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.
Tennis Australia has faced criticism for its decision to celebrate Court's career next week. But at the same time, it's boosting its efforts at inclusivity with events like this year's Glam Slam.
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.
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.
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'.
Kyle Edmund may be out of the Australian Open, but an impressive forehand and sharp focus won't stop the tennis player.
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.
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?
It can be tough for younger players to make it to the top of professional tennis. But it's not impossible, if you look at the numbers.
It's about time tennis players had a union –
in other sports they have contributed to higher pay, better working conditions and life after sport.
Some of today's top tennis players are playing more games and at an earlier age than the court stars of yesteryear. And that can lead to injuries.
Grunting in tennis can be performance-enhancing for the grunter and performance-hindering for their opponent.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
For the most part, Australian sports are heavily regulated and proactive in addressing doping. The same cannot be said about gambling.