Doubles The Fun When Handicapping the Laver Cup

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It is no surprise to note that at almost all big time professional tennis events, doubles takes a back seat to singles. Sometimes, very far back. Such is not the case at the Laver Cup. As Team Europe and Team World prepare to square off in Boston, doubles will surely be on the mind of […] READ MORE


Laver Cup A Week Away: Questions Abound

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If six of the top ten players the world team up to face off in a Laver Cup in a storied sports city, on foreign soil, will the sports world pay attention? If six world-class players, outside of the Top 10, unite to attempt a classic upset, will the sports world pay attention? We will […] READ MORE


A Surprising and Spectacular Week 1 at the US Open

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“This is the best first week of a slam that I have seen in 40 years,” claimed ESPN’s Brad Gilbert while looking back at week one of the US Open. The return of passionate fans, the emergence of teens and qualifiers, and entirely unpredictable off-court events made for a surprising week one at the US […] READ MORE


US Open Doubles – Amazing Tennis Hiding in Plain Sight

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Some of the most competitive tennis played at the US Open is done in relative obscurity. Far from the ESPN cameras, and only in the shadow of the National Tennis Center show courts, fully 49 of the 64 total first round doubles matches were completed Thursday. Both the men’s and women’s doubles events start with […] READ MORE


Age and Youth on Display on Day 4 at the US Open

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Age and treachery may yet overcome youth and skill; we will see on Day 4 at the US Open. While most tennis observers view players age 21-29 to be in their prime, fully one-third of the 32 male singles players in today’s section of the draw are either in their 30s or under the age […] READ MORE


US Open Qualifying is Back–But Without Fans

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After a one year Covid induced hiatus, the US Open Qualifying Tournament returns to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center starting Tuesday, August 24th. 128 men and 128 women, world class players ranked outside the top 100 as of mid-July, will play to grab one of the 16 available qualifying spots in their respective […] READ MORE


Western & Southern Open Presents Big Opportunities

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Casual tennis fans know the 2021 US Open is looming. Scheduled to start on Monday, August 30, arguably the world’s biggest tournament draws attention from around the world. However, for many world class ATP Tour players, this week’s Western & Southern Open may be more important for their careers.  Contrasting Two Events More serious tennis […] READ MORE



Qualifiers vs Seeds in First Round at Wimbledon

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Among the 128 players in a Grand Slam singles event–like Wimbledon, the 32 top entrants are seeded. Tournaments organizers seed these stars so the best players avoid each other in the early rounds. The #1 and #2 seeds are placed in opposite halves of the draw to ensure they do not meet until the final […] READ MORE