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Roland Garros 2019 – a preview

The build up to this year’s clay Grand Slam has seen more than its fair share of on-and-off-court dramas. The most talked about being; Kyrgios' Rome default and prompt French Open withdrawal, Katie Boulter’s prize money, everything 'G.E.M.S. Life', and Roger Federer actually turning up. Maybe this is why Benoit [...]

The Fab Fed Cup Four!

With Andy Murray’s impending retirement, the future of the Davis Cup mired in controversy and the top British man Kyle Edmund sliding down the rankings it’s high time the GB Ladies took centre stage. That stage was in Bath earlier this month where, in front of a raucous home crowd, [...]

Tennis vs Football

WIN Free Bets & Wimbledon Towels! The knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup coincides with this year’s Wimbledon Championships; a perfect opportunity for a bit of cross-sport fun and games! Each match day all you have to do is pick footballing nations to outdo their tennis-playing compatriots, or [...]

Tennis is Coming Home

For some people, Wimbledon is about snoozing through the 5am alarm and arriving later-than-necessary for the tribulation that is the ground pass queue, only to shuffle along for the next six hours in damp, overcast conditions while taking it in turns to nip out to the local newsies to top [...]

Roland Garros 2018

Tomorrow marks the start of what looks to be a rather damp 122nd edition of the French Open, and yet again the questions on everyone’s lips are, "can anyone dethrone Nadal?" and "who the hell is gonna win the Women’s?" Just like in 2017, the King of Clay Rafael Nadal [...]

Musings on Clay, etc

As the tennis world transitions to the red stuff in the run up to Roland Garros, we ask: are modern players more capable of competing over all courts than their predecessors? Hark back to Spring 2004 and Guillermo Coria had just reached the final at Roland Garros, in the process achieving [...]

2018 Australian Open: Review/SF Preview

Even before the first round began at Melbourne Park controversy was in the air. Bernard Tomic was given a kick up the rear rather than a wildcard by Tennis Australia – a move which clearly did little to fire him up. Tomic has missed a lot of fun whilst he’s [...]

RG17: preview

Men’s Tournament: So, what of the The Big Five’s chances? Well these days Roger plays when and where he wants - Roland Garros does not qualify. Murray and Stan have been stuck in 2nd gear for months (although maybe Wawrinka's just hitting form on cue - he's strong favourite to [...]

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+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Player behaviour, Psychology, WTA|0 Comments