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Novak Djokovic Is Novak Djokovic Again Novak Djokovic Is Novak Djokovic Again

A fatless and notably tall-headed man going by the name “Novak Djokovic” spent a lot of his time on tennis courts over the last 18-odd months, and succeeded even in being granted entry to some important professional tournaments. There he beat some solid tennis players, even though, off the court, his emotional world…

Novak Djokovic Decisively Puts Away Kevin Anderson For Fourth Wimbledon Crown Novak Djokovic Decisively Puts Away Kevin Anderson For Fourth Wimbledon Crown

Kevin Anderson tried his hardest to upset Novak Djokovic in the men’s Wimbledon Final, but the Serbian wasn’t having any of that. No. 12 Djokovic effortlessly defeated No. 8 Anderson in three sets, 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3), capturing his fourth Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam title.

Angelique Kerber Easily Dispatches Serena Williams In Women's Wimbledon Final Angelique Kerber Easily Dispatches Serena Williams In Women's Wimbledon Final

Wimbledon’s women’s side put the final cherry on top of a weird-ass tournament Saturday, when Angelique Kerber made short work of Serena Williams in the final, 6-3, 6-3, to capture her first Wimbledon title and deny Serena her 24th career Grand Slam title.

Tennis Player Gets Pegged With Ball, Pays Tribute To Neymar

Wimbledon always hosts a number of goofy exhibition doubles matches involving former players. Mostly these are excuses to showcase the racket hijinks of the spectacularly mustachioed Mansour Bahrami. But in a match yesterday, there was one point in which he somehow did not steal the show. Instead, the honor went to…

Kevin Anderson Hopped Off His Butt, Put The Racket In His Off Hand, And Survived

Some tennis, like the ongoing Nadal-Djokovic semifinal at Wimbledon, is so clean and crisp that it makes you want to get out on a court and whale on some balls. Other tennis might cause you to enter the fetal position and stay there for a long time—hypothetically speaking, six hours and 36 minutes. But today’s …

Let's Watch This Never-Ending Monstrosity Together: Your Hastily Made Anderson-Isner Wimbledon Liveblog Let's Watch This Never-Ending Monstrosity Together: Your Hastily Made Anderson-Isner Wimbledon Liveblog

It would be difficult to endorse the ongoing John Isner vs. Kevin Anderson Wimbledon semifinal as a sports-viewing experience, per se—maybe more as a masochistic endurance sport. It’s been over four-and-a-half hours. Serves are big. Points are short. When they are not, they are not exactly ... good, either. There are…

Wimbledon's Tall Men Semifinal Might Be Dull, But Don't Miss A Novak-Rafa Classic Wimbledon's Tall Men Semifinal Might Be Dull, But Don't Miss A Novak-Rafa Classic

Back by popular demand, Various Tall Men have thrived once again at the Wimbledon Championships: Kevin Anderson and John Isner will face off in a men’s semifinal. The universe is stupid and cruel, so it is not possible to rule out the outcome that Isner will win that match, then serve 120-something aces to win…

Serena Williams Is Into The Wimbledon Final, Now Let's Get This Over With  Serena Williams Is Into The Wimbledon Final, Now Let's Get This Over With 

Serena Williams beat Julia Görges 6-2, 6-4 in the Wimbledon semifinals today, giving her the chance to play in her 30th major final, win her eighth Wimbledon title, clinch her 24th grand slam, and, oh there they are again, all those futile numbers and stats lined up in an attempt to encapsulate the greatness of the…

Top Seed Simona Halep Upset By Unseeded Hsieh Su-wei, Wimbledon's Women's Side Remains In Total Chaos Top Seed Simona Halep Upset By Unseeded Hsieh Su-wei, Wimbledon's Women's Side Remains In Total Chaos

No. 1 seed Simona Halep was upset at Wimbledon Saturday by unseeded Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, continuing the insane and chaotic run of upsets on the women’s side.

The Women's Side At Wimbledon Is Chaos The Women's Side At Wimbledon Is Chaos

Alison van Uytvanck beat defending Wimbledon champion and No. 3 seed Garbiñe Muguruza 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the third round. It’s just the latest upset to send a top-seeded women’s player packing in the first few days at Wimbledon.

Roger Federer Signs Enormous Sponsorship Deal For Scalp-To-Ankle Region Of His Body Roger Federer Signs Enormous Sponsorship Deal For Scalp-To-Ankle Region Of His Body

Roger Federer won his first-round match Monday at Wimbledon in straight sets, but as the tennis media would tell it, the most meaningful thing he did was pick out his wardrobe before the match. Try as I’d like to resist the perverse Rovellian fascination here ... I can’t. It’s weird. It feels weird. The extremely…

An Anti-Doping Agent Occupied Serena Williams’s Property And Everyone Is Being Squirrelly About It An Anti-Doping Agent Occupied Serena Williams’s Property And Everyone Is Being Squirrelly About It

Depending on your perspective, this is a story about Serena Williams getting upset over an unannounced drug test, or the alternately sinister and clownish nature of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, or Serena Williams being unfairly targeted for drug tests by USADA—or, perhaps, the perils of talking too loudly on your cell…

Nick Kyrgios Got Fined €15,000 For Pretending To Jerk Off With A Water Bottle

Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios got caught pleasuring (then drinking?) his water bottle on the sideline during his straight-set loss to Marin Cilic at the Queen’s Club Championships in London on Saturday. The mimed masturbation was a playful little gesture, fairly subtle but also in clear full view of a camera:

Nick. Buddy.

C’mon, man. You can’t, just... drink it, after.

U.S. Open Will Change Its Seeding Protocol To Take Pregnancy Into Account U.S. Open Will Change Its Seeding Protocol To Take Pregnancy Into Account

The New York Times reports that the U.S. Open has decided to change the way it seeds its players to take into account a player’s return to the game following a pregnancy.

Nick Kyrgios Has Made Grass His Playground

Caring about Nick Kyrgios is a generally unpredictable and unhappy ride with occasional moments of vindication. So do not let the following get your expectations up, but ... it’s been a little while since he’s looked this good on the grass coming into Wimbledon.

Nick Kyrgios Goes Through The Legs, Up And Over Nick Kyrgios Goes Through The Legs, Up And Over

Overuse the tweener and it loses its luster. Theoretically, anyway: this is not a problem any normal professional player has ever struggled with to date. But no professional tennis player has opted for the shot as often as Nick Kyrgios, who persistently and gratuitously shoehorns it into points and then promptly…

Birdsong Is The Best Color Commentary Birdsong Is The Best Color Commentary

Tennis itself produces good sounds, but it is not always surrounded by good sounds. That’s because tennis happens all over the world, and not always in some majestic tucked-away corner of it. In Paris and Rome, to take just two recent examples, the on-court action is occasionally soundtracked by the faraway wail of…

Make Tennis Trick Shots Worth Two Points 

Discipline and rhythm and mental gruel are just a few of the things that make tennis such a compelling sport. Two players blasting crosscourt forehands at each other until one of them finally blinks and throws in a down the line shot or a drop shot that could set one of them up with a winner—it makes you grit your…

Roger Federer Has Returned To Grass, And His Backhand Winners Are Vintage Roger Federer Has Returned To Grass, And His Backhand Winners Are Vintage

After hibernating through the clay season, with good reason, Roger Federer has woken up again. Today at the Stuttgart Open, he played his first match since March. Millions of fans and also his wife were pleased by this development.

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