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Wimbledon Preview 2018

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

Australian Open Finals Preview 2018

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

Wimbledon Finals Preview

Venus vs Muguruza

Is this the final anybody guessed before the start of the tournament? Probably not but it’s a marquee final nonetheless. Venus at 37 years old, dealing with an autoimmune disorder and mired in a legal wasteland regarding her car accident last month has done incredibly well to compartmentalize all that and play excellent tennis these past 2 weeks. Continue reading Wimbledon Finals Preview

Wimbledon Preview 2017

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

The Federer Resurgence

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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