The Five Finest Wimbledon Women’s Finals Ever

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Ahead of the 2021 Final, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at the finest Wimbledon Women’s Singles finals ever. Ash Barty and Karolina Plíšková will fight for the women’s final, but they will have lots of work to match these classics. In ascending order, here are the five finest Wimbledon Women’s Singles finals […] READ MORE


Can Novak Djokovic Become The Third Man To Win The Calendar Slam?

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For so long, Novak Djokovic has been the most famous ‘Third Man’ since Harry Lime. Even after a phenomenal decade of dominance or near-dominance in tennis, he has still been somewhat in the gigantic shadows cast by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who established their own formidable rivalry (and thereby won their own armies of […] READ MORE


The Five Finest Wimbledon Men’s Champions Ever

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With Wimbledon about to start – for the first time in two years – Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at the five finest Men’s Single Champions in the history of the world’s greatest tennis tournament. Martin also takes a look at the five greatest Wimbledon women’s champions including Serena Williams. Wimbledon 2020 […] READ MORE


The Five Finest Wimbledon Women’s Champions Ever

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In the second part of his Wimbledon 2021 preview, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at the greatest Wimbledon Women’s Champions. The Five Finest Wimbledon Men’s Champions all come from the Open Era (since 1968, when tennis finally went fully professional), with Rod Laver alone straddling both the Open and the Amateur Eras. […] READ MORE


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