tennishead magazine: September issue out now!
Originally published on: 22/08/12 00:00
The thrilling summer of sport shows no signs of easing up and no sooner has the dust settled on Centre Court after the Olympic Games, the focus quickly shifts to the hard courts for the US Open at Flushing Meadows – not to mention Eton Manor for the Paralympic Games.
Our jam-packed September issue sets the scene for both events, which kick off next week, with more gripping stories set to unfold. All six of this year’s Grand Slam draws have produced a different champion, and with Kim Clijsters looking to end her career on a high at the scene of her greatest triumphs and Andy Murray determined to build on his Olympic gold, could we see eight different Grand Slam champions in 2012?
Murray, in particular, will be in confident mood for New York and in our latest magazine we look back on how the 25-year-old Scot raised his Grand Slam hopes by making history in sensational style in London.
We also bring you a comprehensive run down of what to expect from the Paralympic Games with a look at the top medal contenders for the men's, women's and Quads events, the lowdown on the only purpose-built Paralympic venue – the Eton Manor tennis complex – plus an interview with wheelchair tennis star Esther Vergeer, who remains unbeaten in 465 matches.
Elsewhere in the issue, we feature Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska, veteran doubles duo Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber, zoom in on the less glamorous side of being a globetrotting tennis player, and also spin the clock back to a time when the Australians ruled the world under Rod Laver. Talking of legends, Nick Bollettieri talks to us about ruffling a few feathers on his journey through tennis and Martina Hingis tells us about beating a 17-year-old Venus Williams, at the age of just 16, in the 1997 US Open final.
There’s plenty more to get your teeth into – Feliciano Lopez talks rackets, Sara Errani chats about her career-best season, we profile a piece of racket royalty – the Wilson Pro Staff – and we’ve got all the results from the ATP and WTA tours, including a comprehensive break down of all the thrilling Olympic tennis action.
Whattaya waiting for? Get hold of the brilliant September issue now!