Day 1 & 2 down at Melbourne Park

Cam Norrie leaves Melbourne looking for his first win in 2022 following crashing exit to Seb Korda This was one of my matches to keep an eye on coming into the first round down at Melbourne Park and the American Seb Korda who was making his Australian Open debut and beginning his 2022 season at... Continue Reading →

Deported. Melbourne has been a second home for Novak Djokovic for 17 years but after 11 chaotic days he has been sent packing from Australia and must accept full responsibility for his errors & conduct with questions left unanswered of him and officials.

Over the past 17 years Melbourne Park has been a second home for Novak Djokovic, it is the site of his first major appearance, major title and his most successful tournament. What has been a love affair with the City down under has turned toxic in 11 days. By his own fault and also the... Continue Reading →

Brits in Melbourne

Harriet Dart vs Iga Świątek Another Brit who came through qualifying, Harriet Dart is back in the main draw of the Australian Open for a third time having come through qualifying on all three occasions. Dart has not had the luck of the draw in her time in Melbourne: 2019 - 0-6 0-6 vs Maria... Continue Reading →

Shameful, shambolic, careless & without thought to just name a few words to describe the chaos around Novak Djokovic’ and his entry to Australia and subsequent revelations around his positive Covid-19 test but also questions to be answered of Australia in this fiasco

This piece can be summed up by the sentence, "no matter the outcome no one comes out of this looking good". On Monday the Australian Open begins we now do not know whether Novak Djokovic will be there to play in a chaotic, shambolic and embarrassing time for Djokovic and for the Australian government. When... Continue Reading →

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