Roger Federer and Jim Paredes: What’s age got to do with it?Roger Federer is 37 and John Isner is 33. And yet, not a few are saying that the Swiss maestro is old at that age, while I personally have not read any news report that says Isner is old, too. This week, the oldie in Federer got the better of the younger American in the final match of the 2019 Miami Open, 6-1, 6-4, and never mind that the six-foot-ten Isner injured his left leg in the closing games of the second set, tarnishing a teeny weeny bit the 101st ATP singles title of the winner in the Florida sunshine. Meanwhile, many are saying that Jim Paredes is too old at 67 to be doing what he admitted that he did, as if he should have done it when he was 18 and, if he did, everything would just be forgiven. Forgive me but it’s the performance that counts, Federer’s that is, on court and it is none of my business what he does off it.We’ll spare you this corner’s opinion if Paredes makes the, well, … [Read more...] about Roger Federer and Jim Paredes: What’s age got to do with it?
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MARIA SHARAPOVA crashed out of the Australian Open as she was beaten by home favourite Ashleigh Barty. And the Rod Laver Arena 'Spider-Cam' took a beating, too, as it accidentally clipped the top off the umpire's chair. The Russian, the champion here in 2008, was KOed in the fourth round 4-6 6-1 6-4 at the Rod Laver Arena. Barty, who needed four match points to get rid of Sharapova, is the first home woman to reach the quarter-finals here in Melbourne for 10 years. Next up is the No.8 seed Petra Kvitova, who beat Barty in the final of the Sydney International last weekend. In front of the Aussie PM Scott Morrison, Sharapova courted controversy when she took an outrageous SEVEN-MINUTE bathroom break. The crowd were not happy and booed her upon her return to the court. It is less than five years ago that Barty gave up Big Bash cricket to focus on tennis full-time. And it's remarkable how quickly she has managed to break into the elite end of tennis, reaching the quarter-finals of a major … [Read more...] about Maria Sharapova and Rod Laver Arena ‘Spider-Cam’ crash out of Aussie Open
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Sports | Taylor Fritz Loses, but Learns, Against Roger Federer Supported by ByKurt Streeter Jan. 18, 2019 MELBOURNE, Australia — This is a story about Roger Federer’s third round match. Only it is not about Roger Federer. It is about a young upstart on the men’s tennis tour, a lanky power-hitting Californian who possesses skill and promise and a résumé stacked with solid but not spectacular results. On center court at Rod Laver Arena this Friday afternoon, the education of Taylor Fritz took a significant, through bruising, step forward. This was a graduate level course held in front of 15,000 fans, taught with calculating precision by a 37-year-old Swiss who has won 20 Grand Slams. “Yes, a real lesson,” Fritz said, once the match was done. “I’m going to be better … [Read more...] about Taylor Fritz Loses, but Learns, Against Roger Federer
Sport by Press Association 16/01/2019, 3:11 pm Updated: 16/01/2019, 3:13 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova set up a blockbuster third-round meeting at the Australian Open. Both women were in formidable form against Swedish opposition at Melbourne Park on Wednesday, with the defending champion beating Johanna Larsson 6-1 6-3 before Sharapova dispatched Rebecca Peterson 6-2 6-1. After her 6-0 6-0 rout of Harriet Dart in round one, the Russian has dropped the fewest games in the tournament. She and Peterson did not arrive on Margaret Court Arena until after 11pm, and Sharapova said afterwards: “This is way past my bedtime. I was just thinking what time I’m going to get to sleep.” The Russian took the final two months of the 2018 season off and admitted after her victory over Dart that her troublesome shoulder continues to cause her pain. Nearly two years into her … [Read more...] about Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki sets up Maria Sharapova clash in Melbourne
By John Pye The Associated Press Sun., Jan. 13, 2019 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—Maria Sharapova has the second-best record among active players in first-round matches at the majors, and she gave an illustration of why that’s the case with a ruthless 6-0, 6-0 win over Harriet Dart at the Australian Open. The 2008 Australian Open champion got play started on Rod Laver Arena on Monday and needed only 63 minutes to advance. In her 15th trip to Melbourne Park and her 55th Grand Slam tournament, Sharapova is acutely aware of the toll that the sun and long early matches can take on a player’s title ambitions, so she gets straight to business. The 22-year-old Dart, playing in the main draw of a major for only the second time after getting a wild card to play last year at Wimbledon, only got a look at one break point in the match — when Sharapova served a double-fault in the second set. The Brit got seven of her 29 points from Sharapova’s … [Read more...] about Maria Sharapova blasts her way to first-round 6-0, 6-0 win at Australian Open