Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

Tennis

Roger Federer as smooth as ever in downing James Duckworth

Greg Baum Australian James Duckworth finds out that Roger Federer is still very much on his game.

Tennis

Australian Open: Tiny Slovak now the giant killer

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Greg Baum If there is a theme to this year's Open, it was articulated long ago by Henry Ford: 'History is bunk.'

Tennis

Australian Open: Federer sets up semi against old foe Nadal

Roger Federer

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

Tennis

Wawrinka upsets Nadal to win first grand slam

Nadal

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

Tennis

They could have been mother and daughter: Bencic v Date-Krumm

Belinda Bencic of Switzerland clasps hands with Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan at the net after defeating her in their women's singles match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Monday.

Greg Baum It was a pairing of extremes: the oldest against the youngest.

Tennis

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.

Tennis

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.

Australia throws numbers at its major problem

Llyeton Hewitt.

Greg Baum For once, the tennis players are not from the start the most lost Australian cause of the English sporting summer.

Tennis

Hewitt, Tomic end war but ladies serve it up

Maria Sharapova

Greg Baum After nearly 60 years as a tennis player and coach, Tony Roche finally took his eyes off one ball, and it hit him in the unmentionables.

Tennis

Matosevic out in first round again

Marinko Matosevic shows his frustration during his first-round match against Guillaume Rufin of France.

Greg Baum Marinko Matosevic's grand slam duck extends to 10 matches as he suffers an upset loss.

Tennis

Familiar buzz of lawnmower puts all else in context

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Greg Baum Wimbledon's media protocols specifically prohibit non-tennis questions.

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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.

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

Sharapova

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.

Tennis

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.

Tennis

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

Tomic

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...

Tennis

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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Silence, please! It's one match at a time for Tomic, Stosur

Bernard Tomic.

Greg Baum Even for the best players, that one match always could be the last, for now. This zaniest of Wimbledons demonstrates it.

Tennis

Grown-ups of game remain after plague destroys seeds

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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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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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