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?
Kvitova vs Osaka
The 21 year old from Japan Naomi Osaka has continued on her Grand Slam form after winning last season’s US Open, the huge groundstrokes and serves she bludgeoned in New York have resurfaced in Melbourne and she’s one win away from back to back Slams. Continue reading Australian Open Womens Final Preview 2019
Your liver has been marinating in booze over Christmas and the Ash Barty hype has started to ramp up, which means the Australian Open is just days away and the draw was released only hours ago, so lets deep dive into the first Slam of the year. Continue reading Australian Open Preview 2019
Djokovic vs Zverev
The 21 year old German ‘next big thing’ vs 5 time ATP Finals Champion Djokovic, it’s the present vs the future. It’s not an entirely unexpected final but not the Federer vs Djokovic blockbuster the casual tennis fan may have wanted. They’ve played 3 times with the Serbian leading the head to head 2-1, including a round robin demolition this tournament 6-4, 6-1. Can the German make this a match? Continue reading ATP Finals Preview 2018
Serena vs Osaka
This has been Naomi Osaka’s Grand Slam arrival party, the 20 year old Japanese player has lost only one set all tournament, against an in form Aryna Sabalenka in the 4thround, she has a big game and has learnt how to use it.
This years final Grand Slam is just days away, and as if Davis Cup dramas, on-court serve clocks, the re-awakening of Djokovic and Ivan Lendl jumping back into the coaching ranks aren’t enough storylines I’m sure the next two weeks in New York will keep us entertained. Continue reading US Open Preview 2018
Anderson vs Djokovic
Not sure anyone had Kevin Anderson vs Novak Djokovic as their final two weeks ago before the tournament started but here we are. This will be Anderson’s second Grand Slam final as he lost last year’s US Open final to Nadal, this will be Djokovic’s 22ndGrand Slam final, the Serbian is 12-9 in those finals. Continue reading Wimbledon Mens Final Preview
Williams vs Kerber
This is a final worthy of Wimbledon, one of the best players of all time, Serena, up against a former world number one and two-time Slam winner Angelique Kerber. Let’s talk numbers, Serena will be going for her 24thSingles Grand Slam title which will equal Margaret Court’s record, the American will also be vying for an 8thWimbledon title, which will put her one ahead of German Steffi Graf. Continue reading Wimbledon Ladies Final Preview
It’s winter in Australia, as evidenced by a balmy 17 degrees today in Sydney. You can imagine the nights are getting a tad chilly, down to a low of 7, this essentially means if you’re staying up during the night watching the tennis on the hallowed turf of Wimbledon these next two weeks you’d better be doing it either by the fireplace in the lounge room or under cozy electric blankets in bed. Continue reading Wimbledon Preview 2018
I want to love Soccer, I really do, especially now with the World Cup on in Vlad’s Russia. The fact that Australia is playing of course brings added value but that wasn’t always the case, this will be the 21stWorld Cup since its inception in 1930, this tournament will only be the Socceroo’s 5thappearance. Continue reading The World Cup