STEVE DARCIS

  • Wimbledon groundsman 100 percent happy despite tumbles June 27, 2013

    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 coming...
  • Federer and Sharapova exit in Wednesday Wipeout June 27, 2013

    Wimbledon king Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova endured jolting secondround 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 JoWilfried Tsonga and even Steve Darcis, manofthemoment after his opening day...
  • Can't take anything for granted: Novak Djokovic June 26, 2013

    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 this...
  • Nadal puts the gentleman in gentlemen's singles June 25, 2013

    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 leadup to the world's...
  • Who is Steve Darcis, the Nadal conqueror? June 25, 2013

    For the second time in two years, Rafael Nadal suffered one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history when the 135thranked Belgian Steve Darcis knocked out the former world No. 1 in straight sets, 76, 76, 64. After nearly a decade on the ATP circuit, the 29yearold Belgian had his...
  • Wimbledon shocker No. 1: Rafael Nadal knocked out in straight sets June 24, 2013

    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 twotime champion 76 (4), 76 (8), 64....
  • Bolelli upsets Almagro at Madrid Masters October 14, 2008

    Madrid: Italian Simone Bolelli upset local favourite Nicolas Almagro 76, 61 at the Madrid Masters on Monday to clinch a secondround meeting with fourth seed Andy Murray. The 23yearold Bolelli, who entered the draw after Russian Marat Safin withdrew with a shoulder injury, took advantage of his opponent's own shoulder problems...