1. RaulRamirez

    Who are/were the best players to never win their home slam?

    Of course, do as many as you want, for both tours: ** Best Aussie(s) to never win the Australian Open: Best French player(s) to never take Roland Garros: Best Brit(s) to never capture Wimby: Best Americans to never garner the US Open trophy: ** It could be the best overall player or the...
  2. jl809

    Prime Federer’s incredibly clutch, underrated tiebreak record at Wimbledon

    From 2003-2009 for Fed at Wimbledon: 34 tiebreaks played overall, won 30, lost 4 (win %: 89%) In Semi Finals and Finals, played 17, won 16 (win %: 94%) In Finals only, played 12, won 11 (win %: 91%) Only tiebreak lost in a semifinal or final was in 2006 to Nadal. After he lost that tiebreak...
  3. W

    Match Stats/Report - Agassi vs Rafter, Wimbledon semi-final, 1999

    Andre Agassi beat Pat Rafter 7-5, 7-6(5), 6-3 in the Wimbledon semi-final, 1999 on grass Agassi would go onto lose the final to Pete Sampras. The two would meet at the same stage the next two years, with Rafter winning both times. Agassi had recently won the French Open to complete a Career...
  4. W

    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs Connors, Wimbledon semi-final, 1981

    Bjorn Borg beat Jimmy Connors 0-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0, 6-4 in the Wimbledon semi-final, 1981 on grass Borg would go onto lose the final to John McEnroe. This was Borg’s record 41st straight win at the event, which remains a Slam record. The two had previously played finals in ’77 and ’78 and a...
  5. TheAssassin

    Rate the 2023 Wimbledon Championships

    On a scale of 10 to 10, 10 being stunn... Ugh I had a completely different OP design planned prior to today. :X3: Have your say on the tournament and clash of generations we just witnessed. I'm out lol.
  6. W

    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Ivanisevic, Wimbledon semi-final, 1995

    Pete Sampras beat Goran Ivanisevic 7-6(7), 4-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the Wimbledon semi-final, 1995 on grass Sampras would go onto win the title for the third time in a row by beating Boris Becker in the final. The two had contested the final the previous year and would do so again in the 1998 with...
  7. W

    Match Stats/Report - Edberg vs Lendl, Wimbledon semi-final, 1990

    Stefan Edberg beat Ivan Lendl 6-1, 7-6(2), 6-3 in the Wimbledon semi-final, 1990 on grass Edberg would go onto win the title, beating Boris Becker in the final. Lendl had recently won the Queen’s Club title and this would be the last of his 7 semi-finals showing at the event Edberg won 101...
  8. W

    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs Connors, Wimbledon semi-final, 1979

    Bjorn Borg beat Jimmy Connors 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 in the Wimbledon semi-final, 1979 on grass Borg would go onto win the title for the 4th year in a row, beating Roscoe Tanner in the final. Connors had lost to Borg in the final the previous two years Borg won 98 points, Connors 69 Serve Stats...
  9. W

    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Rafter, Wimbledon final, 2000

    Pete Sampras beat Pat Rafter 6-7(10), 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-2 in the Wimbledon final, 2000 on grass It was Sampras’ 7th title, 4th in a row and all time record breaking 13th Slam title. Rafter was playing his first Wimbledon final and would lose again in the final the following year Sampras won 161...
  10. W

    Match Stats/Report - Becker vs Lendl, Wimbledon final, 1986

    Boris Becker beat Ivan Lendl 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 in the Wimbledon final, 1986 on grass Becker was 18 years old, the defending champion and this was his second title at the event. Lendl was playing his first final Becker won 94 points, Lendl 85 Both players serve-volleyed off all serves Serve Stats...
  11. Enceladus

    A few anniversaries and interesting at Wimbledon

    The Wimbledon Championships start tomorrow and there are a few anniversaries and interestings this year that I want to cover in this thread. 7 - This year's Wimbledon is the first edition to be held during the reign of King Charles III. During the nearly 150-year history of Wimbledon, there...
  12. Zardoz7/12


    I mean he's lost 4 on the bounce and now he's talking up winning Wimbledon? Eurosport Article Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has spent much of the last five years on the fringes of top-level professional tennis and is once again struggling with his form. However the experienced Scot is...
  13. Fedeonic

    I miss the quirks of each Grand Slam

    Since 2019, all Grand Slams have been losing their own personality for some reason that I never heard of. Some of the sad changes made by each major: -AO: No more Thu-Fri night men's SF and Thu afternoon women's SF, no more ad-set final set. -RG: Scheduled night sessions, divided one-W one-M QF...
  14. jl809

    A definitive guide to accurately predicting Rafa Nadal's slam results + behaviour (PROVEN)

    As soon as Nadal turned up to the US Open in this brown monstrosity, it was clear his tournament was doomed: After all, we can see that in recent years, since Moya became coach, Nadal’s results are entirely decided by the quality of his kit. GOATy kits == Slam wins . . . . . . Nice and...
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    Match Stats/Report - Djokovic vs Kyrgios, Wimbledon final, 2022

    Novak Djokovic beat Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(3) in the Wimbledon final, 2022 on grass It was Djokovic’s 21st Slam title and 4th Wimbledon title in a row. Kyrgios was unseeded and playing in his first Slam final. The event did not grant any ATP ranking points Djokovic won 132 points...
  16. jl809

    John Isner’s performance vs Murray this year was the highest level of grass court tennis we’ve seen at Wimbledon in the past 2 years

    Man was bombing down serves, volleying like prime PETE and hammering that forehand. 82 winners, 36 aces against a GOAT returner who had shown great form against Kyrgios and Berrettini. Kyrgios himself can only dream of that kind of brutality. Big John can still beat absolutely anyone on his day...
  17. TheAssassin

    One photo, two guys... 14 Wimbledon titles

    The idol is matched! :cool:
  18. RaulRamirez

    The class of Rybakina, Jabeur, etc - My appreciation

    Just a reflection... I missed the women's final (for my son's swim meet -- they won, very few people care) but I just caught up with the post-match press conferences of both Ons Jabeur and Elena Rybakina. So, I'll hope to catch match highlights later, but for now, I just want to post that it...
  19. Tennis Espresso Journal

    The Ferri Index : Performance Assessments - Top#50 July 2022

    The Ferri Index is solely based on in-court performance - W/L ratios. It combines: - career overall; - last 52-weeks; - current surface and/or combined (off-season). # Player G C H 52 idx 1 Novak Djokovic 85,72 % 83,41 % 85,40 % 86,44 % 84,82 % 2 Rafael Nadal 81,66...
  20. Enceladus

    Nick laments that, with the exception of Hewitt, none of the Australian greats have expressed support for him

  21. Enceladus

    2022 Wimbledon Final: You will have to decide, guys!

    Either Nole will win Wimbledon again and equal Pete Sampras with his 7th title from the All England Club, or Kyrgios will become the Wimbledon champion and achieve the success that much better tennis players like Rosewall, Lendl or Roddick have striven for in vain. What is the more acceptable...
  22. threehandedbackhand

    2022 Wimbledon Final: [1] Novak Djokovic vs Nick Kyrgios

    H2H Djokovic 0-2 Kyrgios 2nd meeting IW 2017 1st meeting Acapulco 2017 Road To The Final Vegas odds (as of 8 July) Sources: atptour.com ultimatetennisstatistics.com oddsportal.com
  23. Adv. Edberg

    “The weakest Wimbledon we've seen” - BBC commentator 2022

    During Kyrgios - Tsitsipas, while they were closing the roof, one of the commentators (pretty sure it was John Lloyd) said: "Without being disrespectful, it really is the weakest Wimbledon we've seen since I can remember" Commentators usually always talk about how tennis has never been better...
  24. StringStrungStrang

    Should Fritz be Considered a Lucky Loser and Play the Semi-Final?

    Should Wimbledon and other tournaments advance the previous matches loser in the event of a withdrawal? In this case Fritz to the Semis vs Kygrios. Don't the fans end up losing without a match?
  25. zvelf

    2022 Wimbledon Final: Elena Rybakina vs. Ons Jabeur

    For all the marbles! Jabeur has improved a lot since last year, but last year, she lost to Sabalenka 6-4, 6-3, so she can potentially be hit off the court by Rybakina. My take is that Rybakina’s biggest weakness is her mental game and she can commit a lot of UEs when she gets tight. She...
  26. threehandedbackhand

    Who is a bigger threat for Djokovic in the Wimbledon final: Kyrgios or Nadal?

    Of course assuming Djokovic win over Norrie. Grass H2H Djokovic vs Kyrgios 0-0 Grass H2H Djokovic vs Nadal 2-2 2018 Wimbledon SF Djokovic 6-4 3-6 7-6(9) 3-6 10-8 2011 Wimbledon F Djokovic 6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3 2008 Queen's Club F Nadal 7-6(6) 7-5 2007 Wimbledon SF Nadal...
  27. threehandedbackhand

    2022 Wimbledon SF: Nick Kyrgios vs Rafael Nadal [2]

    H2H Kyrgios 3-6 Nadal Vegas odds (as of 6 July) Sources: atptour.com oddsportal.com
  28. threehandedbackhand

    2022 Wimbledon SF: [1] Novak Djokovic vs Cameron Norrie [9]

    H2H Djokovic 1-0 Norrie Vegas odds (as of 5 July) Sources: atptour.com oddsportal.com
  29. threehandedbackhand

    WIM 2022: Who is the most dangerous of these six quarterfinalists?

    Apart from Djokovic and Nadal. Please vote and tell why.
  30. threehandedbackhand

    Zverev will win Wimbledon 2023

    Big comeback, huh?