The Greatest: The Men and Women Who Made Tennis. No.2 – Suzanne Lenglen

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In the second part of our new series, The Greatest: The Men and Women Who Made Tennis, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at the life of the woman who first popularised women’s tennis – Suzanne Lenglen. There are two women of whom it can be truly said that they changed tennis history. […] READ MORE


The Greatest: The Men and Women Who Made Tennis. No.1 – Bill Tilden

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In the absence of any professional tennis anywhere until at least June, we at LWOT have been turning to the past for inspiration – and content.  Consequently, in a new series, our resident tennis historian, Martin Keady, looks at The Greatest: The Men and Women Who Made Tennis. He begins with a man who is […] READ MORE


Djokovic The Escapologist Can Achieve The Grand Slam In 2020

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“Djokovic” and “Escapologist” don’t quite rhyme, but they are close enough metrically to suggest that in time the great Serb might just acquire a new nickname to go with “The Rubber Man”, the monicker that is a testament to both his freakish physical flexibility and his ability to bounce back from even the most difficult […] READ MORE


Dan Evans Proves He Really Is Britain’s Current No.1

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It was late last year when Dan Evans was first asked what it felt like to be Britain’s No.1 male tennis player, having replaced Kyle Edmund as the highest-ranked British man in the ATP rankings. With typical candour, Evans replied, “I don’t look at myself as British number one. I think Andy [Murray] is British […] READ MORE


The Five Finest Home Slam Victories In Tennis History Including Althea Gibson

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Home Slam – two words that can seemingly strike fear (or at the very least extreme nervousness) into the hearts of even the very greatest tennis players, as Australia’s Ash Barty has unfortunately become the latest to discover. The World No.1’s disappointing defeat to No.14 seed Sofia Kenin in the Australian Open semi-final is yet […] READ MORE


Chris O’Neil and Mark Edmondson’s Historic Home Triumphs Can Inspire Ash Barty

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For tennis players, a home Slam is both an opportunity and a possible source of pressure. Australia’s Ash Barty will know that better than anyone right now, as she prepares for her Australian Open quarterfinal tomorrow against last year’s runners-up, Petra Kvitova. However, as Barty attempts to become the first Australian woman to win the […] READ MORE


Dan Evans Must Translate Team Heroics Into Individual Achievement

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The mighty Rafael Nadal aside, it is arguable that no-one in the world has played better tennis in the last two months than Dan Evans. The problem for Britain’s current No. 1 (who will continue to occupy that position until Andy Murray fully returns from injury) is that he has played all that superb tennis […] READ MORE


Ten Things To Look Forward To In Tennis In The 2020s: Part 2

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Having looked back at both the highlights and lowlights of the last decade, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, now looks ahead to the next decade – the 2020s – and identifies 10 things that we can hopefully look forward to in the future development of tennis. Here are the final five. Serena Williams Matching […] READ MORE


Ten Things To Look Forward To In Tennis In The 2020s: Part 1

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Having looked back at both the highlights and lowlights of the last decade, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, now looks ahead to the next decade – the 2020s – and identifies 10 things that we can hopefully look forward to in the future. Andy Murray Making A Full Comeback To The ATP Tour Embed […] READ MORE


Ten Terrible Things About Tennis In The 2010s: Part 2

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In a four-part series to end the 2019 season, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back not just at the last year but at the last decade in tennis. This week, he continues to examine the downsides of the last decade. The Major Failure of an Entire Generation of Male Players (Marin Cilic excepted) […] READ MORE