Simona Halep defeats Elena Rybakina: As It Happened

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Simona Halep defeated Elena Rybakina in the third round of the US Open in an exciting three-set match. In only her fifth match coming back from injury, Halep showed she can still play close to her highest level, pulling out all the stops to down the 22-year-old. Here’s how Halep reached her first fourth round […] READ MORE


Kerber vs Stephens: Clash of the US Open Champions

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In a day packed full of tantalizing matches, the pick of the day could take place away from the main court, on Louis Armstrong Stadium. Both former US Open champions, Angelique Kerber and Sloane Stephens are due to do battle in the third round. Let’s preview the forms of both players and their match-up as […] READ MORE


Alexander Zverev defeats Novak Djokovic at the Tokyo Olympics

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Alexander Zverev has downed Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the Olympic Games. He now has the opportunity to play for a gold medal against Russia’s Karen Khachanov. Though it was Zverev’s first appearance at the Olympics, he looked right at home playing for his country on the biggest stage. He had sailed through his […] READ MORE



British Men’s Tennis Is Thriving, Whatever Happens To Andy Murray

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Late Wednesday, after nearly four hours on-court, Andy Murray pulled off another stunning five-set victory against Oscar Otte. It’s a sight nobody should be taking for granted, with years of conditioning and struggle behind his dogged comeback. Winning against Denis Shapovalov this Friday could be asking too much of the man with the metal hip […] READ MORE


Feliciano Lopez: This Week’s Player To Watch (June 23-June 29)

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Every week, LastWordOnTennis will highlight a player to keep an eye on as tournaments are played around the world. This week’s selection is Feliciano Lopez. With only two weeks between the French Open and Wimbledon, the transition time for players to get used to grass courts has never been shorter. The Mallorca Championships makes its […] READ MORE





French Open Men’s Dark Horses

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The French Open draw has been released, and fans have been shocked by an unfamiliar sight. For the first time ever, the “Big Three” are in the same half of the draw. Joining them are huge-hitting Russian Andrey Rublev,potential future world #1 Jannik Sinner, the man with the third-most wins in 2021, Cameron Norrie, 2021’s […] READ MORE