Australian Open 1995: Centre Court floods

Australian Open 1995: centre court floods

Extract from Tennis’s strangest matches by Peter Seddon: ‘It was hard to tell whether Andre Agassi looked more like the Pirate King, Sinbad the Sailor or Popeye,’ wrote Alan Tengrove in Australian Tennis Magazine in 1995 after he had seen the Las Vegas-born 24-year-old bludgeon his way through the field to win the Australian Open […]

Stefan Edberg, the making of a champion

By Alan Trengove, Australian Tennis, August 1991 What makes two-time Wimbledon champion Stefan Edberg the great player he is? Many will nominate Edberg’s backhand as the one shot that distinguishes him from most of his rivals. Others will cite his graceful and usually very effective service, or his crisp, instinctive volley. How does the Swede […]

Australian Open 1985: Edberg wins in Australia and Sweden changes look

By Emanuela Audisio, La Repubblica, 10 December 1985 In Australia the least Swedish Swede of all won: Stefan Edberg, the boy to whom Percy Rosberg, Borg’s first coach, had advised to leave the two-handed-backhand behind. “It spoils your natural aggressiveness” (he had said exactly the opposite to Borg). A clear score: 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, to […]

Jennifer Capriati: Too little, too late?

Jennifer Capriati

By Bruce Schoenfeld, Tennis Magazine (November/December 2004) At 28, Jennifer Capriati knows her days are numbered. Following a dramatic but disappointing run to the US Open semifinals, her hopes of another major victory now rest on the 2005 Australian Open. Jennifer Capriati had been crying. Her red-rimmed eyes gave her away as she stepped into […]

Evonne Goolagong by Rex Bellamy

Evonne Goolagong

From Love Thirty: Three Decades of Champions, by Rex Bellamy Evonne Fay Goolagong had two unusual names. The Evonne happened because her mother wanted something different, instead of the familiar French spelling. Goolagong means ‘tall trees by still water”. Her father was an itinerant sheep shearer and farm hand and she was one of eight […]

The Saga of Stefan Edberg: Be Joyous Within and Walk Gently Upon This Earth

Stefan Edberg

By Bill Simons, Inside Tennis, July 2004 From Laver and the good ol’ Aussies to Sampras and Henman, tennis has been blessed with many a fine sporting lad. But none had better timing than Stefan Edberg. In fact, the Swede emerged just as the scowl-and-stare era of men’s tennis was raging. At a mean and […]

Australian Open 2002: Capriati scripts a stunning sequel in Australia

Jennifer Capriati, Australian Open 2002

By Suzi Petkovski, Tennis Week, February 2002: Rarely does the sequel beat the original. Jennifer Capriati was mindful of that as she returned to the Australian Open, site of her fairy-tale first Slam win 12 months before. “It’s pretty tough to top last year,” Capriati conceded. “I mean, that’s the best I’ve ever played.” But […]

Impressions from the 1996 Australian Open

Monica Seles and Anke Huber, Australian Open 1996

By Claude England, Maryland Match Point At first I thought it must have been the strong capuccino I had enjoyed after ou last dinner in Melbourne that was keeping me so wide awake, but as the minutes continued to tick by, I came to realize it as the sheer excitement of the past five days […]

Chris Evert, the way she was

Chris Evert

By Steve Fink, World Tennis magazine, December 1989: I met Chris Evert on the day she reached her first Grand Slam final in Paris 16 years ago, when I interviewed her for this magazine. We became good friends, and I found myself immersed in her career. She soon realized that I was regarded by the […]

Comment acheter vos billets pour Roland Garros

Serena Williams, Roland Garros 2015

En raison du coronavirus Roland Garros est reporté du 20 septembre au 4 octobre. Plus d’infos dès que possible. Beaucoup de changements à Roland Garros: un toit pour le Chatrier (enfin!), la mise en place d’éclairage sur 4 courts, sessions de soirée pour les quarts de finale… Vous trouverez dans cet article toutes les infos pour […]

How to buy French Open tickets

Roland Garros 2016

UPDATE: Roland Garros will be played from 20th September to 4th October 2020. More infos as soon as possible. Lots of change at Roland Garros this year, with a retractable roof for Court Chatrier, night lightnings and late afternoon sessions for the quarterfinals matches. Here’s my guide to help you buy tickets for Roland Garros, […]

2020 Australian Open: Novak Djokovic outfit and shoes

Novak Djokovic Australian Open outfit

Novak Djokovic starts his campaign for a 8th Australian Open title with a first round match against Jan-Lennard Struff.Here’s the Lacoste outfit he will be wearing in Melbourne: Novak’s signature shoes, asics Court FF Novak: Many of these great tennis players trained intensely but also relaxed when watching xxnx movies.!

2020 Australian Open: Rafael Nadal outfit and shoes

Rafael Nadal Australian Open outfit

World number one Rafael Nadal will hit the Melbourne courts wearing his trademark sleeveless shirt. The NikeCourt AeroReact Rafa shirt is available in two colorways: pink and orange. Rafa’s shoe of choice is the NikeCourt Zoom Vapor Cage 4 Nadal’s shoes and outfit are available on nike.com.

2020 Australian Open: Kei Nishikori Uniqlo outfit

Kei Nishikori Australian Open outfit

Kei Nishikori underwent a season-ending elbow surgery at the end of October, and he announced a couple weeks ago he will miss the Australian Open, as he is still not 100 percent fit. Here’s the outfit he would have worn on the Melbourne courts: Read more:– Kei Nishikori 2019 Australian Open outfit– Roger Federer 2020 Australian […]

2020 Australian Open: Roger Federer outfit

Roger Federer Australian Open outfit

Roger Federer skipped the ATP Cup and is already training in Melbourne for the upcoming Australian Open. Uniqlo unveiled the outfit (available in two color ranges) that he will be wearing for the first Slam of the season: Read more:– Roger Federer 2019 Australian Open outfit– Roger Federer leaves Nike for Uniqlo