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The Return of Maria Sharapova

When a teary-eyed Maria Sharapova confessed to the world’s media that she had failed a drugs test at January’s Australian Open, a return to the court in a professional playing capacity seemed implausible, if not impossible. Sharapova tested positive for meldonium (a substance proven to increase endurance, reduce fatigue and [...]

2018-08-03T06:33:05+01:00 April 25th, 2017|Player behaviour, Psychology, WTA|0 Comments

Betting Promotions & Restricting Winners: There is another way

We have been following the negative press of the gambling industry over the past few days with great interest. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) believes that UK bookmakers are using financial safeguards and anti-money laundering (AML) measures as an excuse to avoid paying out on large wins resulting from [...]

2016-10-26T17:12:40+01:00 October 26th, 2016|Player behaviour, Psychology|0 Comments

ATP Stockholm Open – Who will stake their claim in Berdych’s absence?

The crème de la crème of the American tennis scene will seek to take advantage of three-time champion Thomas Berdych’s absence from the Stockholm Open later this month. Steve Johnson, John Isner and last year’s double’s champion, Jack Sock, are yet to fully make their mark on the singles circuit [...]

2018-08-03T07:59:02+01:00 October 14th, 2016|ATP|0 Comments

ATP Rolex Shanghai Masters Preview

Novak Djokovic will be in good company in China this weekend when he begins the defence of his Shanghai Masters title, where a heavy-hitting cast including the likes of Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, and Stan Wawrinka will be ready in waiting to seize the Serb’s Asian crown. The likes of [...]

2018-08-03T07:54:21+01:00 October 7th, 2016|ATP, Masters|0 Comments

Team GB’s Davis Cup defence: Where do they go from here?

For all the expectation surrounding a potential first British Davis Cup defence since 1936, Andy Murray and his teammates were ultimately outplayed and outclassed by a tenacious Argentinian squad in Glasgow. Singles wins from Juan Martin del Potro, Guido Pella and Leonardo Mayer sealed Argentina’s passage to November’s final in [...]

2016-10-05T11:50:35+01:00 September 23rd, 2016|Davis Cup|0 Comments

Davis Cup Semi-final Preview: France bring in Gasquet to Replace injured Tsonga, but will he play?

If the US Open is anything to go by, France’s Davis Cup team appears to be in great shape heading into their semi-final showdown with Croatia. For the first time in 89 years, France had three men’s quarter finalists at the American Grand Slam, but now Davis Cup veteran and World [...]

2018-08-03T07:48:02+01:00 September 14th, 2016|Davis Cup, Results analysis|0 Comments

The Crying Game

Win or lose, ATP or WTA, one thing’s for certain: there will be tears It happened at the Olympics this year and at the heat induced emotional US Open; we have bared witness to our athletes getting emotional time and time again.  But why does it happen? And why, now [...]

2018-08-03T07:41:43+01:00 September 8th, 2016|Player behaviour, Psychology|0 Comments