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Damian Kust, Editor - May 23, 2022

The week of Roland Garros qualifying gives the lower-ranked players a space to shine on the Challenger Tour. Roberto Carballes Baena was so much better than the rest of the field at Tunis though and cleaned it up rather comfortably. Matteo Arnaldi won his maiden Challenger title in a battle of wildcards at Francavilla al […]


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 […]

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 […]

Iga Swiatek Rome Forehand
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 Women’s Singles tournament. We also have a separate roundtable for the Men’s singles. French Open Women’s Singles Roundtable Predictions Champion – Who […]

Mats Wilander 1982 French Open
Ewan West - May 21, 2022

Since 2005, the French Open men’s singles event has been won by just four different players: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Stan Wawrinka. Prior to then, though, there had been a number of surprising male champions at Roland Garros since the Open started in 1968. Here, we look at five unexpected French Open […]

Djokovic Nadal French Open
Laurie Burnette - May 21, 2022

It’s that time of year again. Spring is here, COVID restrictions are loosening, and the 2022 French Open is almost upon us! A perfect time to take a look at the contenders. 2022 French Open Contenders Rafael Nadal Nadal has had an extraordinary career. At the age of 35 going on 36, he is still […]

Casper Ruud Geneva
Wesley Heilman - May 20, 2022

ATP Geneva Final: Casper Ruud vs Joao Sousa Casper Ruud has worked his way into the final, giving himself the chance to repeat here in Geneva. A close but straight-sets win over Reilly Opelka confirms that he is back to his old self on clay, which doesn’t bode well for surprise finalist Joao Sousa. Sousa […]

Hailey Baptiste French Open
Ethan McAndrews - May 20, 2022

It is common to construct a perception of a tennis player around the best stroke of their game. Andre Agassi was the ultimate returner. Roger Federer produced genius with his one-handed backhand. Simona Halep’s two-handed backhand was singularly lethal. The first time I watched Hailey Baptiste, in the opening round of the WTA’s inaugural Trophee […]

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 […]

Daria Kasatkina Rome
Martin Keady - May 17, 2022

Daria Kasatkina is one of the great artists of women’s tennis, a player with multiple shots and skills that stand in direct contrast to the “monogame” of so many other players (both female and male) from Russia and the old Soviet Bloc. Now, four years on from first reaching the top ten of women’s tennis […]

Claire Liu
Ethan McAndrews - May 16, 2022

Paris– For the many of us gathered around Lagardere Racing Club’s Centre Court on Sunday afternoon, the occasion unfolded as a day of firsts. Shortly after 3:30 PM local time, American Claire Liu defeated Beatriz Haddad Maia to win the inaugural Trophee Lagardere. The tournament, hosted on Lagardere Paris Racing’s sprawling collection of clay courts, […]

Beatriz Haddad Maia in action at the WTA Monterrey Open.
Ethan McAndrews - May 12, 2022

Paris– After an eight-year hiatus left in the wake of Open Gaz de France’s 2014 conclusion, the WTA has returned to Paris. The inaugural Lagardère Trophy commenced this Monday at Lagardère Paris Racing Club in the heart of the beautiful Bois de Boulogne on Paris’s west edge. The WTA 125 event features $115,000 in prize […]

Simona Halep features amongst our WTA Madrid Day 3 Best Bets.
Glenys Furness - May 11, 2022

Simona Halep is on the comeback trail. If the Romanian stays healthy, she is a real title contender for the French Open. Simona Halep title contender in Paris Having suffered injury setbacks last season, Simona Halep is on the way back. Halep ended the 2021 season ranked number 20 in the world. The Romanian has […]

Carlos Alcaraz Rafael Nadal ATP Madrid
Martin Keady - May 10, 2022

In time, “Madrid 2022” might become short-hand for the type of great, genuinely historic, changing of the guard battle between one era of men’s tennis and another. In becoming the first man ever to beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on consecutive days on clay, Carlos Alcaraz has surely proved that all the hype about […]

Dominic Thiem 2020 French Open Round 1
Owen Davis - May 9, 2022

The Dominic Thiem comeback story continued with defeat to Andy Murray in Madrid, and the Austrian’s frustrated grimace told the whole story. As his post-wrist injury comeback run extended to 0-4, Thiem’s disappointment was visible as he approached Murray for the post-match handshake. There, the Briton gave him some encouraging words: “I hope you feel […]



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Johnny Connell - May 23, 2022

First round action continues on Monday, Day 2 at the French Open, with another busy day scheduled at Stade Roland Garros. Ons Jabeur and Garbine Muguruza were a couple of notable losers on day one of the tournament, which seeds will follow the same path on Sunday? Let’s take a look at some of the […]

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Jakub Bobro - May 23, 2022

After a pretty successful opening day, we are back for more with the best bets on the men’s side of Day 2 of the French Open. Let’s see where the bookmakers left value on the table for this set of first-round matches. French Open Day 2 Men’s Best Bets Novak Djokovic vs Yoshihito Nishioka Starting […]

Sebastian Korda trains ahead of the French Open.
Jim Smith - May 23, 2022

There should be no shortage of entertainment for the fans at the French Open on day two with 24 matches on the schedule. As always, 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, Jordan Thompson vs Rafael […]

Alexander Bublik in action ahead of the French Open.
Jim Smith - May 23, 2022

With 24 matches on the slate, expect there to be plenty of entertaining tennis for the fans at Roland Garros. As always, 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, Jordan Thompson vs Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic […]

Benoit Paire in action at the French Open.
Jim Smith - May 23, 2022

Expect an entertaining day two at the French Open with 24 matches on the schedule in Paris. As always, we here at LWOT will be offering our predictions for every match on the schedule, including Novak Djokovic vs Yoshihito Nishioka, Stan Wawrinka vs Corentin Moutet, Jordan Thompson vs Rafael Nadal, Dan Evans vs Francisco Cerundolo […]

Novak Djokovic in action ahead of the French Open.
Jim Smith - May 23, 2022

Expect an entertaining day of tennis at the French Open with 24 intriguing matches on the schedule. As always, 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, Jordan Thompson vs Rafael Nadal, Dan Evans vs Francisco Cerundolo […]

Cristian Garin in action ahead of the French Open.
Jim Smith - May 23, 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 […]

Richard Gasquet in action ahead of the French Open.
Jim Smith - May 23, 2022

With 24 first-round matches on the schedule on day two at the French Open, there should be plenty of entertaining tennis for the fans 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, Novak Djokovic vs Yoshihito Nishioka, Jordan […]