Volume 5 Issue 6 (January 2015)

Volume 5 Issue 6 (January 2015)

Roger Federer returns to the cover of tennishead for the January 2015 issue as we reflect on a remarkable 2014 season

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Roger Federer returns to the cover of tennishead for January 2015 issue as we celebrate a remarkable 2014 season.

Paul Newman assesses the impact of Stefan Edberg as Roger Federer enjoyed his best season in years, and ending 2014 on a high by winning the Davis Cup for the first time in his career.

We pick out our top ten moments of 2014 which includes Stan Wawrinka emerging from Federer’s shadow and a breakthrough summer for Nick Kyrgios.

He may have been on the losing team in the Davis Cup final, but Julien Benneteau got full marks in our sports quiz – test your knowledge against the Frenchman who we discover is a sporting mastermind.

France may have a wealth of talent and boast four players in the ATP top 25, and Benneteau triumphed at Roland Garros in the men’s doubles with Edouard Roger-Vasselin, but it is 31 years since it celebrated a men’s Grand Slam singles champion. In his exclusive column for tennishead, Patrick Mouratoglou gives his view why France has not enjoyed more major success in recent years.

In another jam-packed Academy section, Mats Merkel gives an insight into the role of a professional coach to help players become mentally tough, while with the help of the technical team at the International Tennis Federation we take a closer look at veterans’ tennis and how age affects your playing ability.

Kurumi Nara is our Locker Room guest while in our regular Hot Stuff feature we chart the remarkable season enjoyed by Kazakhstan’s Zarina Dyas.

Michael Beattie gets to grips with the Babolat Play and how it can help improve your game, while we chat to Andrea Petkovic about her trusty Wilson and why she’s never been tempted to change rackets.

If that’s not all, we’ve got all the results and rankings from the WTA and ATP, fantastic images from the WTA Finals in Singapore and the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

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