A mixture of stories to touch on this week as we start with an unsavoury decision. Blatantly racist Herald Sun cartoon deemed okay I recognise the absolute need for freedom of speech and of expression, but all too often it is as a blanket to hide behind for questionable causes. Case in point? The much […]Read More NEWS: Racist cartoons, Roger’s 100 and Incredible Kyrgios
Usually in the week after a major tournament things are quiet. But Novak Djokovic’s dismantling of Rafa Nadal last Sunday has rightfully drummed up debate of the greatest of the men’s tour in history. This article on Eurosport sums things very well, essentially that both the swathes of tribal fans and the general consensus look […]Read More NEWS: Debating the GOATs and disclosing the gonads
Disclaimer: forgive the haphazard nature of this post, tried to to write this with United Spurs in the background. Thrillingly, it is just hours until the first slam of 2019, but all of the talk this week has, understandably been about Andy Murray. Like his fellow players, pundits and fans alike, I sincerely hope Murray […]Read More NEWS: Australian Open preview and Andy’s announcement
How’s that for a signal of intent for the season ahead? Could Sascha Zverev’s brilliant Tour Finals victory yesterday culminate in greater slam success next year? It certainly looks that way. No offence to the Bulgarian, but this feels completely different to Dimitrov’s heroics this time last year, talented though he is, one feels that […]Read More NEWS: ATP Tour Finals 2018 sees arrival of Alexander Zverev proper
On Sunday I reflected on the lack of strength in depth on the men’s tour once the Big Four finally bid farewell. In his Paris Masters victory over the all-conquering Novak on Sunday Karin Khachanov added himself into the fray. The 21 year old Russian was good enough to be mentioned before this milestone, but […]Read More NEWS: Khachanov breathes life into ATP future
Along with Rafa, in Roger Federer we have the elder statesman and role model for the sport. Professional on the court and knowingly vanilla off it, the Swiss knows to be tactile and safe when expressing his views on any given tennis talking point. Now, as his career end nears maybe a little more rapidly […]Read More NEWS: Is this the beginning of an explicit Federer?
Not sure how much this constitutes news now but nevermind. Inevitably I am going to try and draw parallels with Halep’s slipped disc and my own, but of course I have no idea how bad the Romanian’s injury really is. I imagine, as mine was down to a lethal concoction of poor posture, incorrect weightlifting […]Read More NEWS: Take no risks with that disc Simona