Here’s why Wimbledon uses 55,000 tennis balls a year

WIMBLEDON, England — Many elements of these glorious championships are ageless. Tennis balls, however, age like a pitcher of cream in the sun. The players here punish these optic yellow Slazengers with such ferocity that the balls have to be replaced multiple times per match. Ball boys and girls have only six balls in circulation … Read more

Wimbledon’s first live matches on ABC highlight the ‘middle weekend’

Historical first: matches scheduled on mid-Sunday Center Court 100th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday Breakfast at Wimbledon Returns Saturday, Sunday at 7am ET Including “High Tea with Coco Gauff” on Saturday and on Sunday “All England Club: All Access” Coverage between courts with ESPN, ESPN2 all day Monday through Wednesday As part of ESPN’s expanded and … Read more

Doubles tennis adds variety to Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England — Coco Gauff followed the serving line, eyes focused, shoulders back, ready to go. It was a dangerous moment in their mixed doubles semifinal match here on Wednesday. Breaking point. One game all, third set. Gauff aimed a serve with a tight spin at Matthew Ebden, his male opponent, and the point was … Read more

How Rufus keeps pigeons away from Nadal and Kyrgios at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England — The emerald turf pitches shimmered with dew Monday morning as Rufus the falcon made a wide circle and then, like a fighter jet descending on an aircraft carrier, swooped in for a perfect landing on Wayne Davis’s gloved hand. . The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club would not be open … Read more

Rafael Nadal defies his father’s grief and pleas for him to quit in epic win over Taylor Fritz | Wimbledon 2022

Taylor Fritz, the 6-foot-5 self-confident American, did his best to bury an injured legend here on Wednesday, but Rafael Nadal, 36, was not left behind, against the advice of his concerned father. , and prevailed over five swinging sets to reach her eighth Wimbledon semi-final. He is one win against Nick Kyrgios from reaching the … Read more

Wimbledon 2022: Any way he gets cut off with the forehand, he’s back and can frustrate Serena Williams

LONDON — Serena Williams, last week, was preparing to face Harmony Tan in her singles comeback after a year away from Wimbledon — she was ready for just about anything: the pressure of the occasion, the physical battle, the mental test. . I wasn’t ready for the forehand cut. “I think he could have played … Read more