Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

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Wawrinka upsets Nadal to win first grand slam

Greg Baum Unfancied Swiss wins Australian Open men's singles title with a dramatic upset victory over wounded world No.1.

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Federer has at least one more major in him, says Edberg

Roger Federer speaks to coach Stefan Edberg during a practice session.

Greg Baum Swiss still motivated to win on big occasions, says man who will be in his corner.

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Nadal still rules, but Australian kid has room to grow

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Greg Baum The future looks bright for young Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis.

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The Fed machine rolls on without a hiccup

Roger Federer plays a forehand during his men's singles match against Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili on Saturday.

Greg Baum As a ball boy in Basle, Roger Federer once collected Stefan Edberg's autograph.

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Australian Open: Nishikori pushes Nadal all the way, but Spaniard prevails

Ever the gentleman, Rafael Nadal wishes Kei Nishikori well after defeating the Japanese contender in straight sets.

Greg Baum The least favour Kei Nishikori did for Rafael Nadal was to nudge him into second-week wakefulness.

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Australian Open: Federer sets up semi against old foe Nadal

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Greg Baum Roger Federer turns in an exhibition of exquisite tennis to ease into the last four.

Fit but not worthy: the plight facing Ferrer

Australian Open Tennis Day  9  , David Ferrer in action against Nicolas Alamgro on Rod Laver ArenaPhoto Pat Scala The AgeTuesday the 22nd  of January 2013

Greg Baum DAVID FERRER is as fit as any top-four player, and momentarily fits into the top four, yet by his own recognition he is not fit to be there.

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The champion concedes to pretender

Roger Federer during his mens semi final match against Andy Murray.

Greg Baum The guard is changing, but the handover will be long and dignified. Andy Murray's victory last night was his first over Roger Federer in a major championship, and the match was akin to negotiations...

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Nadal suffers shock first-round Wimbledon exit

Rafael Nadal.

Greg Baum Twelve-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal crashed to one of the most humiliating defeats in Wimbledon history on Monday at the hands of Belgium's world No.135 Steve Darcis.

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Hewitt takes huge scalp in vintage style

Lleyton Hewitt celebrates his round one Wimbledon win.

Greg Baum Lleyton Hewitt says straight sets eclipse of 11th seed Stan Wawrinka not an upset.

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No excuses, no tears after Nadal's exit

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Greg Baum 'It was not a war; nobody died out there,'' declared Boris Becker, just 19 but already a two-time Wimbledon champion, after losing in the second round in 1987 to Australian Peter Doohan.

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'Court is dangerous': Nine players succumb to injuries at Wimbledon

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Greg Baum Suddenly, Wimbledon is a matter of last man - and woman - standing, tentatively. On Wednesday's rate of attrition, it might not even last until Sunday week.

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Like 'magic': Stakhovsky shocks himself with victory over Federer

Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky.

Greg Baum To Ukranian Sergiy Stakhovsky, Roger Federer on his court, Wimbledon's centre, was two formidable opponents in one, the tennis player and the legend.

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'Federer got ahead of himself': Tomic advice to tennis legend

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Greg Baum Thursday at Wimbledon was the lull after the storm, and preceding the drizzle. Lightning didn't strike twice in this same place, and only one spark flew, when Bernard Tomic, in aside, said that Roger...

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Relax, Tomic has it all under control

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Greg Baum THURSDAY at Wimbledon was the lull after the storm, and preceding the drizzle. Lightning didn't strike twice in this same place, and only one spark flew, when Bernard Tomic, in an aside, said that...

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Grown-ups of game remain after plague destroys seeds

Greg Baum In Wimbledon's lush paddocks, somehow the wheat has become mixed up with the chaff.

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In the slip stream

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Greg Baum In Wimbledon's lush paddocks, somehow the wheat has become mixed up with the chaff.

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Time for Tomic to live up to his statements

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Greg Baum Like his deceptive shotmaking, sometimes it is what Bernard Tomic does not say, or does not mean to say, that reveals most about him.

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Nothing to lose as Tomic looks to the next major

Australia's Bernard Tomic

Greg Baum Sometimes what Bernard Tomic does not say, or does not mean to say, reveals most about him.

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Murray holds his nerve in epic Wimbledon comeback

A relieved Andy Murray of Great Britain following his Wimbledon men's singles quarter-final victory over Spain's Fernando Verdasco.

Greg Baum True to the theme of Wimbledon 2013, there was much falling down again on Wednesday, and two memorable feats of getting up again.

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