Alex de Minaur–Australia’s Next Star

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Ahead of his match with Rafael Nadal at his home Slam, it would be interesting to look at the career of Alex de Minaur and why he could be the next star of Australian tennis. At just 19, he is the World No. 29 and many are predicting a big future in the game, potentially […] READ MORE


The Sudden and Miraculous Return of Novak Djokovic’s True Self

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An irritable and disgruntled Novak Djokovic sat prepared to answer the usual barrage of questions from a variety of media personnel following his quarter-final defeat at the 2018 French Open to the unseeded and then-relatively unknown Marco Cecchinato. Asked about his aspirations for the upcoming grass-court season, Djokovic sharply declared that he “doesn’t know if […] READ MORE



Borna Coric will Win a Slam Before Alexander Zverev

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The recent appointment of former Andy Murray coach Ivan Lendl to Alexander Zverev’s corner increases the speculation that his first Slam is nearing. Devil’s advocates will side with Borna Coric in the debate as to the first young gun to break through and bag a Slam. The Head-To-Head Numbers Favour Coric Borna Coric leads to […] READ MORE


In Cincinnati, Novak Djokovic Finds Buoyancy in Self-Confidence

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Remember the 2017 Australian Open? That was the tournament which saw the post-injury comebacks of Roger Federer (his first) and Rafael Nadal (his umpteenth), and where both players contested a Grand Slam final after six years (the 2011 French Open). That final made for nostalgia in more ways than one – the veterans’ simultaneous return […] READ MORE




Wimbledon’s Ongoing Sexist Scheduling

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Since hearing the news that Wimbledon was willing to reschedule the women’s final so accommodate the end of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal’s semifinal, all I have been thinking about is Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. At the beginning of the movie, the two young stoners, Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan, are […] READ MORE



Rafael Nadal Beating Father Time En Route to Wimbledon Semifinals 

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In a near five hour, five-set thriller, Nadal defeated Del Potro 7-5, 6-7, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. It was a test of nerves. It was a battle between two superstar players, producing powerful groundstrokes and remarkable shots throughout the match. While Del Potro could sniff the finish line being up two sets to one, the brilliance of the bullfighter Nadal in the final two sets is a testament to his persevering, never give up temperament.  READ MORE