Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

Tennis

Nadal suffers shock first-round Wimbledon exit

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.

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.

Tennis

Stosur exits Wimbledon disappointed

Sabine Lisicki of Germany shakes hands at the net with Samantha Stosur after their third round match.

Greg Baum Sam Stosur leaves Wimbledon a little less mystified by its famous grass courts, but still unable to make inroads on them.

Tennis

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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Tennis

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.

Tennis

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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Tennis

Djokovic, Murray look composed

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Greg Baum Clue to the likely outcomes of Friday's Wimbledon's men's semi-finals may be found in the eloquent body language at the end of the quarter-finals.

Tennis

Djokovic makes history at Wimbledon

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates beating Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro during their men's singles semi-final match on day eleven of Wimbledon.

Greg Baum In what became the longest semi-final in Wimbledon history, it took Novak Djokovic nearly five hours finally to spike the Juan Martin Del Potro forehand cannonade on Friday.

Tennis

Classic duel to play itself out

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Greg Baum Wimbledon will sign off with a classic final between the two best players in the world.

Tennis

Bartoli wins Wimbledon women's title

Marion Bartoli reacts after she won the women's singles final against Sabine Lisicki.

Greg Baum Marion Bartoli romps to her first Grand Slam title, thrashing Germany's Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4.

Tennis

Bartoli reaps the rewards of being different

France's Marion Bartoli

Greg Baum Marion Bartoli takes fierce pride in being different, as a person, as a tennis player, as a stylist. Now, after an abjectly one-sided final on Saturday, she is the Wimbledon champion

Tennis

Murray ends Britain's 77-year wait for a men's champ

Andy Murray celebrates a point.

Greg Baum Scot destroys world number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets in Wimbledon men's final.

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Golf

The loan tamer of Muirfield

Phil Mickelson.

Greg Baum In the end, moral, sentimental and patriotic forces were overmatched by the golfing force of Phil Mickelson.

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Djokovic makes it three in a row, but the battle isn't over

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Greg Baum In the latest joust between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray at Rod Laver arena on Sunday night, cousinly co-claimants to emperor Roger Federer's slipping crown, Djokovic prevailed 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-2.

Djokovic makes it three in a row, but the battle isn't over

Greg Baum In the latest joust between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray at Rod Laver arena on Sunday night, cousinly co-claimants to emperor Roger Federer's slipping crown, Djokovic prevailed 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-2.

Djoker has the trump card as marathon men's final crowns a record Open

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

Greg Baum Novak Djokovic defends his Australian Open title early this morning with a six-hour, five-set win over Rafael Nadal in the longest final played in a major championship.

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