Tagged with Off-season 2013 articles

Becker and Djokovic join forces

Becker and Djokovic join forces

The announcement of Novak Djokovic’s appointment of Boris Becker as head coach sent shock waves crashing through the tennis world. It is one big gamble for the world number two, who is looking to win a fourth consecutive Australian Open. Will it pay off? When Andy Murray hired Ivan Lendl similar shock waves came crashing. … Continue reading

Murray Christmas

Murray Christmas

On Sunday Andy Murray was named as the BBC’s 60th Sports Personality of the Year, claiming an overwhelming 56% of the votes. He received more votes than the rest of top ten put together. A convincing win, you could say. Prior to the annual event it was announced that the Wimbledon champion would not attend … Continue reading

Double Trouble?

Double Trouble?

Yesterday I read John McEnroe’s comments in The Times on that state of the doubles game. So, has doubles outlived its usefulness? Doubles doesn’t nearly achieve the same glow to it as singles. In the piece, McEnroe tackles some of the reasons why. During his illustrious playing career, the American was equally as successful in both the … Continue reading

Murray’s operation could shape his year

Murray’s operation could shape his year

Another year and another Grand Slam from Andy Murray. A habit? Yes please! The Brit provided us with an historic moment to cherish at Wimbledon this year. A word or two on that first; it was a huge achievement of hard work. The watching public purveyed relief of 77 years of pain, woeful misses and … Continue reading

Late season glimmers show Fed has still got it

Late season glimmers show Fed has still got it

Roger Federer has experienced a somewhat turbulent year and one he’ll be looking to forget in a hurry. To illustrate that, it was the first time since 2002 that he finished outside the top 3. Tournament exits to lower-ranked players showed he was struggling. The US Open saw the 32-year-old defeated in straight sets by … Continue reading