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AUSSIES ON TOUR IN 2021

Posted By Roddy Reynolds,
18/10/2021 16:00 PM
By and large, 2021 hasn’t been the year many had hoped for.  It’s been a tough slog and our resolve has been tested on umpteen occasions.  Tennis players, and in particular, Australian...

WHY I’M EXCITED FOR THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Posted By Val Febbo,
17/10/2021 18:00 PM
Throughout Melbourne’s seemingly endless lockdown period I have decided to give bike riding a go, despite firmly being on team car it’s a great way to gain some fitness. Within my 15 kilometre...

HIVES ON THE ROAD BACK

Posted By Daniel Short,
15/10/2021 21:00 PM
Covid-19 has had a huge impact on many athletes around the world, but for Zoe Hives the global pandemic has taken a backseat to her own battles. Hives, who made the second round of the 2019...

HURKACZ SUNSHINE DOUBLE OPPORTUNITY

Posted By Val Febbo,
13/10/2021 19:51 PM
The first ATP Masters 1000 of the year is almost always the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, but this year it has had to settle for sixth after not going ahead at all in 2020 due to the Covid-19...

SHOULD KYRGIOS TAKE A SABBATICAL?

Posted By Val Febbo ,
11/10/2021 15:00 PM
A while back I penned a piece describing the loss that tennis and its fans will feel should Nick Kyrgios announce an early retirement, and while I still agree with the statement, maybe it is actually...

COVID 19 AND THE NEXT GENERATION

Posted By Roddy Reynolds,
30/09/2021 15:30 PM
The impact of the last eighteen months on Australia as a whole needs no restating.  The restrictions that many have had to endure has resulted in racquets being put down in favour of TV remotes f...

TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES

Posted By Courtney Walsh,
19/09/2021 13:00 PM
As well-travelled as Sam Stosur is, nothing prepared the Australian for the experience of traversing the globe in her return to the tour this year during the midst of a pandemic. The 37-year-old...

TIME FOR A CHANGE

Posted By Peter Bonadio ,
14/09/2021 12:04 PM
Over the years there have been interesting medical time-outs at crucial points in matches and as we have seen over the past two weeks at the US Open 'time off court in general' has been a big topic of...

NINE WOMEN WHO SHAPED THE GAME: THE STORY OF THE ORIGINAL 9

Posted By Roddy Reynolds,
13/09/2021 08:00 AM
For those at the apex of the sport, tennis can be a game of riches. Nowadays, top players can expect to make millions of dollars per season – and that’s before we consider the real money in it all –...

LACK OF BROADCAST OPTIONS FOR US OPEN

Posted By Val Febbo,
04/09/2021 15:00 PM
Since 2017, in order to watch the US Open in Australia, tennis aficionados are subject to the American ESPN coverage as they have the host rights in our country. However, what we have been dealt is,...