Tennis

Japan's Naomi Osaka holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup trophy after beating Jennifer Brady of the US to win their women's singles final match on...

Tennis is another sport I love and enjoy covering – both on the men and women’s tour – especially when the Grand Slams roll around. Nonetheless, here is an ascending list of my tennis coverage, continuing to widen with time! Pieces pre-2020 have been archived but be sure to stay tuned for more in future after an unforgettable Australian Open tournament just finished…

2021

April

French Open 2021: Alize Cornet blasts decision to postpone Grand Slam by a week

March

Juan Martin del Potro to undergo fourth knee surgery, targeting Tokyo Olympics

Qatar Open: Nikoloz Basilashvili’s dream comes true, topples Federer in three sets

Qatar Open: Roger Federer beats Dan Evans in three-set thriller after 405 days out

Rotterdam 2021: Kei Nishikori confident he can return to tennis’ top 10 rankings

Australian Open

Day 14: Djokovic defiantly breaks Medvedev’s spirit, retains his crown once again

Day 13: Naomi Osaka beats Jennifer Brady, clinches her fourth Grand Slam title

Day 12: Medvedev ruthlessly crushes Tsitsipas, earns his second Slam final

Day 11: Osaka beats Williams in straight-setsDjokovic ends Karatsev’s remarkable run

Day 10: Barty knocked out, Tsitsipas with historic comeback win against Nadal

Day 9: Osaka-Williams set up semi-final clash, Djokovic recovers to sting Zverev

Day 8: Injuries, retirements overshadow Monday as more quarter-finals are set

Day 7: Comebacks aplenty as Osaka, Halep and Karatsev all recover in style

Day 6: Tsitsipas and Rublev cruise before Barty, Fognini and Nadal navigate tricky wins

Day 5: Osaka + Serena win, Karatsev shines, a Kyrgios-Thiem epic, injured Djokovic prevails

Day 4: Kenin crashes out, Tsitsipas survives in five sets while Svitolina ruthless

Day 3: Halep’s fightback, gritty wins for Djokovic and Kyrgios as Andreescu, Kvitova lose

Day 2: Kenin, Gauff, Medvedev among those who win, Azarenka and Goffin stunned

Day 1: Williams sisters, Osaka and Swiatek start well as Kerber and Monfils crash out

Australian Open preparation

Ashleigh Barty, Dan Evans and more clinch warm-up event titles

Niggling injuries pile up as Slam’s warm-up events draw to close

Serena Williams says COVID-enforced delays helped Achilles injury recovery

World no. 14 Johanna Konta grateful, as she reflects on quarantine period

Andy Murray withdraws, unresolved issues after positive COVID-19 test

January

Lucas Pouille discusses recovery after elbow surgery, comeback plans

Sabalenka beats Kudermetova to seal her ninth WTA title, first of 2021

Sabalenka swiftly dismantles Sakkari for 14th straight win, into final

Sakkari rallies to earn for big win vs. Kenin, Sabalenka awaits in semis

Kenin saves match point to beat Putintseva, Sakkari next in quarter-finals

WTA Abu Dhabi: Sakkari recovers to beat Gauff in straight sets, Muguruza next

Despite clay struggles, Janko Tipsarevic tips Medvedev for future world no.1 and Slam titles

Garbine Muguruza: Excited for new tennis season, reassured of safety in Australia

2020

November, December

Australian Open 2021: Roger Federer withdraws, while Andy Murray given wildcard

Australian Open 2021: Gavrilova headlines first wildcards revealed ahead of Feb. 8 start

Thiem’s coach Nicolas Massu: I see a bright future, he can win more Slams

Australian Open 2021: Roger Federer doubtful to play, knee recovery not 100%

Daniil Medvedev’s historic ATP Finals win sets up a very promising 2021

Jannik Sinner beats Vasek Pospisil, becomes youngest ATP title-winner in 12 years

Felix Auger-Aliassime says his first ATP title will come when it’s deserved

September and October

FRENCH OPEN COVERAGE

Rafael Nadal storms past Novak Djokovic to clinch his 20th Slam trophy

Polish teenager Iga Swiatek blasts Sofia Kenin to win first Grand Slam title

Sunday’s Final: Djokovic outlasts gutsy Tsitsipas in five sets, to face defending champ Nadal

Polish teen Swiatek and Aus Open champ Kenin book Saturday’s final clash

Friday’s semi-finals: Tsitsipas to play Djokovic as both progress

Schwartzman to play Nadal in semis after pair record contrasting wins

Serena Williams withdraws before R2 matchup with Achilles heel injury

Rafael Nadal voices concerns ahead of his Slam return after COVID-19 concerns

US Open 2020 Coverage

Thiem battles back from two sets to beat Zverev, wins first Slam of his career

Osaka recovers from set and break down against Azarenka, wins her second title

Naomi Osaka eases past Shelby Rogers to reach semi-finals with 40th Slam win

Shapovalov recovers to win in four sets vs. David Goffin, earns first Slam quarter-final

Denis Shapovalov snatches five-set win against Taylor Fritz in round four

Anastasija Sevastova beats Cori Gauff in grinding three-set battle

Novak Djokovic ‘felt responsible’ as a top player to feature

July, August

Western & Southern Open: Djokovic beats Milos Raonic to US Open tuneup title

Kim Clijsters promises she still has ‘good tennis left’ in second retirement return

Barbara Schett: Dominic Thiem will be in good shape once tennis resumes

Who said what? Murray, Muguruza, Schwartzman and more on preparing to return

Roger Federer sets sights on 2021 season, next summer’s Olympics after knee surgeries

Cori Gauff ready to return, as critics say she can surpass Serena Williams in future

June

Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric reveal they’ve contracted COVID-19 after event

USTA moving ahead with plans to start US Open on August 31, despite concerns

Britain no.1 Dan Evans eyes US Open return, feels tennis is falling behind

Tsitsipas shares US Open concerns, feels tennis should return when fans are allowed

April, May

Taylor Fritz: I’m in the best shape ever, ambitiously eyes US Open – if play resumes

Rafael Nadal believes 2020 tennis season is ‘practically lost’, preparing for 2021

Sam Groth believes Grand Slam tennis prize money isn’t distributed evenly

Stan Wawrinka: It’s possible we won’t play any more tennis in 2020

Mats Wilander: Tennis suspension will affect young players more than Big 3

Greg Rusedski: Tough for Andy Murray to win Grand Slams again post-lockdown

Simona Halep: 2020 is going to be cancelled, voices coronavirus fears

Novak Djokovic could benefit from this break, says Todd Woodbridge

Coronavirus: Wimbledon 2020 cancelled in response to pandemic


Timeless archives

Serena Williams of the United States holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup and Maria Sharapova of Russia holds the runner up plate afte their women's...

2020

Maria Sharapova’s retirement: Her lasting legacy, memories and controversy
Tennis halted as coronavirus intensifies with events, matches cancelled or postponed
Djokovic recovers to beat Thiem in five-set thriller, wins 17th Grand Slam
2020 Australian Open Preview: Djokovic, Serena, Wozniacki’s last Slam and more

2019

ATP Finals 2019: Stefanos Tsitsipas makes history, wins three-set thriller vs. Dominic Thiem
Afterwards, reveals his belief that he’s “really close” to winning first Grand Slam

US Open: Rafael Nadal wins big after dramatic five-set clash vs. Daniil Medvedev
US Open: Bianca Andreescu seals first Slam title with 6-3, 7-5 win vs Serena

Coco Gauff
US Open: Withstands immense pressure to stun Timea Babos in three sets
After beating Venus, Rybarikova and Hercog, what’s next for precocious teen Coco Gauff?
Fairytale run over, humbled by future champion Halep
Polona Hercog in gripping three-set affair
Plain sailing against Magdalena Rybarikova
Venus Williams on Wimbledon debut? No problem

Australian Open: Djokovic masterclass vs. Nadal earns record-breaking seventh Melbourne title

2018

Analysis and a look back in time, as Agnieszka Radwanska retires from tennis
US Open: Naomi Osaka stuns Serena, loses just six games to win maiden Slam
Andy Murray plans swift return after hip surgery

2017

Burning question: Will Serena continue to dominate upon her return?
Wimbledon: Johanna Konta battles hard in three-set win over tenacious Simona Halep

2016

Wimbledon: Serena seals 22nd Grand Slam in high-quality Final against Angelique Kerber
ATP Miami: Kyrgios fantastic in 6-4, 7-6 victory over Milos Raonic
Indian Wells: Christina McHale excellent in straight-sets win over Garbine Muguruza

2015

Serena Williams: A resilient, elegant champion
Nick Kyrgios – a fascinating, exciting enigma

French Open
Lucie Safarova sees off Ana Ivanovic in tense affair
Maria Sharapova shrugs off illness – again – beating Sam Stosur
Sloane Stephens slams her way past Heather Watson
Julia Goerges sinks world no.5 Caroline Wozniacki