Murray: The First British Man To Win Wimbledon in 77 Years!

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(Photo: Lisa Watkins/Wimbledon Museum)

I know I’m a little late on this post, but I can not forget how exciting this moment was when Andy Murray conquered the number 1 player in the world Novak Djokovic in three straight sets. I woke up to make sure I didn’t miss this match because I knew that Murray had a pretty damn good chance to take the championship. As the commentators let on during the start of the broadcast, Murray has a way of stressing out his fans by flirting with losing. Sounds like my favorite hockey team, the Chicago Blackhawks, I like to call them the comeback kings sometimes because the game is never over for those guys until the last horn.  Read More

Murray onto the Semis After Intense Five Set Match

Andy Murray Fist Pumping After Winning a Point

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This was probably the only match I had watched of the men’s singles from start to finish and I’m glad I did. I picked Andy Murray to take it all at the world famous grass court tournament in Wimbledon, England. My prediction seemed to be slipping away as Murray started the match two sets down against Spanish player Fernando Verdasco. I was really frustrated because I knew that Murray was better than the way he was playing especially in the second set. Thankfully, he put himself in check to take the next three sets. Read More

Shocking Shakeups in Wimbledon Brackets

Roger Federer waving to fans as he leaves court

(AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Wimbledon appears to be the tournament to watch this tennis season. Today brought on a lot of shocking defeats of some top 10 players. In addition to Rafael Nadal’s early departure last week during the first round of play –his earliest departure ever– Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova have also been stopped short at Wimbledon during the second round.

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University of Oregon Tennis Star Drowns; Dies

A highly celebrated UO athlete died Saturday after diving off a cliff and failing to surface. Friends and witnesses tried to help rescue the body of Alex Rovello, but were challenged by the deep, 37-degree water. There area of Tamolitch Falls in Willamette National Forest located in western Oregon is remote enough that it took two miles before someone could receive any cell service. By the time dive teams and deputies arrived at the scene, Rovello’s body was recovered from more than 30 feet below the water’s surface by dive teams and deputies who arrived at the scene. Rovello will be missed by all who knew him and his legacy as a shining tennis star will never be forgotten.