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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

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 […]

Injured Federer withdraws from ATP Final

by , 17 Nov 2014

Roger Federer pulled out of his ATP Tour Finals showdown with Novak Djokovic just before the final was due to start because of a back injury, casting doubt on his fitness ahead of the Davis Cup final. Federer, 33, felt unable to take part in Sunday’s showpiece clash at London’s O2 Arena after suffering the […]

Nishikori downs Murray at ATP Tour Finals

by , 10 Nov 2014

Kei Nishikori made a dream start to his ATP Tour Finals debut as the Japanese star clinched a surprise 6-4 6-4 victory over Andy Murray on Sunday. Nishikori is the first Asian singles player to qualify for the prestigious season-ending tournament in London and he rose to the occasion with his first ever victory over […]

2014 ATP World Tour Finals: Preview and draw (Part II)

2014 ATP World Tour Finals: Preview and draw (Part II)

by , 10 Nov 2014

In Part I, I previewed Group A for the 2014 ATP World Tour Finals, which consisted of Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych and Marin Cilic. Here, I will preview Group B. Group B Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori, Andy Murray, Milos Raonic Roger Federer (2) Thirteenth appearance Best result: Won (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, […]

2014 ATP World Tour Finals: Preview and draw (Part I)

2014 ATP World Tour Finals: Preview and draw (Part I)

by , 8 Nov 2014

Just one major tournament remains on the 2014 tennis calendar and it will see the eight best-performed men throughout the year converge on London for the prestigious ATP World Tour Finals. For the sixth straight year, this tournament will be held at the O2 Arena, where Novak Djokovic is the two-time defending champion, but his […]


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