Archive for July, 2013

 

Murray Ends The British Drought….Arise Sir Andy?

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

With Andy Murray finally ending the 77 year long wait for a British men’s singles champion at Wimbledon, the question on many people’s lips is now whether or not the 26 year native from Dunblane in Scotland will be knighted for his efforts, Murray’s impressive performance in beating world No.1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win his first Wimbledon title will probably not go unnoticed in the Queens New Years honours list at the start of 2014, with Fred Perry being the last British man to win at the prestigious All England Club in 1936 it certainly would not surprise too many if Andy officially becomes Sir Andy Murray next year.

Murray now currently holds two of the four Grand slam titles on offer and the Brit will defend his US Open title at Flushing Meadows in New York commencing 26 August 2013, aside from a seemingly inevitable knighthood due in the not too distant future, Andy could also start to contemplate the possibility of becoming world No.1 before this season is done, the Scot is still some 3000pts behind Djokovic in the Emirates ATP rankings but if Murray continues his form for the majority of the season and Novak loses some of his then it is quite possible that the British press could have another celebration at the O2 Arena in London at season’s end.

Many agree that the catalyst for Murray winning at SW19 was built on his success at the 2012 Olympic Games which was held at the same venue, of course history now shows that Murray went on to claim his first more »

 

A New Grand Slam Champion Will Be Crowned At Wimbledon

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

After numerous upsets and plenty of close and enthralling tennis matches over the past 11 days, a new Grand Slam champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the Ladies’ Singles Championship Final on Saturday at SW19, world No.15 Marion Bartoli from France and the big serving German world No.24 Sabine Lisicki will go head to head to see who will hold the Venus Rosewater Dish aloft and earn the right to be called the Wimbledon Champion of 2013, with the Big 3 of Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova all falling early, the prospect for two unlikely ladies’ singles finalists quickly became a reality at this year’s championships.

Former finalist Bartoli has had a dream run at The Championships in 2013 and the French 28 year old will now not face anyone seeded above her in the ladies’ singles draw, if Marion wins the Wimbledon title on Saturday she will become a first time Grand Slam champion without having to play any player seeded above her, Lisicki on the other hand has had a much tougher road to negotiate in order to reach the final, the German 23 year old has had to defeat 14th seed Sam Stosur in the 3rd round, top seeded defending champion and hot favourite Williams in the fourth round and the 4th seeded 2012 runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska in a pulsating semi-final.

Bartoli has not dropped a set at The Championships this year and she has the benefit of previous Grand Slam final experience having reached the decider at The All England Club back in 2007, more »