Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

Full Coverage : WIMBLEDON


With the ‘fab four’ not at their best, the 2014 edition of the Wimbledon promises to be an exciting tournament. Follow this space for the exclusive coverage.

Backhand the rock on which Novak Djokovic made Wimbledon ascent

Djokovic locked down two important defensive categories: the battle of backhands and second serves.

Wimbledon 2014: Eight will have to wait

Novak Djokovic denies Roger Federer a record eighth All England Club title.

Old foes to resume rivalry
July 6, 2014

The Swiss maestro has not reached a grand slam final since clinching the Wimbledon title in 2012.

Wimbledon 2014: A walk on the grass
July 5, 2014

Kvitova produced one of her most dominant performances on grass-court to beat Bouchard 6-3, 6-0.

Wimbledon 2014: I won’t get an hour of sleep, says Grigor Dimitrov

Djokovic saved a set point in the ninth game and three more in tiebreak before sealing the contest.

Wimbledon 2014: Leander Paes-Radek Stepanak crash out in semis

Paes-Stepanak bowed out after their 6-7, 3-6, 4-6 loss to Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock.

Blockbuster: It’s Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic
July 4, 2014

Federer defeated Raonic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 while Djokovic had to struggle to overcome Dimitrov 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6.

Wimbledon 2014: Eugenie Bouchard third-time lucky

Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open finalist Simona Halep Thursday to advance to the Wimbledon final.

Wimbledon 2014: Leander Paes enters semi-finals, Sania Mirza crashes out

Fifth seeded Paes/ Stepanak pair defeated third seed pair of Daniel Nestor/Nenad Zimonjic 3-6 7-6 6-3 6-4.

Wimbledon 2014: Eugenie Bouchard, Petra Kvitova book showdown ticket
July 3, 2014

Bouchard defeated Halep 7-6, 6-2 while Kvitova beat Safarova 7-6, 6-1 to set the final clash on Saturday.

Wimbledon 2014: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic shine after struggle, make semis

Federer defeated Wawrinka while Djokovic overcame Cilic’s challenge to make it to the semis.

Wimbledon 2014: Grigor Dimitrov ends Andy Murray’s title defence
July 2, 2014

Murray’s title defence came to an end after he lost to Dimitrov 6-1 7-6(4) 6-2 in the quarter-final.

Wimbledon 2014: Simona Halep, Eugenie Bouchard make it to their first ever semifinal

Halep beat Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-0 while Bouchard defeated Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semis.

Wimbledon 2014: Nick Kyrgois was better than me, says Rafael Nadal

Nadal fell in the last-16 to Australian rookie Kyrgios on Tuesday losing 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 3-6.

Wimbledon 2014: Nick Kyrgios inspired to beat Rafael Nadal by mother’s barb

Kyrgios said he got all fired up by his mother thinking he had no chance against Rafael Nadal.

Wimbledon 2014: Rohan Bopanna, Andrea Hlavackova progress to mixed doubles pre-quarters

The Indo-Czech team beat Britain’s Colin Fleming and Jocelyn Rae 6-4, 7-5 to progress to pre-quarters.

Australian wildcard Nick Krygios knocks out Rafael Nadal

Ranked 144, Nick Kyrgios beat the No. 1-ranked Nadal 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3 to reach quarterfinals.

Wimbledon 2014: Maria Sharapova’s wait extends
July 1, 2014

Sharapova was beaten 7-6(4) 4-6 6-4 in the last 16 by Germany’s Angelique Kerber.

Wimbledon 2014: Australian wildcard Nick Kyrgios floors Rafael Nadal

Nick Kyrgios, a 19-year-old wild card from Australia, beat the No. 1-ranked Nadal 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3.

Wimbledon 2014: Novak Djokovic plays down shoulder concerns, races through to quarters

Djokovic allayed injury concerns to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Monday.

Wimbledon 2014: Andy Murray storms into last eight

Murray will next meet either Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria or Leonardo Mayer of Argentina for semis berth.

Wimbledon 2014: For Maria Sharapova, grass greener now
June 30, 2014

Sharapova is primed to win her second Wimbledon title after shock losses suffered by Williams and Li Na.

Wimbledon 2014: Bigger test awaits defending champion Andy Murray

With a 2nd successive title 4 victories away, Murray and his fans will be scanning the horizon for looming dangers.

Wimbledon 2014: Alize Cornet’s knock-out punch
June 29, 2014

Out-of-sorts top seed Williams loses in three sets; Nadal, Federer and Sharapova sail through.

Wimbledon 2014: Serena Williams crashes out

Top seed Serena won the first set 6-1 but couldn’t keep up the form as Riske won the 2nd & 3rd sets 6-3, 6-4.

Wimbledon 2014: Maria Sharapova makes easy work of Alison Riske
June 28, 2014

Sharapova cruised into the fourth round of Wimbledon with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Alison Riske of the USA.

Wimbledon 2014: Rafael Nadal overcomes slow start to beat Mikhail Kukushkin

Nadal overcame another slow start to win 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 win over Mikhail Kukushkin on Centre Court.

Sachin Tendulkar, other celebrities attend Wimbledon

Sir Bobby Charlton, David Beckham, cricketer Stuart Broad and golfer Ian Poulter were also present.

Wimbledon 2014: Venus Williams has no intention of retiring

At 34, Venus was oldest woman left in Wimbledon singles that led to plenty of talk that she will retire.

Wimbledon 2014: Toppled & tumbled

Li Na, Venus ousted; Djokovic survives injury scare to enter last 16.

Wimbledon 2014: Novak Djokovic advances to fourth round
June 27, 2014

Djokovic overcame a hard fall in the third set to advance to the fourth round with a win over Gilles Simon.

Wimbledon 2014: Rafael Nadal wards off bogeyman to reach Round three

Two years after being knocked out at the same stage by Rosol, Nadal fought back to win 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 6-4.

Wimbledon 2014: Rafael Nadal rallies against Lukas Rosol to avenge 2012 defeat
June 26, 2014

Nadal was one point away from falling behind by two sets before rallying to beat Rosol on Centre Court.

Wimbledon 2014: Novak Djokovic tested against Radek Stepanek

Djokovic won the match by taking the 4th set with a tie breaker in a three and a half hour match.

Wimbledon 2014: David Ferrer’s feet of clay

Exponent of the red surface finds transition to grass difficult, going out in Rd 2 of Major for first time in 4 years.

Wimbledon 2014: David Ferrer bows out in second round
June 25, 2014

Seventh-seeded David Ferrer lost to 118th-ranked qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia on Wednesday.