Week one of the Australian Open is over and done with: seven days of play down, seven to go. But there were seven instances out of the tennis norm that caught our eye, and we’re wondering for today’s Sunday Survey: which moment was the wackiest? Choose in the survey below. And if you’re not sure […]
asian tennis: nino gets hometown love, indians in australia, and noppawan the number one.
We do want to send some love to Filipino Francis Casey “Nino” Alcantara for winning the Australian Open junior doubles title with Taiwanese partner Cheng-Peng Hsieh. This is the first time in a very long while that the Philippines has actively participated in tennis not as fans (anyone else aside from Maricris Fernandez)? The Philippine […]
eight men, five rubbers, one weekend…
Bulging biceps, tag teams, marathon sessions, tattoos, bears, Eastern Europeans, Brazilians… Yes, my friends, it must be Davis Cup! World Group 2008 – Semifinal Argentina v Russia, 3 – 2 Tarpischev’s doubles trick couldn’t shake off del Potro. Spain v USA, 4 – 1 America’s rich Davis Cup history gets blown to bits when a […]
trophy watch: doubles and wheelchair action at the australian open
As with any Grand Slam, plenty of silver (both as cups and platters) were doled out to runner-ups and winners of the various events at the Australian Open. The team of Jonathan Ehrlich and Andy Ram capped a historic weekend for Israeli sports by becoming the first Israeli team to win a Grand Slam title. […]
short balls: reality bites sania, rafa swallows bitter pill, vaidisova returns, etc.
Reality bites: In response to Mahesh Bhupathi advising Sania Mirza to “concentrate on her physical abilities and training methods to prevent injury rather than to cure them,” she says: Injuries happen to everyone. I mean Sharapova has struggled with so many injuries this year. Also Indians are not genetically as tough as the Europeans are. […]