Category Archives: Wimbledon

Top fives from SW19

TweetThetennisreview selects its top fives of Wimbledon 2013. This being the 21st century, all men and women are judged equally. Did someone say Long live Virginia? Top five matches: 1) Del Potro versus Djokovic. Men’s Semi-final. Us Del potro fans are a little bit biased yes, but anyone who liked a good comeback story was […]

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Notes on a freak show

Tweet Tennis Major review: Wimbledon 2013 Rating 3.5/5 Part freak show, part propagandist exercise, part train wreck, part sporting event, the 2013 Wimbledon tennis championships was never less than entertaining, surprising and worth watching, but there was a certain relief when it was over, for the neutral fans anyway. Steve Darcis got the ball rolling […]

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Murray mows down Djokovic on the green grass of Wimbledon

TweetAndy Murray is the 2013 Wimbledon Men’s Champion. Seizing the momentum that had been building his way since last year’s final, Murray went the one step further he had been promising to go by beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, to win his second Major trophy. Murray was the Media favorite to […]

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Bartoli’s brilliant Major breakthrough at Wimbledon

TweetWe had to ask ourselves, and Marion Bartoli would have asked the loudest, whether or not we were dreaming. Or was this a parallel universe we had slipped into, as smoothly as Bartoli had slipped through the draw, as inconspicuously as possible, a universe where 28 year olds written off time and time again won […]

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Djokovic and Murray to duel in Wimbledon final

TweetNovak Djokovic and Andy Murray will play each other for the 2013 Wimbledon title. It will be their fourth meeting in Major finals overall. Djokovic leads the series 2-1. The world number one took the first encounter at the 2011 Australian Open, Murray prevailed in the 2012 US Open encounter and Djokovic won this year’s […]

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Sabine sinks Radwanska to make first Major final

TweetSabine Lisicki made her first Major final beating the woman who came second to Serena last year, Agnieszka Radwanska. It was the German’s second Wimbledon semi-final. And the experience of her first one two years ago, a match in which she under-performed and lost to Sharapova in straights, seemed to have done her the world […]

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Murray wimps past Verdasco to make the last four

TweetAndy Murray could not have tried harder to lose his quarter-final meeting with Fernando Verdasco and his Spanish opponent could not have tried harder to aid him to victory. Dropping a passively played first set on a double fault, Murray then dropped the second. While the 31 year old Spaniard played his part, too, whacking […]

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All eyes on Agnieszka: Wimbledon semi-finals preview

TweetFor Agnieszka Radwanska to win a Major, it was commonly thought, Serena Williams, Vika Azarenka and Maria Sharapova would all have to be removed before the last four. One of them she could perhaps handle, particularly Sharapova over whom she has had some big wins, but two of them would always be too much. At […]

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Sabine shocks Serena in SW19 last sixteen

TweetWimbledon has been a happy hunting ground for Sabine Lisicki over the years. But in this year’s last sixteen she stalked and captured the biggest beast in the grounds, a head to mount on the wall in pride of place, above that of Kuznetsova in 2009, Li Na in 2011 and Maria Sharapova in 2012: […]

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Stakhovsky shakes off Federer on center court

TweetSergiy Stakhovsky put an abrupt and shocking end to defending Champion Roger Federer’s 2013 Wimbledon quest in the second round. It also ended the Swiss’ 36 Quarter-final Major streak, the Ukrainian doing what Simon was so close to doing less than a month back in Paris. Stakhovsky was not intimidated by history or the Center […]

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