Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Ben Stevens

Australian Open 2019 Men’s Singles Final Preview: Djokovic vs. Nadal

A week before the Patriots and Rams face off, the real "big game" is set to take place at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic LIII is upon us. Officially bringing them even with the number of American...

2019 Australian Open Women’s Final Preview: Osaka vs. Kvitova

One hundred and twenty-eight women have tried, one hundred and twenty-six have failed. The title of 2019 Australian Open Champion, will go to either Petra Kvitova or Naomi Osaka – and with it, the distinction of being the number...

Australian Open 2019: Men’s and Women’s Semifinals Preview

Close enough to the ultimate prize you can dare to dream. Far enough away that it's dangerous to do so. Welcome to the AO 2019 semifinals. Two final fours befitting a tournament that can best be described as "going largely...

Australian Open 2019 Day 10 Quarterfinals Preview: Serena, Djokovic, Osaka and Svitolina

Between Stefanos Tsitsipas, Danielle Collins and Petra Kvitova, quarterfinal Tuesday at the Aussie Open was nothing if not a day for fairy tales. In contrast, Wednesday is set to provide us with less of the unknown, and much more...

Australian Open 2019 Day 9 Quarterfinals Preview: Nadal, Tsitsipas, Kvitova and Collins

After eight days and 240 matches, we've finally reached the money rounds of AO 2019: the quarterfinals are upon us. The stage at which the stakes become readily apparent for all involved, the eight players left in each draw are...

2019 Australian Open Day 8 Preview: Serena vs. Simona Takes Center Stage

To quote legendary philosopher Keanu Reeves, "woah". Roger Federer, two time defending champion, is out of the 2019 Australian Open. Sent on his way by 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6. A match that through two sets looked Federer's lose,...

2019 Australian Open Day 7 Preview: Federer vs. Tsitsipas

In professional sports, "sportsmanship" can be a hard thing to come by. The stakes are high, and that often means emotions are too. Certainly this year's Aussie Open hasn't been immune to bad sportsmanship either, what with Stefanos Tsitsipas'...

2019 Australian Open Day 6 Preview: Can Shapovalov Test Djokovic?

Having seen a relatively straightforward start to this year's Australian Open, it's safe to say the women's draw exploded into life on Friday. Seeing both current 17-year-old phenom Amanda Anisimova and former 17-year-old phenom Maria Sharapova make waves with wins...

Australian Open Day 5 Preview: Sharapova vs. Wozniacki on Deck

Oh boy. A day that saw Dominic Thiem sent packing, tough tests for Simona Halep and Sascha Zverev, epics for Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori, another exceptionally late finish... and yet the biggest story of day 4 by far had...

Australian Open 2019 Day 4 Preview: Tsonga looks for Upset over Djokovic

So long, Kevin Anderson. The first truly big name (no pun intended) to fall at this year's Aussie Open, the 2018 Wimbledon finalist fell to Frances Tiafoe 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 in a result that has completely opened up his...

Contact Point

Monfils Wins Rotterdam Title; Opelka Captures New York Crown; Cecchinato Victorious...

ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament—Rotterdam, Netherlands Frenchman Gael Monfils notched his eighth ATP Tour title on Sunday in Rotterdam, Netherlands, defeating three-time Major winner Stan...