The Dominic Thiem comeback is slow but steady

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The Dominic Thiem comeback story continued with defeat to Andy Murray in Madrid, and the Austrian’s frustrated grimace told the whole story. As his post-wrist injury comeback run extended to 0-4, Thiem’s disappointment was visible as he approached Murray for the post-match handshake. There, the Briton gave him some encouraging words: “I hope you feel […] READ MORE


Zverev loss in Munich highlights his consistent inconsistency

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It was not the homecoming that Alexander Zverev wanted. As the world #3 played in front of his home German crowd for the first time in years, Zverev slipped to a dismal 6-3 6-2 loss in Munich to Danish teenager Holger Rune. Just like that, the Bavarian International Tennis Championships lost its #1 seed. While Rune’s […] READ MORE


Reactions to the Wimbledon Russia Ban

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On Wednesday, the All-England Lawn Tennis Club confirmed the Wimbledon Russia ban. The decision was rumored for weeks, and will forbid Russian and Belarussian players from competing at the Championships. The ban also extends to the Lawn Tennis Association’s UK grass court events. The decision will affect a host of top players, including Daniil Medvedev, […] READ MORE


Novak Djokovic: Defeat In Monte Carlo Raises New Dilemna

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After Novak Djokovic’s Monte Carlo defeat to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, the Serbian made a surprising confession. Famed for his incredible stamina and athleticism, Djokovic stated post-match that he ‘collapsed physically’ during the contest, adding: “I was hanging on the ropes the entire match. I didn’t like the way I felt physically in the third set, I […] READ MORE


Dominic Thiem and Stan Wawrinka the Headliners in Marbella

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As the Miami Open rumbles on in Florida, there wouldn’t normally be many eyes on the Challenger Tour’s Andalucia Open, a clay-court event held in Marbella on Spain’s sun-drenched south coast. But that will change this year. Marbella is going to have some serious star power. As the clay season begins, both Dominic Thiem and Stan […] READ MORE


Ash Barty’s retirement and others who called it a day early

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As the dominant force in the women’s game, Ashleigh Barty has stunned the tennis world by retiring at just 25 years old. Since winning the French Open in 2019, Barty was the player to beat–holding the world number one spot for all but four weeks until her retirement. She won in front of the world […] READ MORE


A rejuvenated Nick Kyrgios is back for a good time

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Nick Kyrgios and Rafael Nadal promised fireworks, and last night at Indian Wells, they delivered them. Following nearly three hours of explosive tennis, it was Nadal who progressed in three sets, his record extending to an astonishing 19-0 for the season. Even the unwanted drama of a heckler from the crowd did not take the shine off […] READ MORE



Vaccine mandate changes are good news for Novak Djokovic

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A bad week for Novak Djokovic has finished very happily. Vaccine mandate changes mean the French Open, and possibly the US Open too, is back on the cards for him this year. On Thursday, the French government announced its national COVID pass restrictions will end on 14 March. That pass would have kept Djokovic sidelined at […] READ MORE