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The Waratahs have a weak spot

The Waratahs have a weak spot

8 Jul 2014

There’s only one team that can deny Michael Cheika’s Waratahs their first Super title, and that’s his own. Coach Cheika has performed miracles since he took over following a terrible 2012 season. The Waratahs had lost a record 10 games after playing like non-caring headless chooks, scoring 346 points and giving up 407, a deficit […]

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer turn in an epic Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer turn in an epic Wimbledon final

7 Jul 2014

Novak Djokovic had to play the tennis of his life to beat a gallant Roger Federer overnight to capture a second Wimbledon singles crown and a seventh Grand Slam. The scoreline said it all – 6-7 6-4 7-6 5-7 6-4 in a tick under four hours of enthralling tennis, with the icing on the cake […]

The Golden Bear and the Rockhampton Rocket side by side at Wimbledon

The Golden Bear and the Rockhampton Rocket side by side at Wimbledon

6 Jul 2014

A first in the Royal Box at Wimbledon, the Holy of Holies, with Jack Nicklaus and Rod Laver side-by-side watching the men’s semis. Oh to be a fly nearby. Nicklaus captured 18 majors, was runner up 19 rimes, and finished third 9 times – just a few strokes away from winning 46 majors. Tiger Woods […]

Dimitrov and Kyrgios are the next good things

Dimitrov and Kyrgios are the next good things

1 Jul 2014

For 40 Grand Slams over 10 years, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray have dominated men’s tennis. Federer’s won 15, Nadal 14, Djokovic six, and Murray two – there’s 37 of them. Only Marat Safin (Australian 2005), Juan Martin del Potro (US 2009), and Stan Wawrinka (Australian this year), have broken the […]

Can Nick Kyrgios beat Rafael Nadal?

Can Nick Kyrgios beat Rafael Nadal?

30 Jun 2014

The answer to the most intriguing question at Wimbledon 2014 is an emphatic yes. The only negative is the three-day wait for Nick Kyrgios from Saturday night to Tuesday night knowing he was going to play the biggest match of his fledgling career against the world number one Rafael Nadal. That’s 72 hours where mind […]

Michael Cheika on the brink of making history at the Waratahs

29 Jun 2014

If the Waratahs ever follow coach Michael Cheika’s game plan to the letter, there’s no team in Super Rugby that can live with the men in blue. Last night’s 39-8 flogging of the injury-decimated Brumbies catapulted the Waratahs to the top of the tournament table with just two games to go before the finals series. […]

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