| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Staid old Wimbledon got bounced on its fanny here Tuesday. Somebody sat on the spectacles and broke them. Egad. Somebody else put lowfat milk on the strawberries.
Strange things happened. The orderly became disorderly:
• An ailing Serena Williams...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Kei Nishikori of Japan became the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam final in the 137-year history of tennis’s biggest tournaments, beating top-seeded Novak Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 at the U.S. Open on Saturday.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:49 PM
— The new kids on the block are not a boy band here, but a threat to the usual order of things at Wimbledon.
The men's semifinals are Friday, and two of the four players left are marquee upon which tennis thrives. They are Novak Djokovic of...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:50 PM
On the warmest, sunniest day you can imagine, in a place where those are few and far between, gloom prevailed Wednesday. Great Britain was Mudville, and mighty Casey had struck out.
When Andy Murray's final ground stroke settled into the bottom of the...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Sunday was a day of rest and reflection at Wimbledon. So we reflected.
Eyes squinting, brow furrowed, chin resting in palm of hand, we pondered the issue: How good are our tennis players from the United States?
It was a short reflection....
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:35 PM
If familiarity breeds contempt, then Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic should despise each other.
That certainly is not the case, even though, when they take Centre Court at Wimbledon on Sunday for the men's singles final, it will mark the 35th time they...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:04 AM
LONDON - Top seed Novak Djokovic halted the grass-court charge of talented Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Friday, beating the 11th seed 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(7) in an exhilarating see-saw contest to reach the Wimbledon final.
The six-time Grand Slam...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:30 PM
WIMBLEDON — It rained late in the day Thursday at Wimbledon, leaving only Roger Federer's match under the closed roof to carry on.
And that one didn't last long.
Federer, racing against Father Time to win an eighth title here, sent Gilles Muller...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:21 PM
Three of tennis’ marquee players cruised down the road in first-round matches at Wimbledon on Tuesday, and Rafael Nadal, perhaps the brightest star of all, traveled a bumpy path.
That’s relatively speaking. Nadal lost a set. The others...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 7:58 PM
NEW YORK -- Grand slam king Roger Federer came back with renewed vigor after a weather delay to rout Spaniard Marcel Granollers 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 and charge into the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Sunday.
The 42nd-ranked Granollers surprisingly led...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday.
Should both players reach the final of the year's last grand...