Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Ben Stevens

2020 Australian Open Day 2 Preview: Medvedev, Sabalenka and Zverev Take Court

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It might not have done any favours for the scheduling, but I think I speak for all Aussies when I say I’ve never been happier to see rained-out tennis. Whether here in Sydney where I am, down in Victoria, or...

Borrowed Time: Why the Fed-naissance isn’t All Good for Tennis

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If there’s one takeaway from the first three months of tennis in 2017, it’s that at 35, Roger Federer is again the world’s best player. If there’s a second, it’s that the world’s best player is thirty-freaking-five – as...

2017 US Open Day 5 Preview: Shapovalov Aims for the Sweet 16

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Seedings mean nothing. That, more than anything has been the story of the US Open so far, with Thursday further solidifying that notion. For several of the game’s leading lights, day 4 was in essence a game of “championship chicken”. Far...

Roland Garros 2018: Women’s Final Preview

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Starting with one of the most wide-open fields in recent memory, the women at Roland Garros have been whittled down to just two, which, after all the talk of surprises, has left us with a firm sense of familiarity. In...

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

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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...

Wimbledon 2019 Day 8 Preview: Federer, Gauff and Kvitova Lead Manic Monday

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It may not be the most popular tradition at the championships, but for all the divisiveness around resting on middle Sunday, there's no denying it gives Wimbledon one of its best – welcome to Manic Monday. Rafa Nadal, Serena Williams,...

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...

French Open 2017: Women’s Final Preview: Halep vs. Ostapenko

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It’s taken thirteen days of non-stop, wall-to-wall, predictably unpredictable action, but we’re finally here: the women’s singles final. In one corner, is Simona Halep, the world number four and a finalist here in 2014. At 25, she is being branded...

Paid the Cost to Be the Boss – The Inescapable Reality of the ‘Rafa...

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One of the two great certainties in life, taxes are something no one likes to deal with. Whether it’s having to see a chunk taken out of your bank balance, or your money do backflips through several accounts in...

Wimbledon 2018: Women’s Semifinals Preview

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Serena Williams. Julia Goerges. Angelique Kerber. Jelena Ostapenko. In a women's draw filled with plenty of twists and turns, perhaps its biggest trick is to leave us with a final four that is largely unsurprising. Three major titlists, all with...

Contact Point

Badosa, Norrie Wins BNP Paribas Open Titles

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BNP Paribas Open—Indian Wells, California Paula Badosa won the biggest title of her young career on Sunday in Indian Wells, California, defeating two-time former champion...