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January 2021

PREVIEWING THE WTA 500 MELBOURNE SUMMER SERIES

Posted By Jack Langdon,
30/01/2021 12:00 PM
The WTA will have three events in the lead up to the Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Both The Gippsland Trophy and Yarra Valley Classic (the original two events) will host 54 singles players and...

ATP CUP - HEAR THE ROAR

Posted By Jack Langdon ,
29/01/2021 11:09 AM
“Last year the play was incredible, the intensity was there every single match,” explained Mark Philippoussis. He is right, the ATP Cup is one of the most exciting tournaments on the tour at the...

PREVIEWING THE 2021 ATP SUMMER SERIES

Posted By Jack Langdon ,
29/01/2021 10:00 AM
The Murray River Open (Melbourne 1) and Great Ocean Road Open (Melbourne 2) will help get the ATP players match ready after their 14 days of quarantine. Melbourne Park will host the two 250 ATP...

"I'VE REALLY EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS" - TU CONTINUES REMARKABLE FORM ON UTR CIRCUIT

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
27/01/2021 16:00 PM
South Australian Li Tu joined The First Serve’s Jedd Zetzer for a chat ahead of the 2021 Aussie Summer of Tennis.  Tu, fresh off another UTR title in Bendigo has been virtually unstoppable on...

HOW WILL THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN LOOK FOR FANS THIS YEAR?

Posted By Jack Langdon ,
26/01/2021 23:10 PM
The team at the Australian Open have done everything possible to provide fans with a high quality COVID-safe experience at Melbourne Park this year.  The park has been split into three zones –...

RUSSIA IS THE FUTURE OF MEN'S TENNIS

Posted By Jack Langdon,
26/01/2021 23:00 PM
Russia boasts two former World Number One men’s players – Marat Safin and Yevgeny Kafelnikov. The nation also won the Davis Cup in 2002 and 2006.  Despite this, right now is arguably the most...

"I WANT 2021 TO BE EVERYTHING 2020 WASN'T" - DE MINAUR

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
25/01/2021 20:00 PM
World no.23 Alex de Minaur joined The First Serve host Brett Phillips on 1116 SEN radio whilst quarantining in the Australian Open bubble.  The no.1 ranked Aussie singles player is looking...

EBDEN "HAPPY TO BE BACK IN THE SWING OF THINGS"

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
25/01/2021 12:00 PM
Australian Matthew Ebden joined The First Serve’s Jedd Zetzer for a chat whilst quarantining in the Australian Open bubble.  The 33 year old unfortunately went down in the opening round of...

"TENNIS PLAYERS ARE NOT TRYING TO PUT ANYONE IN DANGER" - BENCIC

Posted By Jack Langdon,
23/01/2021 17:00 PM
On Friday night World No. 12, Belinda Bencic, virtually addressed the media with the help of her spotty internet from her shared hotel room with her boyfriend and fitness coach in Melbourne. It seems...

ANDREW HARRIS SHARES HIS AUSTRALIAN OPEN BUBBLE EXPERIENCE

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
22/01/2021 23:00 PM
Australian Andrew Harris joined The First Serve reporter Jedd Zetzer for a chat on Friday, providing some insight into his quarantine experience, whilst offering his perspective on the situation...