Category Archives: Tennis

When fans of players are fans of journalists and fans of journalists are fans of television hosts

Nick Kyrgios shook his head virtually this past weekend, in reference to New York Times tennis writer Ben Rothenberg: Ben Rothenberg could be the worst writer to exist. Sit the fk down mate. Smh — Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) March 5, … 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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Au Revoir, Arnaud

One of the great things about visiting the Australian Open, as I’m sure it would be at the other Grand Slams, is realising that every player in the draw is someone’s favourite. For the last 12 years, the man who … Continue reading

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