Wimbledon, 2016

Wimbledon Wrap-up, 2016

By DownTheTee | July 12, 2016

The 130th running of The Championships Wimbledon is done and dusted. Centre Court has been ripped up and is under repair by the trustworthy Wimbledon Groundsman. But let’s take a look back over this fortnight when records were made, close calls were lamented, and rain caused play on middle Sunday — The People’s Sunday — for only the…

Andy Murray Triumphs at Wimbledon, Again

By DownTheTee | July 10, 2016

Andy Murray sat down at the sideline and sobbed. He’d won his second Wimbledon title. This one felt different. “I [had] put so much pressure and stress on myself,” Murray told ESPN. “But, I feel as if I’m going to enjoy this one. I’ve had some tough losses at slams.” We can imagine the pressure,…

Serena Williams Conquers Centre Court. Wins 7th Wimbledon & 22nd Major to tie Steffi Graf

By DownTheTee | July 9, 2016

Call her your idol. Call her the best ever.  But whatever you call Serena Williams, she distinguished herself today in the ladies singles championship as the top female athlete in the world, winning her 7th Wimbledon crown and tying Steffi Graf with 22 Grand Slam singles titles, a record in the Open Era (since 1968).  “It…

Roger … Over and Out

By DownTheTee | July 8, 2016

Roger Federer had never lost a semifinal at Wimbledon. Until today. As pristine as the white attire, his 10-0 record was the best in the game. Until today. “This one clearly hurts. I could have had it. I was so, so close,” Federer said, Wimbledon’s website tweeted.  The loss — 6-3, 6-7(3), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 — to…

A Beatdown by The Best

By DownTheTee | July 7, 2016

Wham bam went Serena Williams’s racquet as she blitzed through her semifinal today at Wimbledon, leveling Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-0, in 48 minutes. “I felt like I had no chance today,” Vesnina said, ESPN.com reported. “She was in a great mood, and her serve was working really well for her. She had a really high…

Never Give Up

By DownTheTee | July 6, 2016

He was a point from defeat three times. But the miraculous maestro of tennis — Roger Federer — conducted a moving comeback and advanced to his 11th semifinal at Wimbledon, lifting crowds to their feet in a roar heard around the world. “I knew I was under so much pressure in the third and then…

In The End

By DownTheTee | July 5, 2016

After all is said and done most of the men’s final 8 are la creme de la creme of Wimbledon’s strawberries and cream. Only two didn’t make that cut: Sam Querrey (No. 28) and Lucas Pouille (No. 32). However anyone getting this far at a slam, let alone the pinnacle of slams — Wimbledon, is ready…

Second Monday Roundup

By DownTheTee | July 4, 2016

Some say Second Monday. Others say Manic Monday. Whichever description fits your liking, Wimbledon fit the bill today. Here are some highlights from The All England Club, as all 32 fourth-round singles’ players were on court fighting for their spots in the last eight.  Yaroslava Shvedova defeated Lucie Safarova No one saw Shvedova coming, but…

The People’s Sunday

By DownTheTee | July 3, 2016

Over 110,000 people tried for tickets into what was only the fourth People’s Sunday at Wimbledon today. Eighty percent walked away empty handed. The remainder were as happy as folks embarking on a summer’s vacation.  The sun shined throughout the day, which meant no rain delays … a miracle in itself for such a rain-soaked start.…

Sam Querrey Stuns World Number One Novak Djokovic

By DownTheTee | July 2, 2016

From the signs of things in Novak Djokovic’s rushed press conference, the number-one seed couldn’t wait to answer all their silly questions and bolt. He slumped in the chair. Swiveled left and right and refused to answer questions about why he wasn’t in his best form. He only seemed somewhat calm when talking about his…