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Clive White


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  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    The treatment of Andy Murray puzzles veteran columnist Patrick Collins, who sees much to admire in Britain's No.1, not least that 'he wins with grace and loses without recourse to trite excuse'.
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    Andy Murray, Laura Robson... the Brits might be absent from finals weekend at Wimbledon but the newspapers are full of stories of intrigue and rifts in the camps of two of the country's top players.
  • The Twelfth Day: Wimbledon 2014 Daily PreviewThe Twelfth Day: Wimbledon 2014 Daily Preview
    It would, of course, be premature to talk about the demise of Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    To the media's great relief, the photogenic Eugenie Bouchard has stepped into the void in the ladies' singles created by the earlier than expected exits of Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    There were almost as many reasons put forward for Andy Murray's demise against Grigor Dimitrov as there are columnists. But one had an interesting take on who or what to blame: Rafael Nadal.
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    Even veteran observers are awestruck by the way Nick Kyrgios trampled over world No.1 Rafael Nadal, although it turns out his mother might have motivated him to the biggest upset of The Championships.
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    Optimism over Andy Murray's progress, the rise of the newcomers Bouchard and Kyrgios, and John McEnroe's ideas for the future.
  • The Eighth Day: Wimbledon 2014 Daily PreviewThe Eighth Day: Wimbledon 2014 Daily Preview
    Roger Federer’s fourth round pairing with Tommy Robredo, the man who beat him for the first time in 11 meetings at last year’s US Open revives memories of the old Vitas Gerulaitis story.
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    Are we in a Golden Age of tennis? With the dominance of the Big Four at the moment, some people think so. Today's papers also talk coaches, sugar and bad behaviour.
  • The Seventh Day: Wimbledon 2014 Daily PreviewThe Seventh Day: Wimbledon 2014 Daily Preview
    When asked once which player he least liked to face in the early rounds of a Grand Slam, Andy Murray replied: “Ivo Karlovic.”
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    The fourth estate is united in praise of the quality of Andy Murray's tennis against Roberto Bautista Agut. But can the nation ever truly relax watching the British No.1? Not everyone is convinced.
  • The Sixth Day: Wimbledon 2014 Daily PreviewThe Sixth Day: Wimbledon 2014 Daily Preview
    So Wimbledon finally got its giantkiller in the shape of Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, the Czech conqueror of No.2 seed Li Na yesterday.
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    What is Lukas Rosol's secret that enables him to unsettle Rafa Nadal on Centre Court? Could it be anything to do with that patch of blue tape on the back of his neck?
  • The Fifth Day: Wimbledon 2014 Daily PreviewThe Fifth Day: Wimbledon 2014 Daily Preview
    For Andy Murray, Centre Court has become something of a home from home.
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    Andy Murray's dissection of Blaz Rola in 84 minutes prompted the first sightings of "the Mauresmo effect". More journalists were preoccupied with the defending champion's dog-rescuing heroics, though.
  • The Fourth Day: Wimbledon 2014 Daily PreviewThe Fourth Day: Wimbledon 2014 Daily Preview
    There will be a collective, sharp intake of breath on Centre Court from Rafael Nadal fans as he starts his match today against Lukas Rosol.
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    Rafael Nadal survived his first round match against Martin Klizan but not before unleashing a serve which would have embarrassed a parks player.
  • The Third Day: Wimbledon 2014 Daily PreviewThe Third Day: Wimbledon 2014 Daily Preview
    By the end of the second round last year more Grand Slam champions than you could shake a racket at had departed The Championships, among them Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    Andy Murray is back at Wimbledon with a new coach and a 'new' back. One commentator believes that, physically, he is 'younger than he was last year'.
  • The Second Day: Wimbledon 2014 Daily PreviewThe Second Day: Wimbledon 2014 Daily Preview
    For Sabine Lisicki, Wimbledon’s Centre Court holds a mixture of memories. She will remember fondly her enthralling defeat of defending champion Serena Williams in the fourth round 12 months ago.
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    What is the best way to commemorate Andy Murray's momentous win in 2013?
  • The First Day: Wimbledon 2014 Daily PreviewThe First Day: Wimbledon 2014 Daily Preview
    Andy Murray opens against David Goffin and appears to have little to trouble him in the early rounds but Rafael Nadal believes these stages make Wimbledon “the most dangerous tournament” in the world
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    Marion's style, Murray's chances, men's doubles and more.
  • The Thirteenth Day: 2013 Daily PreviewThe Thirteenth Day: 2013 Daily Preview
    Andy Murray's achievements over the past year do not mean he will win Wimbledon today against Novak Djokovic but the exorcism of Fred Perry’s ghost has surely begun
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    The papers salute Andy Murray for beating a Polish opponent with 'the wingspan of a condor and a serve like a trebuchet', but they are in awe of the quality produced by Novak Djokovic and Juan Del Potro.
  • The Twelfth Day: 2013 Daily PreviewThe Twelfth Day: 2013 Daily Preview
    Sabine Lisicki is deservedly the favourite to win an intriguing Ladies' Singles final against Marion Bartoli after the matches she had to win to get there.
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    The newspapers are in raptures over the quality, intensity and sheer intelligence exhibited by Sabine Lisicki and Agnieszka Radwanksa. Other writers are intrigued by Marion Bartoli's idiosyncrasies.
  • The Eleventh Day: 2013 Daily PreviewThe Eleventh Day: 2013 Daily Preview
    Jerzy Janowicz and Juan Martin Del Potro are big enough, and dangerous enough, to upset the numerous predictions of a Novak Djokovic-Andy Murray 'dream' final.
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    Andy Murray's travails against Fernando Verdasco put the nation – and the newspapers – through the mill during five agonising sets. Happily, his lucky mascot, Sir Alex Ferguson, was on hand.
  • The Tenth Day: 2013 daily previewThe Tenth Day: 2013 daily preview
    Agnieszka Radwanska and Marion Bartoli, both former singles runners-up at The Championships, have a second chance to reach the women's final in today's semi-finals against Sabine Lisicki and Kirsten Flipkens respectively
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    Lisicki's mastery and Flipkens' injuries, Murray and McEnroe and the resurgence of tennis in Poland.
  • The Ninth Day: 2013 Daily PreviewThe Ninth Day: 2013 Daily Preview
    Despite all the shocks, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray were the favourites to contest the final even before a ball had been struck and nothing has happened in the meantime to persuade anyone to change their minds
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    Performance, pressure, popularity and the Prime Minister.
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    Keeping success in perspective, big earnings and some top tips for today's players.
  • The Seventh Day: 2013 Daily PreviewThe Seventh Day: 2013 Daily Preview
    Andy Murray was moved to describe the 10 days of last year’s Olympic tennis tournament as “the best of my career - yes it was ahead of the US Open”.
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    The newspapers have taken Laura Robson to their hearts and are full of praise with the way she handles herself, although the young Briton is still trying to work out the best way to wave to her fans
  • The Sixth Day: 2013 Daily PreviewThe Sixth Day: 2013 Daily Preview
    There has never been much between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, even their birth dates are separated by a mere week.
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    The newspapers are as intrigued as Serena Williams is amused by Andy Murray's suggestion that they play an exhibition in Las Vegas. "I doubt I'd win a point," she said.
  • The Fifth Day: the Daily previewThe Fifth Day: the Daily preview
    The third round of The Championships is traditionally the round in which the seeds finally get to grips with one another.
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    Is this the end for Roger Federer? More than one newspaper thinks we are witnessing the dying of the light from the 17-time Grand Slam winner.
  • The Fourth day: The daily previewThe Fourth day: The daily preview
    After a spate of withdrawals and shocks on Wednesday, normal service should be resumed today with the world No.1 Novak Djokovic making short work of 30-year-old Bobby Reynolds in his second round match
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    The newspapers are impressed with Serena Wililams on many levels: Serena the player, Serena the fashionista, and Serena the drama queen.
  • The Third Day: 2013 daily previewThe Third Day: 2013 daily preview
    Andy Murray's second round match today on No.1 Court gives him the chance to beat Taipei’s Yen-Hsun Lu and avenge his defeat at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    American writer finds echoes of a famous Boris Becker Wimbledon loss in Rafael Nadal's interview after his shock defeat by Steve Darcis.
  • The Second Day: 2013 Daily PreviewThe Second Day: 2013 Daily Preview
    After what happened to Rafael Nadal yesterday it would be a brave man who made any kind of prediction in these Championships.
  • The Second Day: 2013 daily previewThe Second Day: 2013 daily preview
    Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams begin their campaigns today and both have been blessed with good draws, but the Serbian made the point recently that no one gets an easy ride in a Grand Slam
  • What the papers sayWhat the papers say
    Murray's ambition, Robson's TV watching and a list of all-time greats. On the first day of The Championships 2013, Clive White provides a round-up of the latest stories.
  • The First Day: 2013 Daily PreviewThe First Day: 2013 Daily Preview
    Normal service will be resumed on Centre Court today when Roger Federer opens The Championships, something he hasn’t done for three years.

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