The 2022 French Open contenders

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It’s that time of year again. Spring is here, COVID restrictions are loosening, and the 2022 French Open is almost upon us! A perfect time to take a look at the contenders. 2022 French Open Contenders Rafael Nadal Nadal has had an extraordinary career. At the age of 35 going on 36, he is still […] READ MORE


What is Ashleigh Barty’s Legacy?

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As a sport, tennis has had its fair share of shocks over the last number of years. And last week we had another one, with the sudden retirement of Ashleigh Barty despite being clear number 1. On the “shocks” scale this was quite a big one, superficially up there with Bjorn Borg in 1981 and […] READ MORE


Previewing the 2022 WTA Season

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2022 is fast approaching and another WTA season is on the horizon. What should we expect to see from this sport in the coming year? 2021 had ups and downs; with the Covid restrictions, moving of tournaments and tweaks to the ranking system. This was reflected in unpredictable results. Let’s take a look at who might […] READ MORE


Five Crazy WTA Moments in 2021

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The tennis season is over and 2022 is around the corner. The WTA Tour was, as usual, full of flux and drama this year. Here’s a look back at five of the most surprising and shocking moments of the season: Five Crazy WTA Moments in 2021 No. 5 – Naomi Osaka pulls out of French […] READ MORE


The Arrival of the ‘NextGen’

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The sporting world witnessed a brilliant year of Grand Slam tennis in 2021. History was made. However, not the history we were expecting, with Daniil Medvedev popping Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam balloon. Instead, a “NextGen” player was finally crowned Grand Slam champion. This was a long time coming but men’s tennis looks set to move […] READ MORE


Pete Sampras – The Right Hander who Played like a Left Hander

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There were some fantastic matches during the 2021 US Open. One of the stars of the tournament was Leylah Fernandez, who wowed crowds with her crafty game and competitive spirit.  Every match Fernandez was involved in had drama, including the final. The quarterfinal match against Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina caught my eye. However, not for reasons […] READ MORE



Crossroads for Stefanos Tsitsipas

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It has been a strange week for Stefanos Tsitsipas at the US Open. In three rounds of tennis, Tsitsipas played two five-set blockbusters lasting over four hours each, sandwiched by a four setter. The way those matches played out and ultimate defeat to Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz leaves Tsitsipas at an undoubted crossroads. Crossroads because 2021 […] READ MORE


The Greatest US Open Female Players of the Open Era

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There have been an incredible number of great champions at the US Open. But, just as in the men’s game, only a handful of women in the Open Era have been able to dominate the event and win multiple titles in the trying New York conditions. Here’s a look at these champions in greater detail: […] READ MORE


The Greatest US Open Male Players Of The Open Era

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Over the years, the US Open has been seen by some as the most difficult major to win. Mainly due to the conditions, the heat, the raucous crowd, late night matches, planes overhead. Plus, the semifinal and final taking place within 24 hours. As the late commentator Bill Threlfall once observed “only the best players […] READ MORE