ATP 1st Quarter Power Rankings

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With the ATP season now well underway, albeit currently suspended until at least April due to the coronavirus pandemic, it seemed an appropriate time to look back at how the tour’s best had started their 2020 campaigns. So, using predominantly their performances in the first seven tournaments of the year but also their past form […] READ MORE


WTA 1st Quarter Power Rankings

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With the WTA season now well underway, if on a potentially indefinite hiatus due to the outbreaks of coronavirus across the world, it seemed an appropriate time to look back at how the tour’s leading lights had started their 2020 campaigns. So, using predominantly their performances in the first seven tournaments of the year but […] READ MORE


Bernard Tomic in 2019: Losses, Controversy, and Not Much Money

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Bernard Tomic, another member of Australian tennis’s bad boy brigade, arguably had one of his worst years to date. Unlike compatriot Nick Kyrgios, who boasts a similar fiery persona, Tomic hasn’t recorded similar results. Kyrgios combines first-round losses with tournament wins in Washington and a winning record over Novak Djokovic, validaiting his frequent tantrums with […] READ MORE


Eugenie Bouchard in 2019: Canadian Star Collapses

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In 2014 Eugenie Bouchard looked to have the world at her feet. Fresh from reaching the Wimbledon final and a career-high ranking of fifth in the world, the Canadian was rated as one of the world’s most marketable athlete by SportsPro, finishing above Usain Bolt, Lionel Messi and Novak Djokovic. Off the court, Bouchard had […] READ MORE


Appearance Fees: Expanding Inequality in Today’s Game

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Appearance fees are a relatively new phenomenon in tennis, in the sense that tournament organizers and players are just starting to acknowledge that these fees are part of the package. They are a common feature of non-mandatory tournaments; to attract the top players organizers must fork up serious money to get them to play.  Yet […] READ MORE


The New Alison Riske: Potential Olympian and Top 20 Tennis Player

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The average American tennis fan who tunes in to the see the grass courts of Wimbledon or the night match action of Flushing Meadows until this year probably does not know anything about Alison Riske. They still may not. I don’t blame them, the top 100 on the WTA tour is rife with American players, […] READ MORE


Are the Tours spending too long in China?

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The Tennis Tour is about to wrap up its 5-week-long stay in China with tournaments in Shanghai and Tianjin ending on Sunday. The WTA Zhuhai Trophy and the WTA Finals will cap off the stay next month. In total, China will have hosted 14 tournaments this year (eight WTA, four ATP, and one joint) and […] READ MORE