Where Does the Australian Open Leave the Australian Talent?

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One must wonder where the next men’s Australian Grand Slam winner will come from, with Lleyton Hewitt’s 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon wins standing alone this century. For a country steeped in sporting success, and more precisely tennis success, this near 20-year hiatus appears baffling. Going back before Hewitt, famous names such as Patrick Rafter, […] READ MORE



Four Men to Watch in Wimbledon Qualifying Draw

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While it feels like Roland Garros just concluded, in professional tennis, the calendar waits for no one. The Wimbledon men’s qualifying draw will kick off this week in Roehampton! With grass as much more of a “novelty” surface nowadays, the players that stand out in this draw might not be the same as other surfaces. […] READ MORE



Bernard Tomic Returns to the Australian Open

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Two years after his last appearance, Australian tennis prodigy Bernard Tomic returns to the Australian Open, the Grand Slam of his country. Last year, he failed to qualify. After a year to forget, not only because of his poor results, but also because of his controversies. Tomic: The Australian Tennis Prodigy Tomic may not be as […] READ MORE




Does a Precocious Triumph at Junior Grand Slam Signal ATP Success?

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Personally, one of my favorite topics in tennis is the development of top junior prospects. It’s fascinating to monitor whether they blossom into bona fide stars or, in turn, never pan out among pros. The sentence “junior dominance may not necessarily translate into a successful professional career” has been repeated beyond saturation. Certain players experience […] READ MORE



Bernard Tomic in 2019: Losses, Controversy, and Not Much Money

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Bernard Tomic, another member of Australian tennis’s bad boy brigade, arguably had one of his worst years to date. Unlike compatriot Nick Kyrgios, who boasts a similar fiery persona, Tomic hasn’t recorded similar results. Kyrgios combines first-round losses with tournament wins in Washington and a winning record over Novak Djokovic, validaiting his frequent tantrums with […] READ MORE