Nick Powell takes a look at Murray’s recent misfortune on court and his likelihood of success in the twilight years of the Scotsman’s stellar career.
Online Sport Editor Harry Scott-Munro looks back at the iconic moments from the ATP World Tour Finals time in London.
Rose Booth looks at whether an all-time great has reached the end of her time in the game. On 26th September, Serena Williams turned 39. Just fifteen days previously, she was playing for a place in what would have been her 11th US Open final. She is an icon: the definition of the Greatest of […]
James Anderson, grey skies, the new ball. Jonny Wilkinson, the pocket, the drop goal. Usain Bolt, the Olympics, the 100m track. Simone Biles, major competition, the floor. In certain sporting situations, you know the outcome, yet whether it’s Jimmy ripping through a World Class top order, Jonny slotting a beautifully struck three points off his […]
Senthur Shanmugarasa reviews the action from this year’s French Open Championship at Roland Garros. A semblance of tennis normality resumed in Paris last Sunday as Rafael Nadal cemented his position as the greatest clay court player in history, capturing his 13th French Open Title. The Spaniard beat Novak Djokovic over 3 sets, with victory putting […]
Senthur Shanmugarasa previews this year’s French Open , where a small number of fans are set to be allowed to watch matches live. Rafael Nadal makes his return to Grand Slam tennis at his favourite Grand Slam, as the French Open kicks off in Paris on Sunday. Skipping the US Open on health grounds, he’s […]
Online Sport Editor Harry Scott-Munro reviews last week’s Battle of the Brits Tournament, where there were positives for former world number one Andy Murray, even in defeat. Such has been the impact of Covid-19 on global tennis in recent months that the recent Jamie Murray organised Battle of the Brits was one of the first […]
Print Sport Editor Nick Powell takes a look at the growing debate over whether to hold the remaining tennis Grand Slams of 2020 as Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Dan Evans and Judy Murray were among the many top tennis names to give their opinion on the potential return to play. ‘Selfish’, ‘extreme’, ‘doesn’t […]
Ed Alexander casts his eyes over some of the more obscure sporting stories of the last fortnight
When Rafael Nadal overcame Dominic Thiem in straight sets, it saw him clinch an unprecedented 11th French Open title and served to confirm a well-known tennis truth. Rafa is the King of Clay. The French Open is a unique event in that it is the only Grand Slam tournament to use a clay court, and this […]