Tom Fordyce

Chief sports writer, BBC Sport

Analysis and opinion from our chief sports writer

About Tom

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With cricket, rugby, athletics and tennis among the sports he covers, he provides insight and commentary into the characters, stories and big events that make the sporting world go round.

He has covered Olympic Games, World Championships, rugby World Cups and Ashes tours home and away, as well as the Ryder Cup and multiple Wimbledons.

Winner of Sports Blogger of the Year, he is an amateur sportsman of minimal note but was recently included in the UK Press Gazette's list of the top 50 UK sports journalists.

Bouchard leading 'quiet revolution'

1 July 2014

While Wimbledon stays aesthetically the same - dark purple and deep greens, picnics on the hill, dress codes and decorum - the women's game it hosts may be undergoing a quiet revolution.

On a rain-battered Monday afternoon, as many matches were washed away as made it through. But in the rapid advancement of 20-year-old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard on Centre Court you sensed you were seeing the sunlit future, just as some of the staples of the present may be becoming the past.

Read full article, Wimbledon 2014: Eugenie Bouchard leads a quiet revolution

Why superstars turn to super-coaches

29 June 2014

They have been called the super-coaches: the Grand Slam heroes of a generation ago, hauled away from the golf course and commentary box to adorn the entourage of today's ascendant stars.

Roger Federer has Stefan Edberg. Novak Djokovic has Boris Becker. Andy Murray, after Ivan Lendl, has turned to Amelie Mauresmo. It goes on: Kei Nishikori with Michael Chang, Marin Cilic and Goran Ivanisevic, Milos Raonic and Ivan Ljubicic.

Read full article, Wimbledon 2014: Grand Slam heroes become super-coaches

An Olympic 'nightmare' - and the long road back

28 June 2014

It is your home Olympics, the pinnacle of your sporting career, the definition of a once-in-a-lifetime moment.

A crowd of 80,000 has roared you into the stadium. You have been in such prime form that in your last competition, you beat the world record holder by three metres. And here you are, ready to strike for the summit, suddenly unable to perform your most routine yet essential physical task.

Read full article, Goldie Sayers: My London 2012 'nightmare' and the long road back

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