He made the improbable happen. Roger Federer came back from 6 months away from tennis to win the Austrailan Open, Indian Wells and Miami but now the former world number one is set to take a two month break from the tour as he will skip the preparation for Roland Garros and will arrive in the French capital ready for the second major of the year. This season has just been pretty unbelievable, no one and probably not even Roger himself could imagine to make such an immediate impact on tour and to be winning title after title he is … Continue reading 19 wins, 1 defeat and 3 titles but Federer is set to take a 2 month break!
2014 was the year Grigor Dimitrov burst onto the scene but at the end of last season and so far this season the Bulgarian is looking strong and determined with his tennis doing the talking and some noticeable changes to his game have helped, but what are these changes? Inside out forehand This has become one of the most used shots in tennis by a lot of younger players on the tour. I think some over rely on it but let’s look at Dimitrov I think he has the balance right. This is Dimitrov just after hitting this inside out … Continue reading Winner in Brisbane & semi-finals in Melbourne, I take a look at the changes to Dimitrov’s game as he aims for the top!
The Australian Open is called the Happy Slam and this year it kept up with that tradition pulling at the heart strings of fans across the world with some incredible stories. Venus The achievements of Venus Williams in Melbourne was spectacular. To make a major final once again for the first time in 7 years at the age of 36 was an incredible achievement. She’s fought a lot during her career and no matter what happens the rest of the year this is the story of the year, her celebration after reaching the final and her runner up speech will … Continue reading Melbourne delivered but importantly it taught us all a big lesson!
Roger Federer went 1667 days without winning a major. Many including myself didn’t think we’d see the day again and how wrong we were. This years Australian Open has defied the odds, it was an emotional rollercoaster like no other and who knows what will happen over the next 10 months as the season has only just begun! Roger Federer had a year interrupted by injury, misses about 7 months of tennis, goes into the Australian Open seeded 17th, defeats Nishikori, Wawrinka and Nadal over five sets in his first competitive tournament since Wimbledon of last year and wins his … Continue reading A long wait but worth the wait!
You won’t find a better sibling duo in world sport than Serena Williams and Venus Williams. These two are the gift that keep on giving and at the respective ages of 35 and 36 they don’t look like slowing down anytime soon. Last year there were times especially for Serena when you questioned whether she would reach those great heights again and well she has come up with the answer. On a whole it was such an incredible and emotional match to watch yesterday. There are matches that hit you in the heart and this is up there for me … Continue reading Serena triumphs for a seventh time in Melbourne!
Fasten your seatbelts, this will be spectacular! They hadn’t met in a Grand Slam final since 2009 and we didn’t think it would ever happen again but I have never been happier to be more wrong as Venus Williams and Serena Williams go head to head once again on one of the biggest stages in world tennis. What they said: After winning their respective semi-finals but ladies gave outstanding interviews showing their class once again Venus – “Everyone has their moment in the sun, but I’d like to keep mine going. I have nothing else to do.” Serena – “She’s … Continue reading Australian Open Final Preview – Serena Williams v Venus Williams
Well, it has been a bit of a throwback in Melbourne these last 12 days and once again the very best in the sport have produced. Roger Federer seeded at 17 for the tournament after 6 months out injured last year has made it to the final of his first competitive tournament since June with the former world number one seeing of Stan Wawrinka in a five set thriller which Roger did lead by two sets to love but had to go the long way to secure the win. This will be the 28th Grand Slam final Roger has played … Continue reading Roger, Venus & Serena what do they all have in common with the number 28?