US Open 2016: Edmund stuns Gasquet

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Richard Gasquet, the thirteenth seed, would have been forgiven for thinking he had an easy trip to the second round when the draw came out. Drawing the British number three Kyle Edmund, the Frenchman was the favourite for this match. The Brit is ranked around 70 places lower than Gasquet. The thirteenth seed should have […] READ MORE


GB’s Davis Cup Heroics Outstrip Even Portugal’s Euro 2016 Win

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For fans of team sports, there have been two outstanding examples of team performance this summer. More specifically team performance in the absence of that team’s star player.  The first was Portugal’s defeat of France in the Euro 2016 final without Cristiano Ronaldo. He is their captain, leader and all-round inspiration. The second was Great Britain’s […] READ MORE





Lessons from Week 1 of the 2016 ATP Tour Season

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We’re just one week into the 2016 ATP Tour season, but we’re already seeing signs of how the year will play out from the opening trio of 250 tournaments in Brisbane, Doha, and Chennai. Here is a look at lessons to take from these tournaments. Novak Djokovic remains unstoppable on hard courts Embed from Getty […] READ MORE



Davis Cup Final 2015: A Fans’ View, Days 1 & 2

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So being lucky enough to have secured tickets to two days of the Davis Cup Final between Great Britain and Belgium, I was going to see history one way or another. Britain had not been in the final since 1978 and Belgium since 1904 (where, incidentally, they lost to the Brits). The last time Britain […] READ MORE


Who Will Leon Smith Select As Second Singles Player?

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With the Davis Cup final approaching quickly, the Great Britain Captain Leon Smith has a tough decision to make. The decision is of course who should be the second singles player for the final. The obvious choice of Aljaz Bedene, the British #2, is not eligible to play Davis Cup for Britain, due to a […] READ MORE


Young Gun Men’s Qualifiers at the 2015 French Open

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Six more young guns have been added to the men’s singles main draw for the 2015 French Open via qualifying, one as a lucky loser, and the other five as regular qualifiers. These players may lack the ranking, and in some cases the reputation, needed to get direct entry in the main draw, but they […] READ MORE