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US Open…Doubles Rarely Seen

Doubles is rarely seen on the big courts…which is the result of a double-team in itself.

Those responsible for match scheduling prefer singles for two main reasons…to maximize ticket buyers and march to the tune played by television networks that … continue reading

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Gods of Tennis – A Documentary on a Golden Era

The last couple of years has seen a flurry of tennis documentaries.

It may be due to the recent proliferation of sports documentaries generally, with Netflix leading the way with Beckham, Formula 1 – Drive to Survive, The continue reading

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A Classic in Cincinnati

“Definitely one of the toughest matches I’ve ever played in my life, regardless what tournament, what category, what level, what player.

“It’s unbelievable, from the beginning to the end. We both been through so much, so many ups and downs, … continue reading

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Australia’s Open – A New Documentary

The world premiere of Australia’s Open took place at the Melbourne International Film Festival today.

At the screening, Sydney-based director Ili Baré explained why she chose the subject for her latest documentary. “I think that sport naturally offers all these great … continue reading

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Nice welcomes the Hopman Cup

The Hopman Cup made its return to the tennis tour in July, but in a very different locale.

After a four year hiatus, the mixed teams event played in honour of former Australian Davis Cup captain Harry Hopman, reappeared on … continue reading

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The Championships… “Gobsmacking”

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), hosted the 136th version of The Championships, July 3rd through 16th.

The oldest of the majors, the venerated grass court tennis event consistently showcases…Astounding, Amazing, Unanticipated performances during the … continue reading

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The rollercoaster life of Boris Becker in a new documentary

Boris Becker: The Rise and Fall is the second documentary this year examining Becker’s life.

In April, Alex Gibney’s film Boom! Boom! The World vs Boris Becker was released.  

A comparison between the two documentaries favours Boom! Boom! by … continue reading

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The United Cup: looking forward

The inaugural AU$15 million United Cup culminated in January with the USA proving too strong for Italy in the final.

The mixed team competition, which offers ranking points for every rubber, has potential but adjustments to the format are needed for … continue reading

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Siniaková becomes the story at Bad Homburg

From the centre of Bad Homburg, the shining gold dome of the Russian Orthodox church is a beacon guiding tennis fans to the Kurpark.

Among several large parks in the town, it’s the Kurpark that hosts the WTA 250 known … continue reading

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Sonay Kartal shows her talent at Bad Homburg

Watching England’s Sonay Kartal play Bianca Andreescu in the first round of the Bad Homburg Open, her ability on grass was obvious as she pushed last year’s finalist to three sets over 147 minutes.

She has now been rewarded for … continue reading