Category: Focus

Halle Tournament Director, Ralf Weber Looks Back & Ahead

Mark Winters- 25/06/2017

Roger Federer is often the biggest draw in Halle (Zimbio.com) By Mark Winters Tournament Director, Ralf Weber, at the end of every Gerry Weber Open, ...

Curious Halle Semifinals

Mark Winters- 24/06/2017

Gerry Weber Open’s illustrious history is more than having Roger Federer as the face of the tournament. True, he has won more titles in Halle, ...

Rain Halts Play, But Not Feliciano Lopez’s Childhood Dream At Queen’s

Adam Addicott- 24/06/2017

LONDON: Describing his journey this week as a ‘gift,’ troublesome weather and a slippy court failed to deter Feliciano Lopez as he outlasted Grigor Dimitrov ...

Who Could Capitalise On An Open Wimbledon Draw?

Tony Fairbairn- 23/06/2017

Gilles Muller (zimbio) Wimbledon is a couple of weeks away and the Men's and Women's draws could be wide open, so who could capitalise on ...

Halle’s Last 8 Club

Mark Winters- 23/06/2017

Roger Federer (zimbio.com) Winning a Grand Slam tournament title of any sort confers prestige. It places a player in a unique and very special group. ...

Queen’s: Why Injury Was The Best Thing To Ever Happen To Gilles Muller

Adam Addicott- 23/06/2017

LONDON: On a lukewarm Friday afternoon at The Queen's Club, Luxembourg's Gilles Muller extended his winning streak to seven matches after disposing of former champion ...

Zverev Brothers Top Halle Show

Mark Winters- 22/06/2017

Mischa (L) and Alexander Zverev (zimbio.com) Sports can offer brothers an opportunity to make a name for themselves individually and then again for the family ...

Marin Cilic Continues To Blossom In The Shadow Of The Big Four

Adam Addicott- 22/06/2017

LONDON: At the start of the Aegon Championships the three title favourites were Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic. One name left out was ...

A Queen’s Champion Seven Years Ago, Sam Querrey Refuses To Dwell On The Past

Adam Addicott- 22/06/2017

Sam Querrey (zimbio.com) LONDON: It was a tricky second round encounter for Sam Querrey at the Aegon Championships on Thursday. Facing Australian lucky loser Jordan ...

Halle Champions Record Book

Mark Winters- 21/06/2017

Roger Federer (zimbio.com) ATP tournaments, other than those with major sponsor names in their titles, build prominence in many different ways. The time of year ...

Feliciano Lopez Explains Why Players Are Playing On Tour Longer

Adam Addicott- 21/06/2017

Feliciano Lopez (zimbio.com) LONDON: At the age of 35, Feliciano Lopez has no intention of retiring from the sport anytime soon. On Tuesday he knocked ...

Quotes Often Don’t Tell The Real Story

Mark Winters- 20/06/2017

Dustin Brown (zimbio.com) HALLE: Every tennis journalist approaches writing a daily story in a different way. Today with No. 1 seed, Roger Federer of Switzerland, ...

Injury Heartache Propels Thanassi Kokkinakis To ‘Huge’ Win At Queen’s

Adam Addicott- 20/06/2017

LONDON: In only his fourth competitive tournament of the year, injury-stricken Thanassi Kokkinakis has grabbed a fairytale 7-6(5), 7-6(8) win over third seed Milos Raonic ...

SPECIAL REPORT: Halle’s Silver Anniversary

Mark Winters- 19/06/2017

On a day marked by exuberant sunshine and a matching temperature, Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany and Joao Sousa of Portugal kicked off the Silver Anniversary ...

From Fear To Joy: Denis Shapovalov Tackles His Davis Cup Demons At Queen’s

Adam Addicott- 19/06/2017

Denis Shapovalov (zimbio.com)) The last time Denis Shapovalov played Kyle Edmund, a moment of frustration chucked him into worldwide condemnation. It was a bitter pill ...

Andy Murray starts Queen’s campaign with Bedene match-up

Alex Burton- 17/06/2017

Murray will have to defeat an in-form opponent to get to the second round (Zimbio.com) Queen's most decorated winner Andy Murray learned the fate of ...

Aegon Open Nottingham: Day Two Roundup

Joshua Coase- 14/06/2017

It was a busy day of action on day two of the Aegon Open in Nottingham, with the schedule packed full of matches from both ...

Match Fixing And Drugs: Ex-Player Charged Over Oliver Anderson Case

Adam Addicott- 14/06/2017

Oliver Anderson (zimbio.com) Australian police has arrested and charged former player Isaac Frost in connection to an ongoing investigation into match fixing. Frost is suspected ...

French Open Day 15 Preview: The Men’s Singles Final

Matthew Marolf- 11/06/2017

Rafael Nadal (zimbio.com) Rafael Nadal is 9-0 in French Open finals, while Stan Wawrinka is 3-0 in major finals. One of those streaks must give ...

French Open Day 14 Preview: The Women’s Singles Final

Matthew Marolf- 10/06/2017

Simona Halep (zimbio.com) The first meeting between Simona Halep and Jelena Ostapenko will see one of them become a first-time major champion in Roland Garros. ...