Category Archives: Tennis

The Greatest Women Tennis Players Of All-Time and Records for Grand Slam Events

The first port of call for looking at the greatest women players is to look at the singles Grand Slam titles. Here is a table showing the players with the most titles. Rank Player Total Australian Open French Open Wimbledon … Continue reading

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Tips for the Wimbledon women’s singles: Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams, Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova, Ana Konjuh

The extra week between the French Open and Wimbledon this year has given a few more opportunities to evaluate the form of the main contenders for the women at Wimbledon. Unfortunately as some of the main players haven’t played any … Continue reading

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My All-Time Top Ten Greatest Tennis Players (Men)

Finding the greatest tennis players of all-time is a little more tricky than it first appears. One can look at the number of Grand Slams won. This gives a reasonable idea for amateur times although in the early days there … Continue reading

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Reflections on Wimbledon and why Andy Murray’s US Open win was a greater achievement

Two days on from Andy Murray’s momentous win and I was out for a walk in the summer sun.  While I was walking I thought again about the Wimbledon championships away from the hysteria of the media coverage. Andy Murray’s … Continue reading

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Wimbledon: Day 2 Preview

As I predicted, no major shocks yesterday!! Nadal apart, I did manage to get a few predictions right yesterday. I will try again and say that I don’t foresee any major upsets today. There are a few interesting matches today. … Continue reading

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Wimbledon: Day 1 Preview

I don’t see any major shocks happening today. The top players all have fairly easy draws and shouldn’t have too many problems. The most interesting match in the men’s singles is between Stan Wawrinka and Lleyton Hewitt. This is one … Continue reading

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Tennis:Davis Cup

The Davis Cup is the most important men’s team competition in tennis. It was first played for in 1900. Results Davis Cup Year Winner Runner-up 1900 United States British Isles 1902 United States British Isles 1903 British Isles United States … Continue reading

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Tennis:ATP World Tour Finals

The results of the ATP World Tour Finals, the end of season tournament for the leading players of the year. Singles  (Winner and Runner-Up) 1970 Stan Smith Round Robin 1971 Ilie Nastase Round Robin 1972 Ilie Nastase Stan Smith 1973 … Continue reading

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Tennis: Federation Cup (Fed Cup) Records

The Federation Cup (or Fed Cup as it is now known) was started in 1963. It is the most important women’s tennis team competition. Winners Year Winner Score Runner-up 1963 United States (1) 2 — 1 Australia 1964 Australia (1) … Continue reading

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Tennis:US Open Records

The US Open has been contested since 1881 for men and 1887 for women. It became open to professional players in 1968  and the distinction is made in the lists below. Winner of most Men’s Singles titles Before 1968: 7 Richard … Continue reading

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