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Sports Review of the Year 2001
INTRO | REVIEW BY SPORT | GALLERY | VOTE | LEGENDS REMEMBERED | 2002 CALENDAR
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Eriksson Collymore Agassi and Capriati
 
The man chosen to turn around the ailing fortunes of England’s World Cup qualifying campaign, Sven-Goran Eriksson, arrives to take up his new position. The Swede, who was due to take over on 1 July, is given an emotional send-off by Lazio fans after resigning as boss of the Italian champions.
 
 
English football misfit Stan Collymore decides to try his luck in Spain with Real Oviedo. But after just two months, the former Southend, Nottingham Forest, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Leicester and Bradford striker blows the final whistle on a controversial career at the age of 30.
 
 
The American revolution takes hold of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year. Jennifer Capriati provides one of the greatest comebacks in tennis history when she beats Martina Hingis in the women’s final, while compatriot Andre Agassi successfully defends his men’s title.
 
Taylor and Walton Waugh Greg Rusedski
 
Phil “The Power” Taylor and John “Boy” Walton are the new kings of the dartboard. Taylor won his ninth successive world title by destroying John Part 7-0 in the final of the Skol World Championships, while Walton beats defending champion Ted “The Count” Hankey for his first Embassy World title.
 
 
Number 15 and counting – Captain Steve Waugh celebrates yet another Australian win in the fifth Test against the West Indies in Sydney. The victory seals a nonchalant 5-0 series whitewash by the all-conquering home side, and extends their world record victory run to fifteen.
 
 
The revival starts here as Greg Rusedski claims a shock five-set victory over world number one Gustavo Kuerten in the second round of the Australian Open in Melbourne. Rusedski, who had been hampered by injuries in 2000, produces some of the best tennis of his career.
 
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