2013 in Review: The Rundown

A man and his racquet

Originally published on Back Row Sports.

All December long, the blog will take a look back at the highlights, lowlights and moments that defined the 2013 Tennis season.

It’s a wrap. As the 2013 calendar year draws to an end, here’s a month by month collection of the best stories, events and links this year.


  • Victoria Azarenka wins another Australian Open but not before taking an infamous medical timeout and becoming everyone’s favourite player to hate.
  • Novak Djokovic wins his third straight Australian Open and begins to assert himself into the conversation as an all-timer. Surprisingly, it would be his only Grand Slam title of the year.
  • Bernard Tomic breaks through with his first ATP win in Sydney and then his world falls apart. Talk about peaking early.


  • He’s back. Rafael Nadal returns from a seven month layoff and promptly loses to Horacio Zeballos in…

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