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May 2021

CATCH UP | THE FIRST SERVE | MAY 31

Posted By The First Serve ,
31/05/2021 22:00 PM
Brett Phillips hosted a Roland Garros special edition of The First Serve as the second grand slam of the year got underway. Paul McNamee joined the show to talk about his book ‘Welcome To The Dance;...

MILLMAN WITHDRAWS FROM ROLAND GARROS

Posted By Josh Gabelich,
31/05/2021 21:00 PM
John Millman’s French Open campaign is over before it even started, after the Australian was forced to withdraw minutes before his opening round match on Monday due to a back injury. Millman suffered ...

OSAKA DOMINATES HEADLINES, ANDUJAR SHOCKS THIEM ON DAY ONE IN PARIS

Posted By Josh Gabelich,
31/05/2021 11:00 AM
It was all about Naomi Osaka in the build-up to Roland Garros and it remained predominantly about the Japanese superstar on the opening day of the 2021 French Open. The decision by...

GRAND SLAMS RELEASE STATEMENT ON OSAKA

Posted By Josh Gabelich,
31/05/2021 01:00 AM
Japanese superstar Naomi Osaka has been hit with a US$15,000 fine and threatened with more severe sanctions, including potential Grand Slam suspensions if she continues to boycott obligatory...

TOMLJANOVIC ADVANCES IN PARIS

Posted By Josh Gabelich,
30/05/2021 23:00 PM
Six years is a long time, just ask Ajla Tomljanovic. The 27-year-old hadn’t progressed past the opening round of the French Open since 2015, but she gritted her teeth and got back on the board to...

WILL THE 2021 FRENCH OPEN DEFINE MEN'S TENNIS' GOAT DEBATE?

Posted By Roddy Reynolds ,
30/05/2021 19:00 PM
The greatest of all time (GOAT) debate is fascinating.  It’s the ultimate pub time conversation.  You sit down with your mate, order a beer, look up at the TV and ask: “Is Lebron/Federer/Ablett the...

AUSSIE DELIGHT IN MONASTIR, ROLAND GARROS TO KICK OFF PROCEEDINGS

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
30/05/2021 14:00 PM
Australian duo Thomas Fancutt and Jeremy Beale have collected their third consecutive ITF World Tennis Tour doubles title in Monastir, Tunisia.  The Aussie pair are on a twelve match win streak...

THE SPANIARD NOT NAMED RAFA THAT ALEXEI POPYRIN WILL NEVER FORGET

Posted By Linda Pearce,
29/05/2021 17:30 PM
There is one particular Spanish opponent whose name haunts Alexei Popyrin. And, despite a straight sets loss to the greatest clay courter of them all in the Australian’s final match before...

SANDERS QUALIFIES FOR MAIDEN ROLAND GARROS MAIN DRAW

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
29/05/2021 13:00 PM
World No. 161 Storm Sanders qualified for her maiden Roland Garros main draw on Friday in Paris.  The Aussie whipped 34 winners past Switzerland's Susan Bandecchi to claim a 7-5, 7-5 win in one...

ROLAND GARROS AUSSIE MAIN DRAW PREVIEW

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
28/05/2021 16:00 PM
Storm Sanders will be aiming to join nine Australian's in the Roland Garros main draw, which commences on Sunday in Paris.  In the second match on Court 12 on Friday, Sanders will face...