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May 2021

POPYRIN STATEMENT / BARTY BRILLIANCE

Posted By Brett Phillips ,
06/05/2021 10:00 AM
Jannik Sinner, Jannik Sinner, Jannik Sinner. If you're following tennis, you know who he is, I have talked about him enough over the last two years for good reason, a young rising star from Italy at...

TABOO TOPICS: LET'S TALK ABOUT DOPING IN TENNIS

Posted By Roddy Reynolds ,
05/05/2021 17:00 PM
Doping in sports is rife.  Power and politics too often combine to undermine the rules of fair play, effectively turning sport into organised crime. Doping has eroded public confidence in sports...

AUSSIES MARVELLOUS IN MADRID

Posted By Alex Johnstone ,
05/05/2021 09:00 AM
Outside of the Grand Slams, Masters 1000 time for the men is the next big chance to elevate yourself in the game and make a name for yourself. The Aussie’s reigned supreme overnight with...

BARTY WINS AGAIN, ALCARAZ LOCKS IN NADAL MATCH UP

Posted By Brett Phillips,
04/05/2021 07:00 AM
A couple of wishes came true on another absorbing day of tennis on the red clay of Europe. In Madrid, Ash Barty won again, and I will have to go with that word clutch again! to reach the quarter...

CATCH UP | THE FIRST SERVE MAY 3

Posted By The First Serve,
03/05/2021 21:00 PM
Brett Phillips was back for another episode of The First Serve Monday Night, wrapping up the week that has been on the tours Award winning tennis journalist Linda Pearce joined the show to talk about...

AUSSIES VS. EUROPEAN RED CLAY

Posted By Linda Pearce,
03/05/2021 19:00 PM
You’re at the local trivia night. Have answered the questions about capital cities and Kardashians and then, phew, thankfully, some tennis. Except that it’s a curly one: who is the last Australian to...

BASILASHVILI CLAIMS FIFTH ATP TITLE IN MUNICH

Posted By Jedd Zetzer ,
03/05/2021 14:00 PM
Nikoloz Basilashvili has claimed his second ATP Tour title of the year at the BMW Open in Munich.  Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili has well and truly put a horror bout of form after the COVID...

BARTY SURVIVES SCARE TO SET UP BLOCKBUSTER CLASH

Posted By Alex Johnstone ,
02/05/2021 11:00 AM
There were some impressive results in Europe overnight as two Aussies captured silverware whilst Ash Barty continued her excellent start to the clay season with another victory. Barty’s victory...

IVASHKA CLAIMS CAREER BEST WIN

Posted By Jedd Zetzer,
01/05/2021 11:00 AM
Eight Australians were in action overnight, but the biggest story came out of the BMW Open in Germany, where World No.107 Ilya Ivashka upset No.1 seed Alexander Zverev. 27 year old Belarusian Ilya...