Centre Court exclusive

I have been watching a lot of tennis during the last two months. But since I have not been personally present at the tournaments, I haven´t felt the urgent need to write something. Every photo I would had posted had been taken months if not years ago and the press has covered every move that … Continue reading

Rafa has lost a step

I don´t think if I ever had seen so much tennis I wanted to see in a single day that I had yesterday. I started at Margaret Court Arena which I had tickets for watching Madison Keys against Zarina Diyas, then continued with Andy Murray and Alexander Zverev. Because I already saw the latter matchup … Continue reading

Amelie is back!

Entering Perth Arena today I immediately noticed somebody who has not been around for about six months. Amelie Mauresmo was there on court with Andy Murray for the warm-up. Andy certainly doesn´t belong to the chauvinist “women players are fat lazy pigs” men. She has often talked publicly very admiringly about various female players. And … Continue reading

Hobbling Hopman Cup

Sometimes it takes just a little bit of visual stimulation to get your brain accustomed to something that hasn´t been there for a long time. Walking by the Perth Arena today I suddenly realized that after all, there is a sport called tennis in this world! It has been the furthest thing in my mind … Continue reading

Andy, the hero

Andy Murray´s popularity has reached new heights after his Wimbledon win last year. Yesterday he was put first on No. 1 court. I think it´s good that he is not playing on Centre all the time. The crowd on other courts are keen to see him as well. Because it is easier to get tickets … Continue reading

Nole is better than his reputation

Novak Djokovic has had hard time growing up. As a young professional, he earned a reputation as a quitter, because he used to retire from the matches because of various physical ailments. When he did not retire, he whined and took medical timeouts during matches. Coming from a country with no previous tennis traditions did … Continue reading

Is the end of the season important?

As the tennis season is fast approaching its conclusion, we start to see news feeds containing information like “He can still qualify for the year-end championships, if he reaches the semifinal in this tournament and the final next week.” This talk increases week by week. The tour organizations are the main forces behind these statements, … Continue reading

Just say no to status quo

  After Rafa Nadal won the US Open and will surely soon regain the No. 1 ranking, we get some movement in the pecking order of men´s tennis. From my point of view, these changes are a good thing to have. Less than three months ago, I witnessed in person one of the great upsets … Continue reading

Murray vs. Djokovic – the rivalry for years to come

Friday was a very long day for all the tennis fans. The British supporters who had thought the match between Djokovic and Del Potro would be just a little appetizer before the main course Murray against Janowicz, soon got different ideas. The first match just went on and on and proved to be one of … Continue reading