• Rafael Nadal Roland Garros shoes

    Roland Garros 2017: Rafael Nadal Nike shoes

    Dominant on clay, Rafa won a 10th Monte Carlo title, a 10th Barcelona title and will chase a 10th Roland Garros crown. He will hit the courts wearing his signature shoe, the NikeCourt Lunar Ballistec 1.5 Legend. Follow our Roland Garros 2017 coverage.

  • Novak Djokovic signs with Lacoste

    Novak Djokovic signs with Lacoste

    There were rumours since January that Novak Djokovic would sign with French brand Lacoste once his contract with Uniqlo over, it is now official: Djokovic is the newest member of the Croc family. Lacoste has developed for Novak Djokovic an eponymous clothing line to be worn on the court. These outfits have been specially designed […]

  • How to buy last minute Roland Garros tickets

    How to get last minute Roland Garros tickets

    Roland Garros 2017 starts in a little over two weeks time; you planned a Paris trip but still not have your Roland Garros tickets? Don’t worry, it’s not too late, you have 3 ways to buy tickets: On site Tickets for qualifiers (from May 22 to 26) are on sale on site. Tickets give access […]

  • How to buy US Open tickets

    How to buy US Open tickets

    Roland Garros is just around the corner, but it’s already time your tickets for the US Open! Here’s my guide to help you buy tickets. If you have any question, feel free to leave a comment below, I’ll do my best to answer. The events Qualifyings – 22 to 25 August 2017 Access to the […]

  • Rafael Nadal wins 1Oth Barcelona title

    10th Barcelona title for Rafa

    One week after his 10th Monte Carlo title, Rafael Nadal captured a 10th Barcelona title by beating Dominic Thiem in straight sets 6-4 6-1. Next tournament for Rafa: Madrid. Enjoy a few pictures from the Barcelona final, credit: Banco Sabadell.

  • How to buy French Open resale tickets

    How to buy Roland Garros resale tickets

    You didn’t manage to get the tickets you wanted for the upcoming French Open? You’ve got a second chance: the resale tickets. 1. Connect to your Roland Garros account .. or set one up if needed 2. Click on Order, select a day and court 3. Select an offer 4. Validate your order … or […]

  • TennisAid crowdfunding campaign

    TennisAid needs your help

    We already told you about #TennisAid, founded by Martin Rocca and Abel Rincon, that collect sports equipments and offer them to kids living in poor countries. You can read more about TennisAid’s first trip in Uganda here, also check out Martin’s interview here. You can now help them fund their new charity projects, all you […]

  • Roger Federer, Indian Wells 2017

    Indian Wells 2017: Roger Federer at practice

    Thanks a lot to Tony for sharing his story and pictures! It was another memorable evening for me at the BNP Paribas Open. Last night’s Roger Federer practice is probably my second favorite encounter with him since I started attending the tournament in 2008 — my favorite being the time in 2014 when he walked […]

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Australian Open 2015

Australian Open 2015 coverage

Preview, recap and analysis: A trip down memory lane: Australian Open trivia The tragedy of Daphne Akhurst The Norman Brookes Challenge Cup 1960 Australian Open: Neale Feaser, a costly volley 1960: first Grand Slam title for Rod Laver 1960-63 Australian Open: Jan Lehane four time runner-up 1974 Australian Open: Jimmy Connors first Grand Slam title […]

Australian Open 1983: Mats Wilander defeats Ivan Lendl

By Alan Trengove, World of Tennis, 1984 The evolution of Mats Wilander as a formidable grass-court player was undoubtedly the most significant feature of the tournament. After an unimpressive opening match, in which he was taken to five sets by Ben Testerman, the Swede beat Roscoe Tanner, Paul McNamee, defending champion Johan Kriek, John McEnroe, […]

Australian Open 1984: Mats Wilander defeats Kevin Curren

By Alan Trengove, World of Tennis, 1985 Wilander is a much underestimated grass court player. When he won his first Australian crown in 1983 it was only incidental to his major objective – preparing on grass for the Davis Cup final a few weeks later – and right up to the time he beat first […]

Stefan Edberg, Australian Open 1987

Australian Open 1987: Stefan Edberg defeats Pat Cash

From Pat Cash’s autobiography Uncovered Losing the final of a Grand Slam tournament is hard enough; doing it in your home city is even worse. And the sensation that your shoulder is just about to drop off hardly adds to the feeling of well-being. But walking back into the locker room at Kooyong after being […]

Mats Wilander, Australian Open 1988

Australian Open 1988: Mats Wilander defeats Pat Cash

By Rex Bellamy, The Times, January 25, 1988 Mats Wilander took four hours and 28 minutes to beat Pat Cash 6-3, 6-7, 3-6, 6-1, 8-6 yesterday in an exhilarating climax to the first Australian championships played in the new National Tennis Centre at Flinders Park. Wilander became the first player since Ken Rosewall to win […]

Mary Pierce and Nick Bollettieri

Australian Open 1995: Mary Pierce defeats Arantxa Sanchez

From Nick Bollettieri‘s book, Changing the game: When Mary Pierce first came to the academy in 1988, she was 13 years old and already had a blistering forehand. Her father, Jim Pierce, a belligerent man obsessed with getting his daughter to succeed, felt that the competitive envionment would help her improve more quickly. Although Mary […]