Wimbledon

Missing Wimbledon’s Opening Day

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The last Monday in June was originally meant to be the first day of the Wimbledon Championships. It’s a day when, by tradition, the reigning men’s champion enters Centre Court to begin his […]

AELTC Announces Contributions To Support Covid-19 Recovery

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) While the 2020 Wimbledon Championships have already been cancelled this summer due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, meaning there will be no summer fortnight activity at the SW19 grass courts for the first time […]

Wimbledon: ‘We Cheer For A Different Kind Of Champion’

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Eight-time Wimbledon gentlemen’s singles champion Roger Federer addressed tennis fans worldwide in a video posted on the All England Club’s website and through its social media channels Thursday afternoon. “Play is suspended, but […]

Isner-Mahut: Now You Can Re-live Tennis’s Longest Match

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Damian Kust is an American Studies major at the University of Gdańsk in Poland and writes for the Last Word on Tennis website. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Kust no longer attends his […]

Angelique Kerber: ‘There Will Be Brighter Days’

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) In a week of challenging circumstances facing tennis, Wednesday’s announcement that this year’s Wimbledon Championships had been cancelled by the All England Club has brought out many thoughtful responses. On Wednesday, 2018 Wimbledon women’s […]

Lloyd Harris Reacts To Wimbledon Cancellation

CAPE TOWN, April 3, 2020 (SA Press Release) South African rising star Lloyd Harris has expressed sadness over the news that Wimbledon has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus crisis but admits health and safety is more important. […]

USTA Reacts To Wimbledon Cancellation

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With today’s news that the 2020 Wimbledon Championships have cancelled and with the French Tennis Federation already having moved the dates of this year’s French Open from May to September – and with […]

With Great Britain On Lockdown, 2020 Wimbledon Championships Cancelled

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The 2020 Wimbledon Championships have been cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus pandemic. Official word came from the AELTC about 4 p.m. London time Wednesday. The 134th Championships, instead, […]

Wimbledon Decision Will Be No Splendour In The Grass

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With Great Britain on lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and pro tennis halted until at least June 8, which coincides with start of the traditional British grass-court season, it should come […]