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Wimblemund 2015 – Day 12, Roger and Out

Novak Djokovic (RS) bt. Richard Gasquet (F) 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-4 Roger Federer (CH) bt. Andy Murray (GB) 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 The 2015 Wimbledon Men’s Singles final will be between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland. Just as it was last year, in fact. The other 126 players in the draw must be wondering why they even bothered to turn up at all. I suppose two weeks in one of the world’s great capital cities during a warm July could be worse, but then there was also a Tube strike which was a bit of a pisser....

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Wimblemund 2015 – Day 11, Blink and You’ll Miss It

Garbine Muguruza (E) bt. Agnieszka Radwanska (PL) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 Serena Williams (USA) bt. Maria Sharapova (RU) 6-2, 6-4 Women’s semi final day at Wimbledon is always oddly anti-climactic. One the one hand, it’s the most significant day in the Ladies Singles to date but on the other, even if both matches are long drawn out affairs there’s only likely to be 3-4 hours of tennis. Coming from the previous days, when you could expect up to ten hours of action a day, one can start to feel a little short changed. It’s also a reminder that, as it...

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Wimblemund 2015 – Day 10, Stan Dan Deliver

Richard Gasquet (F) bt. Stanislas Wawrinka (CH) 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 11-9 Novak Djokovic (RS) bt. Marin Cilic (HRV) 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 Andy Murray (GB) bt. Vasek Pospisil (CDN) 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 Roger Federer (CH) bt. Gilles Simon (F) 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 The last time the top four seeds reached the men’s semi finals – which, let’s face it, is what the seeding system is designed to ensure – was twenty years ago. In 1995, the pantheon consisted of Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Boris Becker and Goran Ivanisevic. There are twelve Wimbledon Men’s Singles championships between that lot whereas the current crop...

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Calling all podcast listeners!

Ah, hello. If you’ve been listening in to the 200% podcast, you’ll probably be aware that we plough a somewhat lonely furrow. We don’t particularly encourage a great deal of feedback or interaction, largely because we can’t read. However, a future podcast project idea has come up and I thought it might be an idea to REACH OUT and OPEN UP to you all. This is, in the main, because I can’t possibly be tasked with making this decision myself, although I would also stress that democracy is a good thing and you should definitely register to vote if...

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Wimblemund 2015 – Day 9, The Singularity

Serena Williams (USA) bt. Victoria Azarenka (BL) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 Maria Sharapova (RU) bt. Coco Vanderweghe (USA) 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-2 Garbine Muguruza (E) bt. Timea Bacsinszky (CH) 7-5, 6-3 Agnieszka Radwanska (PL) bt. Madison Keys (USA) 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-3 I’ve never been a fan of the Hawkeye referral system. I find the continual drive to eliminate human error from refereeing decisions in sport to be tiresome in the extreme anyway, but tennis Hawkeye has always drawn considerable ire on my part. It was great fun when Channel 4’s cricket coverage brought it to the wider public attention in the later...

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