Steve Darcis

  • Wimbledon groundsman 100 percent happy despite tumbles 27-06-2013 04:13 PM

    London: Wimbledon's new head groundsman said on Thursday he was "100 percent happy" with the grass courts despite a string of players tumbling out of the tournament through injury. Reflecting on his baptism of fire as Wimbledon's number one "Turf Man," Neil Stubley said: "We are still confident this morning...
  • Federer and Sharapova exit in Wednesday Wipeout 27-06-2013 08:40 AM

    Wimbledon king Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova endured jolting second-round losses to opponents outside the world top 100 in a freakishly dramatic 'Wednesday Wipeout' that saw seven players withdraw injured and the draw shredded. Second seed Victoria Azarenka, Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and even Steve Darcis, man-of-the-moment after his opening day...
  • Can't take anything for granted: Novak Djokovic 26-06-2013 06:26 PM

    London: World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has said he cannot take anything for granted and needs to work harder, keeping in mind former champion Rafael Nadal's exit from the first round of Wimbledon. "You cannot take anything or anybody for granted. You have to be grateful for being in...
  • Nadal puts the gentleman in gentlemen's singles 25-06-2013 06:58 PM

    London: For Rafael Nadal dignity in defeat is a deeply held belief and, along with his arch rivals, the Spaniard has put the gentleman back into the gentlemen's singles at Wimbledon. Compare that with the catfight that broke out between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova in the lead-up to the...
  • Who is Steve Darcis, the Nadal conqueror? 25-06-2013 10:39 AM

    For the second time in two years, Rafael Nadal suffered one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history when the 135th-ranked Belgian Steve Darcis knocked out the former world No. 1 in straight sets, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4. After nearly a decade on the ATP circuit, the 29-year-old Belgian had his...
  • Wimbledon shocker No. 1: Rafael Nadal knocked out in straight sets 24-06-2013 10:42 PM

    London: In one of Wimbledon's greatest upsets, an ailing Rafael Nadal was knocked out in straight sets on Monday by a player ranked 135th - the Spaniard's first loss in the opening round of a Grand Slam event. Steve Darcis of Belgium stunned the two-time champion 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8),...