Roger Federer Breezes Past Marin Cilic For 8th Wimbledon Title

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From LastWordOnTennis Roger Federer is now 35 years old, and not only is he setting and breaking his own records on the tour, he is still establishing personal bests. In fact, his record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title was also, at least in terms of sets lost, his best. Federer came into this tournament having won a […] READ MORE


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



Roland Garros Qualifying vs Wimbledon Qualifying: a Guide for Tennis Fans

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Stefano Berlincioni. For a tennis fan, attending a Grand Slam is an unbelievable experience–but if you really want to see courage, sadness, joy, and sorrow you have to go to the Qualifying events, not to the Main Draw ones. Grand Slams Main Draws are full of players that already did it, players […] READ MORE


Novak Djokovic Will Drop Outside Top 2 For the First Time in 6 Years

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Jason Fernandes A year ago, everything was amazing for Novak Djokovic. He was the World #1, holding all four Slams, and seemingly in with a real chance of accomplishing the rare calendar year Grand Slam or maybe even the Golden Slam. 12 months later things are alarmingly very different, with his last […] 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


Honest Bencic Reflects on Injury-Heavy Season

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From LastWordOnTennis, by Jake Davies. Jake is currently at the WTA tournament in Linz as credentialed press. Belinda Bencic suffered another setback in her climb back to the Top 10 as she was dumped out of the first round of Linz to Singapore-chasing Dominika Cibulkova. It was a considerably tough draw for Bencic, who has […] 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


The beginning of the end of Ana Ivanovic?

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It has been an undeniably rocky season for former world #1 Ana Ivanovic. The Serbian tennis star’s form in the 2016 season reached a new low as she lost in straight sets to world #121 Donna Vekic 6-4, 6-2. Ivanovic has struggled tremendously on-court. She is yet to win a tennis match since the grass court event in […] READ MORE


Dominic Thiem’s London Chances

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If a casual tennis fan, or even a more passionate fan, was asked who the wins leader on the ATP tour is in 2016, they would almost surely say Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray. Few would correctly say Dominic Thiem, who in fact is leading this season in wins with 48, over 46 for Djokovic. […] READ MORE