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Last Word on Tennis Podcast: French Open Preview
Jim Smith - Sep 25, 2020

After what has been an entertaining start to this abbreviated European clay-court swing, all eyes are turning to the French Open in Paris. This week, with regular host Andy Watson away, Jim Smith took the helm at the Last Word on Tennis podcast, where he was joined by guests Damian Kust and Elias Laradi to […]

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Emma Raducanu's US Open was one of Five Crazy WTA Moments in 2021.
Five Crazy WTA Moments in 2021
Laurie Burnette - Dec 22, 2021

The tennis season is over and 2022 is around the corner. The WTA Tour was, as usual, full of flux and drama this year. Here’s a look back at five of the most surprising and shocking moments of the season: Five Crazy WTA Moments in 2021 No. 5 – Naomi Osaka pulls out of French […]

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Mubadala World Tennis Championship Final Prediction: Andy Murray vs Andrey Rublev
Nurein Ahmed - Dec 17, 2021

World No. 5 Andrey Rublev is looking to end the year just the way he started–by winning a title. However, the Russian faces a daunting task against two-time champion Andy Murray on Saturday. Who will be crowned champion in the 13th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship? Mubadala World Tennis Championship Final Prediction Head-to-head: […]

The return of fans to Centre Court was one of the 10 Terrific Things in Tennis in 2021.
10 Terrific Things In Tennis In 2021

With the Mubadala World Tennis Championship taking place in Abu Dhabi, the latest Battle of the Brits (between England and Scotland) scheduled for next week and various other warm-up/exhibition events happening or about to happen around the world, it is clear that tennis has no real off-season. Nevertheless, as 2021 draws to a close, it […]

Andy Murray in action at the US Open.
Mubadala Championship Day 1 Predictions Including Andy Murray vs Dan Evans and Ons Jabeur vs Belinda Bencic
Nurein Ahmed - Dec 15, 2021

The 13th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship will kick off slightly earlier than usual. The tournament has suffered a minor blow this year, with a few major names pulling out at the last minute. But three of the world’s Top 20 men’s players will be in action. We have predictions for action on […]

Aryna Sabalenka in action at the WTA Finals.
2021 Season Review: Aryna Sabalenka
Jack Edward - Dec 11, 2021

It’s difficult to argue against – Arnya Sabalenka has had a fantastic season. Starting the season at world #10, Sabalenka put together many outstanding runs at some of the world’s biggest tournaments to finish her season ranked at #2. So, why does it feel as though Sabalenka was underwhelming at times this year? Could she have […]

Novak Djokovic in action at hte Davis Cup.
Davis Cup Demonstrates Again Djokovic’s Unique Resilience
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 […]

Andrey Rublev in action at the Davis Cup Finals.
Davis Cup Finals: Russia vs Sweden Quarterfinal Prediction
Johnny Connell - Dec 1, 2021

The fourth and final quarterfinal matchup of the 2021 Davis Cup Finals looks to be the most lopsided matchup as Russia takes on Sweden in Madrid. The Russians are arguably the strongest team in the draw, boasting four players ranked in the top 30, spearheaded by a pair of top 10 stars in Daniil Medvedev […]

Novak Djokovic in action at the Davis Cup Finals.
Davis Cup Finals: Serbia vs Kazakhstan Quarterfinal Prediction
Johnny Connell - Nov 30, 2021

Novak Djokovic and Team Serbia continue their quest for glory at the Davis Cup Finals when they face Kazakhstan for a spot in the semifinals. It was in 2010 when Serbia last won the Davis Cup, world #1 Novak Djokovic will be keen to add another Davis Cup crown to his resume. The first couple […]