Category Archives: Tennis

10 Things I Don’t Understand About Tennis

As yet another Australian summer of tennis comes to an end, I find myself utterly bemused with regards to 10 things I still don’t understand about the sport. 1) How do Australian television hosts and commentators not know how to … Continue reading

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Voting for the International Tennis Hall of Fame, 2018

I texted some mates last month: “Fans get to vote for the Tennis Hall of Fame this year. How many of them will take this role as seriously as we all know I will???” Laughter ensued. And so did my endless … Continue reading

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A Kyrgios is a Kyrgios

Australian tennis’ newest star Nick Kyrgios finds himself as modern tennis’ referendum on the note that Birdman’s protagonist Riggan has on his dressing room mirror: “A thing is a thing, not what is said of that thing.” Those who are fond … Continue reading

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Watching the Australian Open in a Heatwave

Even though I’ve been going to the Australian Open for years, my first day at Melbourne Park in the 2014 heatwave was quite the learning experience. By the next day, I had sorted out how to best cope with 40+ heat at the … Continue reading

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Wistful for the Glory Days

Watching Lleyton Hewitt defeat Feliciano Lopez in Brisbane on Thursday, one could be forgiven for becoming wistful. It’s not a phrase often associated with Hewitt, a man who for much of his career “was prone to tantrums, disrespect and a … Continue reading

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A Different Theory on Tennis Injuries

Allow me to present a completely unresearched theory. One that stems from nothing other than this tennis fan sitting on his couch or in the stands of Melbourne Park enjoying the sport for the past 20-or-so years. In recent times, … Continue reading

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Manic Pixie Tennis Players

In the film Ruby Sparks, award-winning novelist Calvin dreams of a girl called Ruby and begins to write his new book with her as the protagonist. Magically, Ruby comes to life and Calvin proceeds to fall for her. Upon meeting … Continue reading

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