The stupid lunch

OK, Genie Bouchard had a black bra, Nick Kyrgios had an official Wimbledon headband, both against the white clothing rules. But the biggest violation the Wimbledon orginisation does against BOTH the players AND the spectators should be discussed more. How on earth does Wimbledon start the play on its two biggest courts so late? Because … Continue reading

The end of one era

On Monday, almost all the major web pages on tennis featured the last match of Lleyton Hewitt at Wimbledon – what Hewitt has meant in tennis and what kind of legacy he has left behind. In one sentence, there might also had been a short mention about the man who made it his last match. … Continue reading

Strange things at Wimbledon

Now that I´m at home and not watching live tennis any more eight hours a day, I would like to analyse what the Wimbledon tournament is really like. There are some good points, but also a lot of strange things. One good point is that the area is really beautiful. Lots of flowers and good … Continue reading

A perfect day

Today, I´m really going to keep this short. I´m not finding time to write anymore. In the evening I´m too tired, so I have to set an alarm to update my blog. Fortunately, the hotel has the Wi-Fi. Yesterday was a really complete day as far as tennis is concerned. I don´t remember a day … Continue reading

Better luck this time

On first Monday at Wimbledon Victoria Azarenka didn´t fall, didn´t get injured and didn´t give up. The same stage was just misery for Vika 12 months ago. She hurt her knee badly in a fall and had to withdraw from her second match. Victoria played her first match for many months in Eastbourne and lost … Continue reading

Spectator´s paradise

The winter olympics are everywhere right now. As a result tennis has been the furthest thing in my mind during the last two weeks. But I have gotten an impression that the players think the same! Maria Sharapova came quickly to play a tournament in Paris after the Australian Open, but in her mind she … Continue reading

The reason I started to follow tennis – Martina N.

I have been writing this blog for about five months now, so it´s a little wonder my tags still don´t include the person who initially got me interested about tennis – Martina Navratilova. It was the Wimbledon final in 1985 and somehow I had brought myself in front of the TV set in the middle … Continue reading

Oh, father

In the first week of Wimbledon, I managed to watch several games of the match between Carla Suarez Navarro and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. I would sit next to Carla in an Argentine restaurant a few days after that on Friday. We both ordered fillet steak – it turned out to be a very big one. Fortunately … Continue reading

Murray vs. Djokovic – the rivalry for years to come

Friday was a very long day for all the tennis fans. The British supporters who had thought the match between Djokovic and Del Potro would be just a little appetizer before the main course Murray against Janowicz, soon got different ideas. The first match just went on and on and proved to be one of … Continue reading

Not so invincible after all

Wimbledon withdrawal symptoms are starting to hit me hard. That means I am no longer in the heat of the action at the All England Club. Instead, I am at home, trying to find an internet stream that is working. Yesterday started fine, but in the deciding moments of the thrilling match between Lisicki and … Continue reading