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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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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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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

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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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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

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Bublik flaunts his flair to win Halle

Alexander Bublik was not the favourite to win the Terra Wortmann Open in Halle.

For the 30th anniversary of the tournament, the field included Daniil Medvedev, Stefano Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, Jannik Sinner, Alexander Zverev and last year’s champion Hubert Hurkacz.

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Andrea Petkovic says goodbye to Bad Homburg

Andrea Petkovic came to Bad Homburg to say goodbye to her “hometown” tournament. Hometown in the sense that it’s the WTA tournament closest to Darmstadt, where she moved from Bosnia as a child.

In 2021, the first year of the … continue reading

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Federer returns to Halle

A highlight of the week for tennis fans in Halle was a visit from Roger Federer.

The 10-time tournament champion received an award for special services to the Halle ATP 500.

The ceremony took place on centre court, with Federer … continue reading

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Louis Wessels cracks the main draw in Halle

Louis Wessels created a good news story when as the world No. 347, he qualified for the main draw of an ATP tournament for the first time – the Terra Wortmann Open in Halle, Germany.

It’s also a Local Boy … continue reading