tennishead mag: Issue 5 OUT NOW!
Originally published on: 14/10/10 12:34
All the best things come in fives don’t they? Toes, fingers… err.. Yeah, okay, so we’re scraping the barrel with that analogy, but boy have we got a use for those page-flipping pinkies of yours this month.
That’s right folks – the hankering’s over – the November issue is here and jam-packed full of features, news, reviews and pretty much everything you could possibly need to feed your insatiable appetite for the game.
This month, we tip our hat to Rafael Nadal in salute of the Spaniard’s third major triumph of the year and capture all the glamour and the glory of Flushing Meadows in our stunning gallery.
Caroline Wozniacki may not have been able to emulate Rafa’s title-winning run stateside, but the supremely athletic, mentally tough and charismatic new world No.1 isn’t far from the complete package. Richard Eaton profiles a Danish delight who has become an incredibly valuable asset to the women’s game.
|World No.66 Johanna Larsson proudly shows off her copy…
2012 was always destined to be a big year for sport – no less for tennis – and with plans to revamp the ATP calendar set to come into force in Olympic year, Paul Newman considers the benefits for the players and the fans.
And with Hawk-Eye entering its sixth year as an officiating aide on the ATP and WTA tours – we take a look at whether the jury is still out on the line-calling technology. Elsewhere, we feature Andy Roddick – the self-confessed ‘world’s best bad player’ – who, with time running out in his quest to land that elusive second major, remains as determined as ever to win another of tennis’ ultimate prizes before he calls time on his career.
Elsewhere in the mag, our academy sections are bursting with technical tips and advice to have you swatting balls like a pro, and Goran Ivanisevic talks to us about ‘that’ Wimbledon and life as a West Brom fan. We take a look at the science behind the humble tennis ball and head to the fantastic Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum – as worthy a visit in the winter months as it is during the height of the British summer.
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s all your regular features: the latest tour and gear news, rankings, frame-by frame analysis of the pros and a comprehensive round-up of all the action on the WTA and ATP Tours in our unrivalled results section.
So get down to your local WH Smith, Fitco, PWP and one of the many newsagents with discerning taste to buy your copy today – or click here to subscribe and claim a FREE poster! Do it! Do it now!