The Real Star of the 2021 Australian Open

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This year’s Australian Open featured a sterling gold star, and it’s not Naomi Osaka, Novak Djokovic or Daniil Medvedev. It’s a certain type of serve that stood out as sneaky-effective. The hubbub over Covid-19 and quarantines made a change in Melbourne fly slightly under the radar. In 2020, a new court surface was installed by […] READ MORE


Melbourne Epics Should End Calls For Men To Play Three-Setters At Majors

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The 2021 Australian Open Men’s Singles event has produced more epics than an old-time Hollywood studio. In at least four classic five-set encounters, the best male tennis players in the world – including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem and Nick Kyrgios (who may not be ranked as highly as the others but […] READ MORE




Novak Djokovic Ends Aslan Karatsev’s Dream Run To Reach Australian Open Final

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Unsurprisingly, given the 113-place gap between them in the rankings, Novak Djokovic entered his semifinal clash with Aslan Karatsev as the overwhelming favourite. Indeed, the difference between their respective levels of experience could hardly have been more stark. Where Djokovic was playing in his 39th Grand Slam semifinal and seeking his 942nd win at tour-level, […] READ MORE


Nick Kyrgios’ Bullying – Enough is Enough.

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Everyone knows Nick Kyrgios, the Australian who can’t stop getting out of tennis headlines. Whilst only 5% of the headlines he makes are actually due to his tennis and results, 95% are seemingly down to his antics both on and off the court, such as: driving while on his phone, imitating a sexual act with […] READ MORE


Who Is Aslan Karatsev?

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Aslan Karatsev and his shocking tun to the 2021 Australian Open semifinals is undoubtedly one of the sport’s most surprising story lines in recent years. After coming through qualifying and recording impressive wins over the likes of Diego Schwartzman, Felix Auger-Aliassime, and Grigor Dimitrov, he has guaranteed a new career-high ranking of at least #42. […] READ MORE