by | Feb 3, 2020

Down one set to two, Novak Djokovic was three games away from losing the fourth and with it his bid for an eighth Australian Open trophy. The trophy is called the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup, named after a great Australian…

by | Jan 27, 2020

Happy Slam the Australian Open may be — it certainly looks like a happy place to those following it wistfully on TV from the other side of planet Earth — but you had to admit it was rather grim. With…

by | Dec 31, 2019

Although many tennis players achieved substantial wealth in 2019, it is unlikely Margaret Court will get big bucks for endorsing Nike apparel. She likely will not even be asked to endorse it. The Australian tennis legend will be honored next…

by | Jan 28, 2019

Naomi Osaka held her nerve, shook the frustration of blowing match points, and beat Petra Kvitova in three sets to win the Australian Open. Both played hard-hitting baseline tennis that stretched their physical and mental stamina. It was exhausting —…

by | Jan 29, 2018

Playing in his first Grand Slam tournament, 26-year old Tennys Sandgren put an American name in the last-but-two brackets in the men’s draw at the Australian Open last week, capping a remarkable run that included victories over fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem…

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