The weekend of the Davis Cup World Group Semi finals has brought us passionate players, captains and spectators, tight, tense singles matches, dominant doubles wins and a lot of emotions. France and Belgium conquered, leaving plenty of amazing tennis from all teams to look back on. All four countries played with determination and focus and…… Continue reading Determination, Drive and David Goffin; the drama of the Davis Cup
As the final Grand Slam of the year approaches the world of tennis is faced with the possibility of a new player emerging from the rankings to take the trophy. In a wave of injuries and disappointments the US open has lost five of the top eight players in the men’s draw, the final of…… Continue reading Flushing meadows: a forecast
As the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal still seem to dominate a new wave of players are emerging. Now known as the ‘next gen’, players such as Alexander Zverev (20), Denis Shapovalov (18) and Daniil Medvedev (21), alongside many others, are seeming to challenge these established legends and are bringing an impressive new depth to…… Continue reading The potential of the next generation
The final of Wimbledon and Federer’s historic eighth Wimbledon win. But somehow this was overshadowed by Cilic being ‘weak’ and ‘pathetic’. People tore Cilic apart for crying on court, as devastation hit him because he couldn’t play to his very best. And then came ‘Man up’. People calling for him to show his masculinity, all…… Continue reading ‘Man up’ and the fine lines of masculinity and commitment
Reminiscing a week on. Wimbledon’s best five moments. 1.Muller defeats Nadal in a gripping five sets After winning the French Open without dropping a set, and sweeping through his first three rounds, Nadal was set as a firm favourite, at least in my eyes. Even down two sets it was hard to see him not…… Continue reading 5 Wimbledon highlights
1973, the year Billie Jean King was challenged to a ‘battle of the sexes’, fought for equality on the tennis court and triumphed. And yet, 34 years later and the strength of the women’s game is still being questioned, seemingly to assert male dominance within sport. John McEnroe, making an argument with little meaning, stated…… Continue reading Battle of the sexes, a never ending cycle?