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Tennis

With its origins dating back to the United Kingdom in the late 19th century, tennis has become one of the most popular sports in the world, with its four Grand Slam tournaments often one of the most viewed championships on the annual sporting calendar.

Out of the four majors, perhaps the most illustrious tennis tournament is Wimbledon in England, which was the first ever Grand Slam championship. Professional male tennis players play in the ATP tour while female tennis players participate in the WTA tour.

Some of the greatest ever tennis players from both genders include Pete Sampras, Bjorn Borg, Rod Laver, Margaret Court, Martina Hingis, Martina Navratilova, and present superstars Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Tennis Articles

Australian tennis back on the world map

Australian tennis back on the world map

by , 22 Sep 2014

As a young tennis fan, I was never lucky enough to experience Australian tennis in full flight. While I have followed Lleyton Hewitt for a number of years, his best years are well behind him and unfortunately YouTube will have to suffice if I am to experience them. My grandma could bash on for hours […]

Delightfully unusual: Li Na retires having changed tennis forever

by , 22 Sep 2014

In 1999 Y2K was an imminent threat. Australia held the Rugby World Cup. Divas Britney Spears and Cher ruled the pop charts. And Li Na turned professional. Fifteen years ago tennis in China had little following and no tradition of success. Today there are three Chinese women ranked inside the world’s top 50, China has […]

Rod Laver: Still the greatest amid all the racket

by , 17 Sep 2014

A bronze sculpture of a golfer stands in a club near London. Few fans looking at it will recognise his face, let alone his hands. However, here stands Harry Vardon, whose way of gripping a club is used by 99 per cent of those who play the game today. As the years roll by, it […]

Australia vs Uzbekistan: Davis Cup World Group playoff live scores, blog

Australia vs Uzbekistan: Davis Cup World Group playoff live scores, blog

by , 13 Sep 2014

The equation is simple for Australia, win today in the doubles and the Davis Cup team is back in the World Group in 2015. Join The Roar for a live blog of the doubles match between Australia and Uzbekistan from 2:00pm (AEST). Yesterday, Nick Kyrgios and Lleyton Hewitt put Australia in a perfect position for […]

Aussies take 2-0 Davis Cup lead

by , 13 Sep 2014

Lleyton Hewitt recorded his 41st Davis Cup singles win and Nick Kyrgios his second as Australia took a two-nil lead over Uzbekistan in the World Group play-off in Perth on Friday. Kyrgios opened the tie on the grass at the picturesque Cottesloe Tennis Club by easily dispatching world No.55 Denis Istomin 6-4 7-5 6-4. The […]

Australia vs Uzbekistan: Davis Cup World Group playoff live blog, preview

Australia vs Uzbekistan: Davis Cup World Group playoff live blog, preview

by , 12 Sep 2014

Australia will look to remain in the Davis Cup World Group with a win in their playoff tie against Uzbekistan in Perth. Join The Roar for a live blog of the crucial tie from 12:00pm AEST. After losing to France in the World Group earlier in the year, in a 5-0 defeat, Australia must now […]

Aussie tennis hopes go on the line

by , 12 Sep 2014

It’s not life or death, but tennis legend Pat Rafter knows the sport in Australia will be dealt a blow if they are kicked out of the Davis Cup World Group. Australia’s quest to stay in the 16-nation World Group goes on the line this weekend when they take on Uzbekistan in Perth. Former world […]

Cilic’s comeback complete with US Open title

Cilic’s comeback complete with US Open title

by , 10 Sep 2014

This time twelve months ago, Marin Cilic was banned for four months for testing positive to a banned drug at a small event in Munich. It prevented him from playing at the US Open, where he had twice previously been a quarter-finalist. But now, he is a Grand Slam champion, etching his name into history […]

Cilic hails his US Open win a miracle

by , 10 Sep 2014

Marin Cilic admits his stunning US Open triumph is nothing less than a sporting miracle. In one of the most unlikely finals in grand slam history, Cilic capped his stirring comeback from a controversial four-month exile from tennis with a 6-3 6-3 6-3 rout of Japanese trailblazer Kei Nishikori. Incredibly, Cilic landed his maiden grand […]

Marin Cilic steamrolls Nishikori at Flushing Meadows

Marin Cilic steamrolls Nishikori at Flushing Meadows

by , 9 Sep 2014

Croatian Marin Cilic had too much ammunition for Japan’s Kei Nishkori, and that was the difference in the US Open final at Flushing Meadows this morning. Cilic never lost control of the one-sided decider, winning 6-3 6-3 6-3 in just an hour and 43 minutes. It was his first Grand Slam victory, and the second […]


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