Australian Open set to be pushed back to February 8

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The 2021 Australian Open looks set to start on February 8–three weeks later than originally scheduled–the Victorian Government has confirmed. According to ABC News, players are likely to arrive in mid-January and complete their quarantine on January 31. During that time, they will be allowed outside their hotels for five hours a day–to go to […] READ MORE


The Five Greatest Left Handed Tennis Players of All Time

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Paul Bradley You do not hear the words “dog days” associated with professional tennis that often. It is a term that major league baseball seems to have a patent on. As the calendar gets set to leap into the fall season tomorrow and now almost two weeks removed from the US Open championship at […] READ MORE


"SanTina": Tennis' New Power Couple

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Domination. In discussions about the state of tennis this word is being thrown around more than any other. Novak Djokovic? Domination. Serena Williams? Domination. “SanTina”? What is that? Doubles has pretty famously been neglected by, well, pretty much everyone. Journalists, pundits, the media, fans, you name it, they tend to ignore it. But every now […] READ MORE


Angelique Kerber: A WTA Hero

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When Serena Williams’ volley sailed long, Angelique Kerber’s life changed forever. She ascended to world #2 and picked up her first grand slam title. She also become one of four women to defeat Serena Williams in a slam final, and the first to do it over the course of three sets. Kerber has been sort […] READ MORE


What Happened to Men's Tennis in the United States?

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It’s 9 pm in Melbourne, Australia, 5 am on the east coast of the United States, and watching the men’s finals of the Australian Open makes one wonder what happened to the once-great U.S. tennis players. There was one point in time when the Yanks used to rule these major tournaments, and being in the […] READ MORE


Are Murray and Djokovic Closer Than We Think?

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On Sunday, Andy Murray lost a big Grand Slam final to Novak Djokovic, which is his fourth defeat in the Australian Open final to the World No 1. Upon watching the showpiece final, a section of spectators still feel that Andy Murray isn’t that far from toppling the Serbian on a regular basis. But judging […] READ MORE


Lessons from the ATP side of the 2016 Australian Open

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After two weeks of tennis in Melbourne, there are lessons from the ATP side of the 2016 Australian Open that should carry into the season ahead. Milos Raonic is making his move Embed from Getty Images Milos Raonic reached his second career Grand Slam semifinal, and was just a set away from reaching his first […] READ MORE


Why David Marrero's matches caught my attention

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As you probably know, a few days ago the New York Times published an article about a suspicious mixed doubles match played during Australian Open: David Marrero (actual top 50 doubles player and former top 10) and Lara Arruabarrena lost that match 60 63 against Andrea Hlavackova and Lukasz Kubot. I gave my information to […] READ MORE



Andy Murray survives five-set encounter with Milos Raonic

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Andy Murray battled through a five-set marathon against Milos Raonic to reach his fifth Australian Open final. Murray recovered from two sets to one down to win 4-6 7-5 (4)6-7 6-4 6-2 and was helped over the line by an injured Raonic. The number two seed will now face Novak Djokovic in a repeat of […] READ MORE