Australian Open 2019 Finals review: Naomi wins a spectacle and Novak serves up a slaughter

Naomi Osaka def Petra Kvitova 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 What a match this was, two likeable players faced each other for the first time for a maiden Australian title and the world number one spot. Not that it needed it, but this was another great advert for the women’s game. Both players are strong servers and […]

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Australian Open 2019: Quarter Finals thoughts and Semi Finals predictions

Usually my predictions are poor (certainly my SkyBet form has deserted me) but my QF winner picks were on the whole pretty much on the money. Nadal, Djokovic and Tsitsipas are all safely through against their tired and/or inexperienced opponents. The Serb having things easiest with Nishikori lasting only a couple of one-sided sets before […]

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Australian Open 2018: Federer benefits from poor Chung’s blistering form on Day 12. Plus Finals predictions.

As we near what promises to be two showcase finals this weekend, it was unfortunately via an anticlimactic semi final today. Arguably the star of the tournament (sorry Kyle) Hyeon Chung has already barged his way to the top of everyone’s ‘next big thing’ lists. His elasticity, all-court game and roster of victims here is […]

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Australian Open 2018: Halep and Kerber star in showstopper, but it’s the end of the road for Edmund on Day 11.

I’m always amazed by the ignorance shown towards women’s tennis, so many otherwise knowledgeable people dismiss it as inferior to the men’s side. Granted some matches are over before you know it and can be very one sided, but this is true of the men too – you just might not notice it so much […]

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