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Chris Kermode | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Kermode

Wimbledon is here again. For many, it's the highlight of the English summer. A time when tennis is the sport on everyone's lips, and courts up and down the country are filled with people recreating the action they've witnessed on Centre Court.

Avoid Getting Served An Injury This Tennis Season

Ian McDermott | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Sport
Ian McDermott

Each year, tennis courts across the country experience a surge in bookings as a result of the warmer weather and 'Wimbledon fever'. But whilst it's great that more people are inspired to pick up their racquets, they must also be wary of the injury risks the additional strain is placing on them.

A Shade More Successful

Jonathan Lea | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Sport
Jonathan Lea

Here's a question. You're going to an interview, or perhaps having to address some very important people with your ideas and views; what colour do you wear? What colour of clothing will subconsciously command more respect for you? Well, it's probably going to be blue.

Wimbledon's Biggest Secret?

Jonathan Lea | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK Sport
Jonathan Lea

Perhaps the biggest 'secret' sits unassumingly below ground level tucked away behind the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum with nothing more than a discreet sign engraved upon its glass doors.

Why Love Always Wins at Wimbledon

Jonathan Lea | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Sport
Jonathan Lea

With Wimbledon coming up, the strawberries being picked and the grass being trimmed, the question remains... why Love? Why not 'Nought' or 'Zero' or good old fashioned 'Nil'? There are a lot of theories about what Love means, ranging from French eggs (don't ask...) to an old English expression which is 'to play for love', meaning to play for nothing or to play without betting any money on the game.

The Road to Wimbledon

Tim Henman | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Sport
Tim Henman

It's always a pleasure to spend time at Wimbledon but over the last week I've been watching the next generation of tennis talent competing on the famous lawns of the All England Club.

WATCH: 'Short' Tennis Player Needs A Chair To Hug Winning Opponent

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Sport

Now 5'9" - or 175cm for younger readers - doesn't seem unduly short to us but in this day and age size often does really count for athletes. And fo...

'It Wasn't A Great Day', Says Murray After Wimbledon Defeat

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Sport

Andy Murray admitted "it wasn't a great day" after his Wimbledon title defence came to a crashing halt at the hands of Grigor Dimitrov. In a surpri...

LOOK: Murray Crashes Out Of Wimbledon

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Sport

Andy Murray's Wimbledon defence has come to a miserable end in the quarter-finals at the hands of rising star Grigor Dimitrov. After the high of la...

WATCH: Fans' Hopes Rest With Murray For Summer Success

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Sport

The Wimbledon queue - an annual tradition that may equal the hype around the event itself - is up to its usual lengthy standards this year with fans t...

As Andy Murray Appoints Amélie Mauresmo His New Trainer - Can a Woman Coach a Man?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Sport
Dr Raj Persaud

The appointment of Amélie Mauresmo as Andy Murray's new coach shook the sporting and tennis community. Objections include the fact women are not al...

You Cannot Be Serious! Brit Wins Wimbledon

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Sport
Sir Peter Westmacott

Needless to say, expectations are high of another successful run here at Flushing Meadows next month. Rugby followers may have noticed that two days before Andy Murray's achievement the British and Irish Lions won their first Test series victory since 1997, in Australia. So after a long drought we Brits are beginning to enjoy the taste of victory.

Is Andy Murray's Personality Part of the Game?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Sport
Dr Raj Persaud

Whenever Andy Murray wins, he is characterised by the London media, as a battling Brit, but whenever he loses, he is portrayed as a sour, aloof, remote, grumpy, ill-tempered Scot. But for all the media criticism of his personality, is it possible that his legendary reserve has in fact been a key strength, carrying him to victory?

Wimbledon, Shakespeare, And Strawberries

Daniel Parker | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Sport
Daniel Parker

It's time to dust off your racket and wrestle the tennis balls from your dog's mouth. Wimbledon 2013 is upon us! Wimbledon is now as much a feature of the British summer as barbecues, Henley Royal Regatta, and summer rain.

Oh, I say! Brits win Wimbledon

Philip Carter | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Sport
Philip Carter

In recent years it's become a feature of the British summer season. Whether or not tennis is your game, for two weeks in June/July a nation dares to hope. We've been getting closer--first, with Come on Tim! Henman and now Andy Murray. Today the collective sentiment is more expectation than flight of fantasy, though the reality remains elusive. It hasn't always been so.

Brilliant Display From Djokovic and Nadal in Paris

James Willstrop | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

It is a truth universally acknowledged that men's professional tennis presently boasts one of its finest generations of players, and last Friday Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic produced a sporting contest of mammoth proportions at the French Open.

What Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Victoria Azarenka at the Australian Open Reveal About Mental Toughness

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Sport
Dr Raj Persaud

Andy Murray won the first set of the 2013 Australian Open, but then went on to lose the final to Novak Djokovic. The match demonstrates that at this level of the game, it is mental toughness which determines the victor, not superior technical skill.

Andy Murray: Self Control Used to Be Considered a Virtue

Michael Buerk | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Sport
Michael Buerk

I have no personal animus against Andy Murray, and I dare say it is irritating not to win a tennis match, but precisely when did we turn into a nation of snivelling losers? At what point in the history of the last hundred years did the stiff upper lip start to quiver; Did it stop being shameful for a grown man to burst into tears just because he came second in a game? Did it become possible for a serial runner-up to become 'champion of our hearts' not with a bang, but a whimper?

The Crying Game? When Crying is Good for You - And When It Isn't

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Andy Murray will be remembered for crying after his Wimbledon Final just as much for his gutsy tennis. He said, through his tears, he was getting closer to eventual victory - but is his emotional reaction revealing the real truth of the matter?

Why Oxfam Might Root For Federer In Wimbledon Final

PA | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK Sport

While the nation roots for its first British Wimbledon champion in 76 years, one charity could be hoping that Federer takes the title. Oxfam is set...

Simon Defends Sexist Comments After Early Wimbledon Exit

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Sport

The row over equal pay in tennis was reignited as French player Gilles Simon was forced to defend himself after slipping out of Wimbledon. The 13th...