Rusedski’s picks for Wimbledon

June 17, 2011

With Wimbledon starting on Monday, all eyes turned to the event in Eastbourne. It became very interesting because of Serena and Venus Williams participation. Serena has not played since winning Wimbledon last year because of a freak accident in Munich, were she stepped on broken glass while walking to her hotel room after a night out. She was walking bare foot and cut ligaments in her feet as well as cutting her feet up badly. It took her nearly a full year to recover.

“Bring on Wimbledon!” – Rusedski

June 13, 2011

The grass court season is finally underway. I love this time of year. We finally get to see some attacking tennis, but still not as much as during my era because the courts and balls are a lot slower.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

What’s behind Spain’s run of sporting success?

July 26, 2010

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Spanish sports fans have never had it so good.

The Iberian nation is celebrating its latest triumphs after a month of success that local media have called a golden age.

Holding court with Greg Rusedski

July 5, 2010

Wimbledon 2010 has been a great Championships, the weather for the two weeks has been absolutely perfect. Sun and more sun, not a drop of rain, the first time since 1995. They should have built that 40 million pound roof sooner! There were a lot of question marks going into this Wimbledon Championships for Andy Murray but fortunately for him he had a dream draw and took advantage in the first week to play himself into form.

from Photographers' Blog:

Center Court – A 30 year wait

July 1, 2010

Gary Hershorn poses on center court at Wimbledon June 30, 2010.

Wednesday finally saw the culmination of a 30 year dream of mine to shoot a match on the famed center court at Wimbledon. After 30 years of being a photographer, 25 of those spent with Reuters covering every conceivable sports championship around the world, there were still two things I always wanted to photograph, but for one reason or another never had the opportunity to do so. One was shooting a match on center court and the other, covering a British Open golf championship at St. Andrews.

Greg Rusedski on Wimbledon

June 26, 2010

Following is a question and answer session with former British tennis ace Greg Rusedski.

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The match that time forgot

June 24, 2010

Nobody goes to Court 18 expecting to stay long.

Right on the edge of the All England Tennis Club, and very much in the shadow of Centre Court, number 18 is a no-go area for seeded players and fans at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Matches are usually as brief as they are inconsequential -- and then everyone moves on.

Shall I compare thee to a topspin lob?

May 19, 2010

SPORT-DECADE/TENNISSport has been known to reduce grown men to tears but inspire them to poetry…?

The All England Club seem to think it can and in collaboration with The Poetry Trust have appointed an official poet for Wimbledon for the first time.

Can Federer complete a calendar slam?

February 1, 2010

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Received wisdom heading into the Australian Open was that the combined effects of fatherhood and a record-breaking number of grand slams would reduce Roger Federer’s hunger for success to the point where mere mortals on the tour need fear him no longer.