Comebacks, breakthroughs and controversies, tennis has had it all in 2018.
The Sports Gazette looks back on the year by ranking the six biggest talking points.
1. Serena Williams angered by umpire during US open final
Undoubtedly the main talking point of 2018, the US Open
final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka
The majority of people will know who Roger Federer is. A tennis champion, he has won a total of 20 grand slams. Do the same people, though, know of wheelchair tennis player Shingo Kunieda? Also a champion of the same sport, Kunieda has won 22 Grand Slam singles titles. Two more than
Tennis has had a bit of a bad run of it recently, hasn’t it?
The US Open has left a blemish on the sport in truth. What with umpire Mohamed Lahyani trying his hand as an inspirational speaker for Nick Kyrgios and Serena Williams taking on all comers.
Then to top it
It is a well trodden path, that of a sports star becoming a pundit. It is only natural for many retired athletes to want to continue and participate in their sport, and broadcasting is one way they can do this while earning.
What the media looks for these days, though, is
Wimbledon take control of their own broadcasting for the first time in history. Sports Gazette reporter Emily Victoria spoke with Wimbledon's Head of Broadcasting, Paul Davies, to find out how this will impact fans watching at home, and if Wimbledon Broadcasting Services (WBS) can really live up to the BBC's
Without doubt, Augusta is one of the great sporting events. In recent years, Sky - who have likely paid a massive sum for the right to host it - have gone full throttle with wall-to-wall coverage from Monday.
The Drive, Chip and Putt challenge that takes place in the lead up
Although not a Grand Slam, the Indian Wells Masters currently taking place in California is one of nine tournaments just below the four majors in importance. It is also one of only 12 combined events where the ATP meets the WTA. It is those big tournaments where the world simultaneously
Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin will go head-to-head in London’s O2 Arena for the second time in this years Nitto ATP Finals to prove they are the world’s best. Kicking out both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Goffin would deserve to be crowned champion. Yet, Dimitrov had beaten every opponent
This week marks the beginning of the end of one of sport’s most complicated qualification processes.
The Paris Masters is the ninth and final ATP Masters 1000 tour event, the third tier of men’s professional tennis behind Grand Slams and the upcoming ATP World Tour Finals.
To backtrack, the ATP (Association of
The lavishly staged Laver Cup premiered this weekend in the O2 Arena in Prague. Team Europe beat Team World in a dull series of matches over three days, only to enhance the oh-so elite dominance of European male tennis players. The only highlight was the double debut of tennis alpha-males