Genuine, humble and respectful are the words coach Craig Tyzzer used to describe the new World Number 1 Ash Barty. They are exactly what you’d like to hear about any sporting champion. Last night in defeating Germany’s Julia Georges in the Birmingham final Barty became the first Australian women to ascend to the top ranking since Evonne Goolagong Cawley did it in 1976. Continue reading The rise of Ash Barty
Lets get down to the nitty gritty. I love that phrase. Rafa Nadal has never lost a French Open Final and this will be his 12thfinal in Paris. That’s a crazy number. His only two losses at Roland Garros were to an out of this world performance from Robin Soderling in 2009 and a locked in Novak Djokovic in 2015. Continue reading French Open Mens Final Preview 2019
I tweeted this a few months back that it was just a matter of time before Ash Barty would win a Singles Grand Slam event, well now the Queenslander has a chance as she’ll take on the Czech lefty Marketa Vondrousova who hasn’t dropped a set this whole tournament. Continue reading French Open Womens Final Preview 2019
It’s the dream matchup we didn’t dare possible before this French Open started, we didn’t think we’d see it again on the dirt of Paris. Tomorrow nights’ semi final between two champions who have pushed each other since they first met in Miami in 2004 will play for the 39thtime. Rafa leads the head to head 23-15, although Federer has won the last five but Rafa leads their French Open matches 5-0. This will be tasty. Continue reading Federer vs Nadal 39
The big 3 cruise
Federer, Novak and Rafa have all looked good in their opening rounds; only Rafa has dropped a set, last night to David Goffin, the Belgian roadrunner. Federer was tested in the 3rdround by Casper Ruud, who took him to a tiebreak in the 3rdset but came through in straight sets, hitting 11 aces and 52 winners, the Swiss plays Leonardo Mayer next who he leads 3-0 in the head to heads. Continue reading French Open Thoughts Week 1
The long rallies; sly drop shots and heavy topspin are almost upon us. The years’ second Grand Slam is just days away, so it’s time for a preview and for you to openly mock my picks. Continue reading French Open Preview 2019
This is it, the final season of Game of Thrones. Starting on the 15th of April we’ll get six episodes, which on average will run for 68 minutes as confirmed by HBO, the finale will last 80 nail biting minutes. Can it possibly live up to the hype? Continue reading Who will end up on the Iron Throne?
This is Bradley Cooper’s movie, he stars in it, directs it and co-wrote this remake but Lady Gaga steals the movie, don’t get me wrong Cooper is great as the alcoholic music star Jackson Maine who discovers Ally (Lady Gaga) singing late one night in a drag bar but every scene Gaga is in she conveys acting chops nobody knew she had. Continue reading A Star is Born
Keith Flint grew up in Essex, UK and dropped out of school at 15, he was dyslectic. He got a job and worked as a roofer. Years later he would go to a rave club know as ‘The Barn’, it was here he met the clubs DJ, Liam Howlett who was a wunderkind with the keyboards and wrote songs. Continue reading RIP Keith Flint
With the 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 demolition of Rafael Nadal in Sunday night’s Australian Open final the question has surfaced can Novak Djokovic catch and ultimately surpass Roger Federer in Grand Slam tournament wins. Continue reading Can Djokovic pass Federer’s Grand Slam total?