Illness has delayed this post, apologies. Apologies too for that rather negative headline, but all will become clear amidst the waffle. 2019 has undoubtedly been a classic Wimbledon, encompassed in the vastly different finals and encapsulated further by that truly epic men’s doubles contest in between. Yet, there was a continued theme of great champions […]Read More Wimbledon 2019: Finals review as two very different classics marred by disrespect
It was another day of drama at SW19 with some legends struggling and a whole host of seeds falling by the wayside. Roger Federer and Serena Williams both struggled at times against their unheralded opponents, the Swiss even dropping a first round set here for the first time since 2010 (I was there and remember […]Read More Wimbledon 2019: Seeds continue to fall on Day 2
The lateness of this post can be blamed on a reimagined racing bandicoot (cryptic perhaps). But suffice to say that such were the goings on throughout Day 1 here that you would have stumbled across the headlines by now, rendering this post to a mere pause for breath and a chance to recap. I can’t […]Read More Wimbledon 2019: Day 1 is choc full of shocks plus a look at Day 2
It’s that time of year again, with football (the men’s game anyway) still languishing in the background, the sport of kings takes centre stage at its most prized of venues. Before we look at the contenders of Wimbledon 2019, who has performed best on the purist’s surface? WOMEN Fresh from Ashleigh Barty’s shock Roland Garros […]Read More NEWS: Grass season thoughts, Wimbledon predictions and Day One picks
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