The Role of Height In Tennis


by Thaddeus McCarthy It strikes me as slightly odd that the three greatest players of the modern era (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Pete Sampras), all share exactly the same height, i.e. 1.85m. I know that having above average height helps a tennis player, as they can get greater trajectory on their serve (a point originally made by Bill Tilden, who at 6 foot 2, was a big man for his era). … [Read more...]

Australian Open – Great Women’s Champions

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David Cox looks at some of the greatest female Australian Open champions in the Open era.   Margaret Court Court won 11 Australian Open singles titles in all, an incredible haul which will almost certainly never be bettered and although seven of those came before the Open Era, she continued her success after turning professional. Court triumphed from 1969-1971, sweeping the majors in … [Read more...]

Ten on court dramas and shocks in tennis – with video evidence!


By Lisa-Marie Burrows On Sunday, Argentine David Nalbandian drew more media attention in the final against Marin Cilic at the Queens Club than initially expected after losing his cool, the match, the championship title and accidentally injured a linesman in the process.  Over the years, there have been many on court dramas and surprises - some worse than others that have occurred on the tennis … [Read more...]

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