Coach Vajda: Champion Djokovic “was almost not ready for Wimbledon”
LONDON—After almost not playing Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic returned to a Grand Slam final at the All England Club for the first time since 2016. There, the former No. 1 defeated current No. 1 Rafael Nadal in a five-set semifinal, and then beat Kevin Anderson to win his fourth Wimbledon title and... Read more
Verdasco confirms TIU investigation into his Wimbledon doubles match
Fernando Verdasco has confirmed that his first-round doubles match at Wimbledon, played with partner David Marrero, is under investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU). “I was interviewed by TIU regarding betting activity on my doubles match at Wimbledon,” he said on Twitter. “I fully support the TIU work as I... Read more
A locked-in Kerber was ready for Serena in the Wimbledon final
LONDON—As the fortnight progressed and the seeds kept falling in the women’s draw at the most significant tournament in all of tennis, there was a growing feeling that order would be restored in the end and Serena Willams would walk away with her 24th major singles title and an... Read more
Best in 5—Djokovic’s razor-thin, throwback win over Nadal at Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal had played 51 times over a dozen years, but only twice had they gone to a fifth set. Djokovic won 7-5 in the fifth at the 2002 Australian Open, and Nadal returned the favor, 9-7 in the fifth, the following spring at the French... Read more
Djokovic wins first Slam since June 2016—his 13th overall—at Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic acknowledged that he was worried. His coach was, too. Could Djokovic ever return to the top of tennis? To the heights he’d already reached? Could he put aside the time lost to a painful right elbow that required surgery and the disappointment of poor-for-him... Read more
Djokovic edges Nadal, 10-8 in the fifth, to return to Wimbledon final
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Iga Swiatek defeated Leonie Kung 6-4, 6-2 to win the Wimbledon girls’ title. Swiatek, a 17-year-old from Poland, hit 33 winners to 13 unforced errors as she overcame Swiss qualifier Kung. Swiatek, who missed seven months of... Read more
Stories of the Open Era: Roger Federer, Wimbledon supreme king
What do you call someone who simply competes at Wimbledon once?  Impressive.    Win Wimbledon once — incredible. Win Wimbledon twice — an all-time great. So what do you call someone who has won eight Wimbledon singles titles – the most-ever for any man?  You might not be able to... Read more
Djokovic defeats Anderson for fourth Wimbledon and 13th major title
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Top-seeded Chun Hsin Tseng of Taiwan won the junior boys’ title at Wimbledon, stopping Jack Draper from becoming the first British champion in 56 years. The 16-year-old Tseng won 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-4 on No. 1 Court... Read more
On the Anderson-Isner marathon, and Nadal-Djokovic late-night sprint
When John Isner beat Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the fifth set at Wimbledon in 2010, John McEnroe said something to this effect: “That was a memorable moment for the sport, but let’s make sure we don’t let it happen again.” At the time, I joked that Wimbledon should insititute... Read more
The unfortunate marathon at Wimbledon: Anderson ousts Isner in semis
LONDON—Certainly it was going to be a shootout. The possibility existed that it would also be a marathon. On this Friday the 13th, both occurred, and while Kevin Anderson proved in the end to be the richer man for it, one was left wondering what tennis had gained as... Read more