Australia has got what it wanted, so far. A massive Barty Party is about to break out, there’s only one more match go, but there’s a flat hitting American looking to crash this thing, even though the decorations are already up.
Do not count out Danielle Collins, Barty might lead the head to head 3-1, but the way the 28 year old from Florida absolutely demolished former French Open Champion Iga Swiatek in the semis this will not be destiny driven. Continue reading Australian Open Womens Final Preview 2022
You want drama, well you got it. The Djokovic fiasco has overtaken anything that’s happened on a tennis court during the lead up tournaments and whatever happens in the Federal Court hearing tomorrow will overshadow the next two weeks, regardless if the Serbian is in the draw or not. A lot of blame to go around here, but we’ll move on. Continue reading Australian Open Preview 2022
Novak Djokovic has won seven Australian Opens; every time the Serbian has made the final he’s won the event. He’ll be playing against a opponent he knows well, the Austrian with the sledgehammer backhand, Dominic Thiem. Novak leads the head to head 6-4 but Thiem has won the last four out of five, this will be an intriguing match up. Continue reading Australian Open Mens Final Preview 2020
This isn’t the final Australia wanted but it’s the final on tap. Sofia Kenin kept her nerve in a plucky display in winning two tight sets over Barty, this will be the American’s first Grand Slam final, she’s done well considering the 21 year old had never been beyond a 4thround at any Slam. Continue reading Australian Open Women’s Final Preview 2020
It’s the start of a new decade, I’ve just turned 50, my Yacht rock playlist is great, and the draw is out for the Australian Open, none of those things seem related but let’s go with it. Continue reading Australian Open Preview 2020
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
Halep vs Wozniacki
This is an unlikely final, not for the fact that we have the number 1 and 2 seed up against each other but that in the second round Wozniacki was down 5-1, 40-15 in the 3rd to Croation Jana Fett and escaped, Halep also saved match points in a 9-7 third set nailbiter over Angelique Kerber in the semi finals. This is the luck you need to win Grand Slams; points are won in inches, sometimes the biggest points. Continue reading Australian Open Finals Preview 2018
Santa Claus has eaten all your biscuits and you’ve already broken three New Year’s resolutions, which means its time for the season’s first Grand Slam event. Continue reading Australian Open Preview 2018