Straight Talking

  • Jan
    31
    Murray can end Serb’s monopoly
    ASIDE from hoping the Australian Open gets a real classic of a men’s final after two weeks during which the integrity of the sport has been repeatedly questioned, I want to see Andy Murray get the title his talent and commitment deserves. Saying it’s not going to be easy is a bit like saying Murray… Read more
  • Jan
    24
    These whingeing Aussie flag-wavers are all Greek to me
    DOWN here in the land of plenty, there is a new look to the Australian tennis scene. Take a look at the names and you will see what I mean: Nick Kyrgios, Bernie Tomic, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Daria Gavrilova and, before she got married a couple of weeks ago, Jamila Gajdosova. Nobody needs to tell me… Read more
  • Jan
    17
    Powerhouse Raonic has the all-round game to spring a major surprise
    SEEING as the monopoly of the top five male players has been broken just once in the past six years and the Australian Open has been their domain since 2005, it would take a brave man to bet on an outsider breaking through in the next fortnight. However, Marin Cilic managed it at the US… Read more
  • Nov
    29
    Stars who snub this great party should be docked ranking points
    Unique format and team camaraderie make the Davis Cup tennis’s greatest treasure THE ultimate experience for anyone who seriously swings a tennis racket is to win Wimbledon or any of the other three Grand Slam titles. Of course it is. But to some of us who appear rather old-fashioned in this day and age, there… Read more