The X Blog - Dysfunctional Tennis Blogging at its Finest

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 »

July 5th, 2014

Kvitova Bagels Bouchard for 2nd Wimbledon Title

Czech Petra Kvitova won her second Wimbledon title on Saturday, rolling over Grand Slam final neophyte Genie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in under an hour.

“I had great tactics from my coach before the match — he always knows what I have to play,” Kvitova said. “But Eugenie had such a great tournament these two weeks, and I’m sure she’ll be here to stay.”

Bouchard had not lost a set leading to the final, but was no match for the power of an …

Posted by Staff @ 11:55 am in Tennis, Wimbledon | 9 Comments »

July 5th, 2014

Wimbledon Women’s Final Open Thread: Petra Kvitova v Eugenie Bouchard

The women’s will crown their third different Grand Slam champion this season as first-time finalist Eugenie Bouchard meets former champion Petra Kvitova today in the women’s final.

Kvitova, the 2011 champion, has lost just one set en route to her second career Slam final. The 20-year-old Bouchard, the 212 junior champion, hasn’t lost a set as she tries to become the first Canadian to ever win a single Grand Slam title.

This is the 4th straight year three different players will win …

Posted by Staff @ 8:45 am in Wimbledon | 34 Comments »

July 4th, 2014

Poll: Who’ll Win The 2014 Wimbledon Final, Roger Federer Or Novak Djokovic?

For just the second time in their rivalry Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will meet for a Grand Slam title this Sunday at Wimbledon. Both players advanced to the finals taking different routes. Djokovic saved three set points in the fourth set tiebreaker to deny 23-year-old Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(2).

Federer was up next and the Swiss didn’t waste any time breaking the powerful Milos Raonic’s serve in his first attempt. And Federer cruised from there winning 6-4, 6-4, …

Posted by Staff @ 2:17 pm in Polls, Wimbledon | 90 Comments »

July 4th, 2014

2014 Wimbledon Men’s SF Open Thread: Djokovic v Dimitrov, Federer v Raonic

The men’s semifinals are set for Friday at Wimbledon. Young stars Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic will try to continue their best ever Grand Slam events by challenging the two of the greats, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

Head-to-head: Djokovic leads 3-1

Top seed and 2011 Wimbledon champion DJOKOVIC is bidding to reach his 3rd final here and his 14th Grand Slam final overall. His has a 13-9 win-loss record in his …

Posted by Staff @ 6:38 am in Wimbledon | 204 Comments »

  • Recent Comments
ATP - Jul 21 WTA - Jul 21
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
More: Tennis T-Shirts | Tennis Shop | Live Tennis Scores | Headlines

Copyright © 2003-2014 All rights reserved.
This website is an independently operated source of news and information and is not affiliated with any professional organizations.