Time to rethink grass as a tennis surface

There’s been a belief in professional tennis over the past 40-50 years that grass is yesterday’s surface. Out of respect for Wimbledon’s heritage, grass is tolerated for 4-5 weeks a year with a handful of tournaments, but basically tennis these days is played on hard...
Novak Djokovic and the theory of relativity

Novak Djokovic and the theory of relativity

Over the past 10 days or so, I’ve had an old adage repeating itself in my head: ‘In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.’ In other words, it’s all relative. The past 10 days have been characterised by the saga of whether Novak Djokovic will be let into...
King Richard – surprisingly good and very valuable

King Richard – surprisingly good and very valuable

With the benefit of the hindsight provided by more than 22 years of the Williams sisters winning Grand Slam tennis titles, it’s easy to feel Venus and Serena were always going to achieve greatness. But there was nothing inevitable about the two women’s achievements,...