“When I was a kid I was always dreaming to one day be the No. 1 player in the world, to win Grand Slams. And today is the day. All the dreams came true this year.” — Angelique Kerber What a year indeed for Angie Kerber: 3 Grand Slam finals, silver at the Olympics and […]
Tennis is not only about big names and big tournaments, but also about coaches and educators who work in the shadows. Martin is one of them; together with his friend Abel, he founded TennisAid, a charity whose purpose is to provide sports equipment and technical assistance to kids living in poor countries. You can find […]
The good Stan Wawrinka: there’s a new champ in New York. The Swiss struggled to get past the first rounds, losing a few sets here and there and saving a match point in the third round. But he stepped up in the semifinals against Nishikori and outplayed Djokovic in the final. 3 Grand Slam finals, […]
Novak Djokovic switched from adidas to Sergio Tacchini in 2009 (and then signed with Uniqlo in 2012), but he still has a shoe contract with the German brand. adidas has even created a special edition of the adidas Barricade 7, the adidas Novak pro. Novak’s face on the tongue reminds of the classic Stan Smith […]
Already 10 years since my trip to the US Open. Time flies… Back in 2006 I spent a week in New York with a bunch of Agassi fans, for some sightseeing and a bit of tennis too. Une photo publiée par @tennisbuzzlive le 11 Sept. 2016 à 8h57 PDT It was my first time ever […]
One walkover, two retirements and Gael Monfils that’s how we could sum Novak Djokovic‘s US Open campaign so far. Novak Djokovic’s road to the final Round Opponent Score R1 Jerzy Janowicz 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1 R2 Jiri Vesely wo R3 Mikhail Youzhny 4-2 ret. R4 Kyle Edmund 6-2 6-1 6-4 QF Jo-Wilfried Tsonga  6-3 […]
Thanks to his win over 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, Stan Wawrinka reaches the US Open semifinals for the third time in four years. He will face Kei Nishikori who upset world number two Andy Murray.
Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber is in the semifinals of the US Open for the first time since 2011 (she lost to eventual winner Sam Stosur). Kerber dispatched last year’s finalist Roberta Vinci 7-5 6-0. She will next face Caroline Wozniacki who defeated the surprising Anastasija Sevatsova 6-0 6-2.
Thanks to Brian, enjoy some pictures of Djokovic, Kyrgios, Federer and more at the Australian Open: Andreas Seppi:
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 […]
Federer defeats Lu Routine victory for Federer who beats world number 47 Yen-Hsun Lu 6-4 6-2 7-5. Nadal defeats Youzhny Easier match than expected for Rafa who was playing his first Grand Slam match since his loss to Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon last year. 6-3 6-2 6-2 for Nadal. Do you think he will win […]
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 […]
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 […]
The 7-time Grand Slam champion, will hit the courts in Melbourne wearing the Ola dress. This dress is part of her new EleVen by Venus Williams collection. Follow our Australian Open coverage.