Posts Tagged ‘Wimbledon’

TSD Classique: Federer to Play Wimbledon in Throwback Slacks, Sweater and Loafers

Friday, April 8th, 2016

 

 

 

 

Save for the wood racket (and predilection for pre-pubescent boys), Roger Federer models new look after Big Bill Tilden.

 

LONDON, ENGLAND (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) While some argue that his game is just starting to show signs of decline, with Wimbledon drawing near, the conversation inevitably turns to the greatness of Roger Federer.  The ongoing debate among tennis pundits, players across generations and fans the world over is simply this: is Federer the greatest player of all time? Some argue that he’s the best since the open era began in 1968, when professionals were allowed to compete with amateurs.  The argument becomes increasingly complex when one considers the game’s evolution, from the more genteel sport played in slacks and sweaters to the breathtaking pace of today’s game. (more…)


As World’s Longest Tennis Match Continues, Actors Portraying Isner and Mahut Prepared to Sub for Isner and Mahut

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Time for Tea? No. Just plotting the next possible steps in an ongoing tennis match.

LONDON (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) On Hold at 59-59. Wimbledon. You can toss out the famous Borg-McEnroe tiebreaker of 1980. This match refuses to quit.

For nearly ten hours, American John Isner and Frenchman Nicolas Mahut have battled the elements and each other in the longest tennis match in history  — and its still not over. (more…)


Federer to Play Wimbledon in Throwback Slacks, Sweater and Loafers

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

 

Save for the shoes and wood racket, Roger Federer models new look after Big Bill Tilden.

Save for the wood racket, Roger Federer models new look after Big Bill Tilden.

LONDON, ENGLAND (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service)  Having attained the career grand slam by winning the French Open, the great Roger Federer has re-ignited debate among tennis pundits, players across generations and fans the world over: is he the best ever? Some argue that he’s the best since the open era began in 1968, when professionals were allowed to compete with amateurs.  The argument becomes increasingly complex when one considers the game’s evolution, from the more genteel sport played in slacks and sweaters to the breathtaking pace of today’s game. (more…)