Holger Rune, a champion on the ATP Challenger Tour, in action.
Wesley Heilman - May 19, 2022

The semifinalists of the ATP Lyon 250 are set, featuring veterans Alex de Minaur and Cameron Norrie (with eight titles between them) vs rising challengers Alex Molcan and Holger Rune. Norrie and de Minaur are holding steady at the boundaries of the Top 10 and Top 20 respectively, while Rune and Molcan are at their […]

Rafael Nadal in action at the ATP Madrid Open.
Jethro Broughton - May 6, 2022

The ATP Madrid quarterfinals have been set, with some mouth-watering clashes coming our way. A number of top players have fought their way through tricky encounters to reach the final eight, setting up what promises to be a thrilling end to the tournament. Before the four blockbuster matches get underway, let’s take a look at […]

Rafael Nadal 2022 Indian Wells
Niranjan Deodhar - May 3, 2022

After being sidelined for six weeks due to a rib injury, King of Clay Rafael Nadal is poised to make a return to the tour at the Madrid Masters on Wednesday. In his comeback match, 21-time Major Champion will lock horns against Miomir Kecmanovic in a tricky tournament opener in the Spanish capital. In his […]

Kevin Anderson Wimbledon 2018
Damian Kust, Editor - May 3, 2022

After suffering from recurring injuries in the previous four years, Kevin Anderson has decided to put an end to his tennis career. The 35-year-old from South Africa got as high as world #5 in the ATP Rankings and finished runner-up at two Grand Slam events–the 2017 US Open and the 2018 Wimbledon, as well as […]

Grigor Dimitrov will take on Diego Schwartzman at the ATP Madrid Open.
Niranjan Deodhar - May 3, 2022

Diego Schwartzman has been in impressive form on the clay this season. He recorded his 15th win on the red dirt, the highest by any player so far this season in his tournament opener in Madrid on Monday. The Argentine beat Benoit Paire 6-2 6-7(5) 6-1 in just over two hours to set up an […]

Novak Djokovic in action at the ATP Belgrade Open.
Niranjan Deodhar - May 2, 2022

Following a decent outing in Belgrade just a week ago, Novak Djokovic returns to the Madrid Masters with a few much-needed wins under his belt. In his tournament opener in Madrid, the World No.1 will lock horns against fellow veteran Gael Monfils on Tuesday. Despite being bageled in the deciding set against Andrey Rublev in […]

Alex Molcan Munich
Glenys Furness - May 2, 2022

Novak Djokovic’s old coach Marian Vajda will coach Alex Molcan. The 24-year-old Slovak has recently broken into the Top 50 for the first time in his career. Marian Vajda to coach Alex Molcan When Marian Vajda and Novak Djokovic parted ways the assumption was that Vajda would quit coaching. However, the Slovak had not totally […]

Andy Murray in action ahead of the ATP Cologne Indoors
Niranjan Deodhar - May 1, 2022

In a fascinating opening round clash, Dominic Thiem will lock horns against former World No.1 Andy Murray at the Madrid Masters on Monday. Since his comeback to the tour after recovering from his wrist injury, the Austrian has struggled so far. After suffering opening round exits at the Serbia Open and the Estoril Open, the […]

Sebastian Baez Estoril
Manuel Traquete - May 1, 2022

Estoril–- After coming tantalizingly close in Santiago a few months ago, Sebastian Baez claimed his first career ATP title Sunday in Estoril. After some battles during the week against Marin Cilic, Richard Gasquet, and Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Baez had a relatively comfortable final today against a clearly fatigued Frances Tiafoe. The American got an early break […]

Holger Rune Munich BMW Open trophy lederhosen
Jakub Bobro - May 1, 2022

What many expected to be a down week on the tour with two 250s before the major part of the clay swing began actually turned out to be quite special, with both tournaments won by last year’s NextGen finalists. Holger Rune took the title in Munich after Botic Van De Zandschulp retired from the final […]

Alexander Zverev Munich
Owen Davis - May 1, 2022

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 […]

Frances Tiafoe Estoril
Manuel Traquete - Apr 30, 2022

Estoril–- Frances Tiafoe’s run in Estoril has been nothing short of epic. He was very close to losing all four of his matches this week, none more so than Saturday’s semifinal, where Sebastian Korda had three match points. In total, Tiafoe has played nine hours and forty seven minutes this week ahead of Sunday’s final […]

ATP Estoril Clay
David Gertler - Apr 30, 2022

It’s been a fun week of tennis in Estoril, but we are down to two players battling for the title: Sebastian Baez and Frances Tiafoe. Both players had to survive three-set battles to reach the final and now only have each other standing in the way of the Estoril winner’s trophy. What are three factors […]

Botic van de Zandschulp ABN Amro
David Gertler - Apr 30, 2022

It’s been an incredible week of tennis in Munich, but we’re down to our final two competitors: Holger Rune and Botic van de Zandschulp. Both players will be looking for their first ATP Tour title, so the pressure is on for both of them to snag their first main-tour crown. Who will win and who […]

Djordje Djokovic Novak Djokovic Andre Rublev Serbian Open
Vinay Venkatesh - Apr 30, 2022

“I’m a perfectionist. I have a very high standard for myself  and I don’t like to miss out on anything,” says Djordje Djokovic, the youngest of the Djokovic brothers. Djordje is the key figure behind the Serbia Open, the country’s first ATP tournament, for which he is the tournament director. Held along the banks of […]

Felix Auger-Aliassime ATP Estoril
Manuel Traquete - Apr 28, 2022

Estoril–- Felix Auger-Aliassime had an amazing start to the season. He reached the quarterfinals in Australia and came within inches of beating Daniil Medvedev to reach the semis. The Canadian then followed that up with a first career title in Rotterdam and looked headed for a real breakthrough season. His momentum was, however, halted in […]

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Casper Ruud in action ahead of the ATP Geneva Open.
Wesley Heilman - May 19, 2022

The semifinal round of the ATP Geneva 250 gives us polarized pairs, with one matchup featuring top players and the other players outside the top 50. It sets the stage for the possibility of a stunning upset in the final, which could include the overthrow of the defending champion. But who will the David and […]

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Gavin Lang - May 19, 2022

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Jason Fernandes - May 19, 2022

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Jakub Bobro - May 19, 2022

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Jakub Bobro - May 19, 2022

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Casper Ruud in action ahead of the ATP Geneva Open.
Shane Black - May 19, 2022

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Cameron Norrie in action ahead of the ATP Lyon Open.
Jack Edward - May 19, 2022

Editors note: Due to rain delays, one of the four quarterfinal matches at the ATP Lyon Open had not been set at the time of publication. Quarterfinal day is here at the ATP Lyon Open and there are plenty of exciting matches to sink our teeth into. As always, we here at LWOT are offering […]

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Nurein Ahmed - May 19, 2022

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