Sam Groth hits 2nd fastest serve ever at Wimbledon, 147 mph

“You have to play your A-game when you’re playing against him”.


“They’ve been unbelievable for the sport”. And Petra plays so well on it. I think it’s her favourite surface.

Buckland, a member of Chesterfield Lawn Tennis Club, will now play in the HSBC Road to Wimbledon 14 & Under Challenge at the All England Club between August 10 and 15.

A single break in each of the first two sets put Federer in control, as Groth failed to exert pressure on the 2014 finalist. The Scot also surrendered a set for the first time at this event but he rebounded to oust Andreas Seppi 6-2, 6-2, 1-6, 6-1.

But incredibly Kvitova crumbled, the 25-year-old’s game going to pieces while Jankovic became steadily more solid. Besides her two titles, she also reached the semifinals and twice made the quarterfinals.

He next faces either Gilles Simon or Gael Monfils whose all-French match started on Court One but was being completed under the roof and lights of Centre Court after darkness fell. I was very fearless at the end.

“I felt like in the beginning of the third set was, I don’t know, the ankle a little bit was hurting”, said Seppi.

Nadal continued to wilt as the fourth set began and shortly after Brown sent a brilliant two-handed backhand down the line, he was broken again.

Roger Federer is the only current player with more Wimbledon singles titles than a Williams, and the seven-time champion is one away from a record-setting eighth.

At least on this occasion, the Czech sixth seed won his first round match which concluded at 9.29pm on Tuesday even though barely anyone on Court One could see the yellow ball as it flew back and forth over the net.

Federer will next face Spanish 20th seed Roberto Bautista Agut for a place in the quarter-finals.

“I got things figured out at the moment”, grinned Federer.

Holding a 4-2 lead, Federer conjured that brilliant tweener lob victor.

Nick Kyrgios sported one of the headbands – with thick stripes in Wimbledon’s green-and-purple colors across the middle – in this third-round match against Milos Raonic on Friday. Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open champion, has lost 17 games and will next meet 30th-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland. This time she’ll face 20th-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain, who needed to win a marathon tiebreaker before beating ex- semifinalist Angelique Kerber 7-6 (12), 1-6, 6-2.

“You can’t underestimate anyone’s level”, Sharapova said.

Federer lost in five sets to Novak Djokovic in last year’s championship decider, the Swiss’s ninth final at SW19, and he’s undoubtedly in better touch 12 months on after tweaking his silky game under Stefan Edberg’s crafty coaching.

“Yeah, that could be not nice I guess, but that’s what I’ll try to do”, said Karlovic when asked if he plans to dash British hopes at Wimbledon.

The fourth round match is the best performance that the 20th-seeded Spaniard has achieved in a grand slam event.


Belarus qualifier Olga Govortsova also reached the fourth round for the first time with a 7-6 (7/4) 6-3 over Magdalana Rybarikova and next tackles American 21st seed Madison Keys a semifinalist in Australia this year.

Roger Federer battles past Sam Groth into round four