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Scott Spits

Began his full-time career at The Age as an online sports reporter in 1999 before joining Sportal as the Deputy Editor of the AFL-Telstra online network in 2002. Rejoined the online desk at The Age in 2006 and was online sports editor between 2006 and 2016. Has covered two Olympics (Sydney 2000 and London 2012), numerous Australian Open tennis tournaments and several AFL grand finals. Reads the back page first. Hack golfer. Wannabe tennis star.

Nick Kyrgios was booed off after his five set loss to Andreas Seppi.

Sporting fairytales: Some unlikely scenarios to ponder in 2017

We saw the best of sport in 2016, a year boasting some remarkable sporting fairytales. Here's a look into the crystal ball to ponder some sporting scenarios that, yes, may seem unlikely now but should they somehow eventuate, might leave you smiling again.

Roger Federer en route to victory.

Medical time-out was within the rules, says Federer

‚ÄčOn top of the enormity of winning his 18th grand slam in his first major tournament after an injury lay-off, Roger Federer had to overcome a thigh injury that plagued him for most of his memorable Australian Open campaign.