Research shows that when professional players rise to No. 1 in the world rankings, it often coincides with the broader development of tennis talent in their home countries.
Rackets have come a long way since the first tennis tournaments.
Since 2003, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have combined to win 55 of the 68 Grand Slams that have been played. Is this the year for a new player to break through?
About one in 100 people have rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition of the joints where the body mistakenly attacks itself.
As Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios begins his probationary period this week for a pattern of bad behaviour and foul language, his value to sponsors and the sport of tennis remains high.
Bianca Andreescu's success provides an example of how to cover women’s sport and promote the athletic achievement of female athletes with hype and enthusiasm.
Should sports journalists be able to hold athletes to account?
Australia's aggressive tennis star has been unfairly maligned in this instance.
Tradition is all very well, but the number one tennis tournament should be played on the best surface – and that's not grass.
A young athlete's support network is key to their development and performance, according to sports psychologists.
Game analysis shows the unassuming Queenslander has risen to the top through a remarkable mix of strengths: all-around flawless technique, excellent agility, and great physical and mental fortitude.
Sjögren’s syndrome has no cure. Here's how it affects the body and what the future might bring for people with this challenging autoimmune disease.
For a child to excel in a particular field, specific conditions are essential. A scholar of educational psychology explains what those conditions are.
At this year’s Australian Open you’ll see players moving sideways on the Plexicushion surface – which is specially designed to allow players to slide. It’s safer for the players and fun to watch.
Retiring from a career in elite sports can be stressful in a number of ways, something the former tennis world number one understands very well.
Too often athletes are forced into a narrative in which their sport overtakes everything, to the detriment of their health and future happiness.
He was seen as 'moody' and 'petulant', but Murray was just a single-minded champion who deserves the success he has enjoyed.
The speeds at which top players deliver tennis serves are theoretically impossible. So how do they do it? The answer involves Isaac Newton, ping pong and a little bit of 'cheating'.
Sport is a dominant thread in Australia’s cultural DNA. But it’s also divisive.
If you've been injury-free in your current sports shoe, and you’re performing at a level you are happy with, you may already have the right shoes on your feet.