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Roger Federer Artwork
Anish Joshi - Sep 18, 2022

As Roger Federer announces retirement from the sport, it truly signifies the end of an era. It will only be a little exaggeration to say that Federer was tennis itself. His retirement leaves a void that will never be really filled by anyone else. Here’s my little tribute to the great champion. Larger than Tennis […]


Daniil Medvedev Acapulco
Jakub Bobro - Feb 24, 2022

Daniil Medvedev will become the new World No. 1 of the ATP Tour on Monday, becoming only the 27th player to hold the top spot in the Open Era. This comes after Novak Djokovic failed to defend the title in Dubai, dropping 410 points after a shock quarterfinal exit, courtesy of qualifier Jiri Vesely. Medvedev […]

ITF Sunderland
Jason Fernandes - Feb 15, 2022

It’s been almost 11 years since Top Spin 4 graced our Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, the game many fans no doubt agree is the best tennis game ever made. Since then, tennis video games died out for a good six or so years with no new Top Spin, no new Grand Slam Tennis, […]

Naomi Osaka 2021 French Open
Amy Lundy - Jul 30, 2021

After the exits of Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka from the Tokyo Olympics, as well as Emma Raducanu from Wimbledon, all implicating pressure as a reason, I have to wonder: What are we doing to our female athletes? Has the pressure around these women gone too far? Hear me out for a sec. I really […]

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 […]

Sebastian Korda Wimbledon
Eddie Davey - Jun 29, 2021

“I just don’t get it,” stated ESPN’s Brad Gilbert on air in observing that play had been halted on 80% of the courts at Wimbledon. Somehow, Wimbledon officials allowed rain-impacted play on three courts while suspending play on 12 others.  Within 30 minutes, officials suspended play on courts 15 and 16. At that point, players […]

Andrey Rublev Dubai
David Gertler - Mar 23, 2021

It feels like the tennis universe has a new controversy quite often nowadays. Whether it be wild cards, or the ridiculous best-of-three “debate” for the men at Slams, there’s seemingly always something making waves among tennis fans and pundits. Lately, that topic has been the quality of players in the men’s and women’s main draws […]

Martin Keady - Feb 20, 2021

The 2021 Australian Open Men’s Singles event has produced more epics than an old-time Hollywood studio. In at least four classic five-set encounters, the best male tennis players in the world – including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem and Nick Kyrgios (who may not be ranked as highly as the others but […]

Jamie Bareham - Feb 1, 2021

When Group B of the 2020 ATP Cup concluded last year, Spain looked like the favorite to capture the maiden title of this new men’s team tournament. Winning all nine matches whilst only dropping two sets, the team comprised of Rafael Nadal, Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreno Busta, and Feliciano Lopez were the ones to […]

Laver Cup Djokovic Federer Nadal
Aldo Ostreicher - Jan 31, 2021

How many times did you hear someone comparing a young talent to a member of “the Big 3”? We’ve all heard it plenty, and none of those times was true because they are unique players. That’s why comparing young talents to Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, or ROger Federer is a mistake. Nonetheless, some people tend […]

Casper Ruud in action ahead of the ATP Rome Masters
Fraser Learmonth - Jan 30, 2021

A shortened 2020 season meant that only nine clay court tournaments were played last year. Casper Ruud played in seven of those nine. He made two semifinals and two finals, winning his first tour-level title at the Argentina Open. Those strong clay results allowed him to climb from #53 in the world at the start […]

Fraser Learmonth - Jan 29, 2021

Sofia Kenin joined the Grand Slam winners circle with a win at the Australian Open in 2020. Her win came as a surprise to many, but then with Kenin that always seems to be the case. However, her success in Melbourne was no fluke. The young American made the fourth round of the US Open […]

Novak Djokovic US Open
Aldo Ostreicher - Jan 21, 2021

This week we witnessed continued unfair criticism of Novak Djokovic. Another chapter full of nonsense from those who like to criticize everything Djokovic says or does. It seems they are waiting for World #1 to do something to seize their moment and keep vilifying Djokovic. This time, the Australian Open quarantine conditions were the trigger […]

Carlos Alcaraz Garfia
Aldo Ostreicher - Jan 9, 2021

Juan Carlos Ferrero, also known as “Mosquito Ferrero”, is a former World #1 and the winner of the 2003 French Open. He also won the Davis Cup with Spain three times, and multiple Masters Series events. But the legacy of Ferrero did not end when he retired from professional tennis since his life is still linked […]

Roger Federer with the Wimbledon trophy
Aldo Ostreicher - Jan 3, 2021

Roger Federer, who holds the Grand Slam record in men’s tennis with Nadal, announced through his agent that he won’t be playing the Australian Open this year. He is not in proper physical shape to compete yet. The Swiss maestro is still recovering from his knee injury and hopes to be ready at the end […]

Andy Murray 2020 US Open Day 2
Aldo Ostreicher - Dec 27, 2020

Sir Andrew Barron Murray, born on May 15, 1987, in Scotland. He was called to be a British tennis legend and he definitely met expectations. But nobody knows how far he would have gone without having his serious hip injury. Now, he is healthy again and people may wonder if  Andy Murray will be able […]



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