Greg Baum

Greg Baum is chief sports columnist and associate editor with The Age

"Career milestone": Roger Federer celebrates his win over Kei Nishikori.

Federer, simply the best? Roger that

What defines a great sportsperson? Arguably, it can be narrowed down to three precepts: achievement, style and graciousness. Some possess some of these qualities, but in my experience, only in one man are they combined peerlessly and inimitably.

Time for a break: Nick Kyrgios.

Take a break, Nick

Nick Kyrgios, enough. This has to stop. He has to stop. For his own sake, for tennis's, for ours.

Brad Hogg of the Renegades.

Renegades reign, Melbourne pours in

Another Melbourne derby, another BBL uptick. Undeterred by the woozy weather, more than 71,000 crammed into the MCG to see the the Renegades upset the Stars, also to see themselves on television. One way or another, they got what they came for. The final margin, seven runs, was deceptively close, but is it not always in Twenty20 cricket?