ATP Tour’s Clay Season Is Here

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The ATP Tour begins its longest stretch on a single surface on Monday, April 4. For more than two full months, all ATP Tour matches will be contested on outdoor clay. The exclusive clay season concludes with the men’s Roland Garros final scheduled for June 5th in Paris. This 12 tournament stretch includes seven ATP […] READ MORE


Form Holds in Men’s Draw on Day 8 at the Australian Open

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The second week of a Grand Slam frequently shows that the best players advance. This year is no different. After the usual string of mini-upsets and surprises, the top players in the world are now grabbing hold of the Australian Open. On Monday, in each of the four men’s Round of 16 matches, the more […] READ MORE


Maxime Cressy Gate Crashes the 2nd Week at the Australian Open

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Seven of the eight men scheduled to play singles on Monday are seeded.¬†Maxime Cressy holds the #70 ranking in the world. Seven of the eight have over $3 million in career earnings, Maxime Cressy’s career earnings are less than $1 million. Seven of the eight predominantly play from the baseline. By himself, Cressy is resurrecting […] READ MORE


Top 10 Men Take Varying Paths to Australian Open

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The world’s top 10 male players took varying paths to the first round of the 2022 Australian Open. With the year only two weeks old, these elite players already have diverse 2022 experiences. Observers wonder which playing choices will lead to deep runs in Melbourne. #1 and #5 did not play While media outlets and […] READ MORE


Time for Tommy Paul, Redux

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In this space, two years ago, the question of whether Tommy Paul could back of his statement of “I can play with anybody” was asked. After a pandemic-limited 2020 and a more normal 2021, the answer seems to be, “Yes, kind of.” Two years after ending the season at world #90, the young American completed […] READ MORE




The 2021 Laver Cup is Here

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The 2021 Laver Cup matches begin Friday in Boston. After a Covid-induced postponement, the fourth edition of the annual competition is back. Four years ago, as the first Laver Cup matches began in Prague, almost nobody really knew what to expect. Would it be a glorified exhibition and money grab? A hit and giggle party […] READ MORE