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Nadal is incomparable

Since I can remember Rafael Nadal has been my tennis hero. As a young lefthanded tennis player there were few professional players to look up to that played using a similar style and technique. Not only is Nadal incredibly talented, having arguably the most spectacular flare in tennis history, but he is also an excellent […]

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Raducanu’s dazzling display

Emma Raducanu, at only 18 years old, dazzled the sporting world with a historic victory in the US Open. She won convincingly over Canada’s Leylah Fernandes in straight sets (6-4, 6-3) sending her world ranking from 150 to 22. Raducanu made her entrance with her surprise performance at Wimbledon. Given the opportunity as a wild […]

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Swiatek and Nadal triumph at French Open

On Saturday 10th October, Iga Swiatek caused a major upset by winning the French Open and becoming the youngest champion at Roland Garros since Rafael Nadal in 2005. The 19-year-old world number 54 beat fourth seed Sofiah Kenin 6-4, 6-1 in the final, thereby becoming the first Polish player ever to win a Grand Slam, […]

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Four female icons to inspire change in sport after lockdown

In recent years, female athletes have worked tirelessly to change perceptions and uproot the tired prejudices they have faced throughout their entire sporting career. In 2019, funding was finally starting to reflect the talent of women in the sporting world, while media coverage and public interest was beginning to peak.  We saw undeniable evidence of […]

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Wimbledone: the silver lining to the Championship’s cancellation

Strawberries and cream, Pimms O’ Clock, ball boys bedecked in Ralph Lauren – these are some of the quintessential Wimbledon images that we will miss this year with the cancellation of the 2020 Championships. These next two weeks, when we were meant to be glued to our screens watching Claire Balding and Sue Barker’s titillating […]

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An interview with wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett – “A switch flicked and now I find myself making the most of what I CAN do”

A silver medallist at the Rio 2016 Paralympic games at just eighteen years old, a former world number one in wheelchair tennis, and an eight-time Grand Slam winner in both singles and doubles events, Alfie Hewett has achieved success from a young age, and showed little sign of slowing down, reaching the semi-finals in the […]

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A National Treasure: Sir Andy Murray

With his head hung low, tears in his eyes and a break in his voice, three-time Grand Slam champion, Sir Andy Murray admitted that he had been in severe pain for ‘a number of years’ and that he had originally planned to retire after Wimbledon this summer but he doesn’t know if his body can […]

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World of sport weighs in on the Serena Williams controversy

Serena Williams alleged that she was a victim of sexism after a row with umpire Carlos Ramos in the recent US Open final. The headlines were set to read well for Williams as she was bidding to win her record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, yet it was her competitor, Naomi Osaka, who woke up to […]