Davis Cup

Novak Djokovic in action at hte Davis Cup.
Martin Keady - Dec 3, 2021

There are many reasons to dislike the new Davis Cup. Its scheduling at the end of the season inevitably means that many of the best male players do not take part, either through injury or exhaustion; its near invisibility as an event, including minimal broadcast coverage even in major European markets, renders any claim that […]

Dan Evans
Martin Keady - Jan 11, 2020

The mighty Rafael Nadal aside, it is arguable that no-one in the world has played better tennis in the last two months than Dan Evans. The problem for Britain’s current No. 1 (who will continue to occupy that position until Andy Murray fully returns from injury) is that he has played all that superb tennis […]

Tennis in the 2020s
Martin Keady - Dec 21, 2019

Having looked back at both the highlights and lowlights of the last decade, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, now looks ahead to the next decade – the 2020s – and identifies 10 things that we can hopefully look forward to in the future. Andy Murray Making A Full Comeback To The ATP Tour Embed […]

Tennis 2010s
Martin Keady - Dec 17, 2019

In a four-part series to end the 2019 season, Martin Keady, our resident tennis historian, looks back not just at the last year but at the last decade in tennis. This week, he continues to examine the downsides of the last decade. The Major Failure of an Entire Generation of Male Players (Marin Cilic excepted) […]

2019 Davis Cup Trophy Spain
Martin Keady - Nov 27, 2019

The Davis Cup loves to describe itself as “The World Cup of Tennis”. Indeed, it has copyrighted that very phrase and proudly proclaims it from its website, especially in the wake of Spain’s first victory in the new, week-long format that has just finished in Madrid. However, using its own business logic, the Davis Cup […]

Rafael Nadal and Feliciano Lopez Davis Cup final
Jim Smith - Nov 24, 2019

After a thrilling week of tennis in Madrid at the inaugural Davis Cup Finals, just two teams remain in contention for the title. But will it be hosts Spain, who are led by world #1 Rafael Nadal, or the underdog’s Canada who claim victory in the 2019 Davis Cup final? Davis Cup Final Prediction – […]

Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski Davis Cup Finals
Jim Smith - Nov 22, 2019

Although it would be an exaggeration to describe the new Davis Cup Finals as an unqualified success, there has been plenty of entertaining action for the fans to enjoy in Madrid. And that looks set to continue in the evening session, when the two remaining quarterfinals will be completed. On Centre Court at the Caja […]

Davis Cup Australia Lleyton Hewitt Nick Kyrgios
Andy Watson - Nov 20, 2019

A lot of countries are looking to confirm their qualification into the knockout phase of the Davis Cup Finals on Day 3 in Madrid. Two such teams are Belgium and Australia. Both countries have already enjoyed success over group whipping boys Colombia and meet in a winner takes all clash at 1800 CET. We give […]

Andy Murray Davis Cup Finals
Andy Watson - Nov 20, 2019

The opening two days at the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid have already seen some nail-biting ties that have brought the Spanish crowds to their feet. With six more ties set to be played on day three, the crowds will surely be expecting more entertaining action, with the highlight of the morning session Great Britain’s […]

Denis Shapovalov
Andy Watson - Nov 19, 2019

The big tie on Day 2 of the Davis Cup is the US vs Canada. Read our predictions for each rubber of the tie here, including Taylor Fritz vs Denis Shapovalov.

Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert Davis Cup Finals
Damian Kust, Editor - Nov 19, 2019

The highlight of the morning session on day two of the new Davis Cup Finals in Madrid is a potentially pivotal Group A clash between France and Japan. The French team are surely the favourites, boasting considerable star power including recent ATP Finals champions Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut. The Japanese, in contrast, are without […]

Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev Davis Cup Finals
Andy Watson - Nov 18, 2019

It is the first day of the new Davis Cup and we have predictions for the tie between Croatia and Russia. This includes Borna Coric vs Karen Khachanov.

Davis Cup
Fred Simonsson - Oct 27, 2019

There are not many team competitions in tennis, but the Davis Cup have a special place in many tennis fans’ hearts. It’s a very prestigious tournament between the countries and many would consider Davis Cup as the unofficial tennis world cup. With the Davis Cup final being just a few weeks away, all the groups […]

Martin Keady - May 6, 2019

After several years in the doldrums, Italian tennis is in the ascendancy again. First, Turin successfully secured the rights to succeed London as the host city of the ATP Tour Finals from 2021 to 2025 (at least). Then, the fabulous Fabio Fognini, the great modern-day Italian master of clay-court tennis, won the biggest title of […]

Martin Keady - Mar 2, 2019

Nadal-Kyrgios has all the makings of a classic tennis feud, or at least the beginnings of one. Rafael Nadal’s furious reaction to Nick Kyrgios serving under-arm at the end of their match in the Mexican Open this week, saying that the young Australian “lacks respect for the public, the rival and himself”, was met almost […]

Alex Bolt Australian Open
Lukas Weese - Jan 17, 2019

MELBOURNE– Like a dramatic soap opera, tennis in Australia can get very intense and passionate. It wasn’t too long ago that former Grand Slam champion Lleyton Hewitt was yelling “come on” at the top of his lungs after a big point in a match. The Australian fans come out in full force for their national […]

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Karolina Pliskova in action ahead of the WTA Strasbourg Open.
Andy Watson - Dec 3, 2021

Read our previews and predictions of the Day 4 action at WTA Strasbourg, including Karolina Pliskova vs Bernarda Pera.

Lucia Bronzetti in action ahead of the WTA Rabat Open.
Manuel Traquete - Dec 3, 2021

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 - Dec 3, 2021

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 […]

Pablo Carreno Busta in action at the ATP Monte Carlo Masters.
Jack Edward - Dec 3, 2021

Day 4 in Lyon features several round of 16 matches on the ATP Tour. Guillermo Coria’s younger brother Federico will face off against Pablo Carreno Busta. LWOT brings you the prediction for that match as well as the other matches to watch. ATP Lyon Open Day 4 Predictions Karen Khachanov vs Alex Molcan Head to […]

Aliaksandra Sasnovich in action ahead of the French Open.
Andy Watson - Dec 3, 2021

Day 3 at WTA Strasbourg sees second round action on the main courts, including Angelique Kerber vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

ATP Gstaad finalist Casper Ruud in action.
Jason Fernandes - Dec 3, 2021

With top seed and World #1 Daniil Medvedev being sent home in the round of 16 losing to Frenchman Richard Gasquet, Casper Ruud finds himself as the highest seed remaining at ATP Geneva. Benoit Paire in now his way of another ATP quarterfinal this year. Who do you think will win Wednesday’s matches? ATP Geneva […]

Daria Kasatkina Rome
Martin Keady - Dec 3, 2021

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 […]

Fraser Learmonth - Dec 3, 2021

One of two WTA warmup events for the French Open enters its third day on Tuesday. The draw is not a very strong one, as the best players on the tour usually spend this week resting up for the big event. However, World #10 Garbine Muguruza is here looking for match fitness after injuries have […]