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?
From Sharapova to the Brownlee brothers, 2016 has given us one step forward to one step back.
A very good year for Murray.
The world number one has made some interesting appointments to help Team Murray to the top.
Murray holds up the ATP World No.1 trophy in November 2016.
Research has shown that hard times and losses can help athletes perform better.
There are 16 contenders for the 2016 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award... But who is the best athlete?
Serena Williams has just surpassed Roger Federer’s record for matches won at Grand Slam tournaments.
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Many commentators believe that Serena Williams is the greatest female tennis player of all time – but that should be judged not just on Grand Slam wins.
Five popular activities rated for their restorative power.
Tennis star Nick Krygios has withdrawn himself from possible selection for the Rio Olympics, citing ‘unfair’ treatment by the AOC.
Three potential Olympians have been sent "please explain" letters from the Australian Olympic Committee, but there is little ethical justification for this.
The force on a triple jumper’s bones is 15 times their body weight.
Studying how athletes' bones contort during exercise is helping scientists understand which exercise is best for maintaining healthy bones as we age.
Men's tennis number one offered an apology for comments made but truth is, it's a view long-held by many.
Djokovic: men deserve more.
My number of spectators is bigger than yours – why there are more sexist issues at play in tennis than the size of your crowd.
After a routine drug test at the Australian Open tennis tournament, Maria Sharapova tested positive to a banned substance, meldonium. Upon being notified of the result she called a press conference, accepting…
Maria Sharapova’s fundamental skill is the same whether she takes the banned substance meldonium or an allowed natural enhancer such as beetroot extract.
We have an intuitive bias against "artificial" drugs in favour of "natural" drugs, but that distinction is not only false, it is dangerous.
Tennis star Maria Sharapova could be banned for two years following a positive drug test for a banned substance.
Overnight, Maria Sharapova called a press conference to announce she had tested positive for a banned substance (mildronate) during this year's Australian Open.
The biggest losers from tennis fixing are the sport’s authorities.
Fans are entitled to feel ripped off by revelations of match fixing in tennis; the sport's officials have let us down.
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.
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.
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You might think statisticians could work out if a player has been cheating – it's not that simple.
Allegations have been made about throwing games in tennis – but what would lead a player to agree to swing a game?
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.