tennis   April 22, 2023

A lens on the rise and fall of Boris Becker

A new documentary on German tennis great Boris Becker reveals how his prodigious self-belief became the catalyst for both his success and his spectacular unravelling.

tennis   February 4, 2023

Novak Djokovic, Bridget McKenzie and hypocrisy

As debate rages over Novak Djokovic’s tennis supremacy – surely beyond question now – the hypocrisy of a certain former minister for Sport should also be garnering attention.

tennis   January 21, 2023

Sam Stosur’s legacy of grace

There were no tantrums or histrionics, no blame games or brattishness in Sam Stosur’s tennis career. Nor was enough credit given to a genuine champion, both on and off the court.

tennis   August 20, 2022

The evolution of brand Serena

Serena Williams has never hidden her light under a bushel, but the lavish corporate spin on her career as she prepares to walk away from tennis cheapens her achievements.

tennis   July 16, 2022

Nick Kyrgios and a lesson in public outrage

When it comes to dividing the public, Nick Kyrgios is second to none among sports stars. But while he happily trades on his renowned recalcitrance, it is both his friend and his enemy in equal measure.

tennis   February 5, 2022

A fairytale finish for the Australian Open

This year’s Australian Open got off to a shaky start amid controversy and accusations. By day 14 it was a tournament for the ages.

tennis   January 22, 2022

Novak Djokovic and government double standards

The deportation of tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the triumph of a terrible system over a terrible person.

tennis   January 15, 2022

Dylan Alcott on changing the narrative and his next move

After securing a golden slam at Flushing Meadows last year, Dylan Alcott plans to hang up his tennis racquet at the Australian Open. That doesn’t mean he’ll be stepping out of the spotlight.

tennis   July 17, 2021

Ash Barty’s Wimbledon victory

Ash Barty’s win at Wimbledon last weekend was a childhood dream, fulfilled with grace and humility.

tennis   May 29, 2021

Rising tennis star Alexei Popyrin

With Alexei Popyrin steaming towards a top-50 world ranking, all eyes are on the winner of the boys’ singles at the 2017 French Open, and his imminent return to Roland Garros.

tennis   February 13, 2021

The real reason Kyrgios cops flak

Nick Kyrgios pushed the world number three to the brink at the Australian Open on Friday night, riding the raucous support of the crowd. But some still don’t like what he brings to tennis.