Tom Fordyce

Chief sports writer, BBC Sport

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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.

Meet Judd and Williams - the next generation

28 July 2014
Jessica Judd and Jodie Williams

While Usain Bolt's arrival in Glasgow proved the incomparable draw of established superstars, Commonwealth Games have always been as much about the next generation as the present.

It is where young talent that will one day dominate first serves notice of what is to come: Daley Thompson winning decathlon gold in Edmonton in 1978 at 20; Denise Lewis, at 21, taking her first major international title in Victoria in 1994; Colin Jackson, also 21, winning sprint hurdle silver in Edinburgh, two years before doing the same at the 1988 Olympics.

Read full article, Glasgow 2014: Meet Judd and Williams, the next generation

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

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