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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+01:00 April 25th, 2017|Player behaviour, Psychology, WTA|0 Comments

The Victory Lap

Here we take a look at which of our favourite tennis greats could be calling it a day this season. While many of these players could easily go on making decent prize money for seasons to come, let's outline a few reasons why this could/should be the end and offer [...]

2018-08-03T06:58:13+01:00 April 10th, 2017|ATP, Player behaviour, Psychology, Results analysis, WTA|0 Comments

Indian Wells 2017 Preview

You know you’re in a granite quarter when Verdasco and Johnson look like a pair of ten-a-penny bums. With 3 previous champions who have won 12 of the last 13 titles all lumped together no-one bar Murray is going to progress quietly. The preceding week's action has also been anything [...]