ATP Rome Masters Day 2 Predictions Including Stan Wawrinka vs Lorenzo Musetti

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After the qualifying was wrapped up on Monday at the ATP Rome Masters, Tuesday’s schedules sees the main-draw action continue, with a number of star names set to open their campaigns at the Foro Italico. As ever, we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for every match on the slate, including Milos Raonic […] READ MORE


Reseeding the US Open Men’s Quarterfinalists

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In a matter of days, the US Open will crown a new major champion. After Felix Auger-Aliassime’s loss and Novak Djokovic’s default in the round of 16, we are guaranteed a winner born in the 1990s. It took a knee injury, a worldwide pandemic and a sizable mental cramp for the Big 3 to temporarily […] READ MORE


WTA Istanbul Tuesday Predictions Including Heather Watson vs Sara Sorribes Tormo

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The US Open is entering its final stages, but there’s additional WTA tennis happening in Istanbul, Turkey as well. The main draw of the TEB BNP Paribas Tennis Championship Istanbul features some early losers in New York and also some players who opted to skip the trip to the United States. Without further ado, let’s […] READ MORE


Five Thoughts on Novak Djokovic’s US Open Default

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Novak Djokovic was abruptly disqualified from the US Open after hitting a linesperson in the neck with a ball as he was trailing Pablo Carreño Busta 6-5 in the opening set of their Round of 16 match. The World No. 1 rapidly approached the lineswoman to apologize and make sure she was physically okay. Yet, […] READ MORE


Alejandro Davidovich Fokina is Heating Up at the US Open

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Whether Alejandro Davidovich Fokina has been playing beer pong or not in the US Open bubble remains unknown. But he is certainly stepping up his game on the court. At 21 years of age, Davidovich is the youngest Spaniard to reach the round of 16 of a Grand Slam since Rafael Nadal at the 2008 […] READ MORE



Madrid Open Cancelled Again Amid Recent COVID-19 Surge

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The Mutua Madrid Open officially announced the cancellation of its 2020 edition. The increasing number of Covid-19 flare-ups Spain has been suffering lately has forced organizers and local authorities to pull the plug on the joint event. “We have given our all to stage the tournament,” said tournament director Feliciano López in an official statement. […] READ MORE


ATP Announces Revised Calendar Starting August 14

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It’s official. The ATP Tour is set to return in Washington D.C. The organization that oversees professional men’s tennis issued a provisional, eight-week-long calendar that includes two Grand Slams, three Masters 1000, one ATP 500 and one ATP 250. The revamped tour will return on Friday, August 14 with the Citi Open, over five months […] READ MORE


Alex de Minaur Is Making Progress on Clay

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World No. 26 Alex de Minaur dominated a round robin competition on clay featuring three fellow Top 55 players. All Spaniards. I don’t think I ever envisaged leading an article with these words, but it’s 2020 after all. Expect the unexpected. Three-day tournament by the Mediterranean The Region of Valencia Tennis Challenge usurped the final […] READ MORE


Does a Precocious Triumph at Junior Grand Slam Signal ATP Success?

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Personally, one of my favorite topics in tennis is the development of top junior prospects. It’s fascinating to monitor whether they blossom into bona fide stars or, in turn, never pan out among pros. The sentence “junior dominance may not necessarily translate into a successful professional career” has been repeated beyond saturation. Certain players experience […] READ MORE