Australian Open 2020: Djokovic Eyes a 17th Major

The Australian Open has made one big and one small surface change since 1987.  In 1988, the Australian Open left grass behind and debuted a highly rubberized hard court called Rebound Ace.  This type of hard court was used from 1988-2007 but its tendency to “grab” the soles of players’ shoes and ruin ankles on…

Australian Open 2020: Sofia Kenin reaches the Final!

ENORME SURPRISE A MELBOURNE ! @SofiaKenin bat @ashbarty 7/6, 7/5 pour se qualifier pour sa première finale de Grand Chelem. @AustralianOpen 💥💥💥 pic.twitter.com/1ESPcEBl36 — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) January 30, 2020 Emerging stars always help tennis.  I am not sure how many people pegged Sofia Kenin to reach a major final prior to this event.  Yet, here…

Australian 2020: My 1st Grumpy Old Man Post

It is strange for me to not have engaged the 1st major of the year until the middle of the first week.  I am now 44 and 2020 has me starting my year is a less than youthful joy.  Here are my reasons: A capacity crowd of more than 15,000 at Rod Laver Arena watched…

Australian Wildfires: Bigger than Tennis

Canberra Challenger officially moved to Bendigo. https://t.co/VNhinyLA8q — Alex Theodoridis (@AlexTheodorid1s) January 2, 2020 A lot more than tennis is going on in terms of wildfires and heatwaves in Australia.  Tennis cannot solve the issues involved in these and other weather-related incidents around the world.  Yet, tennis is a global sport with an 11-month season. …