Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Men’s Finals – Ivan Lendl VS Boris Becker

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 Wimbledon Championships played at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England was the 100th edition of the Wimbledon Championships…which  were held from June 23 to July 6, 1986….and in recognition of the 100th championship….the two oldest living Wimbledon singles champions were invited to present the singles championship trophies….as Jean Borotra presented the gentlemen’s…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Dbls Finals – Flach/Jordan Vs Navratilova/Gunthardt – Set 1

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1986 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals between Ken Flach + Kathy Jordan verses Martina Navratilova is a match well worth watching….so, in this series of comments….we will focus on the team of Gunthardt and Navratilova.   Heinz Günthardt is a former tennis player from Switzerland….who won five singles titles during his professional career….including the Rotterdam WCT in…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals – Flach/Jordan Vs Navratilova/Gunthardt – Sets 2 + 3

DOG ASIDE:   Paul McNamee and Martina Navratilova were the defending champions coming in to the 1986 Wimbledon Championships….but they decided not to play together….as McNamee competed with Hana Mandlíková but lost in the first round to David Graham and Elise Burgin….while Navratilova played with Heinz Günthardt…..who made it to the finals only to be defeated by Ken Flach and Kathy Jordan in straight sets by 6 – 3,…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mens Finals – Boris Becker Vs Ivan Lendl

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1986 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England.  It was the 100th edition of the Wimbledon Championships….and were held from 23 June to 6 July 1986. This year at Wimbledon will be remembered for many things….as one of our favorite pieces of Sportsphile trivia is it…

Tennis – 1987 – Wimbledon Women’s Finals – Martina Navratilova VS Steffi Graf

DOG COMMENTARY:    On July 4, 1987 at Wimbledon, England….there was a certain comfort that Martina Navratilova took in being at this hallowed place of tennis….where the grass courts seem to be like a security blanket to keep the doubts away….when the women’s singles final provided an appointment she has been keeping for the prior…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon – Mixed Dbls Finals – Flach & Jordan VS Guenthardt & Navratilova

DOG ASIDE:   Tennis Mixed Doubles is always enteresting to watch…..cuz you never really know what is going to happen….as most folks think that the men will always pick on the women….but, that is not necessarily true…..especailly with a female player like Martina Navratilove was….for this lady was a southpaw with a “ball buster” attitude….which really…

Tennis 1986 – Wimbledon – Mens Dbls Finals -Wilander & Nystrom VS Fleming & Donnelly

DOG ASIDE:   The Men’s Doubles tournament at the 1986 Wimbledon Championships was held from 23 June to 6 July 1986 on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in the district of Wimbledon in London,  England.  Swiss Heinz Gunthardt and  Austrian Balazs Taroczy were the defending champions coming int the tournament….but lost in the first…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Men’s Finals – Ivan Lendl VS Boris Becker

DOG COMMENTARY:    Germany’s Boris Becker was the defending champion going into the 1986 Wimbledon Mens Finals against Czech Ivan Lendl. Lendl got to the finals by defeating USA Tim Mayotte 6 – 4, 4 – 6, 6 – 4, 6 – 3, 9 – 7 in the quarterfinals….then downed unseeded Slobodan Zivojinovic in the semifinals…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Finals – Mixed Doubles & Womens Doubles & Mens Doubles

DOG COMMENTARY:   The famed grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club celebrated their 100th Anniversary for the 1986 Wimbledon Championships….which were held from June 23rd to July 6th….for this was the 1st time that yellow balls were used during the tournament.   This 1986 Wimbledon edition produced champions including Germany’s…