MELBOURNE, Australia | Novak Djokovic has rejected reports that leading men could potentially boycott future Grand Slams over prize money, though he did confirm that players held an hour-long private meeting on the eve of the Australian Open to discuss issues pertinent to the ATP Tour.
LONDON | Green grass, tennis whites and big red strawberries. It can only be Wimbledon — even though nobody really seems to know how the seasonal fruit became ubiquitous at the All England Club.
The annual tennis tournament, considered to be among the most traditional of sporting events, certainly has its customs and peculiarities. And strawberries — with or without a layer of milky cream — are one of them.
Founder Adam Burbary started Game Set Match in 1989 and opened his first brick-and-mortar storefront around 2000. Today, they have stores in Centennial, Denver and Lousville, and also operate pro shops or offer restringing services at various tennis clubs around the area
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Marin Cilic all seeking to move on to the round of 16.
“It’s a very cool outfit,” said American player Jack Sock, who took the court with an all-fluorescent yellow kit, socks and all. “Loud audiences and loud matches go along with the loud outfits.”
“It is different. I feel happier this time. I feel more content this time. I feel like this was sort of more for myself more than anything, and my team as well,” the second-seeded Murray said. “Last time, it was just pure relief, and I didn’t really enjoy the moment as much, whereas I’m going to make sure I enjoy this one.”
“Roger Federer underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery today in Switzerland to repair a torn meniscus,” a statement on his official website said Wednesday.
MELBOURNE, Australia | Novak Djokovic was still walking around Melbourne Park with his trophy, celebrating his record sixth Australian title, when five-time runner-up Andy Murray was heading for the airport in a rush to reunite with his pregnant wife. Top-ranked Djokovic maintained his perfect streak in six Australian Open finals with a 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (3) […]
“I’ve had matches where I’ve played similar tennis,” said Djokovic, the top-ranked player in the world. “But I think against Roger, these first two sets have been probably the best two sets I’ve played against him overall throughout my career.”