What Next For Laura Robson?

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Is tennis the sport that broke a thousand hips? It must seem like that to British tennis fans, after they learned this week that Laura Robson has followed Andy Murray in having hip problems so severe that she will have to undergo a third hip operation at some point in the near future. Tennis is […] READ MORE


Can Aryna Sabalenka Make A Major Breakthrough In 2021?

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Women’s tennis might just be the most competitive sport in the world at the moment. In the four years since Serena Williams won the 2017 Australian Open, her 23rd and so far final Major, no fewer than nine different women have enjoyed a maiden Grand Slam triumph, with Naomi Osaka being the only one of […] READ MORE



Ten Things To Look Forward To In Tennis In 2021

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Tennis lovers, like everyone else, will be glad to see the back of 2020 and will hope that, especially with mass vaccination against Coronavirus, it will finally be possible to get back to normal, or at least “mormal” (more normal), in 2021. 1.THE RETURN OF FANS Embed from Getty Images There is surely only one […] READ MORE


Ten Terrific Things In Tennis In 2020

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There wasn’t a lot to enjoy in 2020 in tennis or indeed in general, but, as Martin Keady (our resident tennis historian) reports, there were at least these 10 things. RAFAEL NADAL MAKING IT 20 MAJORS IN 2020 Embed from Getty Images In an utterly imperfect year,  the symmetry of Rafael Nadal’s 13th French Open […] READ MORE


Ten Terrible Things In Tennis In 2020

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As has become customary in recent years, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at 2020, beginning with the unfortunate and regrettable events of the year. COVID Embed from Getty Images There are absolutely no prizes for guessing what is No.1 on this list. Indeed, it might have been easier simply to write a […] READ MORE


Even Without Fans, O2 Arena Bows Out with a Bang

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It is rare for there to be a swan song without an audience, but that is exactly what is happening this week at London’s O2 Arena (or simply “the O2,” as it is usually called). As coronavirus restrictions continue to prevent tennis fans from seeing any live action, the final edition of the ATP Finals […] READ MORE


A Remarkable Run for Andrey Rublev Finally Ends In Paris

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Andrey Rublev must hate the sight of Paris. In the last six weeks or so, it is the only place where he has lost on tour, as he followed up his quarterfinal loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open with a defeat last night at the Paris Masters to a revitalised Stan Wawrinka. Outdoors […] READ MORE


Ugo Humbert Continues His Impressive Rise At The European Open

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2020 has been the most extraordinary and the most extraordinarily disrupted year in living memory, in tennis as in every other area of life. But Ugo Humbert is finishing it very much in the manner that he started it, playing superb tennis and scoring some memorable wins over higher-ranked opponents. A year ago, Humbert was […] READ MORE