Will Andy Murray Ever Go Deep In A Major Again?

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Given that three years ago Andy Murray thought he might have played his last match ever when he lost in the first round of the Australian Open, it represents progress of sorts that he is, a, still playing at all and, b, actually made it to the second round of the Australian Open this week. […] READ MORE


Will Men’s Tennis History Be Made at the Australian Open?

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Amid all the controversy surrounding Novak Djokovic, it is possible to forget not only that the Australian Open will start next week but that it could be a truly historic tournament. That is because it could see a new record being set for the number of Majors won by a man, with Djokovic (if he […] READ MORE


Ten Terrible Things In Tennis In 2021

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Tennis, like all sports and indeed all aspects of society, continues to be affected by the Covid pandemic, especially with the Omicron variant creating a level of uncertainty and even alarm that has probably not been seen since the first wave of the disease in the spring of 2020. Increasingly, it seems that Covid is […] READ MORE


10 Things To Look Forward To In Tennis In 2022

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Tennis, the sport without an off-season, seems to roll on relentlessly from year to year. But in this breather between seasons that passes for an off-season, it is still possible to take stock of the past year and look forward to the year ahead. Here, then, are 10 things to look forward to in tennis in […] READ MORE


10 Terrific Things In Tennis In 2021

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With the Mubadala World Tennis Championship taking place in Abu Dhabi, the latest Battle of the Brits (between England and Scotland) scheduled for next week and various other warm-up/exhibition events happening or about to happen around the world, it is clear that tennis has no real off-season. Nevertheless, as 2021 draws to a close, it […] READ MORE


Davis Cup Demonstrates Again Djokovic’s Unique Resilience

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There are many reasons to dislike the new Davis Cup. Its scheduling at the end of the season inevitably means that many of the best male players do not take part, either through injury or exhaustion; its near invisibility as an event, including minimal broadcast coverage even in major European markets, renders any claim that […] READ MORE



Two Defeats In A Week Slow Down The Jannik Sinner Bandwagon

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Jannik Sinner’s rise has been so rapid that it is easy to forget that just two years ago he was preparing to play at the NextGen ATP Finals in Milan. Winning that event, when he was still only 18, catapulted him into the consciousness of the tennis-watching world and the ensuing 24 months have been […] READ MORE



The Five Finest Indian Wells Women’s Finals

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Indian Wells describes itself as “Tennis Paradise” – and with some justification. An actual and sporting oasis in a California desert, the event was co-founded by two of the earliest tennis professionals, Charlie Pasarell and Raymond Moore, which may partly explain why it is said to draw the largest crowds and have the finest facilities […] READ MORE