Wimbledon

Wimbledon Makes Changes To Seeding For Men’s Draw

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The 134th Wimbledon Championships may be almost year away. However, on Friday, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club announced that starting in 2021 the seeding for the men’s draw will be […]

Ultimate Tennis Showdown: A Grand Experiment Reaches Its Zenith

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Patrick Mouratoglou’s grand tennis experiment – the Ultimate Tennis Showdown – complete with its quirky but special format and unique rules, reaches its zenith this weekend. After a final day of group play […]

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 […]