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Margaret Court will be honoured at the upcoming 2020 Grand Slam at Melbourne Park, with Tennis Australia prepared to take the heat over the controversial former champion’s views on same-sex marriage. The ceremony will be staged at January’s Australian Open  to mark the 50th anniversary of Court’s 1970 grand slam sweep. TA has justified the exercise, saying that despite its own disagreement with the Perth pensioner and minister’s opposition to same-sex marriage, her tennis accomplishments are
A tale of two Americans – one loves it and the other hates what the ATP Cup is all about. The inaugural ATP Cup will take place in Australia from January 3-12 and giant American hitter John Isner can’t wait. Contrast that to current US No. 3 Reilly Opelka. He believes the Cup is ‘pathetic’. “It’s pretty bad for the sport. It makes it more top-heavy than it already is,” he said. The ATP Cup
World No.1 Ash Barty has taken out her third consecutive Newcombe Medal at the Australian Tennis Awards. The 23-year-old was presented with Australian tennis’ top honour by John Newcombe at the awards ceremony at Crown Palladium in Melbourne. Barty won her first Newcombe Medal in 2017 and shared the honour with Alex de Minaur last year. “I’m incredibly grateful and very humbled to be here tonight,” Barty said after receiving the medal from Newcombe. “This
Former tennis clown prince Goran Ivanisevic has dumped cold water on the future Grand Slam title chances of Andy Murray. The Croat who serves on Novak Djokovic’s coaching team has taken the polar opposite opinion of his own former rival Tim Henman concerning Murray’spost-hip op future. The thinking on Murray’s chance to eventually add to his career total of three majors is being informally debated at London’s Royal Albert Hall this week at the annual senior
Rafael Nadal is expanding his post-tennis commercial footprint with the gaudy announcement of a tennis academy in the Gulf kingdom of Kuwait. The opening of the facility which rival the mothership operation on the world No. 1’s home island of Mallorca, is billed as a partnership between a local developer and one of Nadal’s longtime sponsors, Movistar. Nadal is set to inaugurate the operation in February. Head coaching duties will be handled by former Portuguese