Venus Williams Books Her Place In The Australian Open Semi-Finals

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Venus Williams reached her first Australian Open semi-final for 14 years as she overcame Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets 6-4, 7-6(3). The 36-year-old became the first player to book her place in the last four. It also marks a 21st Grand Slam semi-final for the veteran American. If that wasn’t impressive enough, she became the oldest […] READ MORE


Grigor Dimitrov back on track to fulfill Grand Slam potential

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Grigor Dimitrov is a dark horse for the 2017 Australian Open title. How you would have been laughed at for making such a claim around a month ago given the struggles the Bulgarian endured in 2016. Fast forward to the beginning of this year however and the man once dubbed “Baby Fed” looks to have […] READ MORE


ATP 2016 Year in Review: 16-20

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This offseason, Last Word On Tennis will be looking back at the seasons of the top 50 players on each tour. This installment includes the ATP 2016 players ranked 16-20. ATP 2016 Year in Review: 16-20 16. Roger Federer High Points: In all honesty, it’s been a season to forget for the Swiss superstar. That […] READ MORE


Andy Murray defeats Novak Djokovic to secure World #1 Spot

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For many, 2016 has been a year to forget; however, one man will not be forgetting it in a hurry. No, not Donald Trump, but Britain’s Andy Murray. The Scot capped off a fine 2016 by defeating rival Novak Djokovic to win the ATP World Tour Finals and secure the world #1 ranking. Murray’s win […] READ MORE


The ATP Coach of the Year Award is a Farce

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The 2016 ATP Awards saw the presentation of the inaugural ATP Coach of the Year award. Stan Wawrinka’s coach, Magnus Norman, received the accolade after being chosen by his fellow ATP coach members. Whilst no one would argue that Norman has worked wonders with the Swiss since 2013, there were perhaps some other coaches more […] READ MORE


“Big Four” Lives on Despite Stan Wawrinka’s US Open Triumph

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Stan Wawrinka did what very few have been able to do in 2016. Defeat Novak Djokovic. Granted the Serb has been off colour since Wimbledon, having struggled with personal issues and an ongoing wrist problem. A Djokovic defeat is rare, but a Grand Slam in which one of the “Big Four” doesn’t emerge victorious is an […] READ MORE


Kei Nishikori Stuns Britain’s Andy Murray at the US Open

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There won’t be a second US Open title for Andy Murray, at least not this year, after he was dumped out of Flushing Meadows by Kei Nishikori. The Japanese player showed great resilience to beat the World #2 in five sets, 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5, to reach only his second Grand Slam semi-final. Murray […] READ MORE


A Resurgent Caroline Wozniacki will Push Angelique Kerber

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Caroline Wozniacki decimated an injury-ravaged Anastasija Sevastova 6-0, 6-2 to set up a last four encounter with Angelique Kerber. The two-time US Open finalist continues to impress and showed that she’s a serious contender in New York. The Dane is on a roll and in defeating Sevastova managed to win her tenth set in a […] READ MORE