• Nick Kyrgios, Australian Open 2015

    Australian Open 2015: Nick Kyrgios reaches the quarterfinals

    Local hero Nick Kyrgios rallied from two sets down, saved a match point at 5-6 in the fourth to beat Federer’s conqueror, Andreas Seppi, 5-7 4-6 6-3 7-6 8-6 in a crazy atmosphere. Relive the match through Brian’s tweets: This is how much Australia loves @NickKyrgios!!! Moments away from the start of the match! I'm […]

  • Rod Laver

    Rod Laver by Rex Bellamy

    From Love Thirty: Three Decades of Champions, by Rex Bellamy, published in 1990: Rodney George Laver was the most astounding player I ever saw, and may have been the greatest ever. His record is without parallel. Consider what that record might have been but for his exclusion from 21 Grand Slam tournaments when he was, […]

  • Gustavo Kuerten

    Introducing Lacoste LT12 racquet

    French tennis great RenĂ© Lacoste invented the polo shirt and the tennis-ball machine but also the metal racquet. In 2015, animated by the same quest for innovation, Lacoste launches the LT12, a hybrid racket born from the combination of wood (70%) and graphite (30%). Entirely made by a French craftsman based in Albertville, each racquet […]

  • Serena Williams, Australian Open 2015

    Australian Open 2015: Safarova, Radwanska and Serena at practice

    Lucie Safarova Early exit for the 2014 Wimbledon semifinalist, beaten by Shvedova in the first round.

  • Australian Open 2015

    Australian Open 2015: around the grounds at Melbourne Park

    Thanks to Brian, enjoy some pictures of Djokovic, Kyrgios, Federer and more at the Australian Open: Andreas Seppi:

  • Evonne Goolagong

    Evonne Goolagong by Rex Bellamy

    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 […]

  • Jennifer Capriati, Australian Open 2002

    Aus Open 2002: Capriati scripts a stunning sequel in Australia

    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 […]

  • Monica Seles and Anke Huber, Australian Open 1996

    Impressions from the 1996 Australian Open

    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 […]

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Wimbledon 1969: Laver’s getting beat by an Indian

From Rod Laver‘s book The education of a tennis player: It didn’t seem to matter whether I knew much of the Centre Court or not when I played Premjit Lall in the second round. We were out on Court 4, which was right across from Centre Court. No grandstand. Spectators stood in the aisles between […]

Wimbledon 2010: Rafael Nadal defeats Tomas Berdych

From Rafael Nadal autobiography Rafa: That diesel engine image Carlo Costa uses to describe me was especially appropriate in this tournament. I started sluggishly, but once I got going, there was no stopping me. I nearly went out in the second round, squeaking through in five sets, but the further I advanced and the tougher […]