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Novak Djokovic at the French Open.
Vinay Venkatesh - May 28, 2022

Perfection is a crazy standard to meet and no one knows it better than tennis players. Would having a Golden Set (a set won without losing a single point) come close to that? It is such a rare feat that it has only happened once before in the Men’s game. Bill Scanlon did it in […]


Carlos Alcaraz French Open Training
Ewan West - May 25, 2022

Carlos Alcaraz survived a match point and a serious scare to edge compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas in five sets at the 2022 French Open. The 19-year-old, who is one of the favourites to win the men’s singles title, was expected to handle this encounter without too much trouble. However, the all-Spanish second round battle proved to […]

Wesley Heilman - May 25, 2022

On paper, this was one of the best matchups coming into Day 5 of the French Open, and it didn’t disappoint. Baez is a rising clay courter reminiscent of countryman Diego Schwartzman, and looked like he could be a threat to pull off a big upset against the World #3. On a day that lacked […]

Richard Gasquet ATP Estoril
Glenys Furness - May 25, 2022

Speculation has been rife that Richard Gasquet will announce his retirement at the French Open. Richard Gasquet is not done yet Despite speculation that Gasquet will announce his retirement in Paris, the Frenchman shows no signs of slowing down. The 35 year old is playing well and clay certainly suits the current top 100 player. […]

Daniil Medvedev Australian Open Practice
Wesley Heilman - May 24, 2022

As the “Big 3” begin to fade, and Carlos Alcaraz positions himself to compete at the same level, who will present a real and lasting challenge to the rising star over the next decade? The young Spaniard is handily thrashing his way through his mere mortal peers in the top 10, and no one has […]

Jo Wilfried Tsonga French Open practice
Damian Kust, Editor - May 24, 2022

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga played the last match of his career at Roland Garros on Tuesday, losing to Casper Ruud 7-6 6-7 2-6 6-7. The Frenchman was about to serve for the fourth set when he suffered a shoulder injury, leaving him barely able to continue (won just one of the next twelve points). What followed was […]

Holger Rune Monte Carlo
Jason Fernandes - May 24, 2022

It’s somewhat hard to believe just two weeks ago Denis Shapovalov was not only beating Rafael Nadal in Rome but finishing it off with a nice and easy 6-2 final set under the lights in the Italian capital. Despite a poor loss in his opening match in Geneva last week, many still expected the Canadian […]

Marin Cilic Italian Open
Shane Black - May 23, 2022

The rain-filled skies of Paris pushed 11 Monday matches to Tuesday at Roland Garros, but not before Marin Cilic produced one of the best performances of the day. Cilic, the #20 overall seed, dispatched Attila Balazs 6-0 6-1 6-2 in just 1 hour and 29 minutes. Powered by his forehand, the Croatian used a fantastic […]

Dominic Thiem 2020 French Open Round 1
Manuel Traquete - May 22, 2022

It was only 20 months ago that Dominic Thiem won a maiden Grand Slam at the US Open, after previously reaching three finals (two of them at Roland Garros), but it’d be an understatement to say things have gone south since. The Austrian came into Paris on the back of ten consecutive defeats dating back […]

Taylor Fritz Madrid
Shane Black - May 22, 2022

From a young age, the USTA had high hopes for Southern California native Taylor Fritz. Bursting onto the ITF Circuit at the age of 15, Fritz reached the final of the 2015 Junior French Open. Though he is considered to be a better hard-court player, Fritz has experience in Paris. Fritz holds the title of […]

Cristian Garin in action ahead of the French Open.
Jim Smith - May 22, 2022

There should be no shortage of entertaining tennis on day two at the French Open with 24 matches on the schedule in Paris. As ever, we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for every match on the schedule, including Atilla Balazs vs Marin Cilic, Stan Wawrinka vs Corentin Moutet, Novak Djokovic vs Yoshihito […]

Dominic Thiem will make his return to action in Marbella.
Damian Kust, Editor - May 22, 2022

Dominic Thiem lost in the opening round at Roland Garros to Hugo Dellien. It’s the Austrian’s seventh loss of 2022 and as he took nine months off to heal up his injured wrist, the 2020 US Open champion hasn’t beaten anyone in over a year now (11 consecutive defeats). What are some of the issues […]

Taylor Fritz Madrid
Shane Black - May 22, 2022

American men is strongly represented in the singles draw at the 2022 French Open. The next generation has been a force on the ATP Tour during the 2022 season, leading to seven American men being seeded in Paris this year. This is the highest number of seeds American men have ever totaled at Roland Garros […]

Ons Jabeur earned considerably less than her male colleagues in Rome.
Matthew Johns - May 22, 2022

Tennis is a sport with great traditions and heritage, but it does sometimes feel pre-historic. This has been highlighted this past week at the Italian Open in Rome, where the tennis gender pay gap for the men and women at the same tournament is staggering. Rome prize money next week. Same points, same status, same […]

Nuno Borges Estoril 2022
Manuel Traquete - May 21, 2022

The first day at Roland Garros will feature plenty of excitng matches on the men’s side, including the debut of the man everyone is talking about right now: Carlos Alcaraz. While most eyes will understandably be on the Spaniard, there will be some other interesting matches going on, including the Grand Slam main draw debut […]

Carlos Alcaraz French Open Training
Vithun Illankovan - May 21, 2022

Ahead of the second Grand Slam of 2022, five Last Word on Tennis writers–Vithun Illankovan (@VitIllankovan), Jakob Bobro (@bobrojakub), Damian Kust (@damiankust), Jack Edward and Gavin Lang – made their French Open predictions for the Men’s Singles tournament. We also have a separate roundtable for the Women’s singles. French Open Men’s Singles Roundtable Predictions Champion – Who will […]



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Bernabe Zapata Miralles in action ahead of the ATP Barcelona Open.
Jakub Bobro - May 28, 2022

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Jim Smith - May 28, 2022

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Yesh Ginsburg - May 28, 2022

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Lorenzo Sonego 2022 French Open
Steen Kirby - May 28, 2022

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Hubert Hurkacz French Open 2022
Steen Kirby - May 28, 2022

Day 7 at the French Open is intriguing with veterans Gilles Simon and Marin Cilic squaring off in third round action, and talented clay players like Jannik Sinner and Stefanos Tsitsipas in action. Our panelists have predictions for every day 7 match at Roland Garros including Daniil Medvedev vs Miomir Kecmanovic. Gilles Simon vs Marin […]

Simona Halep features amongst our WTA Madrid Day 3 Best Bets.
Andy Watson - May 28, 2022

Simona Halep lost in the second round to Qinwen Zheng after suffering a panic attack on court, can Halep train for this potential problem?