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Who would have guessed 12 months ago that Novak Djokovic would finish top of the 2018 year-end world rankings, that Naomi Osaka would be the sport’s newest Grand Slam champion, or that Mike Bryan would win his 17th and 18th Grand Slam titles without his twin brother Bob by his side? Sport’s glorious unpredictability has been demonstrated by another memorable year, which is reflected in our final issue of 2018. At this time last year I can’t imagine that I would have even contemplated asking Patrick Mouratoglou if he would like to write about Stefanos Tsitsipas in his next column, yet today the 20-year-old Greek, who is based at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in the south of France, is one of the hottest properties in tennis. Our tennishead awards for 2018, which…

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the future is here

The recent success of younger players gives us every reason to believe that the old guard will be pushed harder than ever next year The idea that a new wave of players is on the brink of toppling the old guard feels like a scratched record. For how many years have we been predicting that the Federer-Nadal-Williams generation are on their way out and that the dawn of another era has arrived? On the face of it we are still waiting. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic once again took the biggest men’s prizes in 2018 – the last time a man under the age of 28 claimed a Grand Slam singles title was Marin Cilic at the 2014 US Open – while Serena Williams made such an impact on her…

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2018 tennishead awards

PLAYERS OF THE YEAR NOVAK DJOKOVIC For the first six months it felt like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal would again dominate, but by the end of 2018 Novak Djokovic was back on top of the world after winning Wimbledon, the US Open and the Cincinnati and Shanghai Masters 1000 titles. In an astonishing run from July through to the end of the year he won 35 matches and lost only three. SIMONA HALEP Simona Halep did not win a match after mid-August but still ended the year as world No 1, more than 1,000 points clear of her closest rival, thanks to a wonderful first six months. She won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open in June, having lost in the Australian Open final in January, and also won the…

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where djokovic has shown the way, murray will attempt to follow

As a new season approaches, one question might dominate the thoughts of British tennis fans. Can Andy Murray “do a Novak Djokovic” and re-establish himself as one of the men to be feared on the tour? After this year’s Australian Open the two men appeared to be in much the same boat. Both had taken a six-month break to rest their battered bodies, both had attempted comebacks Down Under and both had subsequently resorted to surgery. That, however, was where their storylines went off in wildly different directions. By the time the grass-court season came around Murray was only just taking his first tentative steps back, whereas Djokovic was en route to recapturing his Wimbledon title. He followed that by winning the US Open and reclaiming his place at the top of…

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every picture tells a story

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january 15-28 australian open 2018

THE KEY MATCHES SECOND ROUND BERNARDA PERA BEAT JOHANNA KONTA 6-4 7-5 For the second year in a row Johanna Konta started the season with a new coach as Michael Joyce replaced Wim Fissette. Although she had been highly successful in the first seven months of 2017, reaching the semi-finals at Wimbledon and rising to No 4 in the world rankings, Konta’s season had ended in a series of disappointments. Victory over Madison Keys in Brisbane represented an encouraging start to 2018, but after beating Madison Brengle in Melbourne, Konta sank to a surprising defeat against Bernarda Pera, an American making her Grand Slam debut. Pera had lost in the final round of qualifying, only to be given a second chance as a “lucky loser”. The world No 123, Pera struck the ball well from…