Sunday, 30 June 2013

Wimbledon day 6

Phew, half way there in this great torno, and after a fine Saturday what a week it has been. Yes Laura Robson did it she reached the last 16 and goes into week 2 with Andy Murray and becomes the first female Brit since Sam Smith15 years ago.
What a game she looked down and out having lost the first set 6-1 and with her opponent serving for the match at 5-3, an incredible turnaround fast unfolded. Laura won 8 games on the trot to win the second set and take a 4-0 lead in the final set only to gives us more heart skips before winning 6-3. Brill performance. Williams won through easy enough and with the winner from 2 years ago Kvitova still there in the other side of the draw she really looks the only one who could beat Williams. Radwanska (4 seed) and Li Na (6 seed) are the other two with experience and ability still in it.
Well done Sloan Stephens she is still there as well.
In the men's Ferrer won through in a tough 5 setter, Janowcz the 6ft 8ins polish player looks set to meet Murray in the semi and looks a real test for our man, while Bernard Tomic unseded showed his ability with a fine win over seeded Gasquet from France.
Djokovic once again made it look easy and a special mention to Del Potro who is playing some fine tennis he had a straight sets win over Zemlja and could be on course for a semi final place with Djokovic. It is so noticeable during rallies just how much spin is on tennis-balls  out there it just makes grass courts that bit more special. Week two and no smashed tennis-rackets in temper just yet!
Till next time..
Enjoy Haweye.

Friday, 28 June 2013


More rain but hey yes yes Tennis as well..Laura you star through to the next round, and Murray is looking so impressive, but the guys who produced the shocks in round two, all gone?? how? why?
The adrenalin and the interviews that follow big wins every 30 minutes mean that when you have the next game its hey I had kinda forgotten about this. Very little preparation and still playing a top professional so the outcome EXIT until next year. Brown so entertaining beat Hewitt but goes out, De Brito beat Sharapova out, Stakhovsky beats Federer but goes out. Its no coincidence.

Look out for the new Goran, 6 FEET 8 INS Janowicz from Poland looked impressive in his win today could meet Murray en route.
And finally poor Dimitrov seeded 29 lost to Zemlja in 5 sets and yet he has all the ability to make it to the top 10 and more, but wait O yeh he has the burden of having to spend time with his Tennis girlfriend a Russian player someone called Sharapova I think? 
Until tomoz then..

Hawkeye Enjoy

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Wimbledon Tennis day 4

Well Well Well, after all the drama of yesterday normal service was resumed today with no major upsets and no one going out through falls or slips/splits and this time we had rain welcome to wacky England..
Djokovic looks in scary form after his comfortable win today, Murray Djokovic final?? who would dare predict anything after the last 3 days.

Special mention of the day has to go to Date-Krumm in the women's game she made it through to the third round age at the tender age of 42. Yes 42 what an incredible achievement has anyone else ever reached the third round of a grand slam at this age? She first appeared at Wimbledon in 1990 so much respect. And her secret? well she says "I eat plenty of food" There work that one out all you nutrition experts...O and her 4th round opponent is..Serena Williams wouldn't you just love it if.... we can but dream you just never know in sport or in life.


Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Wimbledon Tennis day 3

Slip Sliding away... well player after player going down and out due to sliding and falling badly on the famous grass. It just shows no rain and its still the weather to blame! This time blame is for the last two months of rain. Wozniacki, fell and lost, Azarenka number 2 seed withdrew knee injury didn't play, Darcis (beat Nadal previous round) withdrew without playing shoulder Cilic withdrew without playing knee, Shvedova withdrew without playing arm.
Isner retired while playing Knee, Stepanek retired while playing hamstring and Tsonga retired while playing knee. All on day 3. Be sure to watch Casualty BBC1 this Saturday night great drama..

Bang out goes Federer and he was playing decent what a performance from Stakhovskyold style serve and volley thumping those Tennis balls, he was 225-1 before the game to win in 4 sets and Federer was 100-1 ON to win the game, who would be a gambler....big big shock
And no more Sharapova out in 2 sets to De Brito once considered a future Grand Slam winner but hasn't won a match in god knows how long, how did that happen, (did you hear the squealing jesus) sadly no grudge match with Serena now in the semis..
Former champion Hewitt goes out to German Dustin Brown the man who travelled in a camper van to tournaments. All credit to the guy, well how could this be overtaken on another day?

But what a day of upsets could there be more drama! Yes on day 4....


Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Wimbledon Tennis Day 2

Boom!! Laura Robson, what a performance brave, stylish, powerful and up against a very good number 10 seed Kirilenko awesome one of her very best so far, can I have one of those Wilson Tennis rackets please! Never realised Robson is 5 feet 11 ins tall has she grown overnight or did I miss something..Well done amazing, future looks rosy. Can you believe its been 15 years since a Brit beat a top 10 player in the women's game.

Unlucky on Heather Watson still recovering from her glandular fever, special mention for Madison Keys the American only 18 looks like a bright future for her sound. And what a gutsy performance from British wild card Tara Moore going out in 3 sets..

Can we please give a very special congrats to Kimiko Date-Drum from Japan who won her first round match against Carina Witthoeft 6-0 6-2 at the age of just 42! yes she is still going strong first here 22 years ago wow.

Serena Williams made light work of her first game on court, but not off it more controversy/spat with Sharapova this time over comments made by Williams about the rape of a young girl in the states. O dear no need for a shovel here the hole just gets deeper without the digging! By the way did you see those football skills from Sharapova with a game of kick ups with the 4 coaches she certainly has some skill you can get this on the red button some ball skills.
No trouble for Djokovic in the men's side through but he says it was sticky. No other big upset five setter for the youngest man left at 20 Aussie Tomic but he came out on top. Keep that sun shining Enjoy!!


Monday, 24 June 2013

Wimbledon Day 1

Wow what a first day...Bang out goes Nadal, poor guy suffering with injury great performance from Steve Darcis though. Murray through safely. James Ward our own number 2 goes out after taking the opening set against Yen Hsun Lu, he will now face Murray. British teenager and future star Kyle Edmund aged just 18 also goes out but has gained valuable experience.

In the women's game fifth seed Sara Errani has gone (she does not like the grass surface) out to teenager Monica Puig. Third seed Maria Sharapova is through to round 2. Serena offered an apology to Sharapova at the pre tournament dinner following their recent spat ooo! She is on court tomorrow what a great start to this great torno...

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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Wimbledon Grad Slam!

So the great Wimbledon Grand Slam Tournament in SW19 gets underway on Monday much more than strawberries and ice cream!
In the men's game we have the great Djokovic as number 1 seed he remains the one to beat. However Murray with one Grand Slam behind him and with last year's Olympic Gold medal achievement at Wimbledon he has the belief and confidence like never before, this will be his best chance yet! Not to forget or write off defending Champion Roger Federer (write him off at your peril!!) remember he has won more Grand Slams than any other player here, and despite press reports of his demise he remains a talented and fantastic Tennis player. Finally Nadal has made an amazing comeback from injury to win yet another French Open on clay recently to add even more spice.
In the women's game my o my was that good timing in the war of words between Williams and Sharapova? Serena decided to have a swipe at a player who is "pretty boring" because she always says at interviews  things like "I am so lucky" "I am so happy" clearly aimed at Sharapova who just happens to be dating Serena Williams ex boyfriend the Bulgarian player Dimitrov. O dear the claws are out now as Sharapova has retaliated about the fact that Williams is dating her coach who is married with two children O dear... anyway back to the Tennis can anyone beat Serena? I have to say its not good for the women's game when a player can come back out of semi retirement to play for fun and then go 20-30 games unbeaten. We have our own Laura Robson and Heather Watson who continue to make good progress and there is tremendous potential in Donna Vekic the Croation who has only just turned 17 surely a star for the future. But for this year can anyone beat Serena? Tennis is such a great game we just Love it and Wimbledon has everything including rain like no other Grand Slam..
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Until next time Hawkeye signing off ENJOY........