Andy Murray Snubs Washington’s Citi Open For 2019 season

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Former British number-one, Andy Murray has revealed he has already decided not to play at next year’s Citi Open tournament in Washington as part of the hard court season. Murray revealed in a recent Instagram chat with fans online that he was reticent about playing at the Citi Open again after the event’s tournament director […] READ MORE


Online Betting Tips: Who’ll Prevail at the U.S. Open?

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This year’s iteration of the U.S. Open is about a week away, with a stellar cast of players poised to compete for the fourth and final Grand Slam of 2018. The tournament is set to one of most keenly contested for years, particularly with Novak Djokovic having rediscovered his best form and prevailed at Wimbledon […] READ MORE


The Comeback Lottery: What Will (or Can) Andy Murray Do Next?

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Marcel Hunze is a happy man. Only yesterday, the tournament director of the Libema Open 2018, announced confirmation that Andy Murray has chosen Hunze’s tournament to make the long-anticipated comeback the tennis world has sorely needed and wanted, ever since Murray had a labral tear in his right hip surgically repaired in January this year. […] 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


Tankapalooza in Shanghai: Kyrgios Mails it in Against Zverev

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Pablo Mosquera. Days after the biggest title of his career, the Australian goes bananas again Today we witnessed the latest episode of Tankapalooza, featuring Nick Kyrgios. The current #14 in the Emirates ATP Rankings delighted us tennis fans with yet another degrading spectacle. Mischa Zverev barely broke a sweat in a 6-3 […] READ MORE


Madison Keys Opens Up About Negative Comments on Social Media

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Jake Davies. Jake is currently at the WTA tournament in Linz as credentialed press. World #7 and Grand Slam semi-finalist Madison Keys is playing the best tennis of her young career thus far. She is in the running for a qualification spot at this year’s Tour Finals in Singapore, which would be a remarkable achievement […] READ MORE


Malek Jaziri and Dudi Sela Played the Biggest Tennis Match This Year

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Yesh Ginsburg No one would think that the Challenger tournament in Istanbul, Turkey, would be a place where a major international story would fly under the radar. No one was quite sure whether or not the tournament would even happen until it actually did. The country of Turkey has a professional tennis […] READ MORE


Francesca Schiavone Should Not Retire Despite Early Grand Slam Losses

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Filippo Colombo. Francesca Schiavone’s 6-1 6-2 loss in the opening round of the US Open was her third consecutive first round loss at a Grand Slam. All of them have come in straight sets, against Svetlana Kuznetsova in New York, Simona Halep at Wimbledon and Kiki Mladenovic at Roland Garros. Moreover, earlier this year, […] 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