Novak Djokovic goes from aiding lower ranked players to endangering countless in miserably quick fall as role model
Djokovic is not being berated for failing to live up to the lofty expectations that come with the territory of being an all-time great; he is being slammed because he behaved like a stupid, selfish jerk.
Roger Federer may not like it, but playing behind closed doors is the only viable option for tennis in 2020
We all know Roger Federer loves playing to a crowd, but right now the tennis world needs him to play to anything but a crowd. The Swiss has the power to lead the way and help make tennis a reality again in 2020, so the sooner he lets go of his fondness for applause, the better it would be for the sport.
With Wimbledon cancelled, all we can do is look wistfully at old pictures of the manicured lawns and lament at how much coronavirus is taking from our spirit.
Coronavirus pandemic: Roland Garros’ decision to reschedule claycourt Major smacks of miscommunication and short-sightedness
It is hard not to think that Roland Garros were just trying to flex their muscle by unilaterally rescheduling their tournament to September. And the game of one-upmanship that the move has prompted is a sorry indictment of their short-sightedness.
Cancellation of Indian Wells Masters due to coronavirus fears could be start of barren tennis summer
Since its inception in 1974, the Indian Wells tournament has never been cancelled, and never not played a huge part in shaping the tennis season.
Qatar Open: Aryna Sabalenka’s journey from personal tragedy takes a heartwarming upturn with win over Petra Kvitova
Aryna Sabalenka ended with 21 winners to just 15 unforced errors, but the most crucial difference-maker of the day was how she repeatedly redirected Kvitova’s firepower
Maria Sharapova: A complicated tennis champion whose career was propelled to great heights by the sheer force of her will
Maria Sharapova's career was a journey that was filled with the most dizzying of peaks and the most humbling of valleys, and that combination of extremes is probably what made it so incredibly memorable.
Dubai Tennis Championships: Simona Halep’s newfound offense and Elena Rybakina’s risk-free power produce thrilling final
Halep's running forehand will always be a thing of pure joy. But now there’s the stand-and-deliver forehand too; that is the thing that will win her the big titles against the big hitters
Roger Federer's latest injury setback could be a precursor to bigger problems on the horizon
Rotterdam Open 2020: Gael Monfils extends his indoor mastery while Felix Auger-Aliassime continues to stumble at last hurdle
The complaint with Monfils has always been that we either see too much of him, or too little. But now he is playing consistently good tennis for weeks on end, while also throwing in his usual acrobatic flair to keep the highlight reels churning.
What is turning a corner for Kyrgios, really? Is it being more invested in tennis, or doing more for charity? Is it improving his physical and mental conditioning, or doing away with the childish jibes he keeps taking at Nadal and Djokovic?
Australian Open 2020: Dominic Thiem must improve mental fortitude in hunt for Grand Slam after nailing down physical conditioning
Worryingly for Thiem, there is plenty of precedent for his inability to take his chances against a top player – even aside from these emptiness-inducing finales
Australian Open 2020: Sofia Kenin turns adversity into glory as she scripts memorable final win over Garbine Muguruza
You don’t win a Grand Slam without having the ability to look danger in the eye and knock it out of the park. And as Sofia Kenin showed in that memorable 2-2 game in the deciding set, she has that ability in spades.
Australian Open 2020: Sofia Kenin and Garbine Muguruza seize opportunities to set up an unlikely final
Sofia Kenin and Garbine Muguruza seized their opportunities, even as their opponents faltered, to set up unlikely women's singles final at Australian Open
Australian Open 2020: Garbine Muguruza continues to impress with newfound mental fortitude in scratchy win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Muguruza has shown more mental strength this week than she has in the last two years combined, which is not something that anyone would have expected at the start of the tournament.
Australian Open 2020: Sofia Kenin has bounced her way to the semifinals, but could do more damage with her frenetic energy
Sofia Kenin did a good job of digging out Ons Jabeur’s slices and volleys, and if she can do that against Ashleigh Barty too, she will have at least one box ticked in her bid to spoil the Aussie party
Australian Open 2020: With a repaired serve and renewed vigor, Alexander Zverev registers statement win over Andrey Rublev
By the end of the match, Zverev was even thumping forehand winners into the corners, and that was when it became clear he wanted to make a statement.
Australian Open 2020: Poland's Iga Swiatek shows off her full potential as she goes down swinging to Anett Kontaveit
Kontaveit struck 29 winners to 42 from Swiatek, but also made far fewer errors than her opponent – which proved to be the difference in the end.
Australian Open 2020: Ashleigh Barty crosses one hurdle in the form of Alison Riske, but awaits another in the quarter-final
Both Barty and Kvitova seem to be at the top of their games right now, and their battle is widely expected to be the highlight match on Tuesday.
Australian Open 2020: Petra Kvitova plays a match of contrasting halves to beat relentless Maria Sakkari
Mid-way through her fourth round match against Maria Sakkari, Petra Kvitova started doing something that’s very unusual for her: grunting.