Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

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The buzz is missing

Deep in the fifth set, with 4 hours and 28 minutes on the clock, Tsitsipas is serving break point down to stay in an epic third round encounter. He manages to hold serve and force he and Coric into a match deciding 5th set tiebreak. A double fault ridden tiebreaker sees Tsitsipas lose to Coric, who came back from 2 sets to 1 down and saved 6 match points to advance to the fourth round at Flushing... [Read more]

COVID-19 forces sports streaming providers to act fast

The COVID-19 pandemic has the focus of the world right now (and rightly so). The pandemic has massive global health and economic consequences, with all sorts of freedom of movement and other restrictions being imposed by governments worldwide. Over the last week or so, we have seen (particularly, in the western world) a focus on banning large gatherings of people. This has inevitably led to the... [Read more]

Seven’s Tokyo 2020 broadcast team announced

On a day when major sporting events were being postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19, Australia’s Seven Network has announced its team for its comprehensive coverage of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. While the current COVID-19 pandemic has placed a shadow over Games preparations, principally as to whether the Games will proceed, all involved are, at this stage, moving ahead with their Games... [Read more]

Coronavirus preventative measures bite in Tokyo

Living in Japan for the last four and half years, I have never seen anything like this before – while the number of those infected by the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) in Japan is relatively small when measured against total population – the preventative measures introduced by the Japanese Government are starting to take their hold across the country, including in the world’s largest... [Read more]

Reviewed: ATP Cup

The reborn ATP Cup definitely stands out from the crowd. The new addition to the Australian Summer of Tennis has sensationally revitalised the lead-in to the first grand slam of the year. The three-city, 10 day tournament has seen the world’s best male players in some terrific encounters – which, until now, has been unseen so early in the tennis year. The new format, with high-quality and... [Read more]

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