Since a white tennis ball was first struck with grace whilst wearing long pants in 1877 and the bearded Spencer Gore became its very first winner ‘The Championship’ has been the premier tennis event around the world. In 1884 Maud Watson won the Ladies Singles, her prize was a Silver Flower Basket, this year the Ladies Champion will win 2.2 Million Pounds, which roughly equals my weekly fuel bill for the Mustang. Continue reading Wimbledon Preview 2017
Margaret Court sure knows how to put her foot in it, not just once but multiple times. Opinions are like ‘you know what’, everyone has got one. In this age of Political discourse gone bezerk having an opinion on just about anything can be a dangerous game. On social media you’ll be vilified one way or another, and being on the ‘correct’ side of any issue is in the eye of the keyboard warrior. Continue reading Margaret Court Arena should stay as Margaret Court Arena
There’s one more late night on the cards tennis fans, as Stan Wawrinka will do his best to deny Rafa Nadal a mind bending 10th French Open title starting at 3pm local Paris time. This final matchup isn’t all that surprising, Rafa was expected to come through the bottom half of the draw and hasn’t lost a set whilst demolishing the Djokovic conqueror Dominic Thiem easily in a straight set semi final shellacking, 6-3, 6-4, 6-0. Continue reading Wawrinka v Nadal Preview
Here we are at the mid season point of the NRL, after 13 rounds most teams are clearly defined ‘who’ they are, reliable or wildly unpredictable. We’ll unravel the current Premiership ladder and give some clues as to what the final top 8 may look like.