Australian Open, 2018

Jim Courier Crossed a Line in Post-match Interview With Roger Federer

By DownTheTee | January 18, 2018

By Jane Voigt The Australian Open draws marched on toward the fourth round today, as temperatures soared and players quibbled about court assignments. This gripe was most notable when Tennis Channel’s Jim Courier sideswiped Roger Federer in an on-court interview, following the last match of the day. Courier wanted to know if Roger had asked to…

Nike Premiers Flamingo Pink for Men. Says It’s a Confident and Revival Color.

By DownTheTee | January 16, 2018

By Jane Voigt January 16, 2018 — Christopher Clarey of The New York Times wrote a wish list for 2018 tennis, one being that players sponsored by the same company wear different outfits, if they’re playing each other in a match. Seems plausible. Fans could then tell players apart. We can certainly sympathize with Mr. Clarey’s desire. Especially…

The Thrill Is Gone as 12 Americans Exit Melbourne on Day One

By DownTheTee | January 15, 2018

By Jane Voigt Having it good is tough. Or so it seems, after a ragged start for Americans at the Australian Open yesterday, opening day of the first Grand Slam of 2018. Jack Sock debuted as a top ten seed, number eight, for the first time in his young career, but lost to Yuichi Sugita, ranked…