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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.
In sports, waiting for the ‘fat lady’ to start singing is a euphemism for ending the slow torturous death of some pathetic creature that hasn’t had the good grace or self-reflection to know when to give up.
Sunday night’s edition of The Bike Lane on SBS served as a reminder of the complexities that are inherent in debating just what we should do with those who do not conform to society’s rules.
We could drive ourselves mad trying to answer the great philosophical question of what came first, professional athletes or the fans whose fandom essentially pays their enormous salaries.