ATP Finals Preview: The Eight Contenders

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

WTA Finals Preview

The top eight women with the WTA Finals trophy in Shenzhen, China. Photo credit: Women's Tennis Association (WTA)

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

“Playing Nadal is like playing against someone with two forehands.” Former British tennis player Lee Childs on facing a 17-year-old Rafael Nadal

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

Colouring outside the tramlines: Do we need shorter Tennis formats?

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

International Women’s Day: Sports Gazette’s starting XI of female sports journalists

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

“Wheelchair Tennis is still not deemed as newsworthy” — Why media coverage of parasport desperately requires a shift in narrative

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

Who are the tennis brothers?

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