|B . Dortmund||
|Goal Scored In Each Half||
|Donald , Luke||
|Mcilroy , Rory||
|Over 16 . 5||
|Under 16 . 5||
|B . Dortmund||
Tennis players are usually considered washed up by the time they turn 30, but Roger Federer is proving to be the exception. In beating outgoing world number one Novak Djokovic and home favourite Andy Murray on the way to his seventh Wimbledon title, he has further cemented his place in the history books as the best player to ever pick up a racket.
Murray did well to take a set off him in the final. It was the first time in four Grand Slam final appearances that the Scot had even won a set so he does seem to be making progress.
The problem for him is that for the forseeable future, he will always have to beat at least one of the top three players to win a Slam, and more likely he will have to beat two out of the three. That looks a tall order for a player who is still well behind the top three players in the world.
Federer won’t get much time to bask in this achievement because attention will quickly turn to the Olympics in three weeks time, back at SW19.
He will have Nadal and Djokovic biting at his heels again but somehow I don’t think the Swiss would swap the famous gold trophy he won on Sunday for an Olympic gold.
Serena Williams really had to dig deep to win her fifth Wimbledon crown. She had a couple of three-set thrillers on her way to the final and had another one on Saturday against Radwanska who, after a terrible start, recovered well to give Serena a good test.
The Williams sisters have never been too popular with the Wimbledon crowd but they will go down as legends at SW19 with something like 14 singles and doubles titles between them.
Jose Mourinho has been shown the door at Real Madrid and the chances are he will end up back at Chelsea. Mourinho has three years of his contract still to run at Madrid but they decided enough was enough after one of the worst seasons in the history of the club.
They lost the La Liga title to Barcelona, were dumped out of the Champions League at the semi final for the third year in a row and last weekend they lost the Copa del Rey final to neighbours Athletico 2-1. To make matters worse Ronaldo was sent off in that game and so too was Mourinho.
In his three years he won a league title and a cup but all in all it was a failure in Madrid. Only last month he hinted that perhaps English football was the place for him as he wanted to be loved and he knew of at least one club that did. That club is Chelsea. He won back to back Premiership titles with them before leaving after a fall out with owner Abramovic.Read more >>
Ulster led 18-3 at the break and there was no coming back for the Welsh side after that. They tried to to the end to be fair and two tries from Gareth Davies and Sione Timani did make it closer but in truth Ulster were always best.
A Heineken cup final appearance last season followed by this shows this is an Ulster side who are certainly on the right track.Read more >>
Brian O ‘Driscoll is to play rugby for another year. The former Ireland Captain has signed a new one year deal with Leinster and has ended months of speculation about his future. He and Ireland had a dismal 6 Nations campaign and he did drop hints that he would play for another twelve months. In his career he was won a Grand Slam 4 Triple Crowns, 3 Heineken Cup and two PRO12 titles. He won 125 caps for Ireland and 172 for Leinster and scored 46 international tries and 59 for Leinster.Read more >>