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2024 Australian Open – Hsieh Su-wei wins double the doubles

The playing style of Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei may be unorthodox but it’s highly successful on the doubles court.

In Melbourne, Hsieh added two more Grand Slam trophies to her considerable collection.

This was her first Grand Slam mixed doubles title … continue reading

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2024 Australian Open – Two Tales of No. 1 in the doubles

No. 1 in the world.

Rohan Bopanna and Storm Hunter have both experienced the exhilaration of making it to the top.

Bopanna knew that by winning his Australian Open quarter-final with partner Matthew Ebden, he had achieved enough ranking points … continue reading

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2024 Australian Open – Rei Sakamoto the Samurai

He’s only 17 and plays in the Juniors, but Rei Sakamoto already has his own signature celebration after a victory.

Ben Shelton hangs up the phone, Novak Djokovic throws his heart to each side of the crowd, the Bryan Brothers … continue reading

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2024 Australian Open – The Adventures of Dino and Dane

Both are qualifiers who made their first ever Grand Slam main draw.

But their paths to Round 1 of this year’s Australian Open were very different.

Dino Prizmic is an 18 year old Croatian, who won the only junior Grand … continue reading

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2024 Australian Open – The Pleasures of Opening Week

The rain poured down on the opening day of Opening Week. Matches were delayed and delayed and delayed again until the schedulers gave up.

Happily, the rest of the week’s weather was perfect and the qualifying event could make up … continue reading

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Germany rally to take the trophy in the second staging of the United Cup

Germany clinched the 2024 United Cup in an enthralling final against Poland at Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney.

Captained by Torben Beltz, Germany prevailed 2-1 over the Poles after a thrilling mixed doubles victory by Laura Siegemund and Alexander Zverev. … continue reading

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Rafael Nadal returns in Brisbane

Rafael Nadal returned to the ATP tour at the Brisbane International.

After a year off for a hip injury sustained in the second round of the 2023 Australian Open, including surgery mid-year, the forced inactivity caused his ranking to drop … continue reading

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Rolex Paris Masters…History Shouldn’t Be Forgotten  

This year, 60 ATP tournaments were scheduled. Thirty-eight offered the winner 250 points; 13 netted 500 points.

The nine Masters Series events, providing 1000 points, reigned supreme when it came to the possibility of ranking improvement.

Of those in this … continue reading

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United Cup 2.0

As expected, tournament organizer Tennis Australia has announced a number of changes for the 2024 United Cup, to be held from 29 December to 7 January. 

While 18 nations will still compete for the WTA/ATP Mixed teams trophy, ties will … continue reading

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US Open…Comes A Time

Having devoted years to pursuing a professional career, it is daunting to realize “It’s time…”

In New York, five players, three from the US, brought the curtain down…and using the theme of a Neil Young song, a “Come’s a Time” … continue reading