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Roger Federer

Adios Rafa?

Journalist and tennis fan William Skidelsky has written a book called Federer and Me: A Story of Obsession, which will be published next week. I don’t think I’ll bother reading it because I’m a Rafael Nadal fan, and life is… Continue Reading →

Courting controversy: Wimbledon’s all white obsession

It’s not often I find myself in agreement with Roger Federer, but Wimbledon’s “all-white” rule is cretinous. Of course The Federator was far to polite to actually use that word, but he has spoken out against the All England Club’s… Continue Reading →

Olympic Tennis: Designed to Inspire

Does the Olympics really need tennis? Until my visit to the All England Club yesterday, I’m one of those who would have questioned the point of holding an attenuated version of the world’s greatest tennis tournament so soon after Wimbledon… Continue Reading →

Roger Federer: It’s Hard to be Humble

What really sets Roger Federer apart from his peers isn’t his bulging trophy cabinet or his breathtaking one-handed backhand, but his ability to be conceited in four languages. Wimbledon 2012 is over and Roger Federer is once again on top… Continue Reading →

Fed Up with Wimbledon

Good news for EastEnders fans: Andy Murray’s 4th-round match against Richard Gasquet at Wimbledon is scheduled first on Centre Court today. So unless the 4th seed and his French opponent get involved in a contest of truly Isner-esque proportions they… Continue Reading →

Down to Earth: Rafa Hits Roger for Six

“Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble” The first & last part are incorrect no? (John Madden quoted by @PseudoFed, 4 June 2011) Does Roger Federer ever write himself a “to… Continue Reading →

Bad Timing

“How does Murray deal with another disappointment?” wailed the BBC’s Sue Barker, moments after Novak Djokovic had nailed his second Australian Open title by the convincing margin of 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. Luckily, the host broadcaster Channel 7 had already lined… Continue Reading →

Letting the Side Down

The only thing that sustains England football fans through another long, dark night of the soul is their collective disdain for whoever happens to be coaching the team. Tonight the BBC will mark another year of sporting endeavour by handing… Continue Reading →

The unbelievable truth

I’m glad I wasn’t on Centre Court on Sunday afternoon. Of course it would have been fun to watch Bjorn “Berdych in four” Borg eat his words, as the rampaging Rafael Nadal claimed his second Wimbledon title in three straight… Continue Reading →

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