Australian sport may only account for 1.6% of total household spend, but its macro impact on the economy is strong.
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.
Young Australian tennis player Oliver Anderson has been charged with match-fixing over a game in 2016.
The problem of corruption in tennis is likely to be an ongoing threat. So, it is important that the Tennis Integrity Unit develop into a trusted and convincing anti-corruption team.
The Fast4 match format was used for this year’s Hopman Cup mixed doubles events.
Could the broader adoption of the Fast4 tennis format at the professional level prevent the rising trends in match durations, and make the sport more unpredictable?
The cluster of marathon men’s matches in the opening rounds of this year’s Australian Open attests to a broader trend.
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.
The controversy over gambling companies and sport masks a much bigger problem most of us seem ok with.
Tennis provides an excellent example of a sport of global significance being tainted by gambling’s influence.
The current controversy over match-fixing in tennis has some ironic elements. Anyone watching the Australian Open on free-to-air TV will notice the proliferation of sports betting ads.
Tennis is a sport very suitable for corruption in this hyper-commercialised era.
For the most part, Australian sports are heavily regulated and proactive in addressing doping. The same cannot be said about gambling.
Worth their weight in gold (the trophies).
A look at some of the tournament's revenues and how it compares with the other grand slams.
Hawk-eye technology can be used to do more than just check those troublesome line calls in tennis.
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.
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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…