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



Daniil Medvedev: An In-Depth Look At His Game

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Daniil Medvedev is a player on the rise. A member of the “NextGen,” Medvedev won his biggest tournament last November at the season ending World Tour finals in London. He also became the first player to defeat the top 3 seeds to win the ATP Finals, which is a great achievement. This year Medvedev has […] READ MORE


Why has the One-Handed Backhand Disappeared from the WTA Tour?

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During Ash Barty’s semifinal against Angelique Kerber the commentators waxed lyrical about Barty’s variety and smooth game.  It is relatively rare for any player to receive so many compliments. In fact, the last time a player with a two-handed backhand received so many compliments about their game and movement was Martina Hingis. This was well […] READ MORE


Best Women Who Never Won Wimbledon

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We recently took a look at the best male players who never won Wimbledon. Now for a look at the ladies who didn’t triumph in SW19. Best Five Women Who Never Won Wimbledon Monica Seles Embed from Getty Images A finalist in 1992, Seles had the opportunity to join a select group of players to […] READ MORE