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aCEs & Faults oF 2013 From epic comebacks to 30-something champions, there was plenty to applaud in 2013. We look at the highs and contrasting lows of the season past.

contents FEatuREs 12 What’s so spECial aBout suMMER tEnnis?

With club tennis a thriving part of the sporting calendar, we consider the pitfalls and pluses of competing as the temperatures heat up.

16 ChEating thE hEat

While extreme summer conditions can provide a tough tennis test, there are clever ways for both players and spectators to cope.

32 Many happy REtuRns Todd Woodbridge, Australian doubles legend, explains how a strategic approach to returning serve is the key to winning each point.

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GENERATION NExT

Keeping an eye on generation next is a favourite sidebar to an Australian summer. We preview the local players to watch.

REGULARS 8 BREAK POINTS 10 THE HITTING WALL 20 GEARING UP 25 BE THE PRO 66 FROM THE CLUBHOUSE 74 RANKINGS 76 SCOREBOARD 79 LOOKING BACK 80 KIDS’ CLUBHOUSE 82 LAST WORD

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Summer loving …

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f you love tennis, then it’s natural that you’ll love an Australian summer too. There are long hours of daylight, warm evenings and opportunities aplenty to pick up a racquet and simply play. Whether your focus is serious summer competition or more social play with family and friends, the good news is that it’s never been easier to spend time on court. Where once tennis required careful planning and a substantial commitment of time, participation no longer needs to be of the most formal variety. That’s also true at the most junior level, with MLC Tennis Hot Shots already attracting some 600,000 participants throughout the nation – a number that’s growing as young players enjoy the fun and excitement of their first experience of tennis.

Making it even easier for players of every age and ability to get the most from their tennis are the tips that you’ll find in our special summer issue. Training for endurance, eating with hydration in mind, sunsmart strategies and cheating the heat are some of the topics we’ve covered for your summer of hitting. There’s also the latest equipment news as we review the latest-release racquets. The other thing that’s special about an Australian summer, of course, are the stars that light up centre courts at high-stakes tournaments around the nation. Christmas lunches have barely settled before Grand Slam champions, current and former No.1s, tennis’ “next big things” and our own local favourites are starting their new seasons on Australian soil. And while we await the arrival of those established stars, there

are other rising players taking some of their most important steps at this month’s December Showdown at Melbourne Park, where Australian junior national champions will be crowned and local players will compete for a coveted wildcard prize at the Australian Open Play-off. You can read our preview of the players to watch in those events from page 49. If it’s inspiration you’re after, there’ll be plenty as you watch and play this Australian summer. Enjoy the sunny days but even more importantly, do so with a racquet in your hand if you can. You never know where it might take you. Tennis might seem like a seasonal sport but your passion to play, and the benefits that accompany it, can last all year long.

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Tennis’ top stars are in Australia and your passion to play will never be stronger. Our special “passion” issue features lessons from the stars, inspirational advice, fitness programs, nutritional informational and features on the players you’ll be watching at Australian Open 2014. January issue on sale from 27 December.

Summer STARS … Some “hot” stars to watch this Australian summer

Novak Djokovic A four-time Australian Open champion and first to claim a hat-trick in the Open era, the Serb finished 2013 with a 24-0 winning streak, including two over Nadal. 6

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Rafael Nadal The comeback player of 2013 will surge higher up the ‘all time greats’ list should he claim a 14th major at Australian Open 2014. Following his No.1 return, it seems highly possible.

Serena Williams Putting the “super” in superstar. Winner of 11 titles and a jaw-dropping $US 12.3 million in 2013, more history beckons as a potential six-time Australian Open titlist and 18-time major winner.

Victoria Azarenka Some say she’s the only player who can seriously challenge Serena and Australia brings out the best in Belarus’ best, already a two-time Australian Open champion.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga His surprising finals run at Australian Open 2008 highlighted how players can “break out” in an Aussie summer. Expect another favourite to emerge in 2014.


Epic comebacks, a cavalcade of 30-something winners, a British champion at Wimbledon, a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of No.1 greats, a doubles Grand Slam … there was plenty to applaud in tennis season 2013. We also copped a big serve of courtroom drama, anti-doping controversy, shock retirements, (anti) social media outbursts and a dead-fish handshake. By SUZI PETKOVSKI

[1] Rafa rules

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tory of the year was Rafael Nadal’s thunderous comeback. Who could have imagined a 10-title haul for Rafa and a return to No.1 when he lost his comeback final at low-key Vina del Mar to journeyman Horatio Zeballos? Back in his element at the French Open, the 27-year-old became the only man to win a Grand Slam title eight times, and the first to win a major for nine consecutive years. On the hardcourts that were supposed to be murder on his knees, Rafa was 22-0 by the end of the US Open, where he toppled Novak Djokovic to become the de facto season No.1. He left New York with a 15-1 record against the top 10. Nadal officially took over the No.1 ranking in Beijing (ironically in a loss to Djokovic), capping his “most emotional” season. An epic career now has its epic-comeback chapter.

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FEATURE

[2] Muzz gets it Wimble-done

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ndy Murray served up another Union Jack-waving victory, turning Wimbledon into the ‘And of Hope and Glory’ as the first British male champion in 77 years. The Scot toppled No.1 Djokovic in straight sets, though his hairiest moments came in a two-sets-down, 7-5-in -thefifth quarterfinal comeback against Fernando Verdasco. PM David Cameron threw open the doors to No.10 Downing Street, the Royal Mail had Brits across the country licking the back of Muzza’s head on postage stamps and Prince William awarded Murray an OBE. On Twitter, Murray later posted a pic of his mutt Maggie May wearing his medal.

[3] Vintage Serena

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erena Williams is aging like a fi ne red from her adopted France. Has any other champion been at her playing peak at age 32? Martina Navratilova was 33 when she claimed her last singles major at Wimbledon 1990, but long gone from the No.1 spot, while Serena is dominating. Her vintage 2013 season took in the French and US titles for a Grand Slam tally of 17, and career-best marks of 11 titles and 78 match wins (for only four losses). “I’m actually serving harder than I ever have in my career,” Serena said at the US Open, where she passed Margaret Court as the oldest women’s champion. “The racquets are stronger and I’m more fit. I have been able to keep up with the times.” The timeless champion is destined to move up the all-time list (currently at No.5). Suddenly, 20 Grand Slams doesn’t seem a big stretch.

[4] Novak unbeatable at No.2

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ovak Djokovic began 2013 as the dominant No.1, notching the first Australian Open three-peat of the pro era. He proved even more unbeatable as No.2, drawing motivation rather than misery from his dethroning by Nadal. After losing the US Open final and top season honours to the Spaniard, Djokovic went on a 24-match tear through the Davis Cup semis, Beijing (defeating Nadal on the very day he lost the top spot), Shanghai, Paris, the ATP World Finals in London and the Davis Cup final. Guess it's game on for season 2014. DECEMBER 2013 AUSTRALIAN TENNIS MAGAZINE

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Racquet Guide

POWER The amount of speed that the racquet generates on the ball and the ease that the racquet provides power in the serve, ground strokes and volleys. CONTROL The ability to manoeuvre the ball around the court. The feeling of having the ball stick to the strings and feeling the abilty to place the ball anywhere in the court. SPIN The amount of spin that the racquet helps put on the ball. The ease of the racquet in aiding spin production. PLAYABILITY The overall score of how forehand, backhand, serve and volleys are played with the racquet. FEEL Valuing the combination of weight and feel in the player’s hand. The comfort of the racquet when playing shots and the ability to feel in control of the racquet.

Reviewer profile

Current racquet Wilson K Factor Six One 95 (340 grams 16 mains 19 crosses), Babolat RPM Blast at 58lbs. Stands 195 cm with heavy topspin on both sides, predominant baseliner with single-handed backhand.

RATING SYSTEM SCORE: 5-6 6-7 RATING: Basic Solid

7-8 8-9 9-10 Great Awesome Amazing

Player racquets Player racquets, as the name suggests, are built for serious players. Generally with a smaller head and heavier weight you need an advanced game to get the most from these racquets.

Head YouTek Graphene Radical MP

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RANGE USED BY: Andy Murray, Sloane Stephens

TECH STUFF: The special setup of the S-version with a bigger headsize and reduced weight enables more intermediate tennis players to experience the unique playing characteristics of the new Graphene™ Radical series.

TECH STUFF: Lightweight Graphene™ engineering REVs up power to the max per weight coupled with outstanding manoeuvrability. This ideal combination meets the needs of both the ambitious young rebels and better intermediate players.

RANGE USED BY: Novak Djokovic, Tomas Berdych

ATM REVIEW: Very similar feel to the Rev but utilises the headsize to deliver more spin. This would be a great choice for intermediateadvanced players looking for a racquet with a larger sweetspot for the occasional mis-timed stroke. Lacked control on occasions and was harder to finesse the ball then the MP.

ATM REVIEW: When serving the racquet generated amazing spin the most of any racquet we have used in the past which allowed for greater efficiency in service games. An excellent choice for up and coming players with the ease you can generate power with such a light frame. Would suit a lighter-framed player looking for extra power and spin in their game.

SPECS: String pattern: 16/19 Length: 27" Strung weight: 280 g Head size: 102"

SPECS: String pattern: 16/19 Length: 27" Strung weight: 260 g Head size: 98"

ATM REVIEW: Novak’s racquet of choice featured easy spins and power generation off both ground strokes and serve. A tremendous weight and balance mix gave the racquet great feel. The key benefit was the added pop and power from the racquet. We noted that to get the full benefit of the racquet a long full swing is needed.

RATINGS: Power: 8.5 Control: 8 Spin: 9.5 Playability: 8 Feel: 8 Overall: 84

RATINGS: Power: 8.5 Control: 8 Spin: 9.5 Playability: 8 Feel: 8 Overall: 84

TECH STUFF: The most versatile racquet in the line provides a perfect combination of handling and power that every tour player is looking for. Now with a dynamic 16/19 string pattern for better playability and spin. ATM REVIEW: The best of the Radical range in our opinion. With the ease in generating spin and control, the bite you put on the ball was excellent. Not as forgiving as the S model, so we struggled to get full purchase on mis-timed strokes. A great feel and balance allowed for comfortable hitting. SPECS: String pattern: 16/19 Length: 27" Strung weight: 295 g Head size: 98" RATINGS: Power: 8 Control: 8.5 Spin: 9 Playability: 8.5 Feel: 8.5 Overall: 85

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TECH STUFF: Graphene™ technology in combination with an open string pattern make this frame the first choice for players who are looking for more spin, added pop and less effort.

SPECS: String pattern: 16/19 Length: 27" Strung weight: 300 g Head size: 100" RATINGS: Power: 9 Control: 8 Spin: 8.5 Playability: 8.5 Feel: 8.5 Overall: 85


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ROGER RASHEED

SERENA’S LARK DE TRIOMPHE

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RISING SON

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YOUR GAME

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VICTORIA AZARENKA A DRAMATIC DEFENCE

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GORAN IVANISEVIC

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SERENA WILLIAMS POWER PLAYER

MAY 2012

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ROGER FEDERER

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WIMBLEDON

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JUNE 2012

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JANUARY 2013

• ESSENTIAL EXERCISES

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GOT GAME

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RICHARD GASQUET’S

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A FIGHTING FUTURE

Still Standing Strong?

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• SECRETS OF ‘RATS OF CLAY’

PASSION STILL BURNS

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• BUILDING A DEFENCE

GENERATION

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Your Game

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MaY 2012

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ACES & FAULTS

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MUST-READ

APRIL 2012

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DECEMBER 2012

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MAY 2013

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Australian Tennis Magazine - December 2013