And just like that, the summer sporting routine for the nation shifts back to the Premier League and some sort of golf/rugby/cricket that are so in vogue. Yesterday saw the conclusion of both Wimbledon and a mighty fine World Cup in Russia; i’ll be bidding farewell to the copious amounts of burgers and Strongbow Dark […]Read More Wimbledon 2018: Finals and tournament review
With Roger and England’s exits from their respective competitions still proving tough to get over from, a short reflection piece and a question…did no-one else see this coming? The false decline For years between 2013 and 2016 I echoed pretty much everyone else by adopting a resigned view that Roger Federer was so firmly ensconced […]Read More Wimbledon 2018: Was I the only one who knew Federer would lose?
The world’s most illustrious tennis tournament begins again today, ATT will be there again of course, but some tournament predictions first. The below constitute the broadest of brush strokes, I just haven’t had the time to properly swot up I’m afraid. Women Halep to fall short on grass once again Serena to fall before the […]Read More Wimbledon 2018: Broad predictions
On a plate in the end – historic victories for the King and possible future Queen Despite the historic title wins of a certain Spaniard and Swiss – for many, Wimbledon 2017 will be something of anti-climax. A fortnight of British hype, tumbling records and more than a few high profile injuries culminated in two […]Read More Wimbledon 2017: Finals and tournament review
The 2016 winners The 130th Championships, although ultimately not producing the result I wanted – were undoubtedly a success. The tournament produced two thrilling weeks of tennis (including that men’s Quarter-Finals day) and in its victors represents – in my small opinion at least – the bookmarking of one era of dominance and the very […]Read More Wimbledon 2016: Thoughts and reflection
By the numbers – The top seeds triumphed with relative ease So that was that – after a fortnight spent in the warm embrace of SW19, the jewel in tennis’ crown is over for another year. And it was a particularly warm Championships this year, evident from both the predictable British media’s hysteria about the […]Read More Wimbledon 2015 – Top seeds triumph amidst an encouragingly British heatwave
Belief and relief: Two former champs who badly needed to taste success once more After last year’s somewhat damp squib of a tournament (Murray’s history-making aside) there has been much to remember in the 2014 edition, not least another entry into the Major Finals hall of fame. But before we get to the vastly different […]Read More Wimbledon 2014: Two former champs claim victory from the wilderness as a vintage edition concludes with a classic