What has Happened to Denis Shapovalov?

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After watching Denis Shapovalov play Juan Martin del Potro at Queen’s Club, he hung his head in despair. Yet, another first-round loss for Shapovalov. Yet, another opportunity by the wayside. Shapovalov looks as if he has zero confidence in his shots and, at this point, he can’t even win a set, let alone a match, […] READ MORE


The Great Canadian Tennis Debate

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The Talent Emerges Two distinctly different tennis players have emerged in men’s Canadian tennis. One is feisty, aggressive, and loves rap music. The other is much calmer, quieter, and loves classical music. Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov couldn’t be more different than if someone had genetically engineered them. Denis Shapovalov Shapovalov’s game is built around […] READ MORE


Does Men’s Tennis have a Big Three sized problem?

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A lost generation I’ve watched tennis for decades, and enjoyed the variety of champions over the years such as Bjorn Borg, Rod Laver, John Newcombe, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, and so many others. Currently tennis remains under the thumb of the so-called Big Three – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. In the past […] READ MORE


Hawkeye on Clay Courts: The Great Debate

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It seems as if the age of power tennis has also created a long-standing cultural debate. For centuries, tennis was played without the technological ability to call the lines. This set up fierce debates and even outright arguments between players and umpires. John McEnroe was one player who was consistently incensed with bad calls. But, […] READ MORE