Ten Terrible Things About Tennis In The 2010s: Part 1

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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 looks at ten lowlights from tennis in the 2010s. In the men’s game, the 2010s were – sadly – the decade in […] READ MORE


Ten Terrific 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 examines ten highlights from tennis in the 2010s. Andy Murray’s Two Wimbledon Wins Embed from Getty Images Of course, for any British […] READ MORE


Ten Terrific Things About Tennis In The 2010s: Part 1

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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 examines ten highlights from tennis in the 2010s. The 2010s can be viewed as the second part of the true Golden Age […] READ MORE


Why Can’t We Have A REAL Tennis World Cup?

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The Davis Cup loves to describe itself as “The World Cup of Tennis”. Indeed, it has copyrighted that very phrase and proudly proclaims it from its website, especially in the wake of Spain’s first victory in the new, week-long format that has just finished in Madrid. However, using its own business logic, the Davis Cup […] READ MORE


Are Jannik Sinner and Stefanos Tsitsipas The Future Of Men’s Tennis?

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The two end-of-season tournaments on the men’s tour – the NextGen Finals for the best Under-21s and the ATP Finals for the eight highest-ranked men in the world – do not just mark the end of one season but more importantly point the way forward to the future for men’s tennis. That may be true […] READ MORE


10 Highlights From 10 Years of the ATP Finals at the O2 Arena

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This year’s ATP Finals at the O2 Arena will mark a full decade since the season-ending finale was first played in London. Only New York’s Madison Square Gardens, the setting for the tournament between 1977 and 1989, has hosted it for longer, and when the O2 hosts its final ATP Finals next year, the Pala […] READ MORE


After A Perfect 10 In Basel, Federer Looks Ahead to 2020

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After winning a record 10th title at the Swiss Indoor Championships in his home town of Basel, Roger Federer announced that he is withdrawing from the Paris Masters, so as to focus on the ATP Finals at the O2 in London next week. However, the bigger picture is that Federer is surely already focusing on […] READ MORE


Five Infamous On-Court Altercations

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In the wake of the pushing, shoving and “Shut Up!”-ing by Andy Murray and Fabio Fognini in Shanghai earlier this week, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at five other on-court bust-ups that were far more spectacular. It is a testament to Andy Murray’s essential niceness and fundamental decency that his altercation in […] READ MORE


Tsonga continues on comeback trail, but for how much longer?

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At the Moselle Open in Metz, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has continued his comeback from the injuries and loss of form that have seen him slide down the rankings from his career-high of World No.5 in 2012 to his current ranking of World No.61. The fact that his beaten opponent in the last 16, Pierre-Hugues Herbert, is […] READ MORE


What Next For “Grandad-Fed” After US Open Defeat?

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When Grigor Dimitrov defeated Roger Federer in the US Open quarterfinal earlier this week, he may have done more than simply reach his first Major semi-final since the 2017 Australian Open. In the process, he might just have shed the most unwanted nickname not only in tennis but arguably in the whole of sport. If […] READ MORE