David Goffin Looking For French Open Success

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As the French Open looks to open play on Sunday, there has been much discussion about whether Novak Djokovic will finish the career Grand Slam, whether Rafael Nadal will be able to find his Roland Garros form again, and whether Roger Federer‘s choice to withdraw from the tourney will really enable him to be healthy […] READ MORE


Siegemund, Babos, and McHale Flying Under the Radar

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2016 has been filled with many stories on the WTA Tour: Serena’s mini slump, Azarenka’s smashing return to prominence, Kerber’s unheralded Aussie Open win, and the emergence of the young Russians with Daria Kasatkina leading way. Lost among the Twitter explosions, and the Lemonade cameos, have been the great starts to 2016 for some athletes flying under […] READ MORE


How has Roger Federer been so Injury Free?

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For years, Roger Federer’s body was something a person could count on. Much like the infamous “death and taxes”, Roger Federer’s body was not going to fail him. It was going to show up; it was going to perform; it was going to float, glide, chase, defend, and approach. It was the sun in the […] READ MORE


Eric Butorac Leaving a Legacy on Tour

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When a casual fan tunes into ESPN to watch a Grand Slam or ATP event they often tune in simply for the tennis–to watch a big name player compete against another big name player and marvel at the speed, finesse, coordination of the high-performing athletes. Fans who attend these events in person long to see […] READ MORE


Djokovic Dismantles Raonic, Claims Indian Wells Title

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An Indian Wells final that was supposed to be a dog fight between the two most talked-about players of the ATP tour in 2017 turned into another woodshed moment as Novak Djokovic demonstrated to the world what a firm grip he has on the #1 ranking and easily dispatched the much hyped and praised Milos Raonic […] READ MORE


Catching Up with Ryan Shane

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The following is a part in the continuing collaboration between LWOS Tennis and Ryan Shane, chronicling the defending NCAA champion as he plays his last season of collegiate tennis and transitions to the pro tour.  In a downtown Louisville, Ky hotel conference room, the University of Virginia tennis team picks over the remains of a pre-game […] READ MORE


Halep Hopes to Find Form at Indian Wells

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In 2015, Simona Halep walked onto the BNP Baribas Center Court having started her season in blistering form; a Australian Open quarter finalist, she had already won tournaments in Shenzen, and the WTA Premiere event in Dubai. Her game was fluid, focused. She continually retrieved balls that seem irretrievable. She was changing from defense to […] READ MORE


Ryan Shane: A Journey Begins

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For most elite prep athletes the terms NCAA Champion, All-American, and Five Star Recruit pretty much clear a straight path to a professional career. All-American basketball players have agents lining up to represent them before they complete their one season college basketball career; consensus All-American football players can show off their skills to thoughtful scouts […] READ MORE


Del Potro: A Star the ATP Tour Needs

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As Juan Martin Del Potro sat hunched over, his hands holding his head up, trying to contain the emotions that flooded his first ATP Tour win in 11 months, the crowd’s roar enveloped him, prodded him up on his feet. He stood, looked to the crowd, raised his hands and clapped in appreciation of their […] READ MORE


The Curious Case of Benoit Paire

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Last September in Flushing Meadows, Benoit Paire upset defending US Open finalist Kei Nishikori in front of a quiet early round crowd. After taking control of the match in the opening sets, Paire seemed on the ropes in a tense 4th set, but capitalized on an errant forehand by Nishikori and went on to capture […] READ MORE