Andree Wallace Columnist ABOUT CONTACT LATEST STORIES Australian Open Day 14: Can Federer avoid an all too familiar outcome? 28-01-2017 It’s the final day of the Australian Open. As two of the greatest players to ever pick up a racket prepare for battle, let us all appreciate the significance of this moment. Australian Open Day 13: Will Serena overcome Venus to surpass Steffi Graf? 28-01-2017 It’s the final weekend of the first major of the season. All of the sweat and pain that went into off season training has paid off for those that have survived the Melbourne sun. Australian Open Day 12: Will Nadal be able to make one last push to the final? 26-01-2017 Day 12 of the Australian Open marks the beginning of championship weekend as the doubles championship competitions take place. Australian Open Day 11: Can Federer and Venus roll back the years and make the final? 25-01-2017 Day 11 of the Australian Open marks the semi-final rounds for the women and one semi-final match for the men. Australian Open Day 10: Will Raonic be able to handle a resurgent Nadal? 24-01-2017 With the top half of both the men’s and women’s semi-finals set, it is time for the bottom half to take center stage. Australian Open Day 9: Could Federer make an improbable run to the final? 23-01-2017 As the Australian Open continues, the best players in the world gear up for a final push to the championship weekend. Australian Open in Day 8: Will Rafael Nadal's title hopes be thwarted by the unpredictable Frenchman? 22-01-2017 Something that every tennis fan looks forward to is the second week of a major. Australian Open Day 7: Will Nishikori be able to stop the rise of Federer? 21-01-2017 The first weekend of the Australian Open always marks the beginning of some incredible matches. Australian Open Day 6: Can Rafael Nadal hold off a young pretender? 21-01-2017 The Australian Open is the first major of the season and with that in mind, many players begin the new season with renewed hopes and ambitions. Australian Open Day 5: Will Federer step it up against a Czech powerhouse? 19-01-2017 The first week of the Australian Open is already beginning to heat up as rivalries renew and a former world number 1 faces an early obstacle. Australian Open Day 4: A glimpse into the future? 18-01-2017 With day second day of second round matches set to begin, the quality of matches is some of the best we have seen in years. Australian Open Day 3: Can Federer get back to his best? 17-01-2017 With the first round of action firmly in the books, day 3 brings about the beginning of the second round. Australian Open Day 2: Can Djokovic hold off Verdasco this time around? 16-01-2017 Good day mate! After a rather short off season and beginning of the New Year, the tennis world’s attention has shifted to Melbourne Park. AUSTRALIAN OPEN WOMEN'S SINGLES: Kerber labours to victory 16-01-2017 Tennis - With the day coming to a close, the time came for familair faces to make their return to Melbourne Park Baby Federer No More: The Return of Grigor Dimitrov 10-01-2017 When Grigor Dimitrov first burst onto the tennis scene, his stylish forehand, free flowing backhand and powerful serve mirrored that of Swiss legend, Roger Federer. The Not So Unexpected Retirement of Ana Ivanovic 30-12-2016 With a direct yet understated 2:04 Facebook post, Ana Ivanovic bid farewell to tennis. The Czech Dynasty? 19-11-2016 In what is becoming an annual tradition, the Czech Republic won their fifth Fed Cup title in the last six years. London Calling: ATP World Tour Finals Preview 13-11-2016 It’s finally here, the last tournament on ATP World Tour calendar. The top 8 players in the world will duke it out at the O2 Arena in London to see who can claim to being the best of the best. Good Things Come to Those Who Wait 07-11-2016 With the dramatic dip in form of Novak Djokovic, the chances of Andy Murray taking over the world number 1 ranking became more of a reality. A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Brian Baker Story 30-10-2016 When it comes to sports, many things are needed in order to become a successful athlete. Physical fitness, mental toughness and emotional stability are often viewed as core attributes that link the best athletes, across all disciplines. The Tower of Tandil Delivers 25-10-2016 As Jack Sock hit a backhand into the net, the tennis world rejoiced as the constantly injured and beloved Juan Martin Del Potro won his first title in 33 months. The WTA Finals Preview: Let the Games Begin 22-10-2016 Another year has passed on the WTA tour, and with that, it marks the beginning of one of the most anticipated events on the calendar. Nick Kyrgios: 40 Strikes and You’re Out 20-10-2016 After years of bad behavior, Chris Kermode and the ATP have finally put their foot down with Nick Kyrgios. The loud mouthed and controversial Australian has been slapped with an 8 week ban from competition. Andy Murray: Incredibly Consistent or Incredibly Lucky? 18-10-2016 It seems that with every passing week, the possibility of Andy Murray attaining the number 1 ranking becomes more of a reality. With the shocking loss of Novak Djokovic to Roberto Bautista Agut and the subsequent title run of Murray in Shanghai, Murray’s Bernard Tomic: A Tale of Two Personalities 13-10-2016 When asked to describe the game style of the enigma that is Bernard Tomic, many people would use the words; awkward, eclectic or slow. Is Djokovic in the Danger Zone? 10-10-2016 As many expected, Andy Murray came through the draw at the China Open with relative ease; not losing a single set on route to the title. Match Fixing: A Serious Issue that needs to be addressed 08-10-2016 The world of sports is, in some ways, a world of contradictions. Maria Sharapova and the Case of Hypotheticals 05-10-2016 The verdict is in, Maria Sharapova’s supposed two year ban has been reduced to measly 15 months. Another Tennis Giant has Arrived: Meet Karen Khachanov 04-10-2016 It has become a recurring theme, in the past couple of weeks, to witness an up and coming player win their maiden title. The Future of Men’s Tennis? Alexander Zverev and Lucas Pouille 27-09-2016 Just when the 2016 season seemed like a wrap, two of the most promising young names in men’s tennis both won their maiden titles.