2017 in Tennis: Indian Summers and Tomic’s Bleak Midwinter

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With 2017 coming to a close, and the 2018 tennis season already stirring, LWOT writer Finn Ranson looks back on some of the thrills and spills of 2017 – the good, the bad, the bizarre and the ugly… 2017 in Tennis: Indian Summers and Tomic’s Bleak Midwinter 2017 – the new 2007 The big four […] READ MORE


Sock’s Victory Shows he Deserves Place in ATP Finals

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At the start of this month, Jack Sock’s chances of making it to the end-of-season finale of men’s tennis, the ATP Finals, were remote. The World #22 didn’t even know he could still qualify. And yet, one heady week in Paris later, the Nebraska native found himself inside that coveted top eight (at least, among […] READ MORE


Kontinen and Peers Battle Past Rojer and Tecau to Keep London hopes alive

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Second seeds Henri Kontinen and John Peers defeated Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau 7-6(3) 7-6(6) on Tuesday in a nail-biting encounter that kept their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages of the ATP Finals alive. With both pairs having suffered defeat in the opening round of “Group Eltingh/Haarhuis” last week, the stakes were high […] READ MORE


Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal can Tie for World #1 in 2017. Here’s How

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2017 has been Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer’s year. Now, following Federer’s triumph in Shanghai last week, the two could be tied for the World No.1 by the end of the year. Here’s how… Nadal currently leads Federer by 1,960 points in 2017. For the two to tie, it would require Federer to earn 1,960 […] READ MORE


Del Potro vs Nadal: Will the Fairy Tale of Del Potro in New York Continue?

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As Juan Martin Del Potro prepares to face Rafael Nadal, we look at his career–from young prodigy, to tragic figure, to comeback king and national hero–and consider his chances against the world #1. This US Open has had its fair share of heart-warming comeback stories. Semi-finalist Sloane Stephens, who was sidelined for ten months after […] READ MORE


Sloane Stephens on Brink of US Open Final After Taking Three Set Epic

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World #83, American Sloane Stephens, has defeated 16th seed and Maria Sharapova’s conqueror Anastasija Sevastova 6-3 3-6 7-6(4), becoming the first woman to advance into the semifinals of the US Open. The American clinched a thrilling third-set tiebreak in front of a near-capacity Arthur Ashe Stadium. Stephens got off to a nervy start, with a […] READ MORE


Carreno Busta Eases into First US Open Semifinal

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Pablo Carreno Busta maintained his 100% set record this tournament as he defeated 29th seed Diego Schwartzman 6-4 6-4 6-2 on Tuesday, becoming the first man to advance into the US Open semifinals. It was a clash that epitomised this most open of Grand Slams. World #33 Diego Schwartzman, his underdog status practically enshrined in his […] READ MORE


Hope for Britain’s Men as Edmund and Norrie Advance

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With Andy Murray forced to withdraw from this year’s US Open with a hip injury, British tennis fans were expecting a foretelling of the post-Murray apocalypse, with plummeting interest and viewing figures as the country waits another 77 years for a Grand Slam champion. But while Konta capitulated and Watson walked, Kyle Edmund and Cameron […] READ MORE


US Open Men’s Dark Horses Including Grigor Dimitrov and Sascha Zverev

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The US Open draw is out. It’s time to enter the dangerous minefield of predictions. US Open Men’s Dark Horses Including Grigor Dimitrov and Sascha Zverev With three of the top 10 absent from Flushing Meadows and Federer, Murray and Cilic all nursing injuries, who are the dark horses set to take advantage? Grigor Dimitrov […] READ MORE


Sara Errani Handed Two Month Doping Ban–The Punishment Seems Far Worse than the Crime

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The International Tennis Federation has announced that former French Open finalist Sara Errani will be banned for two months after testing positive for letrozole. The substance, prohibited under the WADA anti-doping program, was present in “Femara,” a medicine Errani’s mother has been taking daily for five years following surgery for breast cancer. Whilst the case […] READ MORE