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Go to any theme park in the world and you will find a thrilling, hair-raising, heart-pounding roller-coaster designed to give you a thrill before your previous meal makes a stunning reentry into your life.
It’s hard to believe that the year is almost at an end, but with only 17 more days until the big fat bloke with the white beard and red robe breaks into our houses (if, of course, you believe in such things) it is no understatement to say that the year has positively flown by.
If nothing else, 2015 has reminded us just how special winning a calendar Grand Slam is. It’s a bloody hard feat to accomplish – if it were easy, then everybody would be doing it.
This week the final of the Davis Cup is to be played between hosts Belgium and Great Britain. Sadly, players and fans often deride this historic competition, however this year we’ve seen just how important the Davis Cup is to tennis, especially in light of the terror alerts that threaten to overshadow the event.
The nominations for the 2015 Newcombe Medal were announced late last week and with it came the welcome news of history in the making.
History is constantly being rewritten, records are made to be broken and nothing is ever set in stone. This week, the world’s number one male tennis player, Novak Djokovic, reminded us of these truths.