12 July 2018
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Entering the final weekend of play at Wimbledon, the oldest of the “major” tennis tournaments. Women’s Singles Championships will be decided on Saturday; Men’s Singles will be contested on Sunday. Plus.. the great doubles matches.
Results to Date
Closing it out. Yesterday was the Women’s singles semi-finals at Wimbledon (Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber won; they will play for the Women’s Championship on Saturday). Today is the Men’s semi-finals, with Nadal vs. Djokovic and Isner vs. Anderson (two really big serving players). The Isner-Anderson match features the two tallest players to ever play in a semi-final at Wimbledon. Anderson is 6’8″ and Isner is 6’10”.
Click this link to see the draw (and results) for all classes of competition at Wimbledon.
Observers think the Men’s Champion will come from the Nadal vs. Djokovic match, which is the second match to be played this morning. That match has two big hitting players going up against one another. Both have won Wimbledon before. Nadal is more battle-tested (he just won the French) but Djokovic, coming back on the world tennis stage after time away, is making a statement with his run through the field. Missing: Roger Federer, who has been a fixture in the last two days of Men’s competition at Wimbledon. Federer was knocked out of the tournament by Kevin Anderson.
Please find some time to tune in the Doubles Matches…..most Americas who play tennis play doubles (especially older athletes) and if you’re one of that group, you can get a couple of world class lessons in how to play in the next couple of days.
Also-if you’ve got a DVR use it to tape some matches. If you play tennis, it’s a great chance to see the best in the world hit every shot in the book; you can learn a lot if you take your time to review the matches. Nightshift Sports Tennis Coach (and consultant) Ricco is unhappy that certain members of the staff are very carefully watching and learning Vitalia Daitchenko two hands off both sides form. No question about it, you can whack some penetrating ground strokes with the two-handed forehand but you still have to be able to hit a one-handed forehand because of the loss of reach with the two hander. Experiment and try it yourself. And use our links to visit the Official Wimbledon site…we have a direct link and the site is loaded with information, photos, links, schedules, results. The photography is stunning. With the Nightshift Sports site (and all of it’s links and updates) and TV coverage, you can enjoy Wimbledon in depth and in all of its facets. Have at it.
The daily video review of play at Wimbledon, courtesy of Wimbledon, YouTube and The Guardian.
We have added a link to Wimbledon’s YouTube channel to our resources. Signup to see exclusive videos and special features. Maybe even get a chance to see the Raonic serve and Monfils behind the back groundie. If you’re a tennis fan, check it out.
You know the drill by now: Nightshift Sports provides overnight updates on the previous day’s play, along with relevant links to the best coverage (print, on the net, TV, and streaming) and an amazing collection of photos from the event. We continue to add interesting links to and about Wimbledon. There’s a new link to Wimbledon’s Instagram feed, as well as one to the Wimbledon official Twitter Feed. Now you can stay in touch from the comfort of your phone…..
Direct Link to The Official Wimbledon Website
The Wimbledon Dress Code
The 2018 Draw
Time Magazine Deep Background on the Wimbledon Dress Code
Wimbledon Background and History
Wimbledon Results (updated Continuously)
Where to Watch Wimbledon
Wimbledon Apps Link
Wimbledon YouTube Channel
The Guardian Covers Wimbledon (great print coverage, continuous update)
Wimbledon Instagram Feed
Wimbledon Official Twitter Feed
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12 July 2018