After Nadal’s French Open win, Matthew Bowden evaluates whether he really is the Greatest of All Time, and whether can challenge for the Wimbledon title this summer.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s July 2016. Andy Murray has just won Wimbledon – he goes onto finish the year at the top of the rankings. Novak Djokovic has just completed the career Grand Slam at the French Open, and the once-gladiatorial Federer-Nadal rivalry that, in many ways, represented what men’s tennis was for the past 10 years, was […]
1. Can the GOAT really win the French Open having not played a tournament on clay beforehand? Roger Federer is certainly the man in form right now. And no, you aren’t reading a piece from 2007. The Swiss’ miraculous turnaround following injury which halted his campaign after Wimbledon last season, has included victories at the […]