Ben Stevens

2020 Australian Open Men’s Final Preview: Djokovic vs. Thiem

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They say defeat is a learning experience. While the ecstasy of success can sometimes mask our shortcomings, failure brings them into the light where they belong. In defeat, we get a chance to better ourselves, and yet paradoxically, it...

2020 Australian Open Women’s Final Preview: Muguruza vs. Kenin

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Is it harder to win your first title, or the next one? One of those questions that is seemingly easy to answer, yet in reality is anything but, tonight we will get a chance to further examine both sides of...

2020 Australian Open Men’s and Women’s Semifinal Preview: Federer, Halep, Djokovic and Muguruza Featured

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Well, well, well… now we’re really getting to the pointy end of AO 2020, aren’t we? Four in each field remain – close enough that you can dare to dream, far enough away that you should probably try not...

2020 Australian Open Day 10 Quarterfinal Preview: Halep, Nadal, Zverev and Muguruza Look to...

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Half the semi-final field is set – and so far, so good for the favourites. Now it’s time to lock-in the other side of the draw, and, well… this one might be a little harder to figure out. At least...

2020 Australian Open Day 9 Quarterfinals Preview: Barty, Djokovic, Federer and Kenin in Action

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After eight days of wall-to-wall tennis, the field has narrowed, and the stakes have risen: eight remain, each getting just a glimpse grand slam glory. Barty. Kvitova. Kenin. Jabeur. Federer. Sandgren. Djokovic. Raonic. It’s a curious mix if there ever...

2020 Australian Open Day 8 Preview: Nadal vs. Kyrgios Plus Kerber and Medvedev in...

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It’s little more than stating the obvious to say that in tennis, it takes something special to kill a giant. And yet, as Coco Gauff and Qiang Wang found out on Sunday, sometimes it takes even more to back...

2020 Australian Open Day 7 Preview: Sakkari, Raonic and Barty Take Court

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And so the Nick Kyrgios experience lives on at Melbourne Park for another day. Putting together one of his trademark performances that bewildered and bemused in equal measure, the Australian gave week one at AO 2020 the perfect sendoff with...

2020 Australian Open Day 6 Preview: Kyrgios, Monfils and Svitolina Highlighted

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The sort of day Rebecca Black must live for, Friday was certainly one to remember at the Australian Open. Serena Williams: out. Naomi Osaka: kaput. Stefanos Tsitsipas: toast. Caroline Wozniacki: signing off. Roger Federer: almost milkman’d. I mean, if just one...

2020 Australian Open Day 5 Preview: Federer, Raonic and Osaka Featured

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Score one for the headcases. The two players with arguably the most to prove of anyone in the tournament, Nick Kyrgios and Sascha Zverev came into the 2020 AO with some particularly notable question marks. Kyrgios, had to prove his...

2020 Australian Open Day 4 Preview: Bencic, Kyrgios and Bellis Take Flight

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She’s not done yet. Caroline Wozniacki, set to retire at the end of this tournament, refused to go quietly into the night (or afternoon, as the case may be) on Wednesday. Up against a quality foe employing some, shall we say…...

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Djokovic Wins Dubai Title; Nadal Captures Acapulco Crown; Ruud Reaches Santigao...

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Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships—Dubai, U.A.E. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic continued his fantastic start to the 2020 season after he dismissed No. 2 seed...