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September 2020

POLMANS THE LAST MAN STANDING

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
30/09/2020 02:00 AM
Lucky loser Marc Polmans is the last Aussie standing in the men's singles draw at Roland Garros. The 23 year old Australian received a lucky loser entry into the main draw and advanced to the second...

PETITION UNDERWAY FOR TENNIS RETURN

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
29/09/2020 16:00 PM
This week on The First Serve, host Brett Phillips recapped the first days play at Roland Garros and was joined by Nicole Pratt, who's headed up Australian womens tennis in recent years,...

THREE AUSSIES EXIT ROLAND GARROS ON DAY 2

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
29/09/2020 13:00 PM
John Millman was one of three Australians to exit Roland Garros on day two of the tournament, as Marc Polmans and Alexei Popyrin will have to wait until tomorrow for their first round...

PARISIAN PANACHE - UNLIKELY PLAYERS WHO HAVE TAKEN ROLAND GARROS BY STORM

Posted By Val Febbo,
29/09/2020 12:43 PM
Roland Garros is a Slam where we have seen some of the most unfathomable upsets along with the most gruelling encounters in tennis history, which is what makes the tournament so special. The red dirt ...

DASHA BACK ON THE WINNERS LIST

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
28/09/2020 13:00 PM
After spending almost 12 months on the sidelines, Daria Gavrilova returned to grand slam action with an outstanding win on day one of Roland Garros. The world no.788 caused a shock upset on Court 10,...

POULOS ON THE RISE

Posted By The First Serve,
27/09/2020 23:00 PM
This week on The First Serve's 'Aussies Only' podcast, 17 year old Annerly Poulos joined hosts Jedd Zetzer and Jake Eames to talk about her journey and her goals for when the tour returns. Poulos...

THE ‘STANDY’ RIVALRY - PIVOTAL BUT OVERLOOKED

Posted By Val Febbo,
26/09/2020 12:00 PM
As eyeballs were transfixed by the 2020 Roland Garros draw, the third quarter of the men’s matchups drew a collective breath among all tennis pundits worldwide, 16th seed Stan Wawrinka to take on...

ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON MATCHES

Posted By The First Serve,
26/09/2020 11:30 AM
Hosts Shane Liyanage from Data Driven Sports Analytics and Marc Sophoulis from The Tennis Menu are back for the latest edition of Crunching The Numbers, this week discussing environmental effects on...

VUKIC QUALIFIES, ROLAND GARROS MAIN DRAWS REVEALED

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
25/09/2020 03:00 AM
Sydneysider Aleksandar Vukic has qualified for his maiden grand slam main draw at the 2020 French Open. Vukic navigated his way into the main draw, claiming a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory over the 15th seed...

LACK OF PREPARATION COULD BE NADAL'S DOWNFALL

Posted By Peter Bonadio,
24/09/2020 14:55 PM
For the first time in a long time, Rafael Nadal has only played three matches in the lead up to Roland Garros. Although quite convincing wins in the first two rounds, he stumbled in the quarter...