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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

Kyrgios out of Davis Cup tie

by , 27 Feb 2015

Australia’s No.1 men’s tennis player Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from next week’s Davis Cup tie in the Czech Republic. Kyrgios was expected to have his first outing since his quarter-final loss to Andy Murray at last month’s Australian Open when he was named for the tie. But an ongoing back injury has seen him pull […]

Australian tennis is about to get exciting

Australian tennis is about to get exciting

by , 24 Feb 2015

Another Australian summer of tennis is over, but for the first time in a long time fans have a reason to celebrate and be proud of the Australian contingent’s effort. This is due to the exciting young talent moving up the ranks, and the rejuvenation of some tour battlers. Nick Kyrgios lit up Melbourne Park […]

Sheek’s best composite teams series, 1967-present

Sheek’s best composite teams series, 1967-present

by , 23 Feb 2015

Thank you to my fellow Roarers who participated in my series of Sheek’s best teams in soccer (football), cricket, tennis, Australian football, rugby league and rugby union. In a preview of watching 50 years of sport come 2016, I thought I would present pre-emptive teams for Roarers to analyze and comment upon. I found the […]

The future of tennis lies in the physical battle

The future of tennis lies in the physical battle

by , 13 Feb 2015

In 1985 Boris Becker, an unseeded 17-year-old, served his way to the Wimbledon title, beating eighth seed Kevin Curren in the final. The charismatic redheaded German sent crowds a gasp as he dived on the eminent green grass of All England Club. Despite the surprise, it was not uncommon to see teenagers taking the most […]

Sheek’s best Aussie tennis teams (1967-present)

Sheek’s best Aussie tennis teams (1967-present)

by , 13 Feb 2015

When I was first exposed to tennis in the mid-60s, Australia had ruled the tennis world for the entire 10 years of my life – plus a few years before as well. Between 1950-67 Australia won the Davis Cup 15 out of a possible 18 times, being runner-up on the other three occasions. It was […]

Hewitt set for final Queen’s bow

by , 11 Feb 2015

Lleyton Hewitt has been given a wild card entry into this year’s Queen’s Club tournament, where he has won four times. Organisers at the major Wimbledon warm-up event say it took them about “two seconds” to decide to give the Australian a wild card, as he winds down his career ahead of his farewell appearance […]

Australia lose to Germany in Fed Cup

by , 9 Feb 2015

Australian captain Alicia Molik has urged her players to keep believing a drought-breaking Fed Cup title is within reach despite another disappointing World Group exit. Australia were eliminated from the competition’s top tier by Germany for the second successive year in Stuttgart on Sunday, with Samantha Stosur and team standout Jarmila Gajdosova suffering final-day singles […]

Is Serena Williams the best athlete ever?

Is Serena Williams the best athlete ever?

by , 6 Feb 2015

If success is measured in Olympic gold medals, grand slam tennis titles, golf majors and world championships, then Serena Williams just may wind up as the greatest women’s athlete history has ever known. Just maybe. While the 1940s and `50s golfer, track and field and basketball phenomenon Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias remains arguably the finest […]

Australia’s new golden age of male tennis

Australia’s new golden age of male tennis

by , 4 Feb 2015

It’s been a long time since Australia last had a male grand slam champion. It has been 13 years in fact since Lleyton Hewitt won Wimbledon in 2002. Since then, there have been three male Australian grand slam finalists, three more semi finalists and nine more quarter finalists. Hardly figures to be proud of for […]

The challenges for Kyrgios going forward

The challenges for Kyrgios going forward

by , 3 Feb 2015

Nick Kyrgios has made two Grand Slam quarter-final appearances as a teenager, the first player to do so since Roger Federer achieved the same feat in 2001. He has achieved more than any other player as a teenager in recent times with his offensive baseline game, and with an ability to deal with pressure situations […]


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