Wimbledon, 2014

The Sergiy Touch — It’s Magic

By DownTheTee | June 25, 2014

By Jane Voigt Remember last year’s wacky Wednesday at Wimbledon? Seven players skidded out the iron gates that day. One was Roger Federer. He lost to Sergiy Stakhovsky, a slightly built Ukrainian ranked outside the top 100. Federer had not exited a major that early in 10 years.  Sergiy did it again, today. Not to…

Rough Start Ends Well at SW19

By DownTheTee | June 23, 2014

By Jane Voigt For all the majesty that is The Championships Wimbledon, today’s start was less than ideal. The feeds from ESPN flaked out, pixelating and going blank for much of the first hour-and-a-half of play. As a result the reception on DirectTV’s Wimbledon channels, which uses the gigantic sports’ channel feed, blinked on and…

The Championships

By DownTheTee | June 22, 2014

By Jane Voigt Wimbledon should be the very first major of the year.  It is the oldest, having started in 1877. The players want to win this slam more than the others because it is the oldest and clings mightily to tradition. Novak Djokovic, this year’s No. 1 seed, told BBC Sport in 2009, “I was…

Correction … Americans in The Draw

By DownTheTee | June 3, 2014

By Jane Voigt We get the message. No Americans left in the draw. But doesn’t that seem short-sighted, at best? What about Jack Sock? Bob and Mike Bryan? They’re ‘left in the draw.’  The Bryan brothers are the Wimbledon defending champions, trying to go where no human doubles team has gone — 16 majors. They have made their way to…

Proper English at Wimbledon

By DownTheTee | June 24, 2013

By Jane Voigt There’s English, like people speak in the United States. And there’s The King’s English, which people in the United States definitely don’t speak.  But no matter what dialect of English you prefer, the diction and syntax the folks at Wimbledon used in its Visitors’ Guide will catch your attention. As you start reading…