“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



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


Serena Williams Shocked for Second Straight Year

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By Yesh Ginsburg (Senior Editor), Last Word on Tennis. For the second straight year, Serena Williams has been shockingly upset in the US Open semifinals. Last year, she was taken out by a masterclass performance by Italian Roberta Vinci. This year, it was the Czech phenom Karolina Pliskova who got the better of the current […] READ MORE


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


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