Jan/20

19

AO Opening Day Intrigue Matches

Venus Williams vs Coco Gauff in a first round rematch at Wimbledon. Young vs old, can the kid school the vet again? Monfils vs Lu. Lu is 36 now and he got in on a PR, though he has not played a match since mid 2018. He’s 0-3 career vs Monfils including a five setter […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

17

Biofile: Lloyd Harris Interview

Status: ATP no. 94. Ht: 6-4 Wt: 176 DOB: February 24, 1997 In: Cape Town, South Africa First Tennis Memory: Sitting next to the court and watching my parents play and getting a chopped up racquet that was sawed in half because I was about two and a half years old. And just trying to […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

16

Serena Will Win AO

Serena Williams has never wanted to win a major as much as this Australian Open. She has been thwarted four times in a row in major finals, torturously denied of breaking the all time major title record she currently shares with Margaret Court (23). Serena is showing her most intense beast mode already in January, […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

13

Serbia Conquers Spain For ATP Cup

By Jayita A Belcourt            This year’s showdown at the inaugural ATP Cup Finals in Sydney between team Serbia and team Spain, was nothing short of epic. In what could only be described as an awe-inspiring performance, Novak Djokovic lead his country to a jubilant triumph amidst a packed Ken Rosewall Arena chanting “Novak, Novak, Novak” […] Continue to read full article...

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It’s not only Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Jo-Willy Tsonga, Feliciano Lopez and John Isner playing many years into their 30’s at this year’s Aussie O. Even the Men’s Qualifying Tournament which starts tomorrow features many veteran male players. There’s Nicolas Mahut of France, a grizzled 37, Dudi Sela at 34, Dustin Brown, the Jamaican-German is […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

12

Pliskova Perfect In Brisbane

Pliskova’s perfect start to the year By Louise Belcourt World number 2 Karolina Pliskova has just won her third Brisbane International title defeating world number 13 Madison Keys 6-4 4-6 7-5. The impressive win demonstrates she is a force to be reckoned with at the Australian Open in 2020. Both players won through to the […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

7

ATP Cup: Passion Ignites As Serbia Stuns France

Serbia downs France to reach the ATP Cup quarterfinals by Louise Belcourt There were various players, commentators and voices out there that were sceptical of the ATP Cup and believed it was just another team event the already full men’s tennis calendar didn’t need. But on Monday night in Brisbane, team Serbia and team France […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

6

Biofile: Viktor Troicki

Status: Member of Serbia’s ATP Cup team. Winner of three ATP singles title. Member of Serbia’s Davis Cup-winning team, he won the deciding fifth match vs. France’s Llodra in straight sets (2010). Highest ranking was 12 (in 2011). Ht: 6-4 Wt: 189 DOB: February 10, 1986 In: Belgrade, Serbia Tennis Inspirations: “My idol was Andre […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

5

ATP Cup: The Lleyton Factor

By Jayita A Belcourt Lleyton Hewitt is undoubtedly one of Australia’s greatest tennis players of the modern era. As a former world number 1 and with 2 grand slam titles under his belt, Hewitt’s talent and experience is vast. Unsurprisingly, following his retirement in 2016, he was quickly snapped up as an asset for Tennis […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

4

De Minaur Fires Up In Brisbane ATP Cup

By Louise Belcourt As Australia battles the worst fires in recent history, the diminutive Aussie has lifted the Aussie spirit by capturing a hard fought, come from behind 4-6 7-6(3) 6-2 win over Alexander Zverev. In the inaugural ATP Cup event in Brisbane, the 20-year old had a sluggish start admitting he struggled with nerves […] Continue to read full article...

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