Sam Querrey Deserves More Respect From American Tennis Fans

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Brett Margolies. The question of when will an American man finally make a big run at a Slam seems to come up every single Grand Slam. Ever since Andy Roddick won the 2003 US Open, the US men’s side has failed to produce a Grand Slam champion. In a tough era with […] READ MORE


“Fedal” To Take Centre Stage Once Again In Miami

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Sam Barker. When Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal stood at opposing baselines on the Rod Laver Arena back in January there was a sense that this was the final encore of one of tennis’ greatest rivalries. How wrong we all were. Instead of a brief encore, 2017 seems to have unveiled a whole new act for the “Fedal” […] READ MORE


Does Rankings Fall Signal The End Of The Federer-Nadal Rivalry?

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Martin Keady. Thirteen was certainly the unlucky number for Federer and Nadal this week, as the new world rankings found them both outside the world’s top four for the first time in thirteen years. At that time, Federer had won Wimbledon for the first time and Nadal was just a 16-year-old (albeit a […] READ MORE


Milos Raonic Qualifies for the World Tour FInals

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Jason Fernandes. Starting with a fine win over Roger Federer in the Brisbane Final, 2016 has been a great year for Canadian Milos Raonic. He’s been an Australian Open semi-finalist, Indian Wells finalist, and most importantly of all a Wimbledon finalist. To end the season the World #6, he finds himself part […] READ MORE


The Five Greatest Left Handed Tennis Players of All Time

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Paul Bradley You do not hear the words “dog days” associated with professional tennis that often. It is a term that major league baseball seems to have a patent on. As the calendar gets set to leap into the fall season tomorrow and now almost two weeks removed from the US Open championship at […] READ MORE


“Big Four” Lives on Despite Stan Wawrinka’s US Open Triumph

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Niall Murray Stan Wawrinka did what very few have been able to do in 2016. Defeat Novak Djokovic. Granted the Serb has been off colour since Wimbledon, having struggled with personal issues and an ongoing wrist problem. A Djokovic defeat is rare, but a Grand Slam in which one of the “Big Four” […] READ MORE


Can Marin Cilic do the unthinkable again?

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Nearly two years after his maiden grand slam win, Marin Cilic is searching for more of the same as he prepares for the final grand slam of 2016. The big-serving Croatian tennis player has just won the Cincinnati Masters title and looks in great shape heading into Flushing Meadows. Not everything has been fine and […] READ MORE


Steve Johnson Becomes Top Ranked American

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As Steve Johnson pumped his fist, let out an euphoric yawp in the direction of his players box, and began walking to the net to shake hands with Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, sweat poured from the hem of his teal Asics shirt–beaded from the hairs of his beard. The sweat was not only of a symbol of the […] READ MORE


Olympic Tennis: Murray Fights Back in Vow for Gold

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It had the soundscape of a Davis Cup tie. British and Italian fans could be heard vying for bragging rights in Rio's tight centre court. But in this Davis Cup atmosphere, it was not to be a repeat of Fognini’s stunning 2014 Davis Cup victory. Instead, the Olympic Tennis Centre was the stage for some masterful Murray escapology. READ MORE


Just Who Is Reilly Opelka?

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Reilly Opelka. Think about that name for a second. Now you’ve thought about it you’re probably asking yourself “who?”. Don’t worry, however; there are probably a lot of people out there asking the exact same question. Let’s begin with the fact that he’s won Wimbledon. In fairness, it was a Wimbledon Juniors title and it […] READ MORE