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Rafael Nadal 2022 Australian Open
Yesh Ginsburg - Jan 30, 2022

Since last year’s Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal has been tied with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slam titles apiece, the all-time men’s record. At the following US Open, Daniil Medvedev denied Djokovic a record 21st Major title. Now, the Russian was tasked with doing the same to Rafael Nadal. He looked up to […]


Roger Federer after defeat at Wimbledon.
Martin Keady - Sep 26, 2021

One of the many ripple effects of Novak Djokovic’s last-match defeat in pursuit of the Calendar Grand Slam is that, for the time being at least, Roger Federer remains tied with Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on 20 Majors. Given that it is now nearly four years since Federer won his last Major (the 2018 Australian […]

Novak Djokovic saw his quest for the Calendar Slam end in defeat.
Martin Keady - Sep 13, 2021

Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at Novak Djokovic’s failure to achieve the Calendar Slam, arguing that it shows just how incredibly hard that achievement is. It says everything about how hard it is to win the Calendar Slam, especially in the Men’s game, that not one of The Big Three – Roger […]

Massu Gonzalez 2004 Olympics
Martin Keady - Jul 31, 2021

Ahead of the Olympic Tennis Finals this weekend, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, takes a look back at the history of the Men’s Singles in modern Olympic Tennis. Just as modern tennis is often considered to have begun in 1968, with the start of the Open (or fully professional) era, so modern Olympic tennis […]

Serena Williams Gold Medal
Martin Keady - Jul 30, 2021

Ahead of the Olympic Tennis Finals this weekend, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, takes a look back at the history of the Women’s Singles in modern Olympic Tennis. Seoul 1988: Steffi Graf (Germany) beat Gabriela Sabatini (Argentina) 6–3 6–3 Modern Olympic tennis began with something of a bang in 1988 when Steffi Graf won […]

Nadal Djokovic
Anuraag Sahay - Jul 23, 2021

Roger Federer’s recurring knee injury has cast a cloud of uncertainty over his participation in the American hard-court season beginning in a few weeks. Needless to say, this is a huge setback for him and his fans. Fitness concerns have had a toll on the Swiss’s relentless pursuits to stay on top of his game […]

Bjorn Borg 1980 Wimbledon Final
Martin Keady - Jul 10, 2021

Ahead of the 2021 Final, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back at the finest Wimbledon Men’s Singles Finals ever. The 2021 edition will have to go some to match these classics. In ascending order, here are the five finest Wimbledon Men’s Singles Finals Ever. 2001: Goran Ivanišević beats Pat Rafter 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, […]

Venus Williams Lindsay Davenport Wimbledon 2005
Martin Keady - Jul 9, 2021

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 […]

Monica Seles Wimbledon
Laurie Burnette - Jul 4, 2021

We recently took a look at the best male players who never won Wimbledon. Now for a look at the ladies who didn’t triumph in SW19. Best Five Women Who Never Won Wimbledon Monica Seles Embed from Getty Images A finalist in 1992, Seles had the opportunity to join a select group of players to […]

Ons Jabeur Wimbledon
Jack Edward - Jul 2, 2021

Ons Jabeur has defeated Garbine Muguruza in the third round of Wimbledon. By defeating the 2017 champion, she becomes the first Arab woman to reach Wimbledon’s fourth round and the first Arab, male or female, since Ismael El Shafei defeated Bjorn Borg in 1974. At a career-high ranking of #24 and having lifted her first […]

Novak Djokovic celebrates victory at the French Open.
Martin Keady - Jun 27, 2021

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 […]

Roger Federer Wimbledon 2006
Martin Keady - Jun 26, 2021

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 […]

Steffi Graf Wimbledon 1996
Martin Keady - Jun 26, 2021

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. […]

Rafael Nadal Roger Federer French Open
M.T - May 31, 2021

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are known for having one of the sport’s most epic rivalries; they’ve played incredible matches and given the crowd thrills every time they took the court. What makes their rivalry so special is their opposite styles of play. Federer’s style consists of more precision, elegance, and shorter point preference. Nadal’s […]

WTA Italian Open Day 4 Predictions
Laurie Burnette - May 31, 2021

We recently covered the best male players who never won the French Open. It will be remiss of us not to feature the great female players who didn’t triumph in Paris. Best Female Players Who Never Won the French Open Martina Hingis Hingis is the first big name on this list. Hingis emerged as the […]

Federer Celebrates 2009 French Open
Martin Keady - May 22, 2021

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 […]



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Bianca Andreescu in action at the WTA Adelaide International.
Matthew Johns - May 22, 2021

Bianca Andreescu broke onto the scene as a teenager in 2019 by winning the US Open, becoming the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title. That was not the only big title she won that year, picking up Premier Mandatory (now called WTA 1000) crowns at Indian Wells and the Rogers Cup. However, […]

Marta Kostyuk in action ahead of the WTA Granby Championships.
Jakub Bobro - May 22, 2021

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Shuai Zhang
Damian Kust, Editor - May 22, 2021

Some very exciting matches await the spectators at the WTA Open 6e Sens Metropole on Day 2 in Lyon. Alycia Parks will try to get over the disappointing loss in Australian Open qualifying, while one of the best performers of the main draw in Melbourne, Shuai Zhang, takes on Madison Brengle. We also predict the […]

Caroline Garcia prepares for the WTA Guadalajara Open.
Damian Kust, Editor - May 22, 2021

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Harriet Dart
Jack Edward - May 22, 2021

Though the excitement of the Australian Open is only two days behind us, the WTA season grinds on with a 250 in Hua Hin. There are still plenty of intriguing matches going on in Thailand–and we predict Day 2 action for you. As always, we at LWOT will preview and predict every match. We split […]

Yulia Putintseva in action ahead of the WTA Astana Open.
Jack Edward - May 22, 2021

Though the excitement of the Australian Open is only two days behind us, the WTA season grinds on with a 250 in Hua Hin. There are still plenty of intriguing matches going on in Thailand–we’ve tried to predict some of the best Day 2 action. As always, we at LWOT will preview and predict every […]

David Goffin Davis Cup
Damian Kust, Editor - May 22, 2021

All three winners of ATP Challenger Tour events this week were ranked inside the top 100. David Goffin and Federico Coria were the top seeds in their respective events, while Gregoire Barrere was the highest-ranked player in the field after Quentin Halys’s withdrawal. Read back on this week’s action: Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve David Goffin had to pull […]

Garbine Muguruza Tokyo 2022
Jakub Bobro - May 22, 2021

With the Australian Open done and dusted and the men’s tour inactive until the Davis Cup weekend, all eyes turn to the women’s events for the week. As always, we here at LWOT will preview and predict every match including Petra Martic vs Kristina Mladenovic. Who do you think will win? WTA Lyon Day 1 […]