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Pat Rafter Turns Padel Pro

Padel has wooed and won Pat Rafter.

As a tennis pro, he claimed the singles championship at the US Open in 1997 and ’98 and was runner-up at Wimbledon in 2000 and 2001 – the latter one of the classic … continue reading

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

Elise Mertens and Hsieh Su-wei winning in Melbourne. Photo: Jan Zielinski

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 … 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 – 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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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