Having won the Summer-Double Grand Slam (Wimbledon-US Open) for third time in his career, Novak Djokovic accomplished that feat (again) which likely won’t him make so proud and reminiscent of his worst 24-hour performance. First, at the Rio Olympic Games, on August 7, 2016 the Serbian lost his opening match against Juan Martin del Potro . . .
In 2008, Rafael Nadal won the Queen’s Club championships as the 2nd Spanish player (and the 1st in the Open-era). Then, he claimed his first Wimbledon title. 5 years later, in 2013, Andy Murray succeeded the aforementioned QCC (defeating Cilic) and two weeks later he collected his 1st trophy in Wimbledon! 5 years passed by again…in 2018, Cilic . . .
On June 24, 2018 (Sunday), Marin Cilic (Queen’s Club) and Borna Coric (Halle) claimed their ATP tournaments for Croatia! Last time, when two Croatian players WON an ATP TOURNAMENT in MEN’S SINGLES on THE SAME DAY, it was on June 23, 2007 (Saturday!): Ivan Ljubicic (Ordina Open, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Rosmalen) and Ivo Karlovic (Nottingham). All 4 . . .
The 76 consecutive appearances at Grand Slam stages for Bryan brothers concludes in the City (of Light) where their streak began 19 years ago, in the last century. Jaw-dropping, unique, fascinating, what an incomparable durability test accomplished by these two American twin brothers! Once upon a time, in 1999, arguably the successful doubles pairing of . . .
When Eugenie Bouchard walked to the tunnel of Rod Laver Arena after losing the semifinal battle against Li Na (who was crowned as a champion 2 days later), you never forgot the praiseworthy words of Chris Evert on live television coverage about the upcoming star from Canada: “I think we saw the future of the . . .