This section features tennis-related content I have completed working at various tournaments and interviewing many of the game’s most recognisable stars.
*Note: Tennis content I produced later in 2017 and 2018 will appear in other sections of my website. This was last updated in January 2017.
Watch my tennis video interviews with some of the game’s leading players, past and present:
Comment piece on Roger Federer’s Australian Open triumph
2016 Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi
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Interviewing ‘Sir’ Andy Murray:
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Parent + child session Abu Dhabi. All sports shud invest in parents. Crucial 4 developing coordination skills + love of play in early years. https://t.co/zk4HS0PVoX
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June 2014: Talking to tennis legend Roger Federer ahead of Wimbledon 2014
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer told me returning to SW19 brings back many happy memories for him:
In addition, my Federer practice video gives fans of the Swiss star a glimpse behind the scenes as to how his grass-court preparations are taking shape with coach Stefan Edberg:
June 2014: Andy Murray prepares for Wimbledon title defence
June 2014: Andy Murray: Next ten days crucial for me
British No.1 Andy Murray says the next ten days are crucial for him as he bids to defend his Wimbledon crown. The 27-year-old was knocked out of Queen’s in the Third Round by veteran Radek Stepanek.
June 2014: Tim Henman discusses Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer’s future
My interview with former British No.1 Tim Henman as we look ahead to Wimbledon 2014 and preview the form of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
June 2014: Heather Watson looks ahead to Wimbledon 2014
My interview with British No.1 Heather Watson as we look ahead to Wimbledon 2014 and discuss her new coach and injury-free season.
April 2014: Wimbledon Chairman Philip Brook announces prize money increase
October 2014: Interviewing at the Women in Sport conference at Lord’s
December 2013: Tennis production video for Henman Communications, filmed at the Royal Albert Hall.
I filmed and completed interviews with Statoil’s Heroes of Tomorrow ambassador Heather Watson, former British No.1 Tim Henman, 1977 Wimbledon Ladies’ singles champion Virginia Wade OBE and Sir Trevor McDonald, after each of the attendees shared stories of their childhood sporting heroes with children of leading UK tennis charity Give It Your Max.
Please watch the following video I produced and edited from the event:
Tim Henman interview:
Heather Watson interview:
Virginia Wade interview:
Sir Trevor McDonald interview:
Watch and read my work for Wimbledon.com, I completed ahead of and during The 2013 Championships at The All England Club.
Wimbledon 2013 YouTube promotion trailer
‘Wimbledon’s Rolex Golden Moments’ series: Wimbledon 2001 Gentlemen’s Final between Patrick Rafter and Goran Ivanisevic
‘Wimbledon’s Rolex Golden Moments’ series: 1978 Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Final between Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert
Jimmy Connors interview
‘Wimbledon’s Rolex Golden Moments’ series: 1975 Gentlemen’s Singles Final between Arthur Ashe and Jimmy Connors
Countdown to Wimbledon 2013…Four weeks to go
Countdown to Wimbledon 2013…Three weeks to go
Wimbledon legends rally in our Centre Court montage
John Barrett discusses his new book ‘Wimbledon: The Official History’
John Barrett traces the history of Wimbledon
‘Wimbledon’s Rolex Golden Moments’ series: 2008 Gentlemen’s Singles Final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer
Laura Robson interview
Countdown to Wimbledon 2013…Two weeks to go
Preparing the grounds for Wimbledon 2013
Tennis stars reveal their favourite Wimbledon memories and more
‘Wimbledon’s Rolex Golden Moments’ series: Wimbledon 1987 Gentlemen’s Final between Pat Cash and Ivan Lendl
Interview with tennis legend Billie Jean King and other WTA Tour heroes at The Battle of the Sexes premiere in London
TV star Jonathan Ross interview
Getting ready for Wimbledon 2013
Tennis stars reveal their favourite parts of the grounds at Wimbledon
Wimbledon Qualifying Day One Highlights
Tennis stars reveal what they would change about Wimbledon, if anything
Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova on the Wimbledon practice courts
Watch Rafael Nadal practice at Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic meets fans in Oxford Street
Maria Sharapova and other tennis stars reveal who they admire
Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova and Marin Cilic on the Wimbledon practice courts
Watch Roger Federer practice at Wimbledon
Wimbledon Qualifying Day Four Highlights
Watch Serena Williams practice at Wimbledon
Roger Federer re-lives his Wimbledon memories
Around the grounds at Wimbledon 2013
Wimbledon Google Plus competition video
Making the most of your visit to Wimbledon
Fans at Wimbledon 2013
Victoria Azarenka tells us why Wimbledon is so special
Around the grounds on day two of Wimbledon
Fans go crazy for Roger Federer at Wimbledon
David Ferrer interview
‘Wimbledon’s Rolex Golden Moments’ series: Wimbledon 1981 Gentlemen’s Singles Final between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe
2011 and 2012
Published work and interviews for the ATP Champions Tour
Featured within this section are video interviews I have completed with well known tennis players, as well as match reports/features I have written for the ATP Champions Tour.
An interview with three-time Wimbledon champion and tennis legend John McEnroe following his emphatic Statoil Masters Tennis final victory over Swede Mats Wilander at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
McEnroe, aged 53, showcased artistry and natural shot-making ability in a routine 6-1 6-2 win.
Afterwards, the sporting icon could not hide his delight at securing a sixth Royal Albert Hall title.
You can listen to the full video interview below:
An interview with former British number one Tim Henman following his Statoil Masters Tennis final defeat to Frenchman Fabrice Santoro at the Royal Albert Hall:
An interview with French magician Fabrice Santoro following his Statoil Masters Tennis final victory over Britain’s Tim Henman at the Royal Albert Hall:
An interview with former world number six tennis player Wayne Ferreira:
An interview with seven-time Grand Slam champion Mats Wilander following his Statoil Masters Tennis final defeat to John McEnroe at the Royal Albert Hall:
An interview with former tennis players Andrew Castle and Henri Leconte ahead of the Winter Whites Gala at the Royal Albert Hall:
An interview with former US Open and Wimbledon finalist Mark Philippoussis at the Royal Albert Hall:
Tim Henman and Goran Ivanisevic prepared for their Winter Whites Gala clash at the Royal Albert Hall (December 2012) by playing a mini-match on ice at the Natural History Museum. The Statoil Masters Tennis event started today, and on Saturday the Royal Albert Hall will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland in aid of Centrepoint, the patron charity of HRH The Duke of Cambridge. Centrepoint is dedicated to ending youth homelessness.
What do John McEnroe, Henri Leconte, Goran Ivanisevic and the other champions want for Christmas? And will they wear the special Christmas pudding hat? Find out…
Carlos Moya Savours First Royal Albert Hall Experience
Carlos Moya had never even stepped foot inside the Royal Albert Hall, and when he did, he could barely believe his eyes. Watch what happened!
McEnroe is back!
In 2008, John McEnroe lost 11-9 in a final set to Jeremy Bates and decided it would be his last match at his favourite venue on the ATP Champions Tour. But after two years away, McEnroe decided to return to the Statoil Masters Tennis, and he did so in style by gaining revenge against Bates at the Royal Albert Hall.
AEGON Masters Tennis Tournament 2011
I worked with LawSports during the AEGON Masters Tennis Tournament as a Media Officer at the Royal Albert Hall from Tuesday 29th November to Sunday 4th December 2011. The tournament, which took place in London, was the final event on the ATP Champions Tour calendar in 2011.
You can watch video and listen to audio interview content from the tournament on my tennis playlist:
My match reports published on the ATP Champions Tour website:
Cash Sees Off Krajicek In Serve-And-Volley Showdown: http://www.atpchampionstour.com/news196.html
McEnroe Returns To Where It All Started In London: http://www.atpchampionstour.com/news197.html
Cash Downs McEnroe In Classic Battle At The Royal Albert Hall: http://www.atpchampionstour.com/news198.html
Cash Through To Face McEnroe Or Leconte In Legends Final: http://www.atpchampionstour.com/news199.html
McEnroe vs. Cash, Henman vs. Enqvist On Finals Day In London: http://www.atpchampionstour.com/news201.html
Henman Takes London Title: http://www.atpchampionstour.com/news203.html