Niranjan Deodhar - Feb 20, 2021

The Australian Open is Novak Djokovic’s fortress, the Serb is already an eight-time champion down under and in the final on Sunday, the World No.1 is eyeing to claim his 9th title at the Melbourne Park and 18th Major title overall. But, in his way, is the ruthless Russian, Daniil Medvedev, who is now on […]

Glenys Furness - Jan 17, 2021

Francesca Jones qualified for the 2021 Australian Open in the United Arab Emirates, where the qualifying was held due to COVID-19. The young Brit had been one of the lowest ranked players in qualifying. She only made the event due to other players withdrawing. Jones defeated Lu Jiajing in the final round to book her […]

Fraser Learmonth - Jan 16, 2021

It finally happened. For the first time since 2016, someone not named Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer won a Grand Slam title. Granted, Djokovic had to get himself disqualified for it to happen, but it happened nonetheless. That, followed by Daniil Medvedev’s scintillating unbeaten run to victory in the ATP Finals in London […]

Fraser Learmonth - Jan 14, 2021

It’s fair to say that the coronavirus had an immense impact on the sporting world in 2020, with leagues and events across every sport being cancelled, postponed or altered to some degree. And whilst we may have left 2020 behind, the virus continues to affect sports in numerous ways. For the fans, it has meant […]

Aldo Ostreicher - Jan 9, 2021

Juan Carlos Ferrero, also known as “Mosquito Ferrero”, is a former World #1 and the winner of the 2003 French Open. He also won the Davis Cup with Spain three times, and multiple Masters Series events. But the legacy of Ferrero did not end when he retired from professional tennis since his life is still linked […]

Rohin Mittal - Jan 8, 2021

It has been 11 months since Nick Kyrgios played on the ATP Tour, having last competed in Acapulco in February 2020. He withdrew from all events for the remainder of 2020, following the Tour’s suspension due to the coronavirus. In this time he has slipped to number 46 in the world rankings. With two fellow […]

Roger Federer with the Wimbledon trophy
Aldo Ostreicher - Jan 3, 2021

Roger Federer, who holds the Grand Slam record in men’s tennis with Nadal, announced through his agent that he won’t be playing the Australian Open this year. He is not in proper physical shape to compete yet. The Swiss maestro is still recovering from his knee injury and hopes to be ready at the end […]

Sofia Kenin, 2020 WTA Player of the Year
Linda Celia Ellis - Jan 1, 2021

2020, by all measures, was an unusual year, and the tennis world did not get through the year unscathed. A change in ranking calculations, tournament cancellations, revised tournament dates, and players opting out of tournaments all contributed to how the final rankings played out. The end result is a WTA Top 5 ranking list that […]

Gavin Lang - Dec 29, 2020

The 2020 ATP Tennis season was unique for many reasons. Whilst the Covid-19 outbreak brought disruption to the tour, the one thing that remained constant were the players at the top of the ATP Rankings. Here is a review of the 2020 season for each ATP Player ranked from 1-5. 1. Novak Djokovic Embed from […]

Damian Kust, Editor - Dec 24, 2020

After previously reviewing the ATP players who finished the year ranked in the 41-50 ranking spots, we now take a look at those who achieved a ranking between 31-40 to end the shortened tennis season. #31 – Filip Krajinovic Win/loss record (tour-level matches): 16-12                        […]

Rafael Nadal US Open
Aldo Ostreicher - Dec 22, 2020

In tennis, there are some times where the player that wins the match didn’t win more points than their opponent. This situation of winning with fewer points rarely occurs but when it happens, the player who won the match is usually the one who managed better the difficult situations. Playing with the score and dealing […]

Daniil Medvedev in action at the US Open
Sandeep Sen - Dec 4, 2020

What separates the very best from the rest?  Something unique, something special? Something which you can eyeball or put a finger on. Pete Sampras had his serve and lithe movement, Andre Agassi with his hawk-like eyesight and return, Marat Safin could blast the ball equally hard from both the forehand and backhand wing, Marcelo Rios […]

Ewan West - Dec 3, 2020

Winning a title is a significant goal for all professional tennis players. It is, though, a feat which has alluded a number of established current and former ATP singles players. Former world #25 Julien Benneteau, who retired in 2018, is perhaps the most notable case. The Frenchman failed to win any of the 10 tour-level […]

Australian Open qualifying
Ewan West - Dec 2, 2020

The 2021 Australian Open looks set to start on February 8–three weeks later than originally scheduled–the Victorian Government has confirmed. According to ABC News, players are likely to arrive in mid-January and complete their quarantine on January 31. During that time, they will be allowed outside their hotels for five hours a day–to go to […]

Rafael Nadal in action at the ATP Finals
Jack Edward - Nov 19, 2020

With the 2020 ATP Finals underway, many Rafael Nadal fans will have their fingers tightly crossed. They are hoping this is the year he picks up his first title at the year-ending championship. Considered the most important tournament besides the Grand Slams, the ATP Finals is also the biggest title to elude Nadal. The main […]

Elmer Mejia - Nov 5, 2020

Rafael Nadal made history on Wednesday when he defeated his compatriot Feliciano Lopez in three tight sets. The Spanish legend reached his 1,000th victory, making him the 4th player ever to achieve this milestone. No doubt he is one of the greatest of all time and he keeps on adding to his resume. 4th Man […]

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