Richard Hinds ROGER Federer and Rafael Nadal have created such fascination during their parallel careers. How does the Swiss turn a backhand into a symphony? If a nuclear bomb exploded on the first day at Roland...
Richard Hinds Behind the scenes, the relationship with the ugly tennis parent is more disturbing and complex.
Richard Hinds Allegations that a ‘‘hitting partner’s’’ job description was taken rather too literally. John Tomic spending more time in the Spanish courts than son Bernard did on the court.
Richard Hinds Once, at the Australian Open, you would find Paul McNamee prowling the corridors wearing a well-cut suit, running the tournament with the effortless authority of a Vegas floorwalker.
Richard Hinds Around court 16 at Melbourne Park, a large group of fans more interested in seeing Bernard Tomic hone his forehand than watch a real match train their mobile phones on the newly minted Sydney...
Richard Hinds IF MARIA SHARAPOVA looks particularly fresh when she walks onto the court for her Australian Open semi-final against Li Na on Thursday, do not give credit to the lotions from which the lavishly...
Richard Hinds Rough diamond Bernard Tomic is not the first to ruffle feathers.
Richard Hinds As a testament to Tony Roche's sanguine nature, when he mentored Ivan Lendl, the Czech was the more expressive of the pair.
Richard Hinds It is tempting to declare this a shameful day for English sport. To claim that, 76 years after that country produced its last male grand slam winner, even cross-border rival Scotland has one.