The Good and the Bad of the year in tennis

Despite one final event in London this week which is open to the top 8 ATP ranked players, last week’s win at the final Master’s event in Paris by Roger Federer put an end to the 2011 season of tennis for many players. It has been a year of ups and downs for many players with everyone except for Argentinian Juan Monaco moving either up or down in the top 100 of the rankings this year. Despite this though one player has dominated the season and irrespective of what happens in London, he will be the undisputed number 1 player in the rankings and this year.

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The significance of the Brisbane Roar’s streak

Last night’s come from behind 2-1 victory against the Newcastle Jets brought the unbeaten streak of the Brisbane Roar to 35 games. The win by the defending A-League Premiers drew it level with the Eastern Suburbs rugby league team who also went 35 games undefeated in the mid 1930’s and hold the record with the longest unbeaten streak in Australia. A win against the Perth Glory at home will give the Roar the Australian record of most games undefeated. But how does this record stack up with other football leagues and other streaks in other sports? Shane Jones investigates.

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The demise and fall of Luton Town FC

13th of April 2009 is a significant day in the history of Luton Town FC. This was the day that Luton Town F.C got relegated from the Football League Two to the Football Conference. The result ended three years of pain for the club and the fans that have involved consecutive relegations from the Football League Championship to the Football Conference and numerous doubts about the future of the club. This is their story. Continue reading

Can Bernard Tomic be the next great hope in Australian tennis?

Key moments in time often define great players. This has been shown on many occasions in many sports but tennis seems to have more than most because of the one on one battles the sport provides. In essence it is a fight to the death where the last man standing is the winner. This in particular happens when young players defeat those who are well established in the game, high in the rankings or just about to retire. Bernard Tomic last Saturday provided his key moment in time defeating Robin Soderling the 5th seed in straight sets in a clinical display of tennis. But before I speak about Tomic lets rewind the clock back a decade or so.

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