Can Daniil Medvedev Finally Go Deep In Paris?

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Perhaps the reason Daniil Medvedev hates playing on clay is that it adds one more moving part to a game and style of play that is already full of moving parts. It is always almost miraculous that the 6’6″ Muscovite somehow manages to maneuver all his gangly limbs sufficiently to play tennis at all, let […] READ MORE


Five Historic French Opens (And Why The 2021 Edition Will Be Historic Too)

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Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at five of the most memorable French Opens and explains why the 2021 edition should also be unforgettable. After a European clay-court season that has been doubly enjoyable following the rescheduling or cancellation of most clay-court events last year, the stage is set for the second Major […] READ MORE



State of Clay: Five Things We Learned at the Monte Carlo Masters

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The Monte Carlo Masters marks the traditional start of the European clay-court season, at least on the men’s side of the game. Martin Keady looks back at the last week of action from Monaco, to see what lessons can be learned for the rest of the season on ‘le terre battue’. Five Things We Learned […] READ MORE


The Five Finest WTA Miami Open Finals

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In the second part of our two-part series on the finest Miami finals, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at the finest Women’s finals in Florida. The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, are both residents of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, choosing to live near to each other as they maintain the close sisterly […] READ MORE


The Five Finest ATP Miami Open Finals

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As the 2021 Miami Open approaches the end of its first week, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at the finest finals in the tournament’s history, beginning with the Five Finest Men’s Finals. Miami in particular and Florida in general have long been the spiritual home of American tennis, because of the fabulous […] READ MORE


First Signs Indicate No Roger Federer Miracle This Year

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It is literally early days, of course, for Roger Federer on the injury comeback trail. However, all the evidence from Qatar this week suggests that what most tennis writers and commentators had thought before his comeback began – namely, that he will struggle to achieve in 2021 what he achieved after his last big comeback […] READ MORE




Melbourne Epics Should End Calls For Men To Play Three-Setters At Majors

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The 2021 Australian Open Men’s Singles event has produced more epics than an old-time Hollywood studio. In at least four classic five-set encounters, the best male tennis players in the world – including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem and Nick Kyrgios (who may not be ranked as highly as the others but […] READ MORE