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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

One night with Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt: Is this T20 tennis?

One night with Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt: Is this T20 tennis?

by , 26 Nov 2014

Lleyton Hewitt and Roger Federer are to clash in a world-first exhibition match in Sydney that could revolutionise their sport. Dubbed “One Night with Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt”, the career-long friends and rivals will face off the week before the Australian Open in a shortened best-of-five-sets match at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. In the […]

Newcombe impressed by maturing Kyrgios

by , 26 Nov 2014

Tennis great John Newcombe has warned Nick Kyrgios that grand slam success is built on hard work and the climb to the top gets tougher and tougher. Newcombe offered his advice on Monday night after awarding Kyrgios the medal named in his honour as Australia’s most outstanding player of 2014. The 19-year-old is the youngest […]

This summer won’t be my last: Hewitt

by , 26 Nov 2014

Lleyton Hewitt has dismissed suggestions his four-city summer schedule is a farewell tour in disguise. The former world No.1 has committed to playing exhibitions in Sydney and Adelaide as well as the Brisbane tournament before the Australian Open in Melbourne, but he insists the exhibitions are more about preserving his body than saying goodbye. On […]

Kyrgios wins Newcombe Medal

by , 25 Nov 2014

Nick Kyrgios has added the strawberries and cream to his dazzling season with the Newcombe Medal as Australia’s most outstanding tennis player of year. The 19-year-old excitement machine edged out veteran grand slam champions Lleyton Hewitt and Samantha Stosur and tennis super-mum Casey Dellacqua to become the youngest recipient of the prestigious award. Kyrgios was […]

Federer, Switzerland win Davis Cup

by , 24 Nov 2014

Roger Federer gave Switzerland their first Davis Cup title in Lille on Sunday by defeating Richard Gasquet of France in straight sets in the first of the final’s reverse singles. Federer romped home to a 6-4 6-2 6-2 win to hand the Swiss an unbeatable 3-1 lead after Stan Wawrinka had won the opening singles […]

Newcombe Medal race wide open

by , 24 Nov 2014

The Newcombe Medal is anyone’s as Australia’s four leading tennis players vie for the sport’s highest individual honour on Monday night. Resurgent veteran Casey Dellacqua is a slight favourite ahead of teenager Nick Kyrgios, but long-time standard bearers Lleyton Hewitt and Samantha Stosur could also easily walk away with the gong. With no strict criteria, […]

A Swiss Davis Cup win could be a blub for the ages

A Swiss Davis Cup win could be a blub for the ages

by , 23 Nov 2014

I’m calling it, there’s not a more accomplished blubmeister in sport than Roger Federer. Yes, there are other athletes that have been handy with the waterworks. English international footballer Paul Gascoigne and former Aussie cricket captain Kim Hughes spring to mind. And we must never forget the particular talents of Jana Pittman, most amply demonstrated […]

Tomic eager to remind home crowds what he’s capable of

Tomic eager to remind home crowds what he’s capable of

by , 21 Nov 2014

He’s hardly the forgotten man of Australian tennis but, at 22 years of age, Bernard Tomic is keen to remind everyone of his talents. Tomic’s most recent opportunity in the local spotlight, during the last Australian summer, set the tone for a season of promise and suffering. After a strong run to the final in […]

Cash and Philippoussis to face off in India

by , 18 Nov 2014

Former Australian tennis stars Pat Cash and Mark Philippoussis are set to clash first up in India’s new Champions Tennis League. The single-set format league starting on Monday is the brainchild of former India Davis Cup star player Vijay Amritraj, who says it’s designed to promote Indian tennis by exposing local players to some of […]

Djokovic wins ATP finale without hitting a ball

Djokovic wins ATP finale without hitting a ball

by , 18 Nov 2014

Novak Djokovic has won the ATP World Tour Finals for the third successive year, but not in the way that he would have wanted. Long-time rival Roger Federer was forced to withdraw prior to the championship match due to a back injury. Federer, who required just under three hours to edge out compatriot Stan Wawrinka […]


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