2020 French Open: Who Could Reach the Final?

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It has been perhaps the strangest season in living memory, but tennis returned in August and the quality since has been great to watch, with a thrilling US Open surely the highlight so far. The action will continue in Paris where the 2020 French Open, moved from its traditional place in the calendar to the […] READ MORE


2020 US Open: Quick Look at the Favorites

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The 2020 US Open is going to be a strange one with so many top players missing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given how open the field is, it will be interesting to see who will rise to the top. 2020 US Open: Women’s Favorites Naomi Osaka Osaka is probably the biggest hitter on tour […] READ MORE


Can Kim Clijsters reach the top of the game again?

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The first time I watched Kim Clijsters play was when she face Steffi Graf in the fourth round of Wimbledon when she was just 16 years old. Though she lost that match, she impressed with her ferocious groundstrokes and exemplary movement. Over 20 years later, she has piled on four singles and two doubles grand […] READ MORE


In Defence of Nick Kyrgios

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It is difficult not to grow tired of the constant shrill criticism that surrounds Nick Kyrgios. Recently, my colleague Ryan Jack suggested that hype around the Australian is unjustified, in part due to his ranking of world #40. But there is a reason why some of the best commentators in the game, including John McEnroe, […] READ MORE


Tennis Gamesmanship: What is Legitimate and What is Over the Line?

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A simple google search will tell you that gamesmanship is defined as ‘the art of winning games by using various ploys and tactics to gain a psychological advantage’. In tennis, a sport of fine margins and only two possible outcomes, gamesmanship is prevalent at both the professional and club-level. There are a number of different […] READ MORE


How to tackle an ultra aggressive tennis player

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It can be difficult to work out how to tackle an ultra aggressive tennis player. Too often it feels like the match is on their racquet. Because of the nature of their game, they tend to hit a lot of winners, but also make a ton of errors, making it hard to get into a […] READ MORE


How To Beat a Persistent Counterpuncher

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They’re dogged. They run everything down. They fight for every point and never give up. They are what I would like to call the persistent counterpuncher. What are you supposed to do against an opponent like this? Well, I have concocted a six point strategic plan to tell you how to beat a persistent counterpuncher: […] READ MORE