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    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Connors vs Stockton & Borg vs Rennert, Wimbledon first rounds, 1981

    Jimmy Connors beat Dick Stockton 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the Wimbledon first round, 1981 on grass Connors would go reach the semi-final where he would lose to 5 time defending champion Bjorn Borg for the fourth time in 5 years. He would go onto win the title the following year. The two had previously...
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    Match Stats/Report - Alcaraz vs Djokovic, Wimbledon final, 2023

    Carlos Alcaraz beat Novak Djokovic 1-6, 7-6(6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final, 2023 on grass It was Alcaraz’ first title at the event and he had won Queen’s Club title in the lead in. Djokovic had won the previous 4 editions, as well as Australian Open and French Open earlier in the...
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    Match Stats/Report - Hewitt vs Nalbandian, Wimbledon final, 2002

    Lleyton Hewitt beat David Nalbandian 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 in the Wimbledon final, 2002 on grass Hewitt was the reigning US Open champion and this would turn out to be the last of his two Slam titles. This was Nalbandian first Wimbledon and turn out to be his only Slam final Hewitt won 101 points...
  4. Enceladus

    What do you think when a former tennis player sells/destroys his trophies?

    News broke this week that Ken Rosewall will auction off his tennis trophies. Andy Roddick threw almost all of his trophies in the trash a several years ago. Boris Becker sold his trophies due to financial problems. Bjorn Borg also considered selling his Wimbledon trophies and several rackets...
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    Match Stats/Report - Ivanisevic vs Rafter, Wimbledon final, 2001

    Goran Ivanisevic beat Pat Rafter 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 9-7 in the Wimbledon final, 2001 on grass It was Ivanisevic’s only Slam title, his fourth final at the event and he was playing as a wild card. Rafter had been runner-up the previous year as well Ivanisevic won 154 points, Rafter 150 Both...
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    Match Stats/Report - Krajicek vs Washington, Wimbledon final, 1996

    Richard Krajicek beat MaliVai Washington 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final, 1996 on grass It would turn out to be the only Slam final for both players. Both were set to be unseeded, but Krajicek took the 7th seed’s position in the draw after that player withdrew prior to the tournament and...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  11. 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.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. TheAssassin

    One photo, two guys... 14 Wimbledon titles

    The idol is matched! :cool:
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. Enceladus

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

  27. 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...
  28. D

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

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  29. 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...
  30. 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?