Nadia Podoroska On The Edge Of Grand Slam History

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Arriving at the French Open, Nadia Podoroska had never been past the first round at a Grand Slam. She now finds herself in the semifinals at the French Open. Now, having already equalled her compatriot, Gabriela Sabatini’s runs to the last four in 1985, 1987, 1991 and 1992, she will seek to reach her first […] READ MORE


Relentless Diego Schwartzman Reaches Maiden Semifinal in Paris

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Until this year, Diego Schwartzman had never reached the semifinal stage of a Grand Slam. He just produced one of the best performances of his career advancing through to his maiden Grand Slam semifinal at the French Open. Schwartzman was not the only Argentine who advanced through to the semifinals–qualifier Nadia Podoroska shocked World #3 […] READ MORE


Shelby Rogers Reaches First US Open Quarterfinal

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For the first time in her career, Shelby Rogers has reached the quarterfinals at her home Slam, the US Open, after a remarkable victory over sixth seed Petra Kvitova. Neither had dropped a set in reaching the fourth round and, with both in good form, a close contest was expected. But Kvitova had the edge […] READ MORE


Alexander Zverev: A Tough Fourth-Round Test to Come?

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For the second year in a row, Alexander Zverev has reached the fourth round of the US Open. For a player whose record at the Majors is much maligned, he now has the chance to make a statement run, to add to his semifinal showing at the Australian Open earlier this year and the two […] READ MORE


Why a Break Was Just What Ashleigh Barty Needed

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It didn’t take long for Ashleigh Barty to start making an impact in professional tennis. The Australian won the girl’s singles title at Wimbledon aged 15 in 2011 and less than a year later was playing in the main draw at Melbourne Park. She continued to progress quickly and in 2013, Barty reached the second […] READ MORE


The Best Australian Male Tennis Players of All time

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In Australian tennis, there have been many great male tennis players who have flown the Australian flag proudly. Most importantly, Australia has had lots of incredibly talented players who have played for Australia in the ATP and taken it up against the world best. It was a tough decision to choose the best Australian male […] READ MORE


Alex de Minaur or Nick Kyrgios: Who is Closer to a Grand Slam Title?

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Australian tennis has a rich heritage in both the men’s and the women’s game, with some of the greatest players of all time hailing from ‘down under’. But whilst Ashleigh Barty is now leading the charge for Australian women’s tennis, holding the French Open title and the world #1 ranking, no Australian man has won […] READ MORE


Pete Sampras: What Is His Legacy?

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Pete Sampras was the man to beat in the 1990s. The American, who turned professional in 1988, played in 266 tournaments over the course of his 14 year career. He finished as year-end world #1 a record six times and claimed 64 titles, including 14 Grand Slams. Sampras made a fast start to his career, […] READ MORE


Roger Federer: The Gentleman of Tennis

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When many people think of men’s tennis, the first name that comes to mind is Roger Federer. The Swiss star has captivated his fans since the start of his career 22 years ago in 1998, when he won the junior Wimbledon title as well as the prestigious Orange Bowl in Miami. Three years later, after […] READ MORE


Could Dominic Thiem Be The Next World #1?

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World #3 Dominic Thiem, aged 26, has secured 16 titles so far in his career, including the Indian Wells Masters. He has also shown that he can match the very best in the sport, having picked up wins over the Big Three of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Indeed, before their Australian Open […] READ MORE