Colombian Davis Cup team.
Jakub Bobro - Feb 3, 2023

This is the first of two Davis Cup Qualifiers’ general previews for the weekend’s ties, starting with the six that will kick off on Friday. As always, we here at LWOT will preview and predict every match. You can find links to those match-by-match predictions throughout the article. Davis Cup Qualifiers Previews Hungary vs France […]

Stefanos Tsitsipas 2022 AO
Subhadeep Roy - Jan 27, 2023

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Novak Djokovic 2023 Australian Open
Jack Edward - Jan 27, 2023

On Friday in Melbourne, Novak Djokovic defeated Tommy Paul 7-5 6-1 6-2 in the semifinals of the Australian Open. With the win, the Serb is into his tenth final in Australia. The numbers are starting to get a little mind-boggling, so we’ve condensed the stats behind his most recent victory into a list of the […]

Tommy Paul enjoyed a career-best 2022.
Shane Black - Jan 26, 2023

Tommy Paul is amidst a two-week run that can only be described as career-changing. Once overshadowed by his American peers, Paul has forced his name into the conversation as the best American on the ATP Tour with his play in Melbourne. This, however, did not happen overnight. Over the past 18 months, the 25-year-old American […]

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Round 3
Subhadeep Roy - Jan 25, 2023

Fourth seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat fifth seed Andrey Rublev of Russia 6-1 6-2 6-4 on Wednesday to move into the Australian Open semifinals. The 35-year-old thus remained in pursuit of a record-equaling 22nd Grand Slam title and is only a couple of matches away from an incredible 10th title in Melbourne Park. The […]

Karen Khachanov in action at the ATP Adelaide International.
Subhadeep Roy - Jan 24, 2023

18th seed Karen Khachanov of Russia beat 29th seed Sebastian Korda of the United States 7-6 6-3 3-0 in an Australian Open quarterfinal match in Melbourne on Tuesday. The 26-year-old Russian thus made it to back-to-back semifinals in Grand Slams, as he also qualified for the last four of the 2022 US Open. On the […]

Andrey Rublev faces a tough task at the Australian Open.
Liam McBride - Jan 24, 2023

Andrey Rublev has now reached seven Grand Slam quarterfinals. That is a solid achievement for a player yet to celebrate his 26th birthday. Unfortunately, he has lost all six that he has played and it is hard to see a different outcome the seventh time around. The reason: he will be facing world #5 (and […]

Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open.
Liam McBride - Jan 22, 2023

The round of 16 concludes on Monday with eight matches on the schedule at Melbourne Park. It should be an entertaining day, but what are the key talking points on day eight? What to Expect on Day Eight at the Australian Open Alex de Minaur to push Novak Djokovic to five sets Novak Djokovic limped […]

Sebastian Korda during the ATP Adelaide International final.
Subhadeep Roy - Jan 22, 2023

29th seed Sebastian Korda of the United States beat 10th seed Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 3-6 6-3 6-2 1-6 7-6(7) in a pulsating fourth round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Sunday. The match lasted for almost four hours, and the 22-year-old American prevailed in the end. This is the first time that […]

Andrey Rublev Australian Open
Subhadeep Roy - Jan 21, 2023

Fifth seed Andrey Rublev of Russia eased past 25th seed Daniel Evans of the Great Britain 6-4 6-2 6-3 to move into the fourth round of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Saturday. It was the second victory in straight sets for the 25-year-old Russian in the tournament. The 32-year-old Evans could not put up […]

Stefanos Tsitsipas in action at the ATP Stockholm Open.
Subhadeep Roy - Jan 20, 2023

Third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece beat Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands 6-2 7-6 6-3 in a third-round match of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Friday. The 24-year-old Greek will take on Jannik Sinner of Italy in the fourth round on Sunday. Tsitsipas did not give the Dutchman much of a chance in the […]

Mackenzie McDonald vs Nadal AO 2023
Shane Black - Jan 19, 2023

American men have taken the 2023 Australian Open by storm. Eight men repping the Red, White, and Blue are into the third round in Melbourne. Having a few Americans reach the third round of a Slam used to be the target. The new generation is setting the bar high, as 25% of the remaining men […]

Andy Murray Australian Open 2023
Nurein Ahmed - Jan 19, 2023

Andy Murray, where do you start? In perhaps the most riveting storyline of this year’s Australian Open, Sir Andy Murray is alive and kicking – how he did it, nobody knows. What began as a sprint to the finish line by Thanasi Kokkinakis, turned into an endless marathon. The Scotsman huffed and puffed, and overcame […]

Andy Murray Australian Open 2023
Manuel Traquete - Jan 19, 2023

Day 4 at the Australian Open saw an epic post-4am finish with Andy Murray coming back from 0-2 down to beat Thanasi Kokkinakis in a match that will go down in history. But there was plenty of other exciting action earlier in the day as well. Australian Open Day 4 Men’s Recap Who looked good […]

Taylor Fritz Australian Open
Matthew Johns - Jan 19, 2023

It was a day of surprises at the Australian Open, with Taylor Fritz’s loss to home favorrite Alexei Popyrin perhaps being the biggest. The wild card from Sydney beat the No.8 seed, and one of the favourites for the title, 6-7(4) 7-6(2) 6-4 6-7(6) 6-2, to reach the third round of his home slam for […]

Andrey Rublev Washington
Subhadeep Roy - Jan 19, 2023

Fifth seed Andrey Rublev of Russia beat Emil Ruusuvuori of Finland 6-2 6-4 6-7 6-3 in a second-round match of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Thursday. The match lasted for two hours and 42 minutes, as the 25-year-old Russian earned a deserved victory in the end. Rublev will face Dan Evans of the Great […]

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Jim Smith - Jan 19, 2023

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Manuel Traquete - Jan 19, 2023

Argentina aren’t bringing their #1 ranked player Diego Schwartzman to this Davis Cup tie but they’re arguably still at least slight favorites to make it past Finland here, although home advantage for Finland is potentially an equalizer. It should certainly be a well-contested tie and, as always, we here at LWOT are offering our predictions […]

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Jakub Bobro - Jan 19, 2023

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Jason Fernandes - Jan 19, 2023

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Jason Fernandes - Jan 19, 2023

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Glenys Furness - Jan 19, 2023

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Damian Kust, Editor - Jan 19, 2023

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Cameron Norrie in action at the Australian Open.
Damian Kust, Editor - Jan 19, 2023

Playing on home soil can often be a huge advantage in Davis Cup, where the crowds tend to get absolutely crazy. Is that enough to give Colombia any chance in this tie against Great Britain? Which nation do you think will advance?