Archives - January 2019





NAOm1 and Djokov15: Australian Open Predictions Results

For the first time since 1995, a male and female champion have won consecutive grand slam titles. Novak Djokovic produced two of his best career performances to bludgeon Pouille and then Rafael Nadal into submission, making the...



Jefford’s Predictions Challenge #3: Australian Open Finals

The 2019 Australian Open has been such a satisfactory tournament: a healthy share of stunning upsets, balanced with the ultimate triumph of the giants. Each final is a tantalising prospect – not least, on the women’s side, with...



Jefford’s Predictions Challenge #2: Australian Open Semifinals

Well, that didn’t all go quite to plan. Serving at 5-1, 40-30 up in the final set against Karolina Pliskova, Serena Williams managed to lose six games in a row, and with the match, another chance to reach Margaret Court’s 24 Grand...



Jefford’s Predictions Challenge #1: Australian Open Quarterfinals

With another pulsating Grand Slam tournament in full swing, I’ve decided to do something a little different with this blog. One of Huddersfield’s finest tennis champions, Rohit Gupta, suggested I host a Mark Lawrenson-style tennis...



“I gave everything I had”: an epitaph to Andy Murray’s stunning career

This morning at the Australian Open, Andy Murray proved to the world why he deserves to be regarded as Great Britain’s greatest ever sportsman. Last Friday, he had tearfully revealed the futility of his comeback on an “extremely...