The 2019 Nitto ATP Finals begin in London tomorrow, with the top eight men in tennis set to battle it out for the prestigious, season-ending title.
Staged in the dramatically darkened 02 Arena, the eight-player field will compete for prize money totalling $8 million, with more than $2.7 million awaiting an
Over the next week, the top eight women in tennis will compete for a record $14 million pot.
The WTA Finals will begin on October 27 in Shenzhen, China. The players will compete in a round robin before the top two players from each group will move on to knock-out play
It is a common misconception that playing tennis is a strictly physical battle. An examination of one’s skill and prowess against those of an opponent. Whilst this undoubtedly carries some truth, it is the mental side of the sport where the true fight lies for many; a determinant often between
Nineteen grand slam titles. Two Olympic gold medals. A record 35 wins in ATP Tour Masters 1000 finals. Rafael Nadal, now 33, has amassed a staggering 84 titles in his professional career to date; a figure bettered only by great rival Roger Federer.
Often labelled ‘The King of Clay’, the Spaniard
The International Tennis Federation has recently announced
changes to the Olympic Tennis Event, shifting the men’s singles gold medal match
to a shorter, best of three set format.
Changes have also been announced for doubles events, with
men’s and women’s matches to be decided by a match tiebreak to 10 points when
level at one-set
In results released from a 2018 report from Women in Sport, they found that women make up just over 10% of the sports journalism industry, and 40% of them feel that they still face discrimination because of their sex.
Some found that it took them far longer to gain credibility and
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