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HOUDINI ACTS AT THE ALL ENGLAND CLUB

Posted By Val Febbo,
04/07/2021 22:00 PM
To conquer a Grand Slam a player must rely on an abundance of skill, supreme fitness, some luck and an ability to overcome significant challenges from opponents more often than not. Fans have been...

GRASS COURT SWING MUST BE MADE LONGER

Posted By Val Febbo,
04/07/2021 21:02 PM
The months of June and July, when one side of the world is cold and one is warm, but there is one thing the world shares during these two months, the love of the grass court season. Here in...

MY WIMBLEDON DEBUT

Posted By Linda Pearce ,
20/06/2021 20:00 PM
As Wimbledon debuts go, it was not auspicious. This young reporter, having paid her own way to the Mecca of tennis to report for The Sunday Age (while, less glamorously, sleeping in the lounge-room of...

HOW HAS THE NEW PENNANT SEASON FORMAT BEEN RECEIVED

Posted By Peter Bonadio,
16/06/2021 11:11 AM
With Melbourne plunged into another lockdown, the changes that have been made to the pennant season look like they have been useful for the 2021 season. The trial format consists of an 8-game set of...

WHY TENNIS NEEDS TO GET WITH THE TIMES

Posted By Roddy Reynolds,
13/06/2021 18:00 PM
Behind the glitz and glamour of its stars and success, tennis has a discipline problem; and it’s long past time to fix it.  Tennis players are not subject to employment agreements like those in...

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...

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...

MEET HEATH DAVIDSON

Posted By Roddy Reynolds,
21/05/2021 06:00 AM
He’s a self-professed gamer, nerd, McDonald's cheeseburger lover and he’d comfortably sit on Australia’s Mount Rushmore of wheelchair tennis players.  Everyone, if you haven’t already, meet...

WELCOME TO ALCARAZ

Posted By Peter Bonadio,
12/05/2021 15:00 PM
Every year when we blow out our birthday candles, we hope that what we wish for will come true one day.  For up and coming star Carlos Alcaraz this dream came true on his...

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...