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Come on Serena! Come on Roger!

As anyone who follows my blog postings on tennis knows, I am a huge Federer fan. Yesterday (Friday the 10th), he dispatched Andy Murray with apparent ease to make his way to his tenth Wimbledon final. 463 more words

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IN 1975, ARTHUR ASHE BECOMES THE FIRST BLACK MAN EVER TO WIN WIMBLEDON

On this day in 1975, Arthur Ashe defeats the heavily favored Jimmy Connors to become the first black man ever to win Wimbledon, the most coveted championship in tennis. 310 more words

Tennis, 1976-style

Encouraged by Jayne Stanton’s marvellous ‘this is not about poetry’ blog post, I’m going off-piste today. Which is a stupid metaphor really as this is not about skiing, but TENNIS. 268 more words

Events

Mind-boggling proof of Rafael Nadal's historic French Open dominance

Everybody knows about Rafael Nadal’s dominating French Open winning percentage. Entering this year’s tournament, the Spaniard was 66-1 at Roland Garros, with a record nine titles in 10 tries. 321 more words

Tennis

Catholicism and Jimmy Connors: Blood on the Court

What am I supposed to do?  I could only give my blood.  Was I a fool because I was happy to give it to them? 1,073 more words

Jimmy Connors

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday... Jimmy Connors

At his peak…

Connors won eight Grand Slam singles championships: five US Opens, two Wimbledons, and one Australian Open. He did not participate in the… 245 more words

Sports

Andre Agassi's odyssey and the death of flamboyant tennis

Reading Andre Agassi’s autobiography, Open, you realise how boring men’s tennis has become.

No wonder they are trying to re-invent the game with a new idiotic format, … 799 more words

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