In Praise of Booing: Sean Curtain mounts a spirited defence of the much-maligned art. Don’t tell him he can’t boo. It’s the crowd’s right to have a crack.
Bernard Whimpress sums up the Big Four in contemporary world tennis. [Rather concisely and neatly - Ed]
Another beauty from Kate Birrell. What’s better? The painting or the story? The story or the painting? You decide.
MIddle Australia speaks on behalf of Middle Australia regarding the disappointing end to Bernie’s Open.
Our Australian Open Tennis correspondent braved his heated imagination to bring you this pictorial report on yesterday’s epic Centre Court battle between Frank Dancevic and Bernard Tomic (or Snoopy as he is affectionately known around the Almanac locker room).
Saint66 has REALLY had it with the cross-promotional advertising on televised sport. Who knew that My Restaurant Rules is now an Olympic sport?
Rod Oaten braved the heat so that you didn’t have to. Here’s his report from day 1 of the Australian Open. Some old-fashioned women’s tennis, and an injury for Hass – or was it?
Tony Robb reckons media coverage of summer sport is as predictable as “night follows day”. Let us know your favourite media beat-up staple: “best ever pre-season”??
Swish Schwerdt asks: What was Spaniard Oscar Hernandez doing trying to qualify for the Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific?
After his first visit to the Australian Open last year, Swish Schwerdt hit on a method of keeping the interest up all year long.
Phil Dimitriadis is perplexed. Why doesn’t Sam Stosur get the recognition she deserves?
Jake “Cobba” Stevens looks at sponsorship in men’s tennis and finds some surprising results.
John Harms is letting his heart rule when looking for the winners at the tennis. He’s followed a few out of loyalty over the years – and not just tennis players.
John Harms explains the root cause of the decline of Australian tennis.
Jake “Cobba” Stevens brings you all you need to know about the main contenders in this year’s men’s singles of the Australian Open with an infographic.
Enough is enough. Bernard Tomic should no longer be allowed to play for Australia in Davis Cup or even be supported by Tennis Australia after his appalling display in last weekend’s Davis Cup tie against Germany. We commented on what a dud he was at the US Open when he didn’t try in his match [Read more]
by Joey Agerholm As a kid I expected to grow up and play sport for a living, now I’d be happy enough just being able to watch it full time. This morning I lay on the couch and imagined myself as a fairly successful sportswriter who gets to pick and choose events to visit and [Read more]
by Steve Alomes I had been on what might have been a busman’s holiday. You can now travel the world by sporting big events, or even as a casual participant player (have golf clubs, will travel). My journey was a little different. It involved different cities, other activities, a little dutiful art gallery [Read more]