Doubles tennis showcases plenty of astonishing skills. Why doesn’t the format resonate with a huge audience?
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Tennis Origin Story #16: Scott Barclay
By Scott Barclay Crumbs had fallen, patterning down my chest, a peppery twist of biscuity brown popping against the navy blue dark of my school uniform jumper as they raced each other down folds and creases that were crying out to be ironed flat. There I was sprawled, a young boy returned from battle havingContinue reading “Tennis Origin Story #16: Scott Barclay”
Trying to Explain Tennis
Small margins, impossible outcomes, and “it” — tennis is a weird game.
Losing to a Tournament’s Eventual Champion: Part Two (WTA)
Part Two of Jack Edward’s statistical dive into which WTA players lost to eventual tournament champions the most in 2021.
Tennis Origin Story #15: Vansh Vermani
Vansh Vermani’s first run-in with tennis was accidental, but his journey into fandom was anything but.
Tennis Origin Story #14: Owen Lewis
Tennis: there and back again.
Losing to a Tournament’s Eventual Champion: Part One (WTA)
Jack Edward examines the WTA players who lost most frequently to the eventual champion of a tournament in 2021. Part one of a two-part series.
Saša Ozmo on Novak Djokovic: “I know how Novak behaves when the camera is turned off.”
Sportklub’s Saša Ozmo on tennis journalism, Novak Djokovic, and bias in the media.
Why the GOAT Debate is Not About the Stats
Nick Carter on why the GOAT debate extends beyond stats, and why the WTA legends are more influential than those on the ATP.
The Issue With Diplomacy and COVID-19
Olivia Gadecki is ranked 181st in the world. Like world #1 Ash Barty, she is Australian. In fact, Barty has been supporting the 19-year-old Gadecki for some time. The teenager’s ranking isn’t sufficiently high to qualify for the Australian Open next month, but she was primed to receive a wild card into the main draw.Continue reading “The Issue With Diplomacy and COVID-19”