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Michael Emmett: “Tennis needs a 5th major!”

14. March 2014

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Michael Emmett: “Tennis needs a 5th major!”

For most sports fans in North America tennis is still a fringe sport.  The sport comes to life four times a year in Melbourne, Paris, London & New York City.  Eight weeks out of 52 is not enough to bring the sport to the upper echelon. To find tennis on most websites in North America you have to scroll down to the “other sports” category. It is not front and center and on the main pages like it is in Europe, South America and Asia. It can’t compete with the likes of the NHL, NBA, NFL or the MLB.  Women's golf - a sport on life support - has gone this route – they added a fifth major to their schedule and broke with tradition. What's wrong with the concept of adding another Grand Slam to a sport with a rich history? It’s along the same lines as the major sports increasing the number of teams participating in the playoffs. It’s a risky move but in all instances it has been successful.

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Tebbutt: This Time Of Year

20. February 2014

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Tebbutt: This Time Of Year

Tennis may be being played in the warmer climes of Dubai, Rio de Janeiro and Delray Beach this week, but in this part of the world more people will identify with what Novak Djokovic was doing recently – cleaning the snow off the roof of his car.

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Hopman Cup: “Team Profile: Canada”

20. December 2013

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Hopman Cup: “Team Profile: Canada”

The young, dynamic Canadian pairing of Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard are proving one of the most popular teams for the upcoming Hyundai Hopman Cup. The duo will ensure Canada’s participation at the mixed teams event for the first time in a decade and just the second time ever, and given their stunning individual seasons in 2013, they’re poised to do some major damage when they take to the Perth Arena to kick off the new year.

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Tennis Canada: “Fed Cup Coming to Montreal February 8 and 9″

25. November 2013

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Tennis Canada: “Fed Cup Coming to Montreal February 8 and 9″

Montreal, November 14, 2013– Tennis Canada announced Thursday that the Claude-Robillard Sports Complex will host the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II first round tie between Canada and Serbia on February 8 and 9, 2014.

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Sportsnet: “Canadian Athlete of the Year”

25. November 2013

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Sportsnet: “Canadian Athlete of the Year”

Sportsnet.ca insider Damien Cox explains why Milos Raonic deserves to be Sportsnet’s Canadian Athlete of the Year.

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Kate Flory “Raonic On His Own Terms”

6. November 2013

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Kate Flory “Raonic On His Own Terms”

After what he described as a “frustrating and disappointing” start to the season, Milos Raonic has turned his year around with the help of new coach Ivan Ljubicic. He now finds himself within touching distance of a place at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals going into the last chance saloon at the BNP Paribas Masters next week.

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