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  1. Joseph_K

    Remember his name - Holger Rune Thread

    Holger Rune has been awarded a wildcard into next week's Challenger tournament in Amersfoort in The Netherlands. The Dane will play home hope Gijs Brouwer in the first round, with the winner of that match to face the no. 11 seed, Daniel Masur of Germany.
  2. Joseph_K

    The Official Teenage Tennis Talent Thread

    Carlos Gimeno Valero, a tall player with a slim build, was up a break in the first set and down a break in the second before beating Harold Mayot in straight sets to reach the boys' singles final at Wimbledon on Friday. The Spaniard has a very good forehand, which he hits deceptively easy and...
  3. Joseph_K

    The Ruud Awakening!

    After a poor showing as top seed at this week's Challenger tournament in Braunschweig, where he lost in the quarter-finals to Thiago Monteiro, Casper Ruud has moved on to Bastad for next week's Swedish Open. The Norwegian has been seeded no. 7 in the singles event and in first-round action will...
  4. Joseph_K

    Wimbledon 2019 SF: Roger Federer [2] vs Rafael Nadal [3]

    Interesting prediction... I myself voted for Federer in four sets!
  5. Joseph_K

    I Stand By Roger: Flight of the Golden Eagle of Victory

    So, after today's four-set victory in the semi-finals at Wimbledon, Roger Federer extends his record among men to 12 singles finals reached. Only Martina Navratilova (also 12) has reached as many Wimbledon singles finals, and only Blanche Bingley Hillyard (13) has reached more, although the...
  6. Joseph_K

    The Official Teenage Tennis Talent Thread

    Another Canadian teenager, Liam Draxl, has reached the quarter-finals of the boys' doubles event at this year's Wimbledon with the American Govind Nanda. An unseeded pair, on Friday they will take on the no. 2 seeds, Holger Rune and Shintaro Mochizuki, for a place in the last four.
  7. Joseph_K

    Wimbledon 2019 SF: Roger Federer [2] vs Rafael Nadal [3]

    Before the Open Era began, Bill Tilden won his third and last singles title at Wimbledon in 1930 having won it for second time in 1921.
  8. Joseph_K

    Wimbledon 2019 SF: Roger Federer [2] vs Rafael Nadal [3]

    Who is the last player to have won the men's singles title at Wimbledon after a nine-year gap?
  9. Joseph_K

    I Stand By Roger: Flight of the Golden Eagle of Victory

    Congratulations to the great man on winning a record one hundredth men's singles match at Wimbledon earlier today. He has now also reached a record thirteenth men's singles semi-final at the same tournament.
  10. Joseph_K

    Remember his name - Holger Rune Thread

    A major surprise earlier today at the third major of the year where top-seeded Holger Rune was beaten, 6-4, 7-5, by the unseeded English player Anton Matusevich in the last 16 of the boys' singles event at Wimbledon.
  11. Joseph_K

    I Stand By Roger: Flight of the Golden Eagle of Victory

    Tomorrow (Wednesday) Roger Federer has the chance to create some more history at Wimbledon when he takes on Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals. Should Federer win that match, he will become the first male player in history to win one hundred singles matches at any of the four majors.
  12. Joseph_K

    Remember his name - Holger Rune Thread

    An impressive start for Holger Rune in the boys' singles event at this year's Wimbledon where this week he has won his first two matches for the loss of just eight games to reach the last 16. The top-seeded Dane will next face the unseeded English player Anton Matusevich for a place in the...
  13. Joseph_K

    The Ruud Awakening!

    A laborious win for Casper Ruud against Yannick Hanfmann earlier today in his first match at the Braunschweig challenger. The Norwegian was 3-5 down in the first set, but pulled back to 5-5, only to lose the set in the subsequent tiebreak. In the second set Ruud led 4-2, but had to serve to stay...
  14. Joseph_K

    Come & Guide My Sleigh Tonight, Rudolf Molleker!

    A disappointing return to singles play for Rudolf Molleker earlier today at the Challenger tournament on what for him is home soil in Braunschweig. Having received a bye in the first round, Molleker, the no. 13 seed, faced his compatriot Johannes Härteis in what, on paper at least, looked like a...
  15. Joseph_K

    The Ruud Awakening!

    From Wimbledon to next week's Challenger tournament in Braunschweig, Germany, where Casper Ruud is the top seed and therefore benefits from a first-round bye. His first opponent will be a German player, either Julian Lenz or the defending champion, Yannick Hanfmann.
  16. Joseph_K

    Muzziah Manor – followers of the Mettled Master of Magnanimity

    The first-round mixed doubles match at Wimbledon between Andy Murray/Serena Williams and the German-Chilean pairing of Andreas Mies/Alexa Guarachi has been scheduled for later today, again on a court TBD.
  17. Joseph_K

    Just A Matteo Of Time: Berrettini To Become Italian Numero Uno

    A straight sets victory yesterday for Matteo Berrettini over Marcos Baghdatis in second-round action at Wimbledon; the score was 6-1, 7-6(4), 6-3. On Saturday the Italian will face Diego Schwartzman for a place in the last 16, where the winner will probably play the Swiss number one.
  18. Joseph_K

    Come And Join The Minaurity! Aussie Rules The Roost

    There was a lot of exciting play yesterday at Wimbledon in the second-round match between the no. 25 seed, Alex De Minaur, and the American Steve Johnson. The 19-year-old Australian in particular was a bundle of activity, darting from side to side of the court, often bending, stretching and...
  19. Joseph_K

    The Ascent To The Throne Begins For Felix Auger Aliassime

    The Felix vs Ugo Humbert singles match has been scheduled third on Court no. 1 tomorrow. On Thursday evening Humbert had a longish doubles match with Marius Copil on the same court against Andy Murray and Pierre Hugues Herbert; the latter pair won that encounter in four sets.
  20. Joseph_K

    I STUMBLE WITH EVANS: Pub Crawl to an intoxicating first title

    Yes, an excellent performance from Dan Evans earlier today at Wimbledon against the no. 18 seed, Nikoloz Basilashvili. Thanks to some very intelligent grass court play, including a killer sliced single-handed backhand, Evans built a 6-3, 6-2, 5-2 lead, but then wobbled before recovering in a...
  21. Joseph_K

    The Ascent To The Throne Begins For Felix Auger Aliassime

    Yes, a workmanlike four-set win for Felix against Corentin Moutet in second-round action at Wimbledon earlier today. The Canadian might have won in three sets but, leading by a set and a break, was broken twice as the Frenchman evened the match at one set-all. Felix still has a tendency to...
  22. Joseph_K

    O Sole Miomir! The Sun Shines Brightly on Miomir Kecmanovic

    The sun was shining very brightly on Miomir Kecmanovic on Court no. 15 at Wimbledon earlier today during his second-round match against Benoit Paire. Unfortunately, this did not prevent the young Serb from slipping badly and injuring his left leg late in the second set, an incident that...
  23. Joseph_K

    The Shape Of Things To Come: Denis Shapovalov!

    Don't be so hard on Dominic. He's no better and no worse on grass than Thomas was.
  24. Joseph_K

    Tomic the Tank Engine

    From the BBC website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/tennis/47642786 Bernard Tomic racked up the sort of record that you wouldn't want on your resume yesterday. The world number 76 lost his first round match against Jo Wilfried Tsonga 2-6 1-6 4-6 in just 58 minutes - the shortest men's...
  25. Joseph_K

    2019 Wimbledon R2: RAFA vs Kyrgoat

    That's a matter of opinion. Kyrgios certainly derserves to be punished for tanking in the fourth set of his match today against Jordan Thompson. Behaviour like that isn't good for the sport.
  26. Joseph_K

    The Ruud Awakening!

    Not to be as John Isner outplayed and, at times, overpowered Casper Ruud earlier today in first-round action at Wimbledon, the American winning in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(9). The Norwegian had chances to take the match into a third set, but couldn't quite win the vital points and Isner will...
  27. Joseph_K

    The Ascent To The Throne Begins For Felix Auger Aliassime

    Tomorrow (Wednesday) Court no. 3 is the Canadian court at Wimbledon. The second of four matches on that particular court will be between Milos Raonic and Robin Haase. That encounter will be followed by the one between Felix and the 20-year-old Frenchman Corentin Moutet who showed great...
  28. Joseph_K

    The Shape Of Things To Come: Denis Shapovalov!

    Shapo's first-round match at Wimbledon against Ricardas Berankis has been scheduled third on Court no. 14 tomorrow, after the match between Eugenie Bouchard and the Slovenian player Tamara Zidansek.
  29. Joseph_K

    The Ruud Awakening!

    Fourth match on Court no. 2 on Tuesday: John Isner vs Casper Ruud. That court used to be known as the Graveyard of Champions...
  30. Joseph_K

    The Ascent To The Throne Begins For Felix Auger Aliassime

    Although Vasek Pospisil had been off the tour for several months due to a back problem, when he took to the court earlier today against Felix for their first-round match at Wimbledon, he was still a former doubles champion at that tournament and much more experienced on grass than his younger...
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