Open Court caught up with Vasek Pospisil Monday at the IMG Academies – popularly known as Bollettieri’s – in Bradenton, Fla. Continue reading
2008 Australian Open quarter-finals.
Maybe not a classic per se, but fairly momentous in its own way. Continue reading
Francis Tiafoe wins Orange Bowl
It’s going to be a great story if this kid actually makes it.
The 15-year-old from Maryland, whose father is head of maintenance at the academy where he trains (Correction: he WAS head of maintenance), becomes the youngest ever to win the big Orange Bowl junior tournament in Florida. Continue reading
His fans were piling up the toll charges, frantically trying to stuff the telephonic version of the ballot box to ensure their man Andy Murray won Britain’s Sports Personality of the Year award Sunday night. Continue reading
It was 2008.
And because of various scenarios that occurred earlier in the day (Janko Tipsarevic taking Roger Federer to five sets, Venus Williams not agreeing to have her match moved to HiSense), local hero Lleyton Hewitt and another fellow popular in Melbourne, Marcos Baghdatis, didn’t get on court in Rod Laver Arena until nearly midnight. Continue reading
The official poster for the 2014 French Open has been released.
And, as usual, there was the concurrent release of a barrage of jokes about how a five-year-old could have done it. Continue reading
Casey Dellacqua, the top seed in the Australian Open qualifying tournament, earned her wild card into the main draw of the main event the honest way Sunday with a 5-7, 6-1, 6-0 victory over Arina Rodionova in the wild-card playoff event at Melbourne Park. Continue reading
Blainville, Quebec’s Charlotte Robillard-Millette, who doesn’t turn 15 until January, won the 16-and-under division at the big Orange Bowl junior tournament Saturday. Continue reading
Martina Hingis vs. Mary Pierce, 1997 Australian Open women’s final.
At the microphone: Cliffie. Continue reading
Charlotte Robillard-Millette, who is from the northern Montreal suburb of Blainville (hometown of Aleksandra Wozniak), has reached the finals of the 16s division at the Orange Bowl junior event. Continue reading
Well, not really.
The top Canadian player was one of those asked to put together his Team Canada roster for the upcoming hockey competition at the Sochi Olympics.
He did include goaltender Carey Price but … he left off the Canadiens’ Norris trophy-winning defenceman (and fellow Torontonian) P.K. Subban. Continue reading