th, 2014

Roger Federer: My Game Is Back To Where I Hoped It Would Be

With a quick 64, 64, 64 win over Milos Raonic, Roger Federer advanced to his 9th career Wimbledon final. The 32-year-old will try to become the oldest player to win the Wimbledon men’s title in the Open Era.

Last season proved difficult for the Swiss, but this year Federer’s turned it around as he thought he would.

After the victory Federer met with the press to discuss the win and the big match against Novak Djokovic.

Q. How important was that …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 1:03 pm in Wimbledon | 3 Comments »


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1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Na Li
3 Roger Federer3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Tomas Berdych5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 David Ferrer6 Maria Sharapova
7 Milos Raonic7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Juan Martin Del Potro8 Angelique Kerber
9 Grigor Dimitrov9 Jelena Jankovic
10 Andy Murray10 Victoria Azarenka
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