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Battle of the Sexes – Film Review

Battle of the Sexes is a much better film than Bjorg vs McEnroe – but don’t expect it to be all about tennis. Above all this sensitive, sensual, funny movie revolves around Billie Jean King’s realisation that she is gay. Meet King today and you feel her power and self-assurance straight away. Billie Jean back then seems to have […]

“Baby Fed” Dimitrov Comes of Age

Grigor Dimitrov isn’t “Baby Fed” any more. He is finally a star in his own right. But how many of us saw this one coming? The first debutant to win the year-end finals this century, Dimitrov always had it in him somewhere. The talent was never in doubt. That’s why the smouldering Bulgarian was likened […]

RIP Jana Novotna – The Human Face of Sport

Wimbledon will never forget Jana Novotna, who has died of cancer at the age of 49. Her tears splashed onto a special page in the tennis history books. They didn’t smudge or stain that page, they only enhanced the beauty of the Wimbledon story. Those tears left a lasting and touching reminder of something we all too easily forget – that sport is […]

Roger Ready For Anything After London Win…Hyeon Chung Is Next Gen Champion

An impressive Roger Federer beat Jack Sock 6-4, 7-6 in his much-anticipated opener at the ATP World Tour Finals in London – and then fired a warning to rivals such as Rafael Nadal. Anyone who thought that Federer’s recent fatigue might be a sign of things to come had better think again. The Swiss genius now feels […]

Federer In A Kilt…And Murray Is Back

Roger Federer and Andy Murray played tennis for the sheer joy if it in Glasgow – and thrilled 11,000 fans on a riotous night of fun. One of those fans even took her kilt off, so that Federer could play a game wearing it. He promptly won that game with ease, on the way to […]

Wozniacki and Federer in New Success Stories

Caroline Wozniacki beat Venus Williams at the eighth time of asking to win the WTA Finals in Singapore. Her 6-4, 6-4 victory was the biggest of her career and a testament to her bounce-back-ability. Williams had enjoyed a 7-0 head-t0-head record going into the final. CHARACTER But the determined Dane, a former world number one, […]

Del Potro Wins His First Title Of Season

Juan Martin Del Potro won his first title of the season by beating Grigor Dimitrov in Stockholm. And many will be hoping the gentle giant can force his way into the year-end finals in London with a late surge. In this incredible year for tennis, arguably the world’s favourite three players are all finishing in […]

Roger and Maria Taste Fresh Glory

For Roger Federer, there was a familiar sense of achievement,  an extension of what had happened already in his memorable 2017. For Maria Sharapova, this winning feeling hadn’t befriended her for years – and she was going to enjoy every moment. Both superstars took titles in China. Federer emerged the winner among the top men,  […]

Japan: From Nishikori to Kamiji, we like your style!

An enthusiastic welcome awaits Japan’s players and fans at Wimbledon – warmer perhaps than ever before! Japan is now such an integral part of the tennis family, so important to the future of the sport, and the country’s brightest young stars look capable of doing great things. When those passionate Japanese sports fans join the […]

Nadal and Garcia Triumphant In China

Rafael Nadal and Caroline Garcia were triumphant at the China Open, to take the singles titles in style. But in some ways those finals were as much about their opponents as the winners themselves. Nick Kyrgios went into meltdown over a line call during Nadal’s emphatic 6-2, 6-1 victory in Beijing. PSYCHOLOGICAL That finally cost […]