June 26, 2011 |
It is lonely for Mardy Fish . He's the only American man left in the singles draw as Wimbledon resumes Monday with all the fourth-round matches for men and women on the schedule and 90-degree heat forecast. "It doesn't feel great," said Fish of the fact that, as happened at the French Open, before a two-week major is half finished, the U.S. is not representing. "I want the guys here," Fish said. "So that's a bit of a bummer I guess. " Fish is married to former UCLA player Stacey Gardner and is so unfamous that Fish, the 10th-seeded man at the world's biggest tournament, was asked who gets recognized more when they're out and about in Los Angeles, which is where he and Gardner live.
August 8, 2012 |
Olympic men's champion Andy Murray won his opening match in the Rogers Cup on Wednesday, beating Italy's Flavio Cipolla , 6-1, 6-3, at Toronto. Murray, the second-seeded British star who beat Roger Federer on Sunday in London for the gold medal, set up a third-round match against Canada's Milos Raonic . "I felt OK this morning when I practiced and decided to give it a go," Murray said. "I feel a little sore in the joints and stuff a little bit. I mean I feel tired mentally. I haven't really slept much in the last few days, so that's probably catching up to me a little bit. "But I hit the ball pretty well.
June 25, 2011 |
It's as if Serena Williams is unpacking her tennis game bit by bit, taking it out of the luggage slowly. Remove the forehand; shake out the wrinkles. Unfold the backhand; make sure there are no unexpected holes. Dig around and find the serve — the one that sends chalk dust into the air, the one that can make an opponent cringe even before the ball hits the ground. Williams, the defending Wimbledon champion but only the No. 7-seeded player in the women's draw because she sat out most of the last year with injuries and illness, moved briskly into the fourth round Saturday.
June 29, 2011 |
Reporting from Wimbledon, England — First it was a tap, a Jo-Wilfried Tsonga forehand deep in the corner early in the third set that caused Roger Federer to furrow his brow. It was as if a younger brother poked his finger in the chest of an older sibling and realized for the first time that he could knock him down, the 26-year-old Tsonga slowly gaining confidence against Federer on Wednesday at Wimbledon. That forehand preceded a 130-mph ace, which turned into a service break that became two and then three until Federer was left behind, pushed around and finally out of Wimbledon for the second consecutive year, an upset loser in a quarterfinal.
June 20, 2010 |
MONDAY'S FEATURED MATCHES Centre Court Beginning 5 a.m. PDT Roger Federer vs. Alejandro Falla Laura Robson vs. Jelena Jankovic Novak Djokovic vs. Olivier Rochus No. 1 Court Beginning 5 a.m. PDT Nikolay Davydenko vs. Kevin Anderson Andy Roddick vs. Rajeev Ram Venus Williams vs. Rossana De Los Rios No. 2 Court ...
June 24, 2011 |
Today's featured matches Centre Court (Play begins 5 a.m. PDT) Caroline Wozniacki (1) vs. Jarmila Gajdosova; David Nalbandian (28) vs. Roger Federer (3); Marcos Baghdatis (32) vs. Novak Djokovic (2). Court 1 (Play begins 5 a.m. PDT) Rafael Nadal (1) vs. Gilles Muller, to completion, Nadal leads 7-6 (6), 0-0; Maria Kirilenko (26) vs. Serena Williams (7); Robin Soderling (5) vs. 18-year-old Australian Bernard Tomic. Court 2 (Play begins 4 a.m. PDT)