Australian Open

Novak Djokovic Wimbledon
Yesh Ginsburg - Apr 26, 2022

One of the biggest tennis stories of the year was Novak Djokovic being kicked out of the Australian Open. The back-and-forth saga of whether Djokovic properly had an exception to Australia’s “Zero COVID” policy captured the attention of both tennis fans and politicians worldwide. Well, that won’t be a problem at Wimbledon this year, at […]

Alex de Minaur and Nick Kyrgios in action at the ATP Cup
Noah Scott - Jan 30, 2022

One must wonder where the next men’s Australian Grand Slam winner will come from, with Lleyton Hewitt’s 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon wins standing alone this century. For a country steeped in sporting success, and more precisely tennis success, this near 20-year hiatus appears baffling. Going back before Hewitt, famous names such as Patrick Rafter, […]

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 […]

Danielle Collins with the Australian Open runner-up trophy.
David Li - Jan 30, 2022

Despite coming up short in the championship match against Ashleigh Barty, Danielle Collins should be feeling great about her breakthrough run in Melbourne. And now, she finds herself in the top 10 of the WTA rankings. Collins entered this year’s Australian Open as the 27th seed and probably wasn’t on most tennis fans’ radars to […]

Daniil Medvedev in action at the Australian Open.
Martin Keady - Jan 29, 2022

Before the 2022 Australian Open began, two men had a chance of making tennis history, as both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were bidding for a remarkable 21st Major victory to break their three-way tie with Roger Federer on 20 Grand Slam Singles titles. Now, even though Djokovic was barred from playing in Melbourne because […]

Danielle Collins Ashleigh Barty 2022 Australian Open Final
Yesh Ginsburg - Jan 28, 2022

Danielle Collins has to know that she has her work cut out for her if she wants to upset Ashleigh Barty in the Australian Open final. Barty has been on an absolute rampage this event, not dropping a single set so far. In fact, in her six wins at this year’s Australian Open, Barty has […]

Matteo Berrettini in action at the Australian Open.
Jethro Broughton - Jan 27, 2022

In the build up to Wimbledon last year, I wrote an article discussing his chances of winning the tournament. Fast forward to this year’s Australian Open – Matteo Berrettini has now made four consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinals. The world #7 is now a fearsomely consistent player across all surfaces, silencing the doubters labelling him as […]

Matteo Berrettini Australian Open
Gavin Lang - Jan 27, 2022

Over the past year, Matteo Berrettini has been one of the most consistent players at the Grand slams. The Italian was only beaten by Novak Djokovic over the best-of-five sets format in 2021. On each occasion that those two players met–in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros, the Wimbledon final, and the US Open quarterfinals–the Italian took […]

Daniil Medvedev looks primed for a strong 2022 tennis season.
Jakub Bobro - Jan 26, 2022

Second seed Daniil Medvedev came back from two sets to love and match point down 6-7(4) 3-6 7-6(2) 7-5 6-4 after four hours and 41 minutes. Both players looked solid on serve throughout the first set until Auger-Aliassime broke through, earning the first break point of the set at 5-5 and eventually took the break. […]

Fraser Learmonth - Jan 26, 2022

Iga Świątek has made the second week of a Grand Slam five times in a row dating back to the Australian Open last year. She already has a French Open title to her name and made the quarterfinal there last year. However, this is her first time going deeper than the fourth round on hard […]

Denis Shapovalov ATP Cup
Elmer Mejia - Jan 25, 2022

Rafael Nadal crushed the hopes and dreams of Denis Shapovalov in a five-set thriller in the quarterfinals in Melbourne. The Spaniard was in cruise control in the first two sets and took a commanding two sets to love lead. However, the young Canadian didn’t back down and he fought his way through to event things […]

Iga Swiatek Indian Wells
Glenys Furness - Jan 25, 2022

Iga Swiatek is finally finding her hard court form. The 20-year-old Pole hit the main WTA tour in 2019. Unknown on the main tour Swiatek had been on the ITF circuit. The two years on the lower tier saw Swiatek collect seven titles. The Pole won every final she was in. Swiatek claimed the junior […]

Ash Barty in action at the WTA Adelaide International.
Jack Edward - Jan 25, 2022

Ashleigh Barty is through to the semifinals of the Australian Open for the second time in her career after beating Jessica Pegula 6-2 6-0. This score isn’t a flash in the pan. She’s dropped only 17 games in the tournament, the most dominant run she’s had in her four runs to a Major semifinal. Here’s […]

Alize Cornet 2022 Australian Open
Jakub Bobro - Jan 25, 2022

32-year-old Alize Cornet sank to her knees and broke into tears as Simona Halep’s return hit the net. That moment made it clear just how much this meant to Cornet, finally making her first Slam quarterfinal after 15 years on the WTA Tour. The Frenchwoman finally gets past the fourth round at her 60th consecutive […]

Felix Auger-Aliassime ATP Cup 2022
Damian Kust, Editor - Jan 25, 2022

Felix Auger-Aliassime made the quarterfinals of the 2022 Australian Open, defeating Marin Cilic 2-6 7-6 6-2 7-6. It was hardly a perfect match by the Canadian, but he once again displayed his ability to problem-solve, which has been absolutely essential in his last few Grand Slam runs. From someone recognized as rather fragile mentally, the […]

Denis Shapovalov 2022 Australian Open
Elmer Mejia - Jan 24, 2022

Denis Shapovalov is having a dream start in 2022. He started the year helping Canada win its first ATP Cup title. Now, he is in an incredible run at the first major of the year after eliminating some big names through his journey. Those being the 23rd seed Reilly Opelka in four sets and surprising […]

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Cameron Norrie in action ahead of the ATP Lyon Open.
Jack Edward - Apr 26, 2022

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Oceane Dodin in action ahead of the WTA Strasbourg Open.
Nurein Ahmed - Apr 26, 2022

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Karolina Pliskova in action ahead of the WTA Strasbourg Open.
Andy Watson - Apr 26, 2022

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Lucia Bronzetti in action ahead of the WTA Rabat Open.
Manuel Traquete - Apr 26, 2022

Day four at the WTA event in Rabat might not feature any so-called ‘top players’, but it is almost sure to feature a number tight and exciting matches between players who will look at this week, with a theoretically weakened draw, as a great possibility to achieve something they’d otherwise struggle to. As always, we […]

Denis Shapovalov Rome 2020
Eric Han - Apr 26, 2022

Day 4 at ATP Geneva Open will be an interesting one. With the top seed Daniil Medvedev defeated by Richard Gasquet, many of the players will feel they have a big chance to lift the title at the end of the week. Let’s have a look who is playing and who we think will advance […]