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2014 Wimbledon Championships

mykel14mykel14 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
We're done with clay. Now, we're on to grass.

Wimbledon is just a few weeks away! :bounce:

Will Murray defend his title? Or will Djokovic avenge his loss from last year's final? Who will win in the women's division now that defending champion Marion Bartoli has retired?

Cheer for your favorite players and talk about the matches and events leading to the Grand Slam tournament in this thread.

Who's your pick for the 2014 Wimbledon Gentlemen's Champion? 66 votes

Rafael Nadal
25%
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Novak Djokovic
34%
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Roger Federer
28%
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Andy Murray
6%
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Stan Wawrinka
0%
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga
0%
Grigor Dimitrov
3%
cool_jlScareYouOften 2 votes
David Ferrer
1%
Chester0813 1 vote
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  • mykel14mykel14 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    For all the talk of generational shifts, it was the established guard — Nadal, Djokovic and Sharapova are 27 or older — who were the last to leave the party.

    But story lines are developing heading into Wimbledon, which begins June 23 at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.


    How will Serena Williams respond?

    When Williams was bounced in the first round of the 2012 French Open, she stormed back by winning Wimbledon, Olympic gold medals in singles and doubles and the U.S. Open. She lost once in 32 matches.

    Two years on, the top-ranked American finds herself in a similar position. The defending French Open champ suffered her worst loss in a major when she managed to win four games against Garbine Muguruza in the second round.

    "The biggest question mark is how Serena will react to her early loss here," 18-time major champion Martina Navratilova said. "We know how she reacted two years ago. I expect more of that."

    Williams, 32, heads to Wimbledon having failed to advance past the fourth round in the Australian Open, too, which means she should be extra motivated.

    Her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, said he and Williams had debriefed "for hours" about what went wrong in Paris. He's confident the five-time Wimbledon champion will be back soon — and then some.

    Nadal closing in on Federer

    Nadal has equaled Pete Sampras with 14 Grand Slam tournament singles titles overall. But the number that matters is 17 — the record haul of majors owned by Roger Federer.

    Nadal is the second youngest to earn 14 Grand Slam singles titles. Federer achieved the feat at 27 years and 303 days, 58 days earlier than Nadal.

    "It's on," three-time French Open champion Mats Wilander said of the race with history. "And if I'm being chased by Nadal, I'd be starting to run."

    Time is in Nadal's favor. The Spaniard turned 28 last week; Federer will be 33 in August and last won a major in 2012 at Wimbledon.

    Even if Federer is shut out, Nadal's physical style has taken a toll on his body, especially his knees, which sidelined him for seven months over 2012 and 2013.

    "I'm not really worried," Nadal said Sunday. "It's not a source of motivation for me. I'll follow my own path. Then when my career is over, we'll count."

    Kudos to characters in the sport

    Ernests Gulbis and Andrea Petkovic, two of the best interviews in the game, backed up their resurgent careers by playing deep into the second week in Paris.

    Gulbis, 25, upset No.4 Federer and No.6 Tomas Berdych before Djokovic stopped him in four sets. Petkovic, 26, had a kinder draw but beat 2012 French Open finalist Sara Errani before bowing out to Halep.

    Both have been underachievers of late — Gulbis for his suspect work ethic, Petkovic because of injuries. Eyes will be on them to see if they can seize the momentum from Roland Garros.

    Next up on court: Generation Next

    A dynamic group of young women is pushing into the mix, none of them as boldly as Halep, 22, who nearly snagged her first Grand Slam title.

    Halep has company. Eugenie Bouchard, 20, reached her second Grand Slam semifinal in a row. Fellow 20-year-old Muguruza took out Williams. The USA's Sloane Stephens reached her WTA-best sixth consecutive fourth round or better in a major.

    Other 21-and-under players making headlines were Kristina Mladenovic, who upset No.2 Li Na in the first round, and Ajla Tomljanovic, who beat No.3 Agnieszka Radwanska in the third.

    "We have a brilliant new cast of characters on the horizon with the old guys — Sharapova, Li and Serena — leading the way," Navratilova said. "It's a clash of the generations."

    Wimbledon wide open on both sides

    The men's field in London is up for grabs.

    Nadal, a two-time champion, has struggled with his knees on grass because of the lower bounce and extra pressure on his joints. Since finishing runner-up to Djokovic in 2011, he hasn't gone past the second round.

    Defending champion Andy Murray matched his best performance at Roland Garros by reaching the semifinals, but more important showed with his effort that he was ready to contend again after back surgery last fall.

    Djokovic, the 2011 winner, will be seeking redemption after another French Open loss in the final. Last year's finalist, with Boris Becker in his corner, will be a strong favorite.

    But no one adapts to grass like Federer, whose back no longer is bothering him, and he should benefit on grass from the extra pop in his larger racket.

    After a subpar 2013, the seven-time Wimbledon winner reached the Australian Open semifinals, where he lost to Nadal, beat Djokovic on his way to the title in Dubai and reached the finals in Masters 1,000 events in Indian Wells, Calif., and Monte Carlo.

    "He's right there," said Paul Annacone, his former coach.

    Full article here.
  • Expelliarmus_27Expelliarmus_27 Moderator PEx Moderator
    Novak Djokovic
    DEFENDING CHAMPIONS

    MEN'S SINGLES CHAMPION - ANDY MURRAY
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    WOMEN'S SINGLES CHAMPION - MARION BARTOLI
    [CROUCHING-TIGER-DISAPPEARING-SPOILER]Wimbledon-womens-final-2032693.jpg[/CROUCHING-TIGER-DISAPPEARING-SPOILER]

    MEN'S DOUBLES CHAMPIONS - MIKE BRYAN and BOB BRYAN
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    WOMEN'S DOUBLES CHAMPIONS - HSIEH SU-WEI and PENG SHUAI
    [CROUCHING-TIGER-DISAPPEARING-SPOILER]Doubles.jpg[/CROUCHING-TIGER-DISAPPEARING-SPOILER]

    MIXED DOUBLES CHAMPIONS - DANIEL NESTOR and KRISTINA MLADENOVIC
    [CROUCHING-TIGER-DISAPPEARING-SPOILER]espnw_g_Mladenovic-nester01jr_800.jpg[/CROUCHING-TIGER-DISAPPEARING-SPOILER]

    FANTASY LEAGUE CHAMPION - nicoroxrocks
    ajc5.jpg[/QUOTE]
  • Expelliarmus_27Expelliarmus_27 Moderator PEx Moderator
  • mykel14mykel14 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Bookmark na, para hindi makalimutan. :glee:
  • Expelliarmus_27Expelliarmus_27 Moderator PEx Moderator
    Novak Djokovic
    TOP 20 SCORERS - 2013 Wimbledon Championships

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    The Wimbledon Fantasy League Roster of Champions and Hosts

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    Wimbledon 2005 – Autumnleaves (monsterboy)
    Wimbledon 2006 – agent_bristow (monsterboy)
    Wimbledon 2007 – kapuso (monsterboy)
    Wimbledon 2008 – yo_mon (monsterboy)
    Wimbledon 2009 – Whistling hyde (Feodore_Knox)
    Wimbledon 2010 – smilette (Feodore_Knox)
    Wimbledon 2011 – maysapaw (carlhiro)
    Wimbledon 2012 – mykel14 (Feodore_Knox)
    Wimbledon 2013 – nicoroxrocks (Expelliarmus_27)
  • Expelliarmus_27Expelliarmus_27 Moderator PEx Moderator
    Novak Djokovic
    Di ba may Sunday na bakante sa schedule ng Wimbledon?

    How about a Quiz Night during that day? ;)

    Sige sagot ko na ang prize :glee:
  • mykel14mykel14 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    'Yun o. Ibalik natin 'yung pizza delivery. Kailangan na bang magdonate ng former Wimbledon PEx FL champs ng prize? :lol:
  • Expelliarmus_27Expelliarmus_27 Moderator PEx Moderator
    Novak Djokovic
    mykel14 wrote: »
    'Yun o. Ibalik natin 'yung pizza delivery. Kailangan na bang magdonate ng former Wimbledon PEx FL champs ng prize? :lol:

    In the future myk! Alam ko na kung sino ang kokontakin for pledges :glee:

    For now, sagot tayo ni PEx :bounce:
  • 22mai22mai Australian Open 2020 Participant 🎾
    last year pala nasa Wimbledon ako :glee:

    OT - here's my blog about my wimbledon experience. pag bigyan niyo na, veteran na ako sa FL :D

    blog --> Wimbledon 2013

    :glee:
  • uchiha madarauchiha madara PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Wimby naman. Hope to improve. 3rd FL ko pa lang pero lurker for a long time. Hehehe. Subscribed na agad sa thread para di mahuli. Hehehe
  • carlhirocarlhiro PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Novak Djokovic
    Antaas pala ng points na idedefend ko, at patuloy na akong lumalagapak sa World Rankings. :lol:
  • Expelliarmus_27Expelliarmus_27 Moderator PEx Moderator
    Novak Djokovic
    Inupdate ko na yung maliliit na tables and lists dun sa Roland Garros thread :D
  • Will be defending around 1-2k. Serena and Rafa. Will you win Wimby? :lol:
  • mykel14mykel14 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Djokovic will be the top seed in Wimbledon. Follow by Rafa, then Andy. :up:
  • mykel14mykel14 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
  • mykel14mykel14 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    After Rafael Nadal captured his astounding ninth Roland Garros title, it's time to examine Wimbledon 2014, which is shaping up to be an intriguing tournament. Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal come into it as favorites, and each one has something to fight for: Murray has to prove in front of his fellow Brits that his 2013 Wimbledon was not a one-time occurrence; the Serb has to show that he is still capable of winning in the final, after going 0-3 in Grand Slam finals since early 2013; and the Spaniard will evidently be trying to get one Slam closer to Roger Federer's 17. As always, there will be a few others who can potentially challenge at Wimbledon. So, what should we expect coming into the Gentleman's draw?

    Full article here.
  • Wimbledon seeds are announced. First time ko malungkot sa Grand Slam seedings, kasi yung two favorite players ko (Gulbis and Nishikori) in the same bracket. First time kong hindi pipiliin ang isa sa kanila sa kasaysayan ng pagsali ko sa FL lol sana pwede na lang na huwag pumili sa 1-8 at dalawa na lang sa 9-16 pwede. Hehe ako naman ata ang lugi eh :( Hindi tuloy ako excited sa FL ngayon. Chos! Waaaah hirap talaga pumili sa kanila ever. kbye
  • mykel14mykel14 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Gentlemen’s Singles

    DJOKOVIC, Novak (SRB) [1]
    NADAL, Rafael (ESP) [2]
    MURRAY, Andy (GBR) [3]
    FEDERER, Roger (SUI) [4]
    WAWRINKA, Stan (SUI) [5]
    BERDYCH, Tomas (CZE) [6]
    FERRER, David (ESP) [7]
    RAONIC, Milos (CAN) [8]

    ISNER, John (USA) [9]
    NISHIKORI, Kei (JPN) [10]
    DIMITROV, Grigor (BUL) [11]
    GULBIS, Ernests (LAT) [12]
    GASQUET, Richard (FRA) [13]
    TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried (FRA) [14]
    JANOWICZ, Jerzy (POL) [15]
    FOGNINI, Fabio (ITA) [16]

    YOUZHNY, Mikhail (RUS) [17]
    VERDASCO, Fernando (ESP) [18]
    LOPEZ, Feliciano (ESP) [19]
    ANDERSON, Kevin (RSA) [20]
    DOLGOPOLOV, Alexandr (UKR) [21]
    KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp (GER) [22]
    ROBREDO, Tommy (ESP) [23]
    MONFILS, Gael (FRA) [24]
    ALMAGRO, Nicolas (ESP) [25]
    SEPPI, Andreas (ITA) [26]
    CILIC, Marin (CRO) [27]
    BAUTISTA AGUT, Roberto (ESP) [28]
    GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo (ESP) [29]
    KARLOVIC, Ivo (CRO) [30]
    GRANOLLERS, Marcel (ESP) [31]
    TURSUNOV, Dmitry (RUS) [32]

    Ang intense nga ng 9-16 bracket. :bounce:
  • mykel14mykel14 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Ladies’ Singles

    WILLIAMS, Serena (USA) [1]
    LI, Na (CHN) [2]
    HALEP, Simona (ROU) [3]
    RADWANSKA, Agnieszka (POL) [4]
    SHARAPOVA, Maria (RUS) [5]
    KVITOVA, Petra (CZE) [6]
    JANKOVIC, Jelena (SRB) [7]
    AZARENKA, Victoria (BLR) [8]

    KERBER, Angelique (GER) [9]
    CIBULKOVA, Dominika (SVK) [10]
    IVANOVIC, Ana (SRB) [11]
    PENNETTA, Flavia (ITA) [12]
    BOUCHARD, Eugenie (CAN) [13]
    ERRANI, Sara (ITA) [14]
    SUAREZ NAVARRO, Carla (ESP) [15]
    WOZNIACKI, Caroline (DEN) [16]

    STOSUR, Samantha (AUS) [17]
    STEPHENS, Sloane (USA) [18]
    LISICKI, Sabine (GER) [19]
    PETKOVIC, Andrea (GER) [20]
    VINCI, Roberta (ITA) [21]
    MAKAROVA, Ekaterina (RUS) [22]
    SAFAROVA, Lucie (CZE) [23]
    FLIPKENS, Kirsten (BEL) [24]
    CORNET, Alize (FRA) [25]
    PAVLYUCHENKOVA, Anastasia (RUS) [26]
    MUGURUZA, Garbine (ESP) [27]
    KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (RUS) [28]
    CIRSTEA, Sorana (ROU) [29]
    WILLIAMS, Venus (USA) [30]
    KOUKALOVA, Klara (CZE) [31]
    VESNINA, Elena (RUS) [32]

    Sayang. Hindi pa naging 9th seed si Vika. :D
  • Expelliarmus_27Expelliarmus_27 Moderator PEx Moderator
    Novak Djokovic
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    CHAMPION: Ana Ivanovic
    RUNNERUP: Barbora Z?hlavov?-Str?cov?\
    SEMIFINALISTS: Casey Dellacqua, Zhang Shuai
    QUARTERFINALISTS: Klara Koukalova, Sloane Stephens, Kirsten Flipkens, Kimiko Date-Krumm

    SEEDS:
    1. Ana Ivanovic (Champion)
    2. Samantha Stosur (Third round)
    3. Sloane Stephens (Quarterfinals)
    4. Kirsten Flipkens (Quarterfinals)
    5. Lucie ?af?řov? (Second round)
    6. Kl?ra Koukalov? (Quarterfinals)
    7. Daniela Hantuchov? (Third round)
    8. Magdal?na Ryb?rikov? (Second round)

    BIRMINGHAM, England - Ana Ivanovic won the first grass court title of her career on Sunday, beating Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in the final of the Premier-level Aegon Classic in Birmingham.

    Watch match highlights, interviews and much more video from Birmingham on wtatennis.com!

    The Plot
    Zahlavova Strycova was definitely the Cinderella story of the tournament. Having never even made it to the quarterfinals of a Premier-level event, she made it all the way to her first Premier final on the lawns of the Edgbaston Priory Club, and as an unseeded player as well, taking out a trio of seeds - No.5 seed Lucie Safarova, No.4 seed Kirsten Flipkens and No.15 seed Casey Dellacqua - along the way.

    But the No.1-seeded Ivanovic was at another level than them. She didn't drop a set en route to the final - she wasn't even pushed past 6-4 in any set - and there was an extra incentive for her, never having won a grass court title on the WTA. She had never even been to a grass court final before.

    And to top it all off, Ivanovic had won both of their previous meetings - comprehensively.

    The Turning Point
    And this one was no different. Zahlavova Strycova showed some encouraging signs early on, breaking serve in the first game of the match and then going up 30-15 on her first service game, but Ivanovic wouldn't have any of it, winning the next four games in a row to build a 4-1 opening set lead.

    The two kept trading holds from there until Ivanovic pocketed the set, 6-3, and after Zahlavova Strycova held serve in the opening game of the second set the Serb went on another streak, reeling off five games in a row to go up 5-1. She would eventually serve the match out at love, 6-3, 6-2.

    By The Numbers
    Both players played a pretty clean match - an hour and 17 minutes, 19 unforced errors each - but it was Ivanovic whose aggressive game produced most of the winners, almost twice as many as her opponent in fact, 22 to 12. And those 22 winners came from all wings - not just her legendary forehand.

    Beyond the match numbers, the biggest stat is that Ivanovic collected her first grass court title. It was her 14th overall WTA title, with 11 coming on hardcourts, two on clay and now one on grass.

    It was also her biggest title since winning the French Open in 2008 - she had won six other WTA titles between then and now, but they were all at Internationals or at Premiers with less total prize money.

    This was also Ivanovic's WTA-leading 37th match win of 2014. Carla Su?rez Navarro is next with 34.

    Ivanovic will rise from No.13 to No.11 on the WTA Rankings and from No.8 to No.6 on the Road To Singapore leaderboard, leading to the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

    Quotes
    "Ana was playing really well - I want to wish her good luck at Wimbledon," Zahlavova Strycova said at the trophy ceremony. "For me, I enjoyed myself so much this week. The crowd was amazing."

    "Barbora had an amazing week too - best of luck at 's-Hertogenbosch and Wimbledon," Ivanovic replied. "The crowd really has been amazing. I enjoyed my time here and I look forward to next year."

    Ivanovic was then told she's adding her name to a list of Birmingham champions that includes WTA legends Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King. "It definitely feels very special, not just to win my first title on grass, but to put my name next to champions like that," Ivanovic said. "Hopefully they can help me with my smashes!" she added, referring to a few missed overheads from the final.

    She then thanked everyone from the ballkids to the officials and her team.

    "I really had a good time on grass."
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