Is it just this season or is Roger Federer done?

Just six days after Roger Federer revealed he would be starting 2017 at Perth’s Hopman Cup, the Swiss great announced that his current season is over, almost four months early. For a veteran who will be blowing out 35 birthday candles on August 8, this is an unwelcome twist. But not the last one, he insists. [see more]

Bodo on Serena’s Dominance

by Peter Bodo for ESPN The plot leading to the second Grand Slam of 2016 has been filled with unexpected twists and turns, but the ending is a familiar one: Can anyone beat Serena Williams at the French Open? The question lingers like smoke over the rest week before the start at Roland Garros. The fire: Williams’ [see more]

WTA – a tour with plenty of stars, but almost no champions

By Peter Bodo The tour seems to have bred a culture of lowered expectations. (AP)  Angelique Kerber played her first official WTA match as a Grand Slam champion in Doha earlier this week, and a fan expecting a spectacular show could be forgiven for asking for her money back. Kerber, the top seed, lost to Zheng Saisai [see more]

Federer vs Laver in verse – Brisbane International 2014

For the purists in the sport of tennis this video is worth a watch. Thanks to long time supporter and IART member Ed Matheson for sharing and now we share with you. Enjoy 0