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Japan’s Kei Nishikori, seen here at the 2017 Australian Open, missed out on this year’s event due to a wrist injury. AAP Image/Dean Lewins

Get a grip: the twist in the wrist that can ruin tennis careers

Wrist injuries forced some of the top players to miss out on this year's Australian Open. It's an ongoing problem and such injuries are partly to blame on how players grip their racquet.
Two of the greatest: Switzerland’s Roger Federer (right) celebrates his win in the Men’s Singles Final against Spain’s Rafael Nadal (left) at the 2017 Australian Open. AAP Image/Julian Smith

Workrate, clutch and serve - how Federer and Nadal win Australian Opens

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are two of the greatest tennis players in recent years at the Australian Open. So what makes them stand out from the rest?
Australian sport may only account for 1.6% of total household spend, but its macro impact on the economy is strong. from

Sport is more than just a fringe player in Australia’s economy

Australian sport will never have the commercial clout to bring the economy out of recession or solve a regional unemployment problem. But it is more than a fringe player in the economic game.
The cluster of marathon men’s matches in the opening rounds of this year’s Australian Open attests to a broader trend. AAP/Joe Castro

When tennis marathons become too much of a good thing

Extreme match durations are more common today than at any other time in the modern tennis era. This poses a threat to the sport’s standard of excellence.
Hawk-eye technology can be used to do more than just check those troublesome line calls in tennis. AAPImage/Lukas Coch

Beyond the line call: how Hawk-Eye can improve performance

The evolution of professional tennis has always been linked to the changing technology of the day. For example, the decline of the wooden racket lead to the whole new power-based style of play we enjoy…
World No. 1 men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic practises at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, for this year’s Australian Open. AAP Image/Joe Castro

Rich rewards for those at the top in tennis, but what of the rest?

The world’s best tennis players are preparing to battle it out in Melbourne as the 2015 Australian Open gets under way this week. With rising grand-slam prize-money and better-than-ever exposure, you might…

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