This thread is for all the fans of tennis. Here is where you can discuss the matches, scores and players in the Wimbledon tournament this year.
From the French Open to Wimbledon, the tennis season is well and truly in full swing in Europe. Now it is on the grass courts at Wimbledon - one of the oldest and most prestigious tennis championships in the world.
Go Andy Roddick! After the disappointment of last year's final it would be nice to see him finally get a second slam. But I don't see it happening. It will probably be the usual boring Federer/Nadal final. Yawn. If it is, I won't bother watching that.
The women's game is far more interesting at the moment, any one of a number of players can win, the top of the rankings is so close. Hopefully Sam Stosur can bounce back after the disappointing French Open final.
Brandon, I miss Martina Hingis too. I love her, such a great player. I'd like to see her make another comeback, but I'm not sure if she will.
Federer/Nadal bore me though. And the Roddick/Federer final from last year will not be topped in epicness, 16-14 in the fifth set! Pity it went the wrong way. Roddick deserved to win, he'd played such a great tournament, and had four set points to be up two sets to love. I'm still upset about it. He got an incorrect hawkeye call in that tiebreak too. (Hawkeye was shocking in that final, clearly incorrect calls against both players, it probably evened out, but the one in the second set tiebreak cost Roddick that set.)
Anyway, onto 2010, and Federer is actually struggling in his first match. Lost the first set and down a break in the second! Davydenko is in the same situation! It would be good to see both lose, throw the draw wide open in the top half, and I don't particularly like either of them.
Edit: Both Federer and Davydenko down two sets to love. I'm sure Federer will come back and win as he always does, but this is pretty cool! Last edited:
I thought she announced either just before or just after the ban that she was retiring. I think from memory she announced her retirement, then they announced her ban, but she said she wouldn't come back again. You never know though, she's still young enough to do it, so I hope she does.
Edit: I just had a look on Wikipedia. Apparently Martina has been playing in the World Team Tennis league in America, as she did for a little bit before her last comeback. Maybe she will make another comeback. I hope so. Last edited:
Martina got banned for two years for testing positive to cocaine. At the time she denied ever taking it, I'm not sure if she's ever changed that statement or not, but regardless of what she said, the ban stood.
Unfortunately both Federer and Davydenko came back to win from two sets to love down. Djokovic was also stretched to five sets, would have been an amazing opening day if all three of them had lost. I knew Federer would come back, even when Falla was serving for the match I knew it was too good to be true that Federer would lose this early. Something that awesome only ever happens once and it happened in 2003 when Karlovic knocked out reigning champ Hewitt in the first round. THAT was fantastic.
Good to see Roddick win in straight sets, and Molik, Groth and Luczak getting some likeable Aussies through to the second round.
Yes, it's unbelievable. They already played for three hours on Tuesday, then seven hours yesterday and they're not done!
Anton, Rodionova is also still in the tournament, albeit in the second round. She plays her next match tonight.
392, to give you some idea of how insane this match is, the previous record (I think) was a scoreline of 23-21, though I think there's been a doubles match that had more, but not this many. Timewise, they're nearly double the length of any match ever. Unbelievable that it's being completed over three days when there's been no weather issue!
I hope John Isner wins, however I will feel very bad for whoever loses. Imagine playing for so damn long, only to lose.
So, the longest match ever went on for another twenty games, or an hour five minutes last night, finishing with a victory to Isner, 70-68 in the fifth set! Unbelievable. In total, they played for 11 hours, 5 minutes, with each player serving over 100 aces. The previous record was 78. Surely a match like this will never happen again.
Meanwhile Anastasia Rodionova defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova overnight, to make it three Aussies in the third round. Rodionova's win was a bit of a shock, especially it seemed to Kuznetsova. In a display of very poor sportmanship, sore loser Kuznetsova refused to shake hands after the match.
I may need to take back my previous comments about the men's game being too obvious. After Federer's first round near-miss in five sets, he lost a set and struggled to get through the second round as well. Then Nadal was pushed to five sets overnight. I just wish one or both of them had been knocked out, players like them will usually lift their game after a scare like that and dominate a tournament. Hopefully they both continue to struggle and we can see more upsets.
Amazingly that only advanced Isner to the second round. He's currently playing that match and is about to lose, having lost the first two sets and losing 5-2 in the third. He's probably completely exhausted.
It's the next day. The marathon match finished at about 2am last night our time. And because it took so long to get a result, he had to play again today. Normally they have already finished the second round by Day 4, but he had to play his on Day 5 because his first round match went three days.
This is his fourth consecutive day of play. He lost comprehensively though, and looked completely wrecked. I can understand why he lost so easily. Poor guy. Unfortunate that he couldn't get a longer break, but the tournament was already running behind. Had he won today, he'd have had to play again tomorrow to get the tournament caught up.
I'm thrilled to see Federer lose. And he shows what a bad loser he is, making the excuse that he only lost because of an injury. True or not, it shows no respect to your opponent when you do that, and just makes you seem arrogant as though you think you couldn't lose any other way. He needs to accept that he's not invincible, this is not the first time Berdych has beaten him, clearly Berdych is a good match for him. Thrilled he's gone.
Now Nadal just needs to not win the tournament and I'll be happy. I'd prefer it to be Berdych or Murray to win their first slam, but I'd take Djokovic too. Anyone but Nadal.
For the women's Serrena Williams is unfortunately boung to win, but I'd love to see any of the other three women win. Zvonareva, Kvitova and Pironkova are all going for their first slam, I hope one can take out Serena.
I'm supporting Andy Murray. I've always supported him for a while now but I always wanted to torture England by extending their grand slam drought by a couple more years (Sorry, any English tennis fans out there )