Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

Tennis

Nadal still rules, but Australian kid has room to grow

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

Tennis

Hard to love tennis in flaming shoes

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Greg Baum Like those who live in bushfire zones, the Open must have a more proactive plan than to keep a sharp eye on the thermometer.

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.

Tennis

Djokovic moves into quarter-finals with hardly a ripple

Looking back in happiness: Novak Djokovic has the beginnings of a smile on his face after a comprehensive fourth-round win over Fabio Fognini on Sunday.

Greg Baum Serb stands an even-money chance of winning Australian Open for fourth time in a row.

Tennis

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.

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

Third time lucky for Li Na

Li Na

Greg Baum Chinese trailblazer has form as a shaky closer, but this time was out of sight of her opponent.

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.

Golf

Adam Scott shows nerves of steel to claim Australian Masters title

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Greg Baum The inscription on Adam Scott's newest piece of silverware reads: 'Domum veni, vidi, vici.' - he came home, he saw, he conquered.

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

Roger Federer as smooth as ever in downing James Duckworth

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

Tennis

As the temperature rises, the fans get more robust

Serena Williams

Greg Baum The heat may be intense but for most it's a case of it's January, it must be Melbourne.

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

Stosur, Tomic through to third round at Wimbledon

Sam Stosur celebrates her win.

Greg Baum Sam Stosur wipes the court with Russia's Olga Puchkova and Bernard Tomic beats American James Blake.

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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Tennis

A corner of Wimbledon becomes Australian

Work in progress: Samantha Stosur says she is ''probably just been doing it a bit better''.

Greg Baum Sam Stosur was authoritative as she wiped the court with Russia's Olga Puchkova.

Tennis

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.