With a day’s play already in the books and a number one seed ousted out of the event, Roland Garros waits for no man as the tennis gods look to cook up a bouillabaisse full of surprises in the next 14 days. So lets grab a lovely slice of French bread and dig in. Continue reading French Open Preview 2017
Before the Masters Series Madrid Novak Djokovic dropped the hammer on coach Marian Vajda, fitness coach Phil Gritsch and physio Miljan Amanovic, an admission the Serbian feels his career is crabbing sideways. After the ejection of Boris Becker late last year the Djokovic team resembles nothing like the one that helped the Monte Carlo resident storm to 12 Grand Slam. Continue reading Djokovic needs a coach, who could it be?
I’ve talked to a few crusty hippies in my day and whenever the subject of music arrives there’s always the inevitable shift to the ‘band that got away’. It goes something like this “oh man, I can’t believe I never saw Zeppelin” or “I missed the chance to catch the Grateful Dead gosh darn it’. It always gets me thinking; that every music fan has their ‘white whale’, the ‘band that got away’, it’s the band you’ll never see or catch, the musical Moby Dick.
One night in the city of Brisbane, where o where to eat? After a quick check of Trip Advisor and a scan of what’s close to the hotel, Miel Container Burgers runs to the front of the pack. Bun and Cam will be joining me as they’re in town on business so the three of us meet up at the Container on Mary Street in the CBD. Continue reading Miel Container Burgers
Serena Williams inadvertently announced she was pregnant through snapchat the other day, which sent the tennis world dizzy and completely opened up the chances of a myriad of WTA players to win a Grand Slam for at least the rest of the season as Serena ends up with child. Lets check out where the tennis landscape is currently and look at what’s happened the past 5 Slams and who is likely to fill the big void that Serena leaves. Continue reading Serena Williams is pregnant, what happens now to Womens Tennis?
At the beginning of the year if I’d told you that even in the backdrop of Andy Murray’s rise to World Number one and Novak Djokovic domination at the Australian Open where he’s won the event 5 out of the last 6 years, that Roger Federer would not only win the Australian Open but also the first Masters Series event of the year in Indian Wells you’d have thought I’d had a kangaroo loose in the top paddock. Continue reading The Federer Resurgence
Ten days in an SUV driving around the north island of New Zealand on a 3000kms trek through the countryside was how I spent the last week and a bit. It was a magical experience, 20 cars as part of a convoy on an epic journey raising money for the Paralympics and other organisations. Continue reading The Desert Duel
Its time to raid the wardrobe and break out your footy jersey, the NRL season kicks off on Thursday night with reigning premiers Cronulla taking on the Brisbane Broncos at Shark Park. Its been five months since the Sharks won their maiden Premiership over the Melbourne Storm when in the dying minutes prop Andrew Fifita crashed over for a barnstorming try, then as the clock ticked down the Sharks defense survived for a 14-12 victory. Continue reading NRL Season Preview 2017
Sorry, that was a juicy pun; I had to go there. Anyway, fans of Aussie Rock n Roll are rejoicing harder than a Russian hacker over that Trump win as that tallish bald guy with the epileptic dance moves and shady political past has gotten the band back together and ‘the Oils’ are headed on a world tour.
Grant Hackett is in trouble, there’s no denying that. He was arrested on the Gold Coast this week after the Police were called to his parents’ house following a disturbance in which his father stated his son was having a ‘mental breakdown’. Continue reading Grant Hackett is lost in the Wilderness