After winning the ATP World Tour Finals to end the year as the World No1 having collected nine titles during 2016, including Wimbledon for a second time and then retaining the Olympic crown, it wasnÈt surprising to learn that Andy Murray was favourite to win this yearÈs BBC SportÈs Personality of the Year. This was confirmed on Sunday night in Birmingham when he received 247,410 of the public votes, nearly twice as many votes as second placed two-time Olympic Triathlete Alistair Brownlee (121,665), and third placed Nick Skelton, the veteran showjumper...Read More
Category: Off Court
There have been occasions during the past years where Rafa NadalÈs coaching team has been questioned. His uncle Toni has supervised that area ever since he was a child and it was reasoned that Nadal should have a new voice to listen to, much as his contemporaries of the Big Four have done, namely Roger Federer with Stefan Edberg, Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker as well as Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl. It seems that that message has now been received as Nadal announces that his long-term friend and fellow Majorcan, is to step up as a coach for...Read More
In one of the most significant coaching hires of the off-season, World No.10 Johanna Konta has brought on Wim Fissette as her coach to begin the 2017 season. Fissette was the long-time coach to Kim Clijsters and has recently worked with Simona Halep, Madison Keys, and Victoria Azarenka until her pregnancy leave last summer....Read More
The news that Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker were parting company came as a complete surprise when it was revealed some weeks ago. Their partnership had seen the Serb dominate the menÈs game for the past two years despite his slump in the last six months which saw him finally relinquish the world number one spot to Andy Murray after a 122-week reign. During the first six months of the year he collected six titles including the Australian and French Open titles but following his success in the French capital, his form deteriorated leaving huge question marks over his...Read More
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