Carlos Alcaraz Garfia’s Rapid Rise in 2020

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Carlos Alcaraz Garfia made incredible progress in 2020 to highlight his status as one of the brightest young ATP talents. After starting the year at #490 in the ATP rankings, the Spaniard climbed 354 places to reach a career-high position of #136 in October. Alcaraz Garfia ended the year at #141 and as the youngest […] READ MORE



The Three Best Matches at the ATP Finals in London

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The 02 Arena in London hosted numerous great matches in its 11-year spell as the home of the ATP Finals. The 12 consecutive editions held in London from 2009-2020 is bettered only by the 13 hosted by Madison Square Garden in New York City from 1977-1989. Sustained quality, drama and tightness are all ingredients that […] READ MORE


The best WTA players without a singles title

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Winning a singles title is a much coveted achievement which has alluded established players on both the ATP and WTA Tours. Anna Kournikova is arguably the best WTA player to never win a tour level title. The Russian reached #8 in the world but lost all four singles finals she reached in her short career. […] READ MORE


The best ATP players without a singles title

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Winning a title is a significant goal for all professional tennis players. It is, though, a feat which has alluded a number of established current and former ATP singles players. Former world #25 Julien Benneteau, who retired in 2018, is perhaps the most notable case. The Frenchman failed to win any of the 10 tour-level […] READ MORE


Australian Open set to be pushed back to February 8

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The 2021 Australian Open looks set to start on February 8–three weeks later than originally scheduled–the Victorian Government has confirmed. According to ABC News, players are likely to arrive in mid-January and complete their quarantine on January 31. During that time, they will be allowed outside their hotels for five hours a day–to go to […] READ MORE


Rafael Nadal’s ATP Finals History

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The ATP Finals is the biggest title to have eluded Rafael Nadal in his glittering career. The 2020 event, which begins on Sunday, will be the last edition held in London since its arrival at the O2 Arena in 2009 – before it moves to Turin next year. It could be one of the 34-year-old’s […] READ MORE


How Diego Schwartzman Reached His First Grand Slam Semifinal

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Diego Schwartzman outlasted Dominic Thiem to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final at the 2020 French Open. The Argentine prevailed 7-6 (7-1), 5-7, 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 on Philippe Chatrier in a five-hour-and-eight-minute quarter-final marathon. While Schwartzman had won just a set across his three previous major quarter-final appearances, he went into his fourth […] READ MORE


How Far Can Diego Schwartzman Go?

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Despite reaching the quarterfinals of the 2020 French Open without dropping a set, Diego Schwartzman has somewhat flown under the radar. This is perhaps understandable given the progress of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Dominic Thiem–the three clear front runners for the title. Schwartzman–who is aiming to reach his first Grand Slam semifinal–will face Thiem […] READ MORE


Dominic Thiem’s tough path to French Open glory

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Dominic Thiem faces a tough draw at the 2020 French Open, as he looks to win a second consecutive Grand Slam title. The Austrian lifted his first Major title at the US Open just two weeks ago. Thiem is largely seen as the third favorite in Paris, after Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. In the […] READ MORE